Bears vs Tigers 5/16/24 KBO Pick and Preview




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The Doosan Bears are taking to the road to face the Kia Tigers in this game here. The Bears vs Tigers 5/16/24 game is being played at Gwangju Kia Champions Field. The game is also being played early in the morning in America at 5:30 AM EST, but if you are in South Korea the game is being broadcast on SPOTV2.

Bears vs Tigers 5/16/24 KBO Prediction

Doosan Bears Preview

Doosan comes here after getting a hard loss in their last game. The Bears loss came against the Tigers by a score of 8-4. With the loss the Bears dropped to 4th place in the KBO. The Doosan team is now sitting on a record of 25-20 on the year overall, but when playing on the road the Bears have posted a 12-12 record.

Kim Dong-ju heads to the game here for his 6th start out of 8 appearances start on the year with a 1-1 record and a 5.33 ERA with a 1.93 WHIP. Dong-ju has thrown a total of 27 innings while giving up 23 runs of which 16 were earned. Dong-ju has allowed 38 hits, 0 homers, 14 walks and has managed to strike out 20 batters. As a team the Doosan club has a 4.33 ERA and allowed 416 hits with 37 homers. The Bears have posted a 1.49 WHIP with a .266 opponents average.

Hitting for Doosan is very strong on the year with a .286 average and only 255 runs scored. The Bears have ended up with 440 hits with 79 doubles, 10 triples, and 48 homers. The Doosan team has stolen 49 bases with 14 runners thrown out.

Kia Tigers Preview

The Tigers are heading in after getting a nice win over the Doosan Bears. The win for the Tigers helped them hold onto first place in the KBO. The Tigers are now sitting on a 26-16 record overall. When playing at home the Tigers have posted a 13-9 record on the year.

Yoon Young-cheol is the starter going to the mound for Kia in this game here. Yoon has started in 7 games already with a 3-1 record and a 4.34 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP. Young-cheol has thrown 37 1/3 innings while giving up 19 runs all of which 18 were earned. He has allowed 34 hits, 3 homers, walked 19 batters and has struck out a total of 26 on the year. The Kia team heads to this game here with a team ERA of 3.89 on the year. The Tigers have allowed 380 hits with a total of 34 homers given up. Kia has ended up getting a team WHIP of 1.46 with the opponents hitting at a clip of .259.

The Kia team is coming in hitting at a clip of .296 with a total of 243 runs scored on the season. The Tigers have ended up getting a total of 442 hits with only 79 doubles, 4 triples, but have cranked out 49 homers. The Tigers have recorded 53 steals with 14 runners thrown out.

Bears vs Tigers 5/16/24 Pick: Kia Tigers

The Tigers looked impressive in their last game and I do not think that will change in this game. Granted, the Kia team has struggled quite a bit recently, but in this game here I think that changes as the Tigers are able to put together a good offensive showing. Still, the Bears are not putting their best pitcher on the mound and that makes the difference as well and allows the Kia hitters to get a good jump in this game here.

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