NC Dinos vs Kia Tigers Prediction, 10/16/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs Kia Tigers
Date: Monday, October 16, 2023
Location: Gwangju Kia Champions Field in Gwangju, South Korea
TV: KBS N Sports
Hyoung Woo Choi and the Kia Tigers (71-68, 6th in KBO) host the NC Dinos (73-65, 4th in KBO) at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Monday, October 16, 2023.
As a team, the NC Dinos are putting up 4.7 runs per contest, which puts them at 3rd in baseball. They have earned 663 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .346. The Dinos have recorded 217 doubles as a team and have hit 97 balls out of the stadium. They have 626 runs batted in in addition to 1,286 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average sits at .270. NC has a slugging % of .388 and have struck out 977 times, while drawing a walk on 486 occasions.
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Kun Woo Park is one batter you are going to want to keep your eye on for NC. In his professional baseball career, Park has slapped 109 baseballs over the fence while knocking in 621 runs. Over the course of his pro career, he faced a pitcher 4,495 times and has delivered with a hit 1,294 times. Park has accrued an average at the plate of .326 for his time in baseball, in addition to 703 runs scored and an OPS of .877. His slugging percentage sits at .486 and he has a total of 1,931 bases. He has struck out 593 times and has taken a walk on 375 attempts at the plate, contributing to a .391 OBP.
The Dinos have stolen 96 bases and have been thrown out 39 times, which means their caught stealing rate is 28.9%. The NC Dinos have accumulated 3,742 putouts on the year, as well as 1,303 assists and 127 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .975 which ranks 10th in KBO and they have turned 126 double plays.
The Dinos have a team ERA of 3.80 on the campaign (2nd in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,064 hitters. Dinos pitchers have given up 97 home runs and 599 runs (9th in KBO). NC has allowed 1,127 base knocks (8.1 per 9 innings) and also 527 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.11 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.31.
The Kia Tigers have accounted for an on-base percentage of .346 as well as a batting average of .276 for the year. They have been called out on strikes on 930 instances (8th in KBO) and have 1,339 hits. Kia has accounted for 101 home runs this season to go along with 661 runs batted in. The Tigers have a team SLG% of .391 and they score 5.06 runs per game (2nd in baseball). They have recorded 217 doubles, while getting a free base 495 times and earning 714 runs.
Hyoung Woo Choi is a hitter you are going to want to keep your eye on for Kia. Choi has tallied a free base 1,078 times while fanning on 1,318 occasions. His OBP sits at .402 and he has a career OPS of .934. In the 7,452 at-bats in his professional career, Choi has compiled an average at the plate of .312 in addition to having 2,323 hits. He has accrued 1,224 runs and notched 1,542 runs batted in. He has hit a home run 373 times, in addition to having 3,966 total bases and also a .532 slugging percentage.
Out of their 130 chances at stealing a base, they got to the bag before the ball 97 times and been caught 33 times (25.4% caught stealing rate). The Kia Tigers have twisted 135 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .981 (3rd in KBO). The Tigers have recorded 1,328 assists, 100 errors and have accounted for 3,729 putouts for the year.
The Tigers have a WHIP of 1.438 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.66 as a team on the season. They are currently ranked 8th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,228. The Kia pitching staff have allowed 644 runs this season while holding a team ERA of 4.18 (577 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 1.72 (959 strikeouts vs 559 bases on balls). They have surrendered 89 home runs and they allow 4.66 runs per 9 innings (6th in KBO).
Who will win tonight's KBO game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Kia
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