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Tuesday at 7:05 PM
ATLANTA (65-60) AT PITTSBURGH (64-61) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
951: ATLANTA
952: PITTSBURGH
7.5
-163
65-60
64-61
52-64-9
59-58-8
3.8 / 3.7
4.2 / 4.2
(R) A HARANG
(L) F LIRIANO
9-7
3-9
3.51
3.78
1.41
1.29
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
ATLANTAHARANG +137 
PITTSBURGHLIRIANO-137 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
ATLANTA team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games65-60-5.9256-198+17.41667-1282-23.852-64197-2331375-1421
as a road underdog of +125 to +1504-3+2.521-20+8.487-99+18.93-322-1890-90
in road games28-32-4.6114-110+0.5778-690-5.824-3499-115690-714
in August games7-9-3.642-30+4.9279-214-10.68-526-43233-236
when playing on Tuesday7-11-7.440-30+3.2241-200-28.18-929-37190-228
in games played on a grass field65-60-5.9253-196+15.91540-1204-48.352-64194-2311276-1327
in night games48-40+0179-138+6.41137-898-6234-46132-168916-1004
against left-handed starters14-11+1.169-61-1.3439-354+1.510-1356-72379-382
after a win36-28+3.9151-105+20.8928-739-59.531-28114-128764-812
after 3 or more consecutive wins11-9+0.461-32+19.4300-225-19.110-943-46244-256
when playing against a team with a winning record28-24+1.8106-84+19741-623+20.522-2794-88655-629
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season7-9-3.233-310363-326-25.47-628-31340-308

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 games64-61-2.1239-215+17.61276-1603-11259-58203-2281350-1384
as a home favorite of -125 to -15012-7+2.546-25+12141-107-4.19-727-39127-107
in home games39-25+8.7136-93+23.9724-715+24.530-2893-123675-691
in August games7-10-4.632-41-16.2202-300-57.411-540-27244-238
when playing on Tuesday9-9-1.439-29+9.2205-214+33.310-738-26199-195
in games played on a grass field62-60-3.6237-214+16.11059-1369-10857-57201-2271118-1184
in night games48-36+9.4161-134+21.2877-1049-30.947-32134-145895-928
against right-handed starters50-49-1.6185-171+13.8955-1202-76.650-43160-1771029-1015
after a loss31-30+0.4114-99+14.6694-898-63.833-2698-105748-762
after 3 or more consecutive losses6-5+1.124-20+4.1217-303-38.47-320-22242-258
when playing against a team with a winning record26-32-5.4100-108+4.6596-836-52.827-27104-93673-687
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season8-13-4.741-50-8268-420-54.612-847-40321-332
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.
ATLANTA - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
8/5/2014WOOD(L)@ SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R)2-4L1506 unP641660
8/6/2014TEHERAN(R)@ SEATTLEYOUNG(R)3-7L-1157 unO10801270
8/8/2014SANTANA(R)WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R)7-6W+1056.5 unO952631
8/9/2014HARANG(R)WASHINGTONROARK(R)1-4L+1057.5 unU91101190
8/10/2014WOOD(L)WASHINGTONGONZALEZ(L)3-1W-1157 unU9101570
8/11/2014TEHERAN(R)LA DODGERSCORREIA(R)2-6L-1807.5 evO6511170
8/12/2014MINOR(L)LA DODGERSHAREN(R)2-4L-1308 unU6611071
8/13/2014SANTANA(R)LA DODGERSRYU(L)3-2W-1306.5 unU88111110
8/14/2014HARANG(R)LA DODGERSHERNANDEZ(R)4-6L-1307.5 unO11911280
8/15/2014WOOD(L)OAKLANDHAMMEL(R)7-2W-1357 ovO860431
8/16/2014TEHERAN(R)OAKLANDGRAY(R)4-3W-1057 unP960560
8/17/2014MINOR(L)OAKLANDLESTER(L)4-3W+1307 unP622641
8/18/2014SANTANA(R)@ PITTSBURGHWORLEY(R)7-3W-1107 ovO1590972
8/19/2014HARANG(R)@ PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L) 
8/20/2014WOOD(L)@ PITTSBURGHCOLE(R) 
8/21/2014TEHERAN(R)@ CINCINNATIHOLMBERG(L) 
8/22/2014MINOR(L)@ CINCINNATILATOS(R) 
8/23/2014SANTANA(R)@ CINCINNATILEAKE(R) 
8/24/2014HARANG(R)@ CINCINNATISIMON(R) 
8/26/2014 @ NY METS  

PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
8/5/2014MORTON(R)MIAMIHAND(L)3-6L-1307.5 unO761990
8/6/2014LOCKE(L)MIAMIKOEHLER(R)7-3W-1307.5 unO950741
8/7/2014VOLQUEZ(R)MIAMIFLYNN(L)7-2W-1358 unO1360320
8/8/2014WORLEY(R)SAN DIEGOKENNEDY(R)2-1W-1157 evU870541
8/9/2014LIRIANO(L)SAN DIEGOSTULTS(L)1-2L-1657 ovU980450
8/10/2014MORTON(R)SAN DIEGOROSS(R)2-8L-1107.5 unO7711190
8/11/2014LOCKE(L)DETROITVERLANDER(R)11-6W+1057.5 unO14801493
8/12/2014VOLQUEZ(R)DETROITRAY(L)4-2W-1208.5 unU961780
8/13/2014WORLEY(R)@ DETROITFARMER(R)4-8L1058.5 ovO6611251
8/14/2014LIRIANO(L)@ DETROITSCHERZER(R)2-5L1807.5 ovU443660
8/15/2014MORTON(R)@ WASHINGTONROARK(R)4-5L1407.5 unO8601170
8/16/2014LOCKE(L)@ WASHINGTONGONZALEZ(L)3-4L1357 ovP860860
8/17/2014VOLQUEZ(R)@ WASHINGTONFISTER(R)5-6L1407.5 ovO10821092
8/18/2014WORLEY(R)ATLANTASANTANA(R)3-7L+1007 ovO9721590
8/19/2014LIRIANO(L)ATLANTAHARANG(R) 
8/20/2014COLE(R)ATLANTAWOOD(L) 
8/22/2014LOCKE(L)@ MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R) 
8/23/2014VOLQUEZ(R)@ MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R) 
8/24/2014WORLEY(R)@ MILWAUKEEFIERS(R) 
8/25/2014LIRIANO(L)ST LOUISLACKEY(R) 
8/26/2014 ST LOUIS  
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.
ATLANTA - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games65-60-5.952-643.80.2460.3063.70.2540.313
Road Games28-32-4.624-343.70.2420.3004.00.2640.328
vs Left-handed Starters14-11+1.110-133.80.2490.3043.70.2550.312
Past 7 Games5-2+2.73-24.40.2700.3173.30.2490.315
Grass Games65-60-5.952-643.80.2460.3063.70.2540.313
Night Games48-40+0.134-463.60.2520.3063.60.2490.308
ATLANTA - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.80.2460.306125425010443101030.024483711067698831076911678
Road Games3.70.2420.300602101508153450.022051765103941956335946
Lefty Starters3.80.2490.3042583820965240.039366225816418141918
ATLANTA - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.161.288341.71321203042013635717-1944983%
Road Games4.011.480154.7726916111681406-920676.9%

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games64-61-2.159-584.20.2570.3244.20.2540.316
Home Games39-25+8.730-284.50.2740.3424.00.2490.310
vs Right-handed Starters50-49-1.650-434.30.2580.3264.20.2550.318
Past 7 Games1-6-54-23.60.2300.2905.30.2890.354
Grass Games62-60-3.657-574.20.2580.3254.20.2530.316
Night Games48-36+9.447-324.90.2690.3394.30.2620.322
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.20.2570.324125427310993381120.03506422977879331218911892
Home Games4.50.2740.342642185599178450.022742264565049671445549
Righty Starters4.30.2580.326993393874279960.0340734478371745102739369
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.551.299383.31601513593613932627-18341964.2%
Home Games3.181.2622188377201177418217-617868%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
AARON HARANG recent results and season statistics
AARON HARANG - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.511.4129-725153.76.16560158115911512-13-2.210-14
Road Starts3.521.3485-311696.3282762831426-5+1.44-7
Last 3 Starts4.151.6160-1317.35.888192980-3-3.32-1
AARON HARANG - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/14/2014LA DODGERS4-6-1307.5Loss,OverL4.3557133HERNANDEZ(R)
8/9/2014WASHINGTON1-4+1057.5Loss,Under 7117122ROARK(R)
8/3/2014at SAN DIEGO3-4+1206.5Loss,Over 6225043ROSS(R)

FRANCISCO LIRIANO recent results and season statistics
FRANCISCO LIRIANO - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.781.2863-921114.35.4524893115412310-11-3.86-13
Home Starts4.521.3911-41159.75.4333057526556-5-1.35-4
Last 3 Starts2.840.8420-23196.3661016190-3-4.30-3
FRANCISCO LIRIANO - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/14/2014at DETROIT2-5+1807.5Loss,UnderL6223149SCHERZER(R)
8/9/2014SAN DIEGO1-2-1657Loss,UnderL7223014STULTS(L)
8/3/2014at ARIZONA2-3-1658Loss,Under 6224016CAHILL(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 7-8 (+0.5 Units) against ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
9 of 14 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.9 Units)
Games this season
ATLANTA is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

All games at PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 5-3 (+2.7 Units) against ATLANTA over the last 3 seasons
6 of 8 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+4.0 Units)
Games played at PITTSBURGH this season.
ATLANTA is 1-0 (+1.0 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
8/18/2014ATLANTA7-110  152090SANTANA(R)W5.3392
 PITTSBURGH3+1007 ovOver93072WORLEY(R)L6592
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
AARON HARANG vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
HARANG is 15-7 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 4.19 and a WHIP of 1.216.
His team's record is 16-10 (+3.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 12-12. (-0.9 units)
AARON HARANG recent starts vs. PITTSBURGH
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/7/2013at PITTSBURGH1-4+1208Loss,UnderL6225006GOMEZ(R)
8/13/2012at PITTSBURGH5-4+1158Win,OverW6225034KARSTENS(R)
8/5/2011at PITTSBURGH15-5+1257.5Win,OverW54413131KARSTENS(R)

FRANCISCO LIRIANO vs. ATLANTA since 1997
LIRIANO is 1-0 when starting against ATLANTA with an ERA of 1.13 and a WHIP of 0.625.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)
FRANCISCO LIRIANO recent starts vs. ATLANTA
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/11/2010ATLANTA2-1-1458Win,UnderW81150011HUDSON(R)
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 ATLANTA games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1128, 27.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ATLANTA games 56.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (217-166, +28.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 52.2% of the time since 1997. (1235-1132, -0.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 52.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (204-185, -3.3 units)
Edge=ATLANTA
 
The betting public is favoring the OVER in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ATLANTA games 50.1% of the time since 1997. (948-943, -121.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ATLANTA games 51.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (170-158, -10.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.8% of the time since 1997. (918-888, -99.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 53.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (177-155, -1.0 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
ATLANTA
[P] 07/29/2014 - Shae Simmons 15-day DL (7/29) ( Shoulder )
[P] 06/20/2014 - Gavin Floyd 60-day DL (6/20), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 06/20/2014 - Pedro Beato 15-day DL (6/19) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/29/2014 - Brandon Beachy 60-day DL (3/21), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 03/29/2014 - Cory Gearrin 60-day DL (3/26) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/28/2014 - Jonny Venters 60-day DL (3/21) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/28/2014 - Kris Medlen 60-day DL (3/21), out for season ( Elbow )
PITTSBURGH
[P] 08/18/2014 - Charlie Morton 15-day DL (8/16) ( Hip )
[CF] 08/18/2014 - Andrew McCutchen probable Tuesday vs. Atlanta Braves ( Ribs )
[P] 08/16/2014 - Stolmy Pimentel 15-day DL (8/14) ( Ankle )
[P] 07/08/2014 - Gerrit Cole 15-day DL (7/5), expected to be activated & start Wednesday vs. Atlanta Braves ( Side )
[SS] 07/06/2014 - Clint Barmes 15-day DL (6/30) ( Groin )
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