Kiwoom Heroes vs Doosan Bears Prediction, 7/9/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Doosan Bears
Date: Sunday, July 9, 2023
Location: Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul, South Korea
Kyeong-min Ho and the Doosan Bears (38-36, 3rd in KBO) play the Kiwoom Heroes (38-40, 6th in KBO) at Jamsil Baseball Stadium on Sunday, July 9, 2023.
The Heroes have hit 134 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 34 balls out of the stadium. Kiwoom has a slugging percentage of .353 and have been called out on strikes 607 times, while being walked on 288 occasions. As a unit, the Kiwoom Heroes are knocking in 4.2 runs per game, which has them at 7th in KBO. They have tallied 319 RBI's as well as 717 hits so far this season, while their team batting average is .257. They have accumulated 333 runs scored and hold an OBP of .333.
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Whee Jip Kim is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kiwoom. In his professional baseball career, Kim has slapped 13 balls out of the park while driving in 66 runs. His slugging percentage is .332 and he has accumulated 205 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he came to bat 732 times and has delivered with a base hit 137 times. He has been struck out 197 times and has taken a walk on 79 occasions, which contributes in part to a .323 OBP. Kim has a batting average of .222 for his career, in addition to 71 runs scored and an OPS of .655.
The Heroes have stolen 57 bases and have been caught 20 times, which shows us their caught stealing rate is 26.0%. The Kiwoom Heroes have earned 2,165 putouts on the year, as well as 797 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .982 which has them sitting 4th in KBO and have earned 76 double plays.
They have a K/BB ratio of 2.44 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.31. Heroes pitchers have conceded 36 home runs and also 320 total runs (8th in the league). Kiwoom has surrendered 711 hits (8.9 per 9 innings) and 286 earned runs. The Heroes have an earned run average of 3.57 so far this year (1st in the league), and their staff has rung up 567 batters.
The Doosan Bears have earned an OBP of .332 and a team batting average of .254 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 494 instances (9th in the league) and have a total of 642 base hits. Doosan has knocked in 52 HRs this year in addition to 278 runs batted in. The Bears hold a slugging percentage of .367 and they score 4.07 runs per outing (9th in KBO). They have notched 107 two-baggers, while taking a walk 269 times as well as scoring 305 runs.
Kyeong-min Ho is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Doosan. Ho has drawn a walk 360 times while going down on strikes on 404 tries. He has accrued 676 runs and notched 550 RBIs. His on-base percentage is .357 and he has earned a has a OPS in his career of .741. He has homered 49 times, with 1,717 total bases and also a .384 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 4,466 at-bats in his pro career, Ho has hit .292 with 1,306 hits.
The Doosan Bears have twisted 57 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .978 (8th in Korean baseball). The Bears have recorded 652 assists, 60 errors and have notched a total of 1,996 putouts over the course of the season. Of their 49 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 26 times and been caught 23 times (46.9% caught stealing percentage).
The Doosan pitching staff have yielded 337 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 4.03 (298 earned runs yielded). They have given up 44 homers and they yield 4.56 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball). The Bears have a team WHIP of 1.383 in addition to having a FIP of 4.56 as a unit on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.05 (540 strikeouts against 263 bases on balls). They rank 7th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 657.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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