NC Dinos vs Hanwha Eagles Prediction, 7/22/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Hanwha Eagles
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2023
Location: Hanwha Life Eagles Park in Daejeon, South Korea
TV: SBS Sports
Ju Won Kim and the NC Dinos (39-38, 4th in KBO) are headed to Hanwha Life Eagles Park on Saturday, July 22, 2023, where they'll take on the Hanwha Eagles (34-40, 8th in KBO).
As a team, the NC Dinos are compiling 4.7 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 2nd in baseball. They have a total of 367 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .346. The Dinos have tallied 121 doubles as a unit and have knocked 51 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 342 RBI's in addition to 710 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average comes in at .266. NC is slugging .384 and have struck out 582 times, while drawing a walk on 286 occasions.
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Ju Won Kim is a batter who can be a difference maker for NC. For his career, Kim has slapped 21 balls out of the park while knocking in 93 runs. His career slugging percentage is .373 and he has totaled 256 bases. Over the course of his pro career, he stepped into the batters box 802 times and has delivered a base hit 160 times. He has gone down on strikes 223 times and has gotten a free base on 75 occasions, which contributes in part to a .329 on-base %. Kim has hit .233 for his time in baseball, with 89 scored runs and an OPS of .702.
The NC Dinos have earned a total of 2,090 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 711 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .974 which ranks 10th in the league and they have turned 72 double plays. The Dinos have stolen 55 bases and have been thrown out 26 times, which shows us their caught stealing percentage sits at 32.1%.
The Dinos have compiled a team ERA of 3.67 over the course of the season (2nd in the league), and the staff has rung up 632 batters. NC has surrendered 618 base knocks (8.0 per 9 innings) as well as 284 earned runs. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.02 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.34. Dinos pitchers have yielded 52 long balls and also 326 runs in total (9th in the league).
The Hanwha Eagles have recorded a team OBP of .328 in addition to a batting average of .241 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 631 occasions (2nd in baseball) and have accounted for 640 base hits. Hanwha is sitting with 51 home runs on the campaign to go along with 305 runs batted in. The Eagles hold a slugging % of .344 and they earn 4.17 runs per game (8th in the league). They have recorded 116 two-baggers, while taking a walk 310 times and scoring 325 runs.
Eun-won Jung is a hitter who should be able to impact this game for Hanwha. Jung has drawn a walk 344 times while striking out on 445 tries. He has scored 334 runs in addition to having earned 212 runs batted in. His on-base percentage sits at .359 and he also has a lifetime OPS of .715. He has hit it out of the park 30 times, in addition to having 815 total bases and a .356 slugging percentage. Over the course of the 2,287 at-bats in his career, Jung has compiled an average at the plate of .262 in addition to 599 hits.
The Hanwha Eagles have turned 68 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .981 (5th in the league). The Eagles have accrued 775 assists, 55 errors and have notched a total of 2,120 putouts this season. In their 78 attempts at stealing a base, they have been successful 44 times and been caught 34 times (43.6% caught stealing percentage).
The Eagles hold a team WHIP of 1.342 in addition to having a FIP of 4.25 as a pitching staff for the year. They come in at 8th in KBO as a staff in total hits given up with 660. The Hanwha pitching staff have allowed 334 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.89 (305 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.05 (589 strikeouts against 288 free passes). They have allowed 47 home runs and they relinquish 4.25 runs per 9 innings (3rd in KBO).
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take NC
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