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Matchup Reports

Tuesday at 8:05 PM
PITTSBURGH (82-61) AT TEXAS (81-62) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
929: PITTSBURGH
930: TEXAS
8.0
-124
82-61
81-62
63-75-5
53-83-7
3.9 / 3.6
4.5 / 4.0
(L) F LIRIANO
(L) M PEREZ
15-7
9-3
2.98
3.41
1.23
1.28
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: A Few Clouds   Temperature: 65.0 °
Humidity: 34   Wind: from the North at 15.0 gusting to 26.5 MPH (13 gusting to 23
 
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 +125 
TEXASPEREZ-125 
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
in all games82-61+21.7233-234+18.21197-1532-11263-75210-2361278-1315
when the total is 8 to 8.521-11+12.690-87+12.6462-584-25.412-1880-90493-518
as a road underdog of +100 to +12512-12+1.624-32-4.9130-193-44.712-1226-28164-148
as a road underdog of +125 to +15010-5+8.534-36+10.5155-254-38.88-732-35190-197
in road games37-36+6.6107-128+7.7519-849-131.135-36112-110639-659
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.510-8+4.840-50+2180-295-37.87-1040-45214-242
in September games3-5-220-42-23.3169-265-62.14-428-29213-194
when playing on Tuesday15-6+10.436-33+5.1193-204+33.38-1136-30186-188
in an inter-league game13-5+9.331-20+15.1104-143-26.65-1319-32117-123
in games played on a grass field82-61+21.7231-233+16.6982-1299-106.563-75209-2341048-1116
in night games56-35+19.6152-151+9.8821-1007-39.637-50130-159842-889
against left-handed starters14-12+0.759-53+6.2303-388-37.314-1152-56310-352
after shutting out their opponent8-6+1.814-21-863-84-11.48-616-1875-67
after a win46-35+11111-120-5534-665-52.539-40107-112562-580
when playing against a team with a winning record30-30+4.594-111+9.1561-799-51.933-25100-95636-656
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season11-13-2.238-55-8.4251-402-54.412-1146-43299-320

TEXAS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games81-62-2.9281-204+5.81415-1359-19.553-83219-2441294-1351
when the total is 8 to 8.534-24+0.190-55+19.6176-170+4.724-3271-70177-159
as a home favorite of -125 to -15013-10-0.438-26+2.1206-148+1.67-1528-34167-171
in home games39-30-10.7148-92-0.4776-607+15.821-45114-118658-659
at home when the total is 8 to 8.514-9-2.734-16+8.554-37+2.57-1526-2347-40
in September games2-6-6.136-26+0.9218-213-12.13-530-24209-201
when playing on Tuesday11-10-3.838-35-11.1215-208-5.99-937-29210-189
in an inter-league game10-8+0.636-25+2.6163-151-1.57-1125-35149-157
in games played on a grass field80-60-1.7270-192+8.31305-1240-1152-81211-2301196-1229
in night games62-41+5.9208-141+13.81057-975+6.945-52161-169952-983
against left-handed starters28-17+3.484-61-1.4388-410-42.720-2570-72369-390
after getting shut out4-4-0.316-6+9.465-62+2.32-510-1163-58
after a loss35-26+2.7125-76+30.7684-672+9.220-3988-108625-669
when playing against a team with a winning record29-26-0.2121-103+1.5638-726-16.218-34100-114615-688
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season10-16-8.159-62-13.8354-412-2.16-1851-62346-384
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
8/27/2013LOCKE(L)MILWAUKEELOHSE(R)6-7L-1357 ovO15901480
8/28/2013MORTON(R)MILWAUKEEGORZELANNY(L)7-1W-1457.5 unO13627101
8/29/2013COLE(R)MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)0-4L-1607.5 unU6521030
8/30/2013LIRIANO(L)ST LOUISMILLER(R)5-0W-1257 unU980451
8/31/2013BURNETT(R)ST LOUISLYNN(R)7-1W-1357.5 unO1390650
9/1/2013JOHNSON(L)ST LOUISKELLY(R)2-7L+1058 unO6601280
9/2/2013MORTON(R)@ MILWAUKEETHORNBURG(R)5-2W-1408.5 evU1182880
9/3/2013COLE(R)@ MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)4-3W-1158 unU880740
9/4/2013LIRIANO(L)@ MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R)3-9L-1507.5 unO121211370
9/6/2013BURNETT(R)@ ST LOUISKELLY(R)8-12L-1107.5 unO131211652
9/7/2013LOCKE(L)@ ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)0-5L1507.5 ovU341680
9/8/2013MORTON(R)@ ST LOUISWACHA(R)2-9L1207.5 evO4411282
9/9/2013COLE(R)@ TEXASDARVISH(R)1-0W1557.5 unU640450
9/10/2013LIRIANO(L)@ TEXASPEREZ(L) 
9/11/2013BURNETT(R)@ TEXASGARZA(R) 
9/12/2013LOCKE(L)CHICAGO CUBSRUSIN(L) 
9/13/2013MORTON(R)CHICAGO CUBSARRIETA(R) 
9/14/2013COLE(R)CHICAGO CUBSBAKER(R) 
9/15/2013LIRIANO(L)CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L) 
9/16/2013BURNETT(R)SAN DIEGOSTULTS(L) 
9/17/2013 SAN DIEGO  

TEXAS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
8/27/2013HOLLAND(L)@ SEATTLEIWAKUMA(R)4-3W-1307 unP1080990
8/28/2013PEREZ(L)@ SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R)12-4W1057 unO1770981
8/30/2013DARVISH(R)MINNESOTAHENDRIKS(R)2-3L-3308.5 ovU660621
8/31/2013GARZA(R)MINNESOTAPELFREY(R)2-1W-2309 unU990550
9/1/2013BLACKLEY(L)MINNESOTACORREIA(R)2-4L-2009.5 evU7411250
9/2/2013HOLLAND(L)@ OAKLANDSTRAILY(R)2-4L1007.5 unU8112660
9/3/2013PEREZ(L)@ OAKLANDCOLON(R)5-1W1157.5 unU131201191
9/4/2013DARVISH(R)@ OAKLANDPARKER(R)4-11L-1207 unO9501271
9/6/2013GARZA(R)@ LA ANGELSWILSON(L)5-6L-1057.5 ovO9711030
9/7/2013HOLLAND(L)@ LA ANGELSRICHARDS(R)3-8L-1358 evO9641181
9/8/2013TEPESCH(R)@ LA ANGELSVARGAS(L)4-3W-1108.5 ovU980980
9/9/2013DARVISH(R)PITTSBURGHCOLE(R)0-1L-1657.5 unU450640
9/10/2013PEREZ(L)PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L) 
9/11/2013GARZA(R)PITTSBURGHBURNETT(R) 
9/13/2013HOLLAND(L)OAKLANDSTRAILY(R) 
9/14/2013DARVISH(R)OAKLANDCOLON(R) 
9/15/2013PEREZ(L)OAKLANDPARKER(R) 
9/16/2013GARZA(R)@ TAMPA BAYCOBB(R) 
9/17/2013 @ TAMPA BAY  
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 Games82-61+21.763-753.90.2460.3053.60.2380.304
Road Games37-36+6.635-363.90.2390.3003.90.2430.315
vs Left-handed Starters14-12+0.714-114.30.2620.3203.80.2490.318
Past 7 Games3-4-13-43.30.2420.3015.70.2800.333
Grass Games82-61+21.763-753.90.2460.3053.60.2380.304
Night Games56-35+19.537-503.90.2500.3073.40.2400.303
Interleague13-5+9.35-133.70.2480.2892.30.1860.265
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2460.305143486211964151340.03531415119886100712410013484
Road Games3.90.2390.300732516602223790.032722196703850961526347
Lefty Starters4.30.2620.3202692424277260.03106792241620120212114
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.891.143488.91621574003415940327-17461180.7%
Road Games3.411.230237.39390205268719411-1124777.4%

TEXAS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games81-62-2.953-834.50.2620.3194.00.2480.309
Home Games39-30-10.721-454.50.2650.3283.70.2450.306
vs Left-handed Starters28-17+3.420-255.00.2780.3424.10.2420.304
Past 7 Games2-5-4.13-43.30.2510.3034.90.2830.332
Grass Games80-60-1.752-814.50.2640.3213.90.2480.309
Night Games62-41+5.945-524.80.2720.3284.00.2480.310
Interleague10-8+0.67-113.70.2420.2963.60.2660.315
TEXAS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.50.2620.319143490412854061630.036064119241219761407712463
Home Games4.50.2650.328692284606180790.032922134026646866356536
Lefty Starters5.00.2780.342451585440151540.032141543002734051253821
TEXAS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.971.232424.61531403743114936230-1542884%
Home Games2.661.1642137263168138019017-716672.7%
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 Starts2.981.22815-7221366.2454511465313915-7+79-11
Road Starts4.361.4287-61376.35.9373775634787-6+0.37-6
Last 3 Starts6.601.6001-23155.011111816131-2-1.92-1
FRANCISCO LIRIANO - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/4/2013at MILWAUKEE3-9-1507.5Loss,OverL3777124PERALTA(R)
8/30/2013ST LOUIS5-0-1257Win,UnderW8002026MILLER(R)
8/24/2013at SAN FRANCISCO3-6-1406.5Loss,OverL4449023LINCECUM(R)

MARTIN PEREZ recent results and season statistics
MARTIN PEREZ - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.411.2849-315956.341369611266311-4+7.86-9
Home Starts2.201.2862-1532.76.5983527214-1+2.72-3
Last 3 Starts3.151.2503-03206.7772124113-0+3.42-1
MARTIN PEREZ - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/3/2013at OAKLAND5-1+1157.5Win,UnderW7118005COLON(R)
8/28/2013at SEATTLE12-4+1057Win,OverW6225223HERNANDEZ(R)
8/23/2013at CHI WHITE SOX11-5+1157.5Win,OverW7448023SALE(L)
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 1-0 (+1.6 Units) against TEXAS over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.0 Units)
Games this season
PITTSBURGH is 1-0 (+1.6 Units) against TEXAS this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

All games at TEXAS over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 1-0 (+1.6 Units) against TEXAS over the last 3 seasons
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+1.0 Units)
Games played at TEXAS this season.
PITTSBURGH is 1-0 (+1.6 Units) against TEXAS 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
9/9/2013PITTSBURGH1+155  60040COLE(R)W7032
 TEXAS0-1657.5 unUnder40350DARVISH(R)L7141
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
FRANCISCO LIRIANO vs. TEXAS since 1997
LIRIANO is 4-1 when starting against TEXAS with an ERA of 3.19 and a WHIP of 1.173.
His team's record is 4-2 (+2.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-4. (-2.4 units)
FRANCISCO LIRIANO recent starts vs. TEXAS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/6/2012at TEXAS5-1+14011Win,UnderW6.7115066PEREZ(L)
6/12/2011TEXAS6-1+1157.5Win,UnderW8112009HARRISON(L)
8/26/2010at TEXAS6-4+1357.5Win,OverW7225016LEE(L)

MARTIN PEREZ vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
No recent starts.
MARTIN PEREZ 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 TEXAS in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1072, -1.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 51.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (203-193, -15.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in TEXAS games 50.9% of the time since 1997. (1132-1094, -46.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in TEXAS games 53.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (221-194, +5.6 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 PITTSBURGH games 50.4% of the time since 1997. (842-829, -106.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (134-132, -14.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in TEXAS games 49.1% of the time since 1997. (866-898, -154.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in TEXAS games 53% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (174-154, +1.3 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
PITTSBURGH
[P] 09/08/2013 - Charlie Morton left last game, "?" next start ( Foot )
[C] 07/29/2013 - Michael McKenry 15-day DL (7/29), out for season ( Knee )
[P] 07/12/2013 - James McDonald 60-day DL (5/1) ( Shoulder )
[P] 06/11/2013 - Wandy Rodriguez 60-day DL (6/6) ( Forearm )
[P] 06/08/2013 - Jared Hughes 15-day DL (6/6) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/29/2013 - Jose Contreras 15-day DL (5/28) ( Back )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Jeff Karstens 60-day DL (3/22) ( Shoulder )
TEXAS
[DH] 09/10/2013 - Jim Adduci "?" Tuesday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates ( Bicep )
[RF] 08/05/2013 - Nelson Cruz Suspended 50 games ( Suspension )
[P] 06/12/2013 - Michael Kirkman 60-day DL (6/9) ( Skin Rash )
[P] 05/25/2013 - Matt Harrison 60-day DL (4/7) ( Back )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Colby Lewis 60-day DL (3/22) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/31/2013 - Neftali Feliz 60-day DL (3/24) ( Elbow )
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