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Matchup Reports

Wednesday at 7:05 PM
CHICAGO CUBS (26-36) AT PITTSBURGH (30-34) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
901: CHICAGO CUBS
902: PITTSBURGH
7.5
-130
26-36
30-34
32-27-3
28-30-6
3.9 / 4.1
4.0 / 4.3
(R) J HAMMEL
(R) B CUMPTON
6-3
1-2
2.53
6.51
0.88
1.55
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
CHICAGO CUBSHAMMEL-115 
PITTSBURGHCUMPTON +115 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
CHICAGO CUBS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games26-37-6.8153-234-47.81340-1500-282.532-28172-1961335-1383
as a road underdog of +100 to +1252-2+0.217-30-11.2147-198-32.33-119-25163-163
in road games11-22-7.369-126-26.4620-800-118.117-1385-99656-698
in June games6-3+3.628-35-2.7214-253-57.87-232-26218-227
when playing on Wednesday3-7-3.622-36-10.3216-222-33.45-424-33192-229
against division opponents13-19-1.469-120-31.4644-686-122.120-1088-96631-639
in games played on a grass field26-37-6.8153-234-47.81283-1416-260.332-28172-1961271-1312
in night games14-17-0.676-118-19.6615-733-133.516-1392-90629-653
against right-handed starters18-32-12.2105-181-56.5977-1113-21925-22133-140981-1021
after a win9-16-5.855-96-31.3620-719-196.515-966-73629-650
when playing against a team with a losing record10-14-3.570-95-21.8664-665-157.512-1174-82613-659

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 games30-34-6.2205-188+13.51242-1576-116.128-30172-2001319-1356
at home with a money line of -100 to -1258-9-2.426-22+0.3186-163+1.710-523-23168-162
in home games18-16-0.8115-84+14.4703-706+1517-1280-107662-675
in June games5-4+139-23+22.3208-255-13.66-335-25232-209
when playing on Wednesday4-5-1.433-28+4196-241-4.62-523-36204-212
against division opponents15-22-8.9101-98-0.6587-740-48.516-1888-100615-635
in games played on a grass field30-34-6.2205-188+13.51027-1343-110.628-30172-2001089-1157
in night games22-18+2.8135-116+14.6851-1031-37.524-12111-125872-908
against right-handed starters27-30-4.2162-152+11.2932-1183-79.325-26135-1601004-998
after a loss17-17+0.5100-86+14.7680-885-63.716-1781-96731-753
when playing against a team with a losing record10-13-4.6106-83+7.5579-670-78.214-879-102592-597
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.
CHICAGO CUBS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
5/28/2014JACKSON(R)@ SAN FRANCISCOLINCECUM(R)0-5L1407.5 unU291872
5/30/2014WOOD(L)@ MILWAUKEEESTRADA(R)5-11L1557.5 ovO101011640
5/31/2014HAMMEL(R)@ MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R)8-0W1307.5 unO1031440
6/1/2014SAMARDZIJA(R)@ MILWAUKEELOHSE(R)0-9L1357 ovO340920
6/3/2014ARRIETA(R)NY METSWHEELER(R)2-1W-1107.5 ovU6519100
6/4/2014JACKSON(R)NY METSMATSUZAKA(R)5-4W-1207 unO8917100
6/5/2014WOOD(L)NY METSDEGROM(R)7-4W-1157.5 unO8628110
6/6/2014HAMMEL(R)MIAMIEOVALDI(R)5-3W-1207 unO10701290
6/7/2014SAMARDZIJA(R)MIAMIWOLF(L)5-2W-1407.5 evU1150540
6/8/2014ARRIETA(R)MIAMIALVAREZ(R)3-4L-1056.5 evO9101871
6/9/2014JACKSON(R)@ PITTSBURGHMORTON(R)2-6L1407.5 unO8611070
6/10/2014WOOD(L)@ PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L)7-3W1607.5 unO11411090
6/11/2014HAMMEL(R)@ PITTSBURGHCUMPTON(R) 
6/12/2014SAMARDZIJA(R)@ PITTSBURGHVOLQUEZ(R) 
6/13/2014ARRIETA(R)@ PHILADELPHIAHERNANDEZ(R) 
6/14/2014JACKSON(R)@ PHILADELPHIABUCHANAN(R) 
6/15/2014WOOD(L)@ PHILADELPHIABURNETT(R) 
6/16/2014HAMMEL(R)@ MIAMITURNER(R) 
6/17/2014SAMARDZIJA(R)@ MIAMIWOLF(L) 
6/18/2014 @ MIAMI  

PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
5/28/2014MORTON(R)@ NY METSCOLON(R)0-5L-1057 unU682682
5/29/2014COLE(R)@ LA DODGERSHAREN(R)6-3W1007 evO1270751
5/30/2014LIRIANO(L)@ LA DODGERSBECKETT(R)2-1W-1057 ovU661781
5/31/2014CUMPTON(R)@ LA DODGERSRYU(L)2-12L1357 unO11911460
6/1/2014VOLQUEZ(R)@ LA DODGERSGREINKE(R)5-3W1707 ovO650670
6/2/2014MORTON(R)@ SAN DIEGOSTAUFFER(R)10-3W1107 unO161615110
6/3/2014COLE(R)@ SAN DIEGOHAHN(R)4-1W-1257 unU640450
6/4/2014LIRIANO(L)@ SAN DIEGOKENNEDY(R)2-3L1006.5 unU761170
6/6/2014CUMPTON(R)MILWAUKEELOHSE(R)15-5W-1057.5 unO16701170
6/7/2014VOLQUEZ(R)MILWAUKEEGARZA(R)3-9L-1157.5 ovO885981
6/8/2014LOCKE(L)MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)0-1L+1058 ovU5100431
6/9/2014MORTON(R)CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R)6-2W-1507.5 unO1070861
6/10/2014LIRIANO(L)CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L)3-7L-1707.5 unO10901141
6/11/2014CUMPTON(R)CHICAGO CUBSHAMMEL(R) 
6/12/2014VOLQUEZ(R)CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R) 
6/13/2014LOCKE(L)@ MIAMIEOVALDI(R) 
6/14/2014MORTON(R)@ MIAMIALVAREZ(R) 
6/15/2014LIRIANO(L)@ MIAMIKOEHLER(R) 
6/17/2014CUMPTON(R)CINCINNATICUETO(R) 
6/18/2014 CINCINNATI  
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.
CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games26-36-5.732-273.90.2340.2954.10.2420.305
Road Games11-22-7.317-133.80.2290.2824.40.2480.311
vs Right-handed Starters18-31-11.225-213.50.2240.2884.20.2480.311
Past 7 Games5-2+3.66-14.90.2660.3223.70.2390.308
Grass Games26-36-5.732-273.90.2340.2954.10.2420.305
Night Games14-17-0.616-134.50.2440.3094.20.2530.319
Division13-18-0.420-94.40.2520.3064.40.2470.313
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2340.295622120496173550.032341855472841348424951
Road Games3.80.2290.28233115426485290.03121852911421528222926
Righty Starters3.50.2240.288491667373123390.021681504502233336333643
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.301.224193.6817115914781796-1311955%
Road Games2.341.048104322771438872-54357.1%

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games30-34-6.228-304.00.2520.3184.30.2500.315
Home Games18-16-0.817-124.50.2690.3364.30.2510.313
vs Right-handed Starters27-30-4.225-264.10.2540.3204.20.2500.315
Past 7 Games3-4-1.84-34.70.2620.3324.00.2190.287
Grass Games30-34-6.228-304.00.2520.3184.30.2500.315
Night Games22-18+2.824-125.00.2730.3444.60.2660.329
Division15-22-8.916-184.00.2410.3084.10.2520.312
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2520.318642198554161600.032432124943448570514660
Home Games4.50.2690.33634118832083270.021411202291926749252530
Righty Starters4.10.2540.320571959498148550.032191894433143265454251
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.041.231210.37571182197717416-8191065.5%
Home Games3.001.254126464211311459711-49660%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
JASON HAMMEL recent results and season statistics
JASON HAMMEL - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.530.8816-31278.36.5222253516707-5+3.67-5
Road Starts2.760.8763-3745.76.5141429111413-4+0.13-4
Last 3 Starts1.370.8131-1319.76.6331303212-1+1.33-0
JASON HAMMEL - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/6/2014MIAMI5-3-1207Win,Over 7006018EOVALDI(R)
5/31/2014at MILWAUKEE8-0+1307.5Win,OverW7004008PERALTA(R)
5/25/2014at SAN DIEGO3-4+1306.5Loss,OverL5.7333025KENNEDY(R)

BRANDON CUMPTON recent results and season statistics
BRANDON CUMPTON - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts6.511.5541-2527.75.522203716152-3-1.14-1
Home Starts3.651.2171-1212.36.255120381-1-0.11-1
Last 3 Starts8.402.0671-13155.01614261562-1+13-0
BRANDON CUMPTON - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/6/2014MILWAUKEE15-5-1057.5Win,OverW5.3338023LOHSE(R)
5/31/2014at LA DODGERS2-12+1357Loss,OverL3.7111011122RYU(L)
5/26/2014at NY METS5-3-1157Win,Over 6217011DEGROM(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 25-18 (-1.1 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
24 of 41 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+4.0 Units)
Games this season
PITTSBURGH is 5-3 (+0.7 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS this season
5 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+3.3 Units)

All games at PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO CUBS is 10-14 (+0.8 Units) against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
16 of 22 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+9.1 Units)
Games played at PITTSBURGH this season.
CHICAGO CUBS is 2-3 (+0.0 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.1 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
6/10/2014CHICAGO CUBS7+160  111141WOOD(L)W6.7392
 PITTSBURGH3-1707.5 unOver101290LIRIANO(L) 3230
6/9/2014CHICAGO CUBS2+140 Over81061JACKSON(R)L6472
 PITTSBURGH6-1507.5 unWin102170MORTON(R)W7160
4/10/2014PITTSBURGH5-130  82182COLE(R)W6352
 CHICAGO CUBS4+1207.5 unOver60360WOOD(L) 6143
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JASON HAMMEL vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
HAMMEL is 4-0 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 3.58 and a WHIP of 0.918.
His team's record is 5-0 (+5.5 units) in these starts. The OVER is 3-2. (+0.9 units)
JASON HAMMEL recent starts vs. PITTSBURGH
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/9/2014PITTSBURGH7-5+1009Win,OverW7333316RODRIGUEZ(L)
4/3/2014at PITTSBURGH3-2+1457Win,UnderW6.7112015RODRIGUEZ(L)
4/30/2011PITTSBURGH4-1-1709Win,UnderW7116124MAHOLM(L)

BRANDON CUMPTON vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
No recent starts.
BRANDON CUMPTON recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
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 Nobody in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1115, -19.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 49.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (159-161, -27.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 52.1% of the time since 1997. (1205-1110, -6.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 51.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (174-163, -9.3 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 CHICAGO CUBS games 51.1% of the time since 1997. (1010-968, -104.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 53.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (157-135, +4.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.6% of the time since 1997. (885-865, -106.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 52.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (144-132, -7.7 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
CHICAGO CUBS
No significant injuries.
PITTSBURGH
No significant injuries.
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