Kia Tigers vs NC Dinos Prediction, 7/25/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs NC Dinos
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Changwon NC Park is the site where Ah-seop Son and the NC Dinos (41-38, 4th in KBO) will take on the Kia Tigers (36-40, 7th in KBO) on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.
Kia is slugging .368 and have struck out 552 times, while being walked on 258 occasions. They have accounted for 320 runs batted in in addition to 683 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate is sitting at .260. The Tigers have recorded 107 doubles as a unit and have hit 54 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 343 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .330. As a team, the Kia Tigers are recording 4.5 runs per outing, which has them at 5th in the league.
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Socrates Brito is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. For his career, Brito has hit 128 baseballs over the fence while driving in 736 runs. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to the plate 6,259 times and has come through with a base knock 1,616 times. Brito has a batting average of .282 for his time in baseball, in addition to 858 scored runs and an OPS of .765. His career slugging percentage is .432 in addition to earning 2,479 bases. He has struck out 1,238 times and has been walked on 436 occasions, which has contributed to a .333 on-base %.
The Tigers have stolen 54 bases and have been caught 15 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 21.7%. The Kia Tigers have accumulated 2,042 putouts this year, in addition to 676 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which ranks 2nd in the league and have a total of 77 double plays.
The Tigers have an earned run average of 3.82 so far this year (4th in KBO), and their staff has struck out 562 batters. Kia has yielded 637 base knocks (8.4 per 9 innings) and also 289 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.68 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.43. Tigers pitchers have relinquished 41 home runs in addition to 324 runs (10th in baseball).
The Dinos hold a team slugging percentage of .389 and they score 4.79 runs per contest (2nd in the league). They have recorded 125 doubles, while taking a walk 293 times and earning 383 runs. NC has a total of 56 home runs so far this season in addition to 358 RBIs. They have struck out on 597 occasions (4th in baseball) and have totaled 737 base hits. The NC Dinos have tallied a team OBP of .349 in addition to a batting average of .268 on the year.
Ah-seop Son is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for NC. Son has tallied a free base 885 times while going down on strikes on 1,189 tries. He has recorded 1,268 runs in addition to having 969 runs batted in. His on-base rate is .396 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .855. He has hit a home run 172 times, as well as 3,331 total bases and also a .459 slugging percentage. In the 7,259 at-bats in his baseball career, Son has earned a batting average of .322 with 2,334 hits.
Out of their 83 chances at getting a steal, they have made it 56 times and been caught 27 times (32.5% caught stealing rate). The NC Dinos have turned 75 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .974 (9th in KBO). The Dinos have recorded 731 assists, 77 errors and have accounted for 2,144 putouts so far this season.
The NC pitching staff have allowed 334 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 3.67 (291 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 53 dingers and they allow 4.21 runs per 9 innings (2nd in KBO). The Dinos hold a team WHIP of 1.336 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.21 as a team this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.03 (649 strikeouts against 320 bases on balls). They rank 10th in KBO as a staff in total hits allowed with 634.
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take NC
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