Kiwoom Heroes vs NC Dinos Prediction, 8/6/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Kiwoom Heroes vs NC Dinos
Date: Sunday, August 6, 2023
Location: Changwon NC Park in Changwon, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Hye Seong Kim and the Kiwoom Heroes (41-53, 9th in KBO) go to Changwon NC Park on Sunday, August 6, 2023, where they'll meet the NC Dinos (44-43, 5th in KBO).
Kiwoom is slugging .343 and have struck out 732 times, while drawing a walk on 336 occasions. They have accrued 369 runs batted in as well as 851 hits over the course of the season, and their team batting average comes in at .252. The Heroes have hit 152 doubles as a team and have smacked 39 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 384 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .326. As a team, the Kiwoom Heroes are notching 4.0 runs per game, which is 10th in the league.
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Hye Seong Kim is a batter who should be able to impact this game for Kiwoom. Kim has an average at the plate of .295 for his career, in addition to 470 scored runs and an OPS of .744. He has struck out 541 times and has walked on 259 occasions, contributing to a .356 OBP. In his career, Kim has hit 24 balls out of the park while knocking in 290 runs. He has earned a slugging percentage of .388 and he has accumulated 1,066 bases. Over the course of his time in the league, he approached the plate 3,058 times and came through with a base base knock 812 times.
The Kiwoom Heroes have a total of 2,621 putouts thus far, in addition to 961 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .981 which ranks 5th in the league and have a total of 87 double plays. The Heroes have stolen 78 bases and have been gunned down 25 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 24.3%.
The Heroes have a team ERA of 3.94 on the campaign (4th in the league), and their staff has rung up 689 batters. Heroes pitchers have yielded 49 home runs and also 425 total runs (2nd in baseball). Kiwoom has given up 878 hits (9.0 per 9 innings) in addition to 382 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.23 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.36.
The NC Dinos have an on-base percentage of .345 in addition to a batting average of .267 so far this year. They have struck out on 656 occasions (4th in the league) and are sitting with 806 hits. NC has knocked in 59 home runs over the course of the season as well as 384 runs batted in. The Dinos hold a slugging % of .383 and they have an average of 4.66 runs per game (3rd in KBO). They have notched 135 doubles, while walking 312 times as well as putting up 410 runs.
Kun Woo Park is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for NC. Park has recorded a walk 360 times while going down on strikes on 574 chances. His on-base rate is .390 and he has a career OPS of .875. During the 3,831 at-bats in his career, Park is sitting with a batting avereage of .324 with 1,243 base knocks. He has compiled 679 runs in addition to having 586 RBIs. He has hit the long ball 106 times, with 1,857 bases in total and also a .485 slugging percentage.
Out of their 96 attempts at swiping a bag, they have been successful 67 times and been caught 29 times (30.2% caught stealing rate). The NC Dinos have twisted 85 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .974 (10th in Korean baseball). The Dinos have accrued 823 assists, 84 errors and have accounted for 2,363 putouts this season.
The NC pitching staff have relinquished 382 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 3.78 (331 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 61 dingers and they allow 4.36 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The Dinos are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.352 with a FIP of 4.36 as a pitching staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.98 (688 strikeouts against 348 bases on balls). They are sitting at 9th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 716.
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kiwoom
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