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Matchup Reports

Saturday at 4:05 PM
WASHINGTON (15-15) AT PITTSBURGH (17-12) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
955: WASHINGTON
956: PITTSBURGH
7.0
+128
15-15
17-12
14-14-2
15-14-0
3.4 / 4.0
4.1 / 4.0
(R) S STRASBURG
(L) J LOCKE
1-4
3-1
3.13
2.83
1.21
1.26
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Partly Cloudy   Temperature: 57.0 °
Humidity: 30   Wind: Southwest at 11.5 MPH (10 KT)
 
Power Rating Line
The power rating system is based on recent game results. The section should be used to compare the relative strength of the two teams involved. A power line is calculated using both teams ratings and home field advantage. Where the power line differs significantly from the current line, the team with the edge is indicated.
 Power Line
TeamPitcherEstimateEdge
WASHINGTONSTRASBURG-179 
PITTSBURGHLOCKE +179 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
WASHINGTON team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in road games6-8-2.491-88+15.3527-786-70.58-685-84592-653
on the road when the total is 7 or less2-5-324-23+351-61+64-319-2544-57
in May games2-1+1.628-31-0.7203-249-22.70-334-22214-220
when playing on Saturday3-1+1.629-28-1.4179-243-44.43-126-29200-206
in day games5-6-2.766-59+3.6373-441-14.15-458-59364-406
in games played on a grass field15-15-2.3192-164+25.1803-1025-51.814-14171-167820-915
against left-handed starters3-3-0.851-40+8.2324-367+4.52-239-48336-322
after a loss7-7-1.385-76+10.3624-814-86.47-779-75650-714
when playing against a team with a winning record9-12-4.496-82+22529-757-66.810-1093-77613-614
in all games15-15-2.3195-164+291187-1439-77.714-14172-1681218-1280
when the total is 7 or less7-10-4.651-49-3.5100-110-4.46-943-5092-99
as a road favorite of -125 to -1502-2-0.618-7+8.637-25+3.11-313-1125-34

PITTSBURGH team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
after a win9-7+4.774-92-11.2497-637-58.810-678-78533-546
in all games17-12+8.6168-185+5.11132-1483-125.115-14162-1751230-1254
when the total is 7 or less9-4+6.329-39-4.954-83-12.83-1024-3756-65
as a home underdog of +125 to +1503-0+4.214-15+3.8116-152+4.81-212-15122-134
in home games9-4+5.890-85+1.3642-662+9.84-974-96615-626
at home when the total is 7 or less5-2+3.215-17-2.823-33-90-76-2320-30
in May games2-0+2.330-26+8.2209-242+15.81-122-30211-214
when playing on Saturday3-1+2.533-24+13.8196-224+4.41-321-33206-194
in day games6-4+4.161-61+10.3349-499-74.87-361-55410-400
in games played on a grass field17-12+8.6166-184+3.5917-1250-119.615-14161-1731000-1055
against right-handed starters13-8+7.7119-140-1.3839-1103-88.112-9121-125931-908
Current Season Results And Upcoming Games
Here are the most recent results and upcoming schedules for the two teams involved. Lines, total, game scores, results versus the spread, straight up and against the total are all displayed.
WASHINGTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/20/2013GONZALEZ(L)@ NY METSHEFNER(R)7-6W-1407.5 unO730770
4/21/2013ZIMMERMANN(R)@ NY METSGEE(R)0-2L-1307.5 unU463470
4/22/2013HAREN(R)ST LOUISMILLER(R)2-3L+1057.5 unU560871
4/23/2013DETWILER(L)ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)0-2L+1107 ovU560850
4/24/2013STRASBURG(R)ST LOUISGARCIA(L)2-4L-1557 evU761950
4/25/2013GONZALEZ(L)CINCINNATIARROYO(R)8-1W-1357.5 unO1260122
4/26/2013ZIMMERMANN(R)CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)1-0W-1257 evU631130
4/27/2013HAREN(R)CINCINNATILEAKE(R)6-3W-1058 unO1081961
4/28/2013DETWILER(L)CINCINNATICINGRANI(L)2-5L-1057 ovP58211101
4/29/2013STRASBURG(R)@ ATLANTATEHERAN(R)2-3L-1257 ovU1060760
4/30/2013GONZALEZ(L)@ ATLANTAHUDSON(R)1-8L1057 ovO34112100
5/1/2013ZIMMERMANN(R)@ ATLANTAMAHOLM(L)2-0W1257 unU330220
5/2/2013HAREN(R)@ ATLANTAMEDLEN(R)3-1W1407.5 unU8100551
5/3/2013DETWILER(L)@ PITTSBURGHBURNETT(R)1-3L1207 ovU760981
5/4/2013STRASBURG(R)@ PITTSBURGHLOCKE(L) 
5/5/2013GONZALEZ(L)@ PITTSBURGHRODRIGUEZ(L) 
5/7/2013ZIMMERMANN(R)DETROITSANCHEZ(R) 
5/8/2013HAREN(R)DETROITFISTER(R) 
5/10/2013DETWILER(L)CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R) 
5/11/2013 CHICAGO CUBS  

PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/20/2013MCDONALD(R)ATLANTAMAHOLM(L)3-1W+1207.5 unU760480
4/21/2013SANCHEZ(L)ATLANTAMEDLEN(R)4-2W+1507 ovU10908101
4/22/2013BURNETT(R)@ PHILADELPHIAPETTIBONE(R)2-3L-1158 unU840880
4/23/2013LOCKE(L)@ PHILADELPHIAHAMELS(L)2-0W1457 unU781472
4/24/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)@ PHILADELPHIAHALLADAY(R)5-3W1007 evO7611080
4/25/2013MCDONALD(R)@ PHILADELPHIALEE(L)6-4W1707 unO14131751
4/26/2013SANCHEZ(L)@ ST LOUISLYNN(R)1-9L1878 unO51011370
4/27/2013BURNETT(R)@ ST LOUISWESTBROOK(R)5-3W-1057 ovO11100890
4/28/2013LOCKE(L)@ ST LOUISMILLER(R)9-0W1857.5 unO1371360
4/29/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)@ MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)4-10L1208 unO5411362
4/30/2013MCDONALD(R)@ MILWAUKEEESTRADA(R)8-12L1358 ovO14611590
5/1/2013GOMEZ(R)@ MILWAUKEEBURGOS(R)6-4W1309 unO941771
5/3/2013BURNETT(R)WASHINGTONDETWILER(L)3-1W-1307 ovU981760
5/4/2013LOCKE(L)WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R) 
5/5/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)WASHINGTONGONZALEZ(L) 
5/7/2013MCDONALD(R)SEATTLEHARANG(R) 
5/8/2013BURNETT(R)SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R) 
5/9/2013LOCKE(L)@ NY METSMARCUM(R) 
5/10/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)@ NY METSNIESE(L) 
5/11/2013 @ NY METS  
Team Statistics
Peformance statistics for each team in various situations are listed below. Categories where a team has performed poorly are denoted in red. Categories where a team has performed well are denoted in green.
WASHINGTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games15-15-2.314-143.40.2300.2914.00.2440.301
Road Games6-8-2.48-63.20.2210.2824.90.2540.307
vs Left-handed Starters3-3-0.82-23.70.2220.2773.70.2390.295
Past 7 Games3-4-0.62-42.40.2030.2673.30.2440.306
Grass Games15-15-2.314-143.40.2300.2914.00.2440.301
Day Games5-6-2.75-43.30.2070.2764.10.2470.315
WASHINGTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.40.2300.2913097222482280.03100832391217722243116
Road Games3.20.2210.2821447110444130.0345401221851013610
Lefty Starters3.70.2220.2776198441440.022215481351591
WASHINGTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.001.29683.3413776932763-29469.2%
Road Games4.931.25238.323214068422-13260%

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games17-12+8.615-144.10.2450.3044.00.2320.315
Home Games9-4+5.84-94.30.2690.3303.00.1910.277
vs Right-handed Starters13-8+7.712-94.70.2600.3184.20.2370.320
Past 7 Games4-3+2.26-15.10.2680.3215.60.2810.355
Grass Games17-12+8.615-144.10.2450.3044.00.2320.315
Day Games6-4+4.17-34.70.2560.3174.20.2300.317
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.10.2450.3042995623483310.03116812381819322183122
Home Games4.30.2690.3301341711241110.03533892991126117
Righty Starters4.70.2600.3182170018266250.0496591731213916132615
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.851.146107.33434801143977-313286.7%
Home Games1.971.00845.7101026420493-16185.7%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
STEPHEN STRASBURG recent results and season statistics
STEPHEN STRASBURG - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.131.2051-4637.36.2171333312361-5-5.42-4
Road Starts5.191.7310-2317.35.8121020210190-3-3.32-1
Last 3 Starts3.321.2110-23196.3971627210-3-3.81-2
STEPHEN STRASBURG - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/29/2013at ATLANTA2-3-1257Loss,Under 6226048TEHERAN(R)
4/24/2013ST LOUIS2-4-1557Loss,UnderL7335017GARCIA(L)
4/19/2013at NY METS1-7-1056.5Loss,OverL6425226HARVEY(R)

JEFF LOCKE recent results and season statistics
JEFF LOCKE - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.831.2563-1528.75.79923413163-2+2.63-2
Home Starts4.651.8611-029.74.855104831-1+0.31-1
Last 3 Starts2.041.0752-0317.75.9441138132-1+2.32-1
JEFF LOCKE - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/28/2013at ST LOUIS9-0+1857.5Win,OverW7003024MILLER(R)
4/23/2013at PHILADELPHIA2-0+1457Win,UnderW6002026HAMELS(L)
4/18/2013ATLANTA4-6+1008.5Loss,Over 4.7446343TEHERAN(R)
Head-to-Head Series History
Listed below is a summary of the games results in recent Head-to-Head matchups.
Games over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 8-6 (+3.0 Units) against WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
7 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.1 Units)
Games this season
PITTSBURGH is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against WASHINGTON this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

All games at PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 5-2 (+2.8 Units) against WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
3 of 6 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.3 Units, Under=-0.4 Units)
Games played at PITTSBURGH this season.
PITTSBURGH is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against WASHINGTON this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
5/3/2013WASHINGTON1+120 Under70060DETWILER(L)L5362
 PITTSBURGH3-1307 ovWin92281BURNETT(R)W7151
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
STEPHEN STRASBURG vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
STRASBURG is 2-0 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 2.08 and a WHIP of 0.923.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-1. (-1.0 units)
STEPHEN STRASBURG recent starts vs. PITTSBURGH
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/10/2012at PITTSBURGH4-2-1556WinW62150313CORREIA(R)
6/8/2010PITTSBURGH5-2-2008.5Win,UnderW72241014KARSTENS(R)

JEFF LOCKE vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
No recent starts.
JEFF LOCKE recent starts vs. WASHINGTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
No recent games found.
Team Line Action - Where the money is going!
Oddsmakers move a line in part because of one-sided public betting action on a side or total. They also move the line in reaction to wise guys selections. Either way, this section attempts to uncover whether the wise guys and public have a read on a given team. It summarizes both line and total movements. As a general rule, follow the line or total movement when percentages exceed 57% and go against it when they are below 43%.
As indicated by the movement of the line, the betting public is favoring WASHINGTON in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in WASHINGTON games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1034, -43.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in WASHINGTON games 52.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (154-139, +13.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 52.2% of the time since 1997. (1116-1022, +6.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 51.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (151-143, -7.5 units)
Edge=PITTSBURGH
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in WASHINGTON games 50.5% of the time since 1997. (805-790, -91.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in WASHINGTON games 49.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (83-84, -10.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.4% of the time since 1997. (791-779, -99.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (83-82, -8.0 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
WASHINGTON
[P] 04/30/2013 - Stephen Strasburg probable Saturday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates ( Forearm )
[RF] 05/03/2013 - Jayson Werth expected to miss Saturday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates ( Hamstring )
PITTSBURGH
[P] 04/02/2013 - Charlie Morton 15-day DL (3/22) ( Elbow )
[2B] 03/31/2013 - Chase d'Arnaud 60-day DL (3/20) ( Thumb )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Francisco Liriano 15-day DL (3/22) ( Arm )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Jeff Karstens 15-day DL (3/22) ( Shoulder )
[2B] 05/03/2013 - Neil Walker 15-day DL (4/27) ( Finger )
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