Kia Tigers vs KT Wiz Prediction, 10/5/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs KT Wiz
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2023
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Sung-Woo Jang and the KT Wiz (74-60, 2nd in KBO) host the Kia Tigers (65-65, 6th in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Thursday, October 5, 2023.
Kia is slugging .394 and have been rung up 884 times, while being walked on 456 occasions. They have compiled 620 RBI's in addition to 1,258 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average is at .276. The Tigers have hit 203 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 98 balls out of the park. They have racked up 669 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .345. As a team, the Kia Tigers are compiling 5.1 runs per outing, which is 2nd in the league.
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Hyoung Woo Choi is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. In his professional baseball career, Choi has hit 373 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 1,542 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .532 in addition to earning 3,966 bases. For his time in the league, he approached the plate 8,735 times and has reached base with a base hit 2,323 times. He has gone down on strikes 1,318 times and has gotten a free base on 1,078 occasions, contributing to a .402 OBP. Choi has accumulated a batting average of .312 for his baseball career, in addition to 1,224 runs scored and an OPS of .934.
The Tigers have stolen 94 bases and have been thrown out 31 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage is 24.8%. The Kia Tigers have amassed 3,492 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,229 assists and 97 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .980 which puts them in 5th in the league and they have turned 124 double plays.
Their strikeout to walk ratio is 1.70 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.44. Tigers pitchers have relinquished 88 home runs and 619 total runs (5th in baseball). Kia has conceded 1,150 base hits (8.9 per 9 innings) as well as 554 earned runs. The Tigers have an ERA of 4.28 so far this year (6th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 898 batters.
The Wiz have a team SLG% of .369 and they tally 4.59 runs per game (4th in the league). They have hit 226 two-baggers, while taking a walk 489 times as well as scoring 629 runs. KT has 82 long balls for the season as well as 580 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,031 instances (3rd in the league) and have totaled 1,249 base hits. The KT Wiz have accumulated an OBP of .336 as well as a batting average of .263 for the year.
Sung-Woo Jang is a batter who can be a difference maker for KT. Over the course of the 3,004 official at-bats in his pro career, Jang is sitting with a batting avereage of .256 in addition to having 769 base hits. He has hit it out of the park 87 times, as well as 1,142 total bases and a .380 slugging %. Jang has tallied a walk 346 times while fanning on 630 chances. He has accounted for 304 runs in addition to having earned 435 RBIs. His on-base % is .332 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .730.
Out of their 130 tries at stealing a base, they have made it 108 times and been caught 22 times (16.9% caught stealing percentage). The KT Wiz have twisted 109 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (2nd in the league). The Wiz have accrued 1,281 assists, 96 errors and are sitting with 3,672 putouts on the campaign.
The KT pitching staff have yielded 589 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 3.97 (540 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 79 HR's and they surrender 4.33 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The Wiz are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.355 and have a FIP of 4.33 as a team on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.37 (919 strikeouts against 387 walks). They are currently ranked 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 1,271.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take KT
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