KT Wiz vs Kia Tigers 5/2/24 KBO Pick and Preview




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The KT Wiz are still playing at Gwangju Kia Champions Field on Thursday afternoon. The KT Wiz vs Kia Tigers 5/2/24 game is set to take place at 5:30 AM EST. The game is being broadcast locally on KBS N Sports.

KT Wiz vs Kia Tigers 5/2/24 KBO Pick

KT Wiz vs Kia Tigers Prediction

The Wiz are coming into the game here after losing in their last game. The loss against the Tigers was a crushing loss by a score of 9-1. Te Wiz are now sitting in 9th place in the KBO with a 12-21-1 record overall, but are 6-13-1 on the road.

Um Sang-back is the starter going to the mound in this game for his 8th start for the Wiz. He has posted a 1-6 record with a 6.23 ERA and a 1.59 WHIP. He has thrown a total of 34 2/3 innings while striking out 33 and walking 13. Still, he has allowed 24 earned runs and 25 runs total, but has given up 42 hits and 6 homers. As a team the Wiz have posted a 6.33 ERA and have allowed 368 hits with 37 homers given up. The Wiz have a .303 opponent average and a 1.64 WHIP.

The Wiz hitting is decent with a .284 average with 185 runs scored. The KT club has ended up with 345 hits, with 45 doubles, 4 triples, and 37 homers. Still, KT has ended up getting 18 stolen bases with only 7 runners thrown out.

KT Wiz vs Kia Tigers Pick

The Tigers picked up a nice win in their last game. However, the win was one that the Tigers needed to snap a losing skid. Now, the Tigers, who are in first place, are sitting on a 22-10 record overall, but when playing at home the Tigers are 10-4.

James Naile is the starter heading to the mound for the Tigers. It is his 7th start and he has posted a very impressive 4-0 record with a 1.47 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP. He has thrown a total of 36 2/3 innings while giving up 33 hits, 6 earned runs and 9 runs overall and 1 homer. He has struck out 38 batters and only walked 3. The Tigers are coming to the game with a 3.89 team ERA, but have allowed 287 hits and 26 homers. The Tigers have allowed the opponents to hit at a clip of .260 with a 1.46 WHIP.

The hitting for Kia is coming in at an average of .298 with 196 runs scored. The Tigers have managed to get 339 hits, but has 63 doubles, 4 triples, and 36 homers. The Tigers have been amazing on the base running with 45 steals and 11 runners thrown out.

KT Wiz vs Kia Tigers 5/2/24 Pick: Kia Tigers

This game here is a no brainer pick for Kia. The Tigers have a great pitching staff and have a starter on the mound that has been nearly impossible to score on. Look for that to continue in this game here, but also for the Wiz offense to struggle to score in the game here which makes it easy for us to call this game for the under 9.5 as well.

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