Kia Tigers vs NC Dinos Prediction, 7/27/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kia Tigers vs NC Dinos
Date: Thursday, July 27, 2023
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Hyoung Woo Choi and the Kia Tigers (36-40, 7th in KBO) are headed to Changwon NC Park on Thursday, July 27, 2023, where they'll take on the NC Dinos (41-38, 4th in KBO).
The Tigers have accrued 107 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 54 balls out of the stadium. Kia is slugging .368 and have struck out 552 times, while taking a walk on 258 occasions. As a squad, the Kia Tigers are recording 4.5 runs per game, which has them at 5th in KBO. They have compiled 320 runs batted in in addition to 683 hits on the season, and their batting average is .260. They have 343 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .330.
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Hyoung Woo Choi is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kia. Choi has recorded a batting average of .312 for his time in baseball, with 1,200 runs scored and an OPS of .935. He has been struck out 1,293 times and earned a walk on 1,057 occasions, contributing to a .402 on-base percentage. For his career, Choi has hit 367 balls out of the park while knocking in 1,507 runs. His slugging percentage is .533 and he has a total of 3,885 bases. For his time in baseball, he came to the plate 8,546 times and got on base with a hit 2,272 times.
The Kia Tigers have notched a total of 2,042 putouts this year, as well as 676 assists and 48 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them sitting 2nd in the league and have a total of 77 double plays. The Tigers have stolen 54 bases and have been gunned down 15 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 21.7%.
They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.68 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.43. Tigers pitchers have relinquished 41 home runs in addition to 324 runs (10th in baseball). Kia has surrendered 637 hits (8.4 per 9 innings) in addition to 289 earned runs. The Tigers have a team ERA of 3.82 so far this year (4th in the league), and the staff has struck out 562 batters.
The NC Dinos hold an OBP of .349 as well as a team batting average of .268 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 597 occasions (4th in KBO) and have recorded 737 base hits. NC has accumulated 56 home runs on the season to go along with 358 RBIs. The Dinos hold a slugging % of .389 and they earn 4.79 runs per outing (2nd in the league). They have 125 two-baggers, while getting a free base 293 times as well as racking up 383 runs.
Kun Woo Park is a batter who should impact this game for NC. Over the course of the 3,802 official at-bats in his pro career, Park has recorded a batting average of .325 with 1,234 hits. He has gone yard 106 times, with 1,844 total bases and a .485 slugging percentage. Park has tallied a walk 356 times while fanning on 568 chances. He has amassed 675 runs and notched 583 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .390 and he has earned a career OPS of .875.
The NC Dinos have twisted 75 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .974 (9th in the league). The Dinos have recorded 731 assists, 77 errors and have 2,144 putouts this season. In their 83 chances at getting a steal, they have been successful 56 times and been caught 27 times (32.5% caught stealing rate).
The Dinos are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.336 in addition to having a FIP of 4.21 as a unit for the season. They are currently ranked 10th in KBO as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 634. The NC pitching staff have allowed 334 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.67 (291 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio is 2.03 (649 strikeouts vs 320 walks). They have surrendered 53 long balls and they concede 4.21 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take NC
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