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Matchup Reports

Sunday at 3:35 PM
PITTSBURGH (45-30) AT LA ANGELS (33-42) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
979: PITTSBURGH
980: LA ANGELS
9.0
-152
45-30
33-42
33-40-2
42-32-1
3.8 / 3.4
4.5 / 4.6
(R) C MORTON
(R) J BLANTON
1-1
1-10
1.74
5.62
1.06
1.60
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
PITTSBURGHMORTON-124
LA ANGELSBLANTON +124 
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 on Sunday8-3+7.829-34-0.8171-253-547-434-26210-199
in an inter-league game8-3+4.826-18+10.699-141-31.23-817-27115-118
in day games17-11+10.272-68+16.4360-506-68.716-1170-63419-408
in games played on a grass field45-30+20.6194-202+15.6945-1268-107.533-40179-1991018-1081
against right-handed starters38-22+22.2144-154+13.3864-1117-73.525-33134-149944-932
after a win24-20+6.689-105-9.4512-650-56.922-2190-93545-561
after 3 or more consecutive wins2-7-7.212-22-12.892-119-20.93-614-19100-102
when playing against a team with a losing record24-9+16.4100-95+0.2537-634-74.411-2186-101557-558
in all games45-30+20.6196-203+17.21160-1501-113.133-40180-2011248-1280
when the total is 8 to 8.512-8+6.681-84+6.6453-581-31.47-1175-83488-511
as a road underdog of +100 to +1255-8-2.617-28-9.1123-189-48.96-720-23158-143
in road games20-17+9.790-109+10.8502-830-12818-1895-92622-641
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.55-7+0.435-49-2.4175-294-42.35-638-41212-238
in June games11-9+3.944-30+21.8197-251-21.69-1039-33223-203

LA ANGELS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in games played on a grass field33-42-22.5198-182-32.91338-1153+38.842-32177-1801136-1237
against right-handed starters24-31-17.3139-130-25.11017-897+15.733-21133-118882-936
after a loss16-25-17.798-90-14.2671-586+48.124-1793-86558-639
when playing against a team with a winning record12-21-12.297-102-19664-663+25.122-1093-95602-654
in all games33-42-22.5207-192-34.11449-1266+36.842-32188-1881235-1352
when the total is 8 to 8.520-18-6.268-66-17.6384-335-10.322-1567-61339-357
as a home favorite of -125 to -1504-8-7.135-26-0.9237-164+11.78-327-29171-212
in home games20-22-14111-93-21.8771-596-18.823-1887-102607-693
at home when the total is 8 to 8.515-11-3.942-38-13.6220-188-39.113-1236-40187-208
in June games8-12-10.338-33-5.7251-195+28.69-1030-36197-221
when playing on Sunday4-7-5.231-33-10.1236-200+176-530-30187-225
in an inter-league game4-7-4.729-18+7.2172-130+27.24-718-27144-140
in day games14-7+5.666-51+4.3407-333+55.412-848-59321-374
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
6/9/2013LOCKE(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)5-2W1507.5 evU1180430
6/22/2013LIRIANO(L)@ LA ANGELSWILLIAMS(R)6-1W1207.5 ovU10608111
6/23/2013MORTON(R)@ LA ANGELSBLANTON(R) 
6/25/2013LOCKE(L)@ SEATTLESAUNDERS(L) 
6/26/2013GOMEZ(R)@ SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R) 
6/28/2013COLE(R)MILWAUKEEHAND(R) 
6/29/2013LIRIANO(L)MILWAUKEEFIGARO(R) 
6/30/2013 MILWAUKEE  

LA ANGELS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
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)2-5L-1607.5 evU4301180
6/22/2013WILLIAMS(R)PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L)1-6L-1307.5 ovU81111060
6/23/2013BLANTON(R)PITTSBURGHMORTON(R) 
6/25/2013WILSON(L)@ DETROITPORCELLO(R) 
6/26/2013HANSON(R)@ DETROITALVAREZ(L) 
6/27/2013WEAVER(R)@ DETROITFISTER(R) 
6/28/2013WILLIAMS(R)@ HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L) 
6/29/2013BLANTON(R)@ HOUSTONNORRIS(R) 
6/30/2013 @ 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 Games45-30+20.633-403.80.2390.2963.40.2270.299
Road Games20-17+9.718-183.80.2320.2893.60.2350.312
vs Right-handed Starters38-22+22.325-333.80.2400.2983.30.2240.294
Past 7 Games5-2+5.41-54.00.2440.3082.10.2090.265
Grass Games45-30+20.633-403.80.2390.2963.40.2270.299
Day Games17-11+10.216-114.10.2440.3023.50.2150.295
Interleague8-3+4.83-83.30.2410.2772.10.1960.281
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.80.2390.296752510600209720.032732036305050854506449
Road Games3.80.2320.289371264293107410.031371013442324725233224
Righty Starters3.80.2400.298601988478166570.032181625084140043415339
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.971.175266.388882122410124316-1029780.6%
Road Games3.491.240129505010918511137-614477.8%

LA ANGELS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games33-42-22.442-324.50.2660.3284.60.2600.323
Home Games20-22-1423-184.60.2840.3484.50.2530.313
vs Right-handed Starters24-31-17.333-214.70.2720.3304.80.2580.323
Past 7 Games3-4-3.33-44.60.3030.3714.60.2430.300
Grass Games33-42-22.442-324.50.2660.3284.60.2600.323
Day Games14-7+5.612-85.70.2710.3463.70.2380.302
Interleague4-7-4.74-73.50.2370.2974.50.2420.293
LA ANGELS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.50.2660.328752581686227810.033182395243452787555564
Home Games4.60.2840.348421420403120380.031861412712230551263234
Righty Starters4.70.2720.330551930524170670.032441683952438871414051
LA ANGELS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.921.291231.710810120120982239-1019676%
Home Games4.271.309130.7676211913521266-69469.2%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
CHARLIE MORTON recent results and season statistics
CHARLIE MORTON - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts1.741.0651-1210.35.242100171-1+0.81-1
Road Starts0.000.5631-015.35.30030021-0+1.80-1
Last 3 Starts1.741.0651-1210.35.242100171-1+0.81-1
CHARLIE MORTON - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/18/2013at CINCINNATI4-0+1808.5Win,UnderW5.3003002LATOS(R)
6/13/2013SAN FRANCISCO0-10+1157.5Loss,OverL5427015CAIN(R)
5/29/2012CINCINNATI1-8+1208Loss,OverL4446010BAILEY(R)

JOE BLANTON recent results and season statistics
JOE BLANTON - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts5.621.5961-101483.36.055521171516692-12-13.68-6
Home Starts5.691.6640-4742.76.128276249381-6-7.94-3
Last 3 Starts4.581.0170-2319.76.611101763280-3-4.91-2
JOE BLANTON - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/18/2013SEATTLE2-3-2009Loss,Under 6.72262211BONDERMAN(R)
6/9/2013at BOSTON5-10+14510.5Loss,OverL5768316DEMPSTER(R)
6/3/2013HOUSTON1-2-1908.5Loss,UnderL82231011BEDARD(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 2-0 (+2.7 Units) against LA ANGELS over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.1 Units)
Games this season
PITTSBURGH is 2-0 (+2.7 Units) against LA ANGELS this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.1 Units)

All games at LA ANGELS over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 2-0 (+2.7 Units) against LA ANGELS over the last 3 seasons
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.1 Units)
Games played at LA ANGELS this season.
PITTSBURGH is 2-0 (+2.7 Units) against LA ANGELS this season
2 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.1 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
6/22/2013PITTSBURGH6+120  103060LIRIANO(L)W6.7173
 LA ANGELS1-1307.5 ovUnder801111WILLIAMS(R)L6482
6/21/2013PITTSBURGH5+150  112180COLE(R)W6.3241
 LA ANGELS2-1607.5 evUnder41030WEAVER(R)L6490
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
CHARLIE MORTON vs. LA ANGELS since 1997
MORTON is 1-0 when starting against LA ANGELS with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.000.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)
CHARLIE MORTON recent starts vs. LA ANGELS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/14/2008at LA ANGELS9-4+1558.5Win,OverW6335014SANTANA(R)

JOE BLANTON vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
BLANTON is 2-1 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.079.
His team's record is 2-4 (-3.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 2-4. (-2.9 units)
JOE BLANTON recent starts vs. PITTSBURGH
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/16/2012at PITTSBURGH6-10+1257.5Loss,OverL4.3887344BURNETT(R)
6/25/2012PITTSBURGH8-3-1308Win,OverW7327118KARSTENS(R)
7/4/2010at PITTSBURGH5-8-1358.5Loss,Over 6.3556107KARSTENS(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 Nobody in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1043, 0.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 51.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (173-164, -13.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in LA ANGELS games 49% of the time since 1997. (1054-1095, -176.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in LA ANGELS games 53.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (177-153, +0.2 units)
No Edge.
 
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. (809-803, -108.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 48.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (101-106, -17.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in LA ANGELS games 50.3% of the time since 1997. (838-827, -101.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in LA ANGELS games 50.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (116-113, -8.5 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 )
[P] 06/21/2013 - Jason Vargas 15-day DL (6/18) ( Blood Clot )
[RF] 06/21/2013 - Josh Hamilton is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates ( Wrist )
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