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Matchup Reports

Saturday at 7:05 PM
COLORADO (52-59) AT PITTSBURGH (65-44) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
905: COLORADO
906: PITTSBURGH
7.0
-200
52-59
65-44
52-56-3
47-60-2
4.4 / 4.5
3.9 / 3.4
(L) J DE LA ROSA
(L) F LIRIANO
10-5
11-4
3.21
2.16
1.31
1.16
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
COLORADODE LA ROSA +128
PITTSBURGHLIRIANO-128 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
COLORADO team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games52-59-10189-248-61.11280-1442-151.252-56222-2021266-1344
when the total is 7 or less3-9-4.118-36-13.648-69-4.45-726-2752-60
as a road underdog of +175 to +2000-5-57-17-3.850-85+7.82-36-1653-74
in road games21-33-6.585-133-26.6539-818-140.227-2599-112607-687
on the road when the total is 7 or less3-9-4.118-36-13.647-69-5.45-726-2751-60
in August games1-1+0.530-30+6.5226-232-5.61-128-30197-237
when playing on Saturday10-7+2.931-37-8.2205-236-38.49-742-24213-214
in games played on a grass field52-56-7189-245-58.11224-1361-133.151-54221-2001207-1272
in night games31-41-11.5133-160-20.1826-939-91.938-32150-136830-864
against left-handed starters14-26-11.854-84-31.1363-406-49.419-2166-68359-372
after a win22-29-11.278-107-38.9623-655-54.418-3287-94588-643
when playing against a team with a winning record21-26-1.777-121-29.7609-757-52.521-24103-86622-687
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season3-7-2.227-63-25.2284-394-52.45-545-42313-336

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 games65-44+25216-217+21.61180-1515-108.747-60194-2211262-1300
when the total is 7 or less20-15+6.940-50-4.365-94-12.214-2135-4867-76
as a home favorite of -175 to -2004-0+48-4+0.612-5+2.94-09-310-7
in home games36-20+13117-101+8.4669-678+16.921-3491-121632-651
at home when the total is 7 or less10-9+0.120-24-5.928-40-12.16-1312-2926-36
in August games0-2-2.719-41-22.1181-278-51.51-137-21221-222
when playing on Saturday10-7+240-30+13.2203-230+3.87-1027-40212-201
in games played on a grass field65-44+25214-216+20965-1282-103.147-60193-2191032-1101
in night games42-26+16.2138-142+6.4807-998-4326-41119-150831-880
against left-handed starters11-10+0.256-51+5.7300-386-37.812-950-54308-350
after a loss27-16+12.8112-103+24.6648-856-65.317-2595-113705-722
when playing against a team with a losing record38-18+19.6114-104+3.4551-643-71.120-3595-115566-572
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season8-9-3.844-64-31.7288-351-61.56-1151-52310-301
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.
COLORADO - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/20/2013NICASIO(R)CHICAGO CUBSVILLANUEVA(R)9-3W-15510 ovO13100882
7/21/2013CHATWOOD(R)CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R)4-3W-16010.5 evU53110121
7/22/2013POMERANZ(L)MIAMIKOEHLER(R)1-3L-17011 evU970980
7/23/2013CHACIN(R)MIAMIFERNANDEZ(R)2-4L-1509 ovU5401261
7/24/2013DE LA ROSA(L)MIAMITURNER(R)2-1W-1709 evU78110121
7/25/2013NICASIO(R)MIAMIEOVALDI(R)3-5L-1609.5 evU750832
7/26/2013CHATWOOD(R)MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R)8-3W-1409.5 unO960842
7/27/2013MCHUGH(R)MILWAUKEEGORZELANNY(L)5-7L-12510 ovO8411241
7/28/2013CHACIN(R)MILWAUKEEHAND(R)6-5W-1759.5 evO12511060
7/29/2013DE LA ROSA(L)@ ATLANTABEACHY(R)8-9L1257.5 unO15811270
7/30/2013NICASIO(R)@ ATLANTAWOOD(L)3-11L1408 ovO7201480
7/31/2013CHATWOOD(R)@ ATLANTAMINOR(L)0-9L1507 unO54215101
8/1/2013BETTIS(R)@ ATLANTATEHERAN(R)2-11L1957.5 ovO9901480
8/2/2013CHACIN(R)@ PITTSBURGHCOLE(R)4-2W1507 unU980840
8/3/2013DE LA ROSA(L)@ PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L) 
8/4/2013NICASIO(R)@ PITTSBURGHBURNETT(R) 
8/6/2013CHATWOOD(R)@ NY METSWHEELER(R) 
8/7/2013BETTIS(R)@ NY METSMEJIA(R) 
8/8/2013CHACIN(R)@ NY METSHARVEY(R) 
8/9/2013DE LA ROSA(L)PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L) 
8/10/2013 PITTSBURGH  

PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/20/2013BURNETT(R)@ CINCINNATILATOS(R)4-5L1258 unO81211093
7/21/2013LOCKE(L)@ CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)3-2W1258 unU770360
7/22/2013MORTON(R)@ WASHINGTONHAREN(R)6-5W1158.5 unO860940
7/23/2013COLE(R)@ WASHINGTONJORDAN(R)5-1W1058.5 ovU1050332
7/24/2013LIRIANO(L)@ WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R)4-2W1257 unU540551
7/25/2013BURNETT(R)@ WASHINGTONGONZALEZ(L)7-9L1207 unO1210314110
7/26/2013LOCKE(L)@ MIAMIALVAREZ(R)0-2L-1607.5 unU5508100
7/27/2013MORTON(R)@ MIAMIKOEHLER(R)7-4W-1357.5 unO141021190
7/28/2013COLE(R)@ MIAMIFERNANDEZ(R)2-3L-1106.5 unU640430
7/29/2013LIRIANO(L)ST LOUISWESTBROOK(R)9-2W-1507 ovO970770
7/30/2013BURNETT(R)ST LOUISLYNN(R)2-1W-1457 unU6101692
7/30/2013CUMPTON(R)ST LOUISLYONS(L)6-0W+1108.5 unU1192371
7/31/2013LOCKE(L)ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)5-4W+1057 unO103113110
8/1/2013MORTON(R)ST LOUISKELLY(R)0-13L-1107.5 evO58117100
8/2/2013COLE(R)COLORADOCHACIN(R)2-4L-1607 unU840980
8/3/2013LIRIANO(L)COLORADODE LA ROSA(L) 
8/4/2013BURNETT(R)COLORADONICASIO(R) 
8/6/2013LOCKE(L)MIAMIALVAREZ(R) 
8/7/2013MORTON(R)MIAMIKOEHLER(R) 
8/8/2013COLE(R)MIAMIFERNANDEZ(R) 
8/9/2013LIRIANO(L)@ COLORADODE LA ROSA(L) 
8/10/2013 @ COLORADO  
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.
COLORADO - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games52-59-1052-564.40.2630.3184.50.2740.331
Road Games21-33-6.527-253.60.2490.3034.60.2770.337
vs Left-handed Starters14-26-11.719-213.90.2510.3075.20.2910.346
Past 7 Games2-5-2.86-14.00.2700.3027.70.3310.372
Grass Games52-56-751-544.40.2660.3204.50.2750.333
Night Games31-41-11.538-324.40.2610.3195.00.2830.341
COLORADO - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.40.2630.318111381610053311220.0346230884282766815910666
Road Games3.60.2490.303541858463146560.031921434782936943295024
Lefty Starters3.90.2510.307401364343109400.031471093032127130213125
COLORADO - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.021.345371.71771663823511831213-19231069.7%
Road Games4.411.418171.3918418512581445-812380%

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games65-44+2547-603.90.2430.3013.40.2280.296
Home Games36-20+1321-343.70.2460.3043.10.2240.285
vs Left-handed Starters11-10+0.212-94.40.2600.3153.80.2440.313
Past 7 Games4-3+0.33-43.70.2420.3013.90.2370.291
Grass Games65-44+2547-603.90.2430.3013.40.2280.296
Night Games42-26+16.226-413.80.2440.2993.30.2340.298
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2430.30110936958983121030.034013079247576083779364
Home Games3.70.2460.304561861458148420.021971544193839445404733
Lefty Starters4.40.2600.3152173919268230.0388601791215715181311
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.901.1353721221202943112832123-1239981.3%
Home Games2.311.046202.6545215076217514-420483.3%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
JORGE DE LA ROSA recent results and season statistics
JORGE DE LA ROSA - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.211.31410-522126.35.749451227448614-8+68-14
Road Starts3.671.3554-41268.75.7322865528466-6+1.36-6
Last 3 Starts3.181.5291-03175.7962016121-2-1.51-2
JORGE DE LA ROSA - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/29/2013at ATLANTA8-9+1257.5Loss,Over 58510023BEACHY(R)
7/24/2013MIAMI2-1-1709Win,UnderW6005015TURNER(R)
7/19/2013CHICAGO CUBS1-3-1509.5Loss,Under 6115134SAMARDZIJA(R)

FRANCISCO LIRIANO recent results and season statistics
FRANCISCO LIRIANO - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.161.16011-41595.76.423237443710011-4+7.26-8
Home Starts1.611.0526-1744.76.48835012496-1+4.82-4
Last 3 Starts2.841.0532-13196.3661119202-1+1.22-1
FRANCISCO LIRIANO - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/29/2013ST LOUIS9-2-1507Win,OverW7114028WESTBROOK(R)
7/24/2013at WASHINGTON4-2+1257Win,UnderW7.7002038STRASBURG(R)
7/19/2013at CINCINNATI3-5-1107.5Loss,OverL4.3555144LEAKE(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 7-7 (+1.3 Units) against COLORADO over the last 3 seasons
8 of 13 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.5 Units)
Games this season
COLORADO is 1-0 (+1.5 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
1 of 1 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.0 Units)

All games at PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
COLORADO is 5-3 (+1.9 Units) against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.8 Units)
Games played at PITTSBURGH this season.
COLORADO is 1-0 (+1.5 Units) against PITTSBURGH 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
8/2/2013COLORADO4+150  91180CHACIN(R)W8160
 PITTSBURGH2-1607 unUnder80040COLE(R)L5.3332
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JORGE DE LA ROSA vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
DE LA ROSA is 2-2 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 4.38 and a WHIP of 1.462.
His team's record is 3-4 (-2.9 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 5-2. (+2.6 units)
JORGE DE LA ROSA recent starts vs. PITTSBURGH
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/8/2011at PITTSBURGH3-4-1408Loss,Under 5222132OHLENDORF(R)
8/7/2010at PITTSBURGH7-8-1408Loss,Over 5.3335145OHLENDORF(R)
7/27/2010PITTSBURGH2-4-2059Loss,UnderL7326028DUKE(L)

FRANCISCO LIRIANO vs. COLORADO since 1997
LIRIANO is 0-1 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 3.86 and a WHIP of 1.143.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)
FRANCISCO LIRIANO recent starts vs. COLORADO
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/17/2010COLORADO1-5+1007Loss,UnderL7335036JIMENEZ(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 COLORADO games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1076, -91.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in COLORADO games 48.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (179-189, -48.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 52.2% of the time since 1997. (1152-1057, -3.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 51.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (187-178, -17.0 units)
Edge=COLORADO
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in COLORADO games 51.2% of the time since 1997. (897-856, -78.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in COLORADO games 54.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (157-133, +9.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.4% of the time since 1997. (827-815, -105.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (119-118, -13.3 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
COLORADO
[LF] 08/02/2013 - Carlos Gonzalez is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs Pittsburgh Pirates ( Finger )
[RF] 08/02/2013 - Michael Cuddyer probable Saturday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates ( Personal )
[P] 07/26/2013 - Drew Pomeranz 15-day DL (7/23) ( Bicep )
[P] 07/20/2013 - Rafael Betancourt 15-day DL (7/15) ( Appendix )
[P] 07/07/2013 - Roy Oswalt 15-day DL (7/8) ( Hamstring )
[P] 03/31/2013 - Edwar Cabrera 60-day DL (2/14) ( Shoulder )
PITTSBURGH
[C] 07/29/2013 - Michael McKenry 15-day DL (7/29), out for season ( Knee )
[RF] 07/28/2013 - Travis Snider 15-day DL (7/28) ( Toe )
[P] 07/23/2013 - Jason Grilli 15-day DL (7/23) ( Forearm )
[P] 07/12/2013 - James McDonald 60-day DL (5/1) ( Shoulder )
[P] 06/11/2013 - Wandy Rodriguez 15-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 )
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