Kiwoom Heroes vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 9/20/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs Kia Tigers
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
Hye Seong Kim and the Kiwoom Heroes (51-78, 10th in KBO) travel to Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, where they'll meet the Kia Tigers (60-57, 5th in KBO).
Kiwoom has a slugging rate of .351 and have struck out 1,015 times, while taking a walk on 448 occasions. They have 526 RBI's and 1,206 hits this season, while their team batting average is at .260. The Heroes have tallied 206 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 57 balls out of the park. They have earned 551 runs scored while having a team OBP of .331. As a unit, the Kiwoom Heroes are notching 4.2 runs/g, which puts them at 10th in baseball.
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Hye Seong Kim is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kiwoom. Kim has recorded a batting average of .272 for his baseball career, in addition to 321 scored runs and an OPS of .775. He has struck out 467 times and has walked on 233 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .354 OBP. In his career, Kim has hit 66 balls out of the park while knocking in 291 runs. He has recorded a slugging percentage of .421 in addition to racking up 948 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he stepped up to bat 2,589 times and has delivered a base hit 612 times.
The Heroes have swiped 119 bags and have been gunned down 41 times, which means their caught stealing percentage comes in at 25.6%. The Kiwoom Heroes have accumulated 3,551 putouts this season, in addition to 1,308 assists and 100 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .980 which ranks 5th in Korean baseball and have a total of 115 double plays.
The Heroes hold a team ERA of 4.43 on the season (8th in the league), and their staff has rung up 889 batters. Heroes pitchers have conceded 78 home runs and also 649 runs in total (1st in the league). Kiwoom has allowed 1,228 base hits (9.3 per 9 innings) as well as 582 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 1.83 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.45.
Kia has accumulated 89 home runs on the year to go along with 571 runs batted in. They have put up 185 two-baggers, while taking a walk 422 times and recording 614 runs. The Kia Tigers have an OBP of .347 in addition to a batting average of .277 on the season. The Tigers have a team slugging % of .396 and they are recording 5.16 runs per contest (2nd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 797 occasions (9th in baseball) and have 1,136 hits.
Hyoung Woo Choi is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kia. Choi has tallied a walk 224 times while being called out on strikes on 418 attempts. His OBP comes in at .313 and he has a career OPS of .628. For the 2,510 at-bats in his career, Choi has an average at the plate of .253 in addition to 634 hits. He has accumulated 344 runs and also has 246 RBIs. He has gone yard 13 times, in addition to having 791 total bases and also a .315 slugging percentage.
Out of their 112 tries at swiping a bag, they have made it 87 times and been caught 25 times (22.3% caught stealing percentage). The Kia Tigers have twisted 108 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .979 (6th in Korean baseball). The Tigers have recorded 1,093 assists, 89 errors and have accumulated 3,148 putouts for the year.
The Kia pitching staff have surrendered 547 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.20 (489 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 76 dingers and they give up 4.69 runs per 9 innings (5th in KBO). The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.426 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.69 as a pitching staff this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.74 (827 strikeouts against 475 free passes). They come in at 9th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,021.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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