Kiwoom Heroes vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 10/1/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Doosan Bears
Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
TV: MBC Sports+
Whee Jip Kim and the Kiwoom Heroes (55-78, 10th in KBO) travel to Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Sunday, October 1, 2023, where they'll take on the Doosan Bears (67-60, 4th in KBO).
Kiwoom has a slugging rate of .353 and have been called out on strikes 1,046 times, while getting the free base on 463 occasions. They have accrued 549 runs batted in in addition to 1,250 hits on the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .261. The Heroes have hit 213 doubles as a team and have hit 58 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 577 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .332. As a team, the Kiwoom Heroes are scoring 4.2 runs per game, which puts them at 9th in baseball.
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Whee Jip Kim is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. Kim has recorded a batting average of .225 in his time in baseball, in addition to 91 scored runs and an OPS of .665. He has fanned 229 times and earned a walk on 98 occasions, contributing to a .328 OBP. For his professional baseball career, Kim has hit 16 baseballs out of the park while knocking in 86 runs. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .337 and he has totaled 250 bases. For his time in the league, he faced a pitcher 883 times and has come through with a base hit 167 times.
The Kiwoom Heroes have accumulated 3,659 putouts this year, in addition to 1,344 assists and 103 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .980 which puts them in 6th in the league and have accumulated 118 double plays. The Heroes have stolen 122 bases and have been thrown out 43 times, which means their caught stealing percentage is 26.1%.
The Heroes hold a team ERA of 4.38 so far this year (8th in the league), and they have struck out 922 hitters. Heroes pitchers have conceded 80 home runs in addition to 661 runs in total (2nd in KBO). Kiwoom has conceded 1,258 hits (9.3 per 9 innings) and also 593 earned runs. They have a K/BB ratio of 1.85 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.44.
The Doosan Bears have tallied a team on-base percentage of .333 and a team batting average of .256 this season. They have been rung up on 882 occasions (6th in KBO) and have tallied 1,120 base hits. Doosan has a total of 90 long balls over the course of the season in addition to 514 runs batted in. The Bears have a team slugging percentage of .374 and they score 4.37 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have recorded 187 two-baggers, while walking 455 times as well as scoring 564 runs.
Suk Hwan Yang is a batter who can be a difference maker for Doosan. Over the course of the 2,971 at-bats in his pro career, Yang is sitting with a batting avereage of .263 with 782 hits. He has hit it out of the park 121 times, with 1,306 bases in total and a .440 slugging %. Yang has earned a walk 206 times while striking out on 680 chances. He has scored 373 runs in addition to having earned 490 RBIs. His on-base percentage sits at .316 and he is the owner of a career OPS of .756.
In their 91 attempts at stealing a base, they have made it 55 times and been caught 36 times (39.6% caught stealing percentage). The Doosan Bears have turned 95 double plays and have a fielding rate of .978 (7th in KBO). The Bears have 1,159 assists, 102 errors and have a total of 3,459 putouts over the course of the season.
The Doosan pitching staff have conceded 563 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 3.93 (504 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 81 long balls and they allow 4.39 runs per 9 innings (4th in baseball). The Bears are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.356 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.39 as a team on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.06 (913 strikeouts against 444 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 8th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,119.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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