NC Dinos vs KT Wiz Prediction, 10/31/2023 KBO Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: NC Dinos vs KT Wiz
Date: Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Location: Suwon KT Wiz Park in Suwon, South Korea
Odds/Point Spread: NC (-108) KT (-110)
ByungHo Park and the KT Wiz (79-62, 2nd in KBO) play the NC Dinos (75-67, 4th in KBO) at Suwon KT Wiz Park on Tuesday, October 31, 2023. The odds on this game have the Dinos priced at -108 and the Wiz are at -110. The O/U opens at 9.
NC has a slugging rate of .387 and have struck out 1,005 times, while being walked on 493 occasions. They have recorded 642 runs batted in and 1,321 hits for the season, while their batting average sits at .270. The Dinos have compiled 223 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 98 balls out of the park. They have 679 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .345. As a team, the NC Dinos are compiling 4.7 runs per game, which has them at 3rd in baseball.
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Ah-seop Son is a hitter who should impact this game for NC. In his pro baseball career, Son has hit 174 balls out of the park while knocking in 986 runs. For his career, he came to bat 8,521 times and has notched a hit 2,416 times. Son has an average at the plate of .322 for his time in baseball, with 1,316 runs scored and an OPS of .853. He has amassed a slugging percentage of .457 and he has accumulated 3,431 bases. He has gone down on strikes 1,212 times and has been walked on 909 occasions, contributing to a .396 on-base percentage.
The Dinos have swiped 96 bags and have been gunned down 42 times, which tells us their caught stealing percentage comes in at 30.4%. The NC Dinos have 3,844 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,339 assists and 130 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .976 which is 10th in the league and have accumulated 126 double plays.
The Dinos hold a team ERA of 3.83 for the season (2nd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,090 hitters. Dinos pitchers have relinquished 99 home runs and 617 runs (8th in baseball). NC has relinquished 1,160 base hits (8.1 per 9 innings) and 545 earned runs. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.12 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.31.
The Wiz have a team slugging percentage of .371 and they are earning 4.67 runs per game (4th in the league). The have tallied 235 doubles, while taking a walk 524 times as well as scoring 672 runs. KT is sitting with 89 HRs on the campaign and 621 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,074 occasions (3rd in the league) and have earned a total of 1,316 base knocks. The KT Wiz have recorded a team OBP of .338 and a batting average of .265 for the year.
ByungHo Park is a hitter who can be a difference maker for KT. Park has drawn a walk 797 times while fanning on 1,698 plate appearances. His on-base percentage is .372 and he has earned a lifetime OPS of .533. During the 5,707 at-bats in his professional career, Park has compiled an average at the plate of .273 and has racked up 1,556 hits. He has amassed 1,007 runs in addition to having earned 1,213 runs batted in. He has hit a home run 403 times, with 3,043 total bases and also a .533 slugging percentage.
The KT Wiz have turned 117 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (1st in Korean baseball). The Wiz have recorded 1,354 assists, 99 errors and have accounted for 3,861 putouts for the season. Of their 134 attempts at swiping a bag, they have had success 111 times and been caught 23 times (17.2% caught stealing percentage).
The Wiz hold a team WHIP of 1.351 and have a FIP of 4.31 as a team on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.34 (968 strikeouts against 413 free passes). They sit at 5th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 1,326. They have surrendered 83 HR's and they allow 4.31 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball). The KT pitching staff have conceded 616 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.94 (564 earned runs yielded).
Who will win tonight's KBO game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take NC (-108)
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