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PITTSBURGH (43-30) AT LA ANGELS (33-40) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
0: PITTSBURGH
0: LA ANGELS
OFF
OFF
43-30
33-40
33-38-2
42-30-1
3.7 / 3.5
4.5 / 4.6
(L) F LIRIANO
(L) J VARGAS
5-3
6-4
2.44
3.65
1.25
1.36
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Fair   Temperature: 100.0 °
Humidity: 11   Wind: Variable at 3.5 MPH (3 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
PITTSBURGHLIRIANO +108 
LA ANGELSVARGAS-108 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
PITTSBURGH team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
when playing against a team with a losing record22-9+13.798-95-2.5535-634-77.111-1986-99557-556
in all games43-30+18194-203+14.51158-1501-115.833-38180-1991248-1278
as a road underdog of +100 to +1254-8-3.816-28-10.3122-189-50.16-620-22158-142
in road games18-17+788-109+8.1500-830-130.718-1695-90622-639
in June games9-9+1.242-30+19.2195-251-24.39-839-31223-201
when playing on Saturday6-5-0.136-28+11.2199-228+1.85-625-36210-197
when playing with a day off8-0+824-16+9.5146-151+233-521-18136-144
in an inter-league game6-3+224-18+7.897-141-33.93-617-25115-116
in games played on a grass field43-30+18192-202+12.9943-1268-110.233-38179-1971018-1079
in night games26-19+7.8122-135-1.9791-991-51.417-27110-136822-866
against left-handed starters7-8-1.652-49+3.9296-384-39.68-746-52304-348

LA ANGELS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
against left-handed starters9-10-3.968-61-7.7432-368+22.49-1055-69353-415
when playing against a team with a winning record12-19-9.397-100-16.1664-661+2822-893-93602-652
in all games33-40-19.6207-190-31.21449-1264+39.742-30188-1861235-1350
at home with a money line of -100 to -1257-5+1.219-20-3.8158-117+23.47-420-17123-133
as a home favorite of -125 to -1504-7-5.835-25+0.4237-163+138-227-28171-211
in home games20-20-11111-91-18.9771-594-15.923-1687-100607-691
in June games8-10-7.438-31-2.8251-193+31.59-830-34197-219
when playing on Saturday8-4+336-28+1.4240-197+18.47-428-29206-207
when playing with a day off2-3-224-15+5.9149-144-4.34-121-18154-126
in an inter-league game4-5-1.829-16+10.1172-128+30.14-518-25144-138
in games played on a grass field33-40-19.6198-180-301338-1151+41.742-30177-1781136-1235
in night games19-33-25.1141-139-35.51025-909-9.830-22140-127894-957
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.
PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/8/2013BURNETT(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R)6-2W1007 ovO930440
6/9/2013LOCKE(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R)1-4L-1209 unU640680
6/11/2013COLE(R)SAN FRANCISCOLINCECUM(R)8-2W-1257.5 unO1280881
6/12/2013LIRIANO(L)SAN FRANCISCOZITO(L)12-8W-2007.5 unO18611581
6/13/2013MORTON(R)SAN FRANCISCOCAIN(R)0-10L+1157.5 ovO34317110
6/14/2013LOCKE(L)LA DODGERSFIFE(R)3-0W-1608 unU870650
6/15/2013CUMPTON(R)LA DODGERSKERSHAW(L)3-5L+1507 evO91311081
6/16/2013COLE(R)LA DODGERSGREINKE(R)6-3W-1257.5 unO1060750
6/17/2013LIRIANO(L)@ CINCINNATILEAKE(R)1-4L1108 unU791850
6/18/2013MORTON(R)@ CINCINNATILATOS(R)4-0W1808.5 unU460460
6/19/2013LOCKE(L)@ CINCINNATIARROYO(R)1-2L1208 unU914110101
6/20/2013CUMPTON(R)@ CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)5-3W1858 evP1072851
6/21/2013COLE(R)@ LA ANGELSWEAVER(R) 
6/22/2013LIRIANO(L)@ LA ANGELSVARGAS(L) 
6/23/2013MORTON(R)@ LA ANGELSBLANTON(R) 
6/25/2013LOCKE(L)@ SEATTLESAUNDERS(L) 
6/26/2013CUMPTON(R)@ SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R) 
6/28/2013 MILWAUKEE  
6/29/2013 MILWAUKEE  

LA ANGELS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
6/8/2013HANSON(R)@ BOSTONDOUBRONT(L)9-5W15510.5 ovO1212214141
6/8/2013WILSON(L)@ BOSTONBUCHHOLZ(R)2-7L1508.5 ovO76313100
6/9/2013BLANTON(R)@ BOSTONDEMPSTER(R)5-10L14510.5 unO9921170
6/10/2013WEAVER(R)@ BALTIMOREGARCIA(R)3-4L-1259 ovU881730
6/11/2013VARGAS(L)@ BALTIMOREGONZALEZ(R)2-3L1059.5 ovU621860
6/12/2013WILLIAMS(R)@ BALTIMOREHAMMEL(R)9-5W1009.5 evO12611062
6/14/2013WILSON(L)NY YANKEESPETTITTE(L)5-2W-1558 unU13101670
6/15/2013HANSON(R)NY YANKEESPHELPS(R)6-2W-1258 ovP12101540
6/16/2013WEAVER(R)NY YANKEESSABATHIA(L)5-6L-1407 ovO972930
6/17/2013VARGAS(L)SEATTLEHARANG(R)11-3W-2008 unO21111761
6/18/2013BLANTON(R)SEATTLEBONDERMAN(R)2-3L-2009 unU890880
6/19/2013WILSON(L)SEATTLESAUNDERS(L)1-0W-2208 unU660241
6/20/2013HANSON(R)SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R)10-9W-1057 unO17901282
6/21/2013WEAVER(R)PITTSBURGHCOLE(R) 
6/22/2013VARGAS(L)PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L) 
6/23/2013BLANTON(R)PITTSBURGHMORTON(R) 
6/25/2013WILSON(L)@ DETROITPORCELLO(R) 
6/26/2013HANSON(R)@ DETROITALVAREZ(L) 
6/27/2013WEAVER(R)@ DETROITFISTER(R) 
6/28/2013 @ HOUSTON  
6/29/2013 @ HOUSTON  
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.
PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games43-30+1833-383.70.2380.2953.50.2290.300
Road Games18-17+718-163.70.2280.2863.80.2380.315
vs Left-handed Starters7-8-1.68-73.70.2340.2903.70.2420.320
Past 7 Games4-3+2.72-43.30.2300.3052.40.2190.265
Grass Games43-30+1833-383.70.2380.2953.50.2290.300
Night Games26-19+7.817-273.50.2330.2903.40.2370.303
Interleague6-3+23-62.80.2310.2642.20.1970.284
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.70.2380.295732437579197670.032621986214949452506348
Road Games3.70.2280.28635119127295360.03126963352223323233123
Lefty Starters3.70.2340.2901552212243150.03554112291081191110
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.031.182261.38888211249823916-1028780%
Road Games3.631.258124505010818481097-613476.5%

LA ANGELS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games33-40-19.542-304.50.2680.3304.60.2600.322
Home Games20-20-1123-164.70.2880.3524.50.2510.312
vs Left-handed Starters9-10-3.89-104.00.2490.3214.20.2670.320
Past 7 Games5-2+1.63-35.70.3510.4183.60.2090.272
Grass Games33-40-19.542-304.50.2680.3304.60.2600.322
Night Games19-33-25.130-224.10.2660.3225.00.2680.331
Interleague4-5-1.84-53.90.2470.3034.20.2310.284
LA ANGELS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.50.2680.330732517674224800.033152325093351386545363
Home Games4.70.2880.352401356391117370.031831342562129150253033
Lefty Starters4.00.2490.3211961815455140.027365122912815131413
LA ANGELS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.951.294225.71069919719952209-1019676%
Home Games4.331.315124.7656011512491236-69469.2%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
FRANCISCO LIRIANO recent results and season statistics
FRANCISCO LIRIANO - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.441.2505-38486.0131341219555-3+1.83-4
Road Starts2.701.3722-2423.35.87721211262-2+0.12-2
Last 3 Starts2.841.3162-13196.36615210162-1+11-2
FRANCISCO LIRIANO - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/17/2013at CINCINNATI1-4+1108Loss,UnderL6225226LEAKE(R)
6/12/2013SAN FRANCISCO12-8-2007.5Win,OverW6448032ZITO(L)
6/7/2013at CHICAGO CUBS2-0-1157Win,UnderW7002058WOOD(L)

JASON VARGAS recent results and season statistics
JASON VARGAS - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.651.3586-41491.36.5373794930628-6+0.57-7
Home Starts3.131.2075-1854.76.8191949617416-2+35-3
Last 3 Starts4.821.3931-1318.76.210102224141-2-1.52-1
JASON VARGAS - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/17/2013SEATTLE11-3-2008Win,OverW7224119HARANG(R)
6/11/2013at BALTIMORE2-3+1059.5Loss,UnderL6.7337011GONZALEZ(R)
6/5/2013CHICAGO CUBS6-8-1557.5Loss,Over 55511124GARZA(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
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.
Games this season
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

All games at LA ANGELS over the last 3 seasons
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.
Games played at LA ANGELS this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Pitcher Versus Team Past History
FRANCISCO LIRIANO vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
LIRIANO is 1-4 when starting against LA ANGELS with an ERA of 6.63 and a WHIP of 1.637.
His team's record is 3-4 (-0.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-4. (-2.4 units)
FRANCISCO LIRIANO recent starts vs. LA ANGELS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/5/2012LA ANGELS4-2+10510Win,Under 5114014HAREN(R)
5/7/2012LA ANGELS3-8+1557.5Loss,OverL5445134WEAVER(R)
5/1/2012at LA ANGELS0-4+1508.5Loss,UnderL5.3447235WILLIAMS(R)

JASON VARGAS vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
No recent starts.
JASON VARGAS recent starts vs. PITTSBURGH
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 PITTSBURGH in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1041, 3.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 51.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (173-162, -10.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in LA ANGELS games 49.1% of the time since 1997. (1054-1093, -173.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in LA ANGELS games 54% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (177-151, +3.1 units)
Edge=LA ANGELS
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.2% of the time since 1997. (809-801, -106.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 49.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (101-104, -14.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in LA ANGELS games 50.4% of the time since 1997. (838-825, -98.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in LA ANGELS games 51.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (116-111, -6.1 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
PITTSBURGH
[2B] 03/31/2013 - Chase d'Arnaud 60-day DL (3/20) ( Thumb )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Jeff Karstens 60-day DL (3/22) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/08/2013 - James McDonald 15-day DL (5/1) ( Back )
[RF] 05/27/2013 - Jose Tabata 15-day DL (5/25) ( Oblique )
[P] 05/29/2013 - Jose Contreras 15-day DL (5/28) ( Back )
[P] 06/02/2013 - Jeanmar Gomez 15-day DL (6/3) ( Forearm )
[P] 06/11/2013 - Wandy Rodriguez 15-day DL (6/6) ( Elbow )
[P] 06/08/2013 - Jared Hughes 15-day DL (6/6) ( Shoulder )
[P] 06/13/2013 - A.J. Burnett 15-day DL (6/9) ( Calf )
LA ANGELS
[P] 03/31/2013 - Andrew Taylor 60-day DL (3/22) ( Shoulder )
[P] 03/31/2013 - Ryan Madson 15-day DL (3/22) ( Elbow )
[P] 05/29/2013 - Sean Burnett 15-day DL (5/27) ( Forearm )
[P] 06/12/2013 - Robert Coello 15-day DL (6/10) ( Shoulder )
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