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Matchup Reports

Sunday at 1:35 PM
COLORADO (52-60) AT PITTSBURGH (66-44) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
955: COLORADO
956: PITTSBURGH
7.0
-191
52-60
66-44
52-56-4
47-60-3
4.3 / 4.5
3.9 / 3.4
(R) J NICASIO
(R) A BURNETT
6-5
4-7
4.92
2.86
1.38
1.21
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
COLORADONICASIO +165 
PITTSBURGHBURNETT-165 
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 games52-60-11189-249-62.11280-1443-152.252-56222-2021266-1344
as a road underdog of +150 to +1752-11-811-24-6.472-144-28.35-815-1998-113
as a road underdog of +175 to +2000-6-67-18-4.850-86+6.82-36-1653-74
in road games21-34-7.585-134-27.6539-819-141.227-2599-112607-687
in August games1-2-0.530-31+5.5226-233-6.61-128-30197-237
when playing on Sunday11-6+5.622-47-29.3211-228-18.16-1129-36183-235
in day games21-18+1.556-88-41449-497-59.714-2472-66428-478
in games played on a grass field52-57-8189-246-59.11224-1362-134.151-54221-2001207-1272
against right-handed starters38-33+1.8135-164-30917-1036-101.833-35156-134907-972
after a loss30-29+2.2110-139-20.2654-782-9433-24132-108671-700
when playing against a team with a winning record21-27-2.777-122-30.7609-758-53.521-24103-86622-687
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season3-8-3.227-64-26.2284-395-53.45-545-42313-336

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 games66-44+26217-217+22.61181-1515-107.747-60194-2211262-1300
as a home favorite of -175 to -2005-0+59-4+1.613-5+3.94-09-310-7
in home games37-20+14118-101+9.4670-678+17.921-3491-121632-651
in August games1-2-1.720-41-21.1182-278-50.51-137-21221-222
when playing on Sunday11-6+7.432-37-1.2174-256-54.48-935-31211-204
in day games23-18+8.978-75+15.2366-513-7021-1975-71424-416
in games played on a grass field66-44+26215-216+21966-1282-102.147-60193-2191032-1101
against right-handed starters54-34+24.8160-166+15.9880-1129-70.935-51144-167954-950
after a win38-27+13.5103-112-2.4526-657-5030-3498-106553-574
when playing against a team with a losing record39-18+20.6115-104+4.4552-643-70.120-3595-115566-572
when playing against a team with a losing record in the second half of the season9-9-2.845-64-30.7289-351-60.56-1151-52310-301
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
7/21/2013CHATWOOD(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)2-5L1857 unP6601170
8/4/2013NICASIO(R)@ PITTSBURGHBURNETT(R) 
8/6/2013CHATWOOD(R)@ NY METSMEJIA(R) 
8/7/2013BETTIS(R)@ NY METSHARVEY(R) 
8/8/2013CHACIN(R)@ NY METSGEE(R) 
8/9/2013DE LA ROSA(L)PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L) 
8/10/2013NICASIO(R)PITTSBURGHBURNETT(R) 
8/11/2013 PITTSBURGH  

PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
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)5-2W-2007 unP1170660
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) 
8/10/2013BURNETT(R)@ COLORADONICASIO(R) 
8/11/2013 @ 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 Games52-60-1152-564.30.2630.3184.50.2740.332
Road Games21-34-7.527-253.60.2480.3034.60.2780.338
vs Right-handed Starters38-33+1.833-354.60.2700.3254.20.2640.323
Past 7 Games2-5-2.55-13.60.2670.3117.40.3320.376
Grass Games52-57-851-544.40.2650.3204.50.2750.333
Day Games21-18+1.614-244.30.2680.3173.80.2560.313
COLORADO - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.30.2630.318112384610113311220.0346431384882772845910869
Road Games3.60.2480.303551888469146560.031941484842937546295227
Righty Starters4.60.2700.325712452662222820.033151995396149551387541
COLORADO - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.021.344375.71791683873511831713-19231069.7%
Road Games4.411.414175.3938619012581495-812380%

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games66-44+2647-603.90.2440.3023.40.2280.297
Home Games37-20+1421-343.70.2480.3053.10.2240.286
vs Right-handed Starters54-34+24.835-513.70.2390.2983.30.2240.292
Past 7 Games5-2+2.43-34.10.2650.3253.70.2420.303
Grass Games66-44+2647-603.90.2440.3023.40.2280.297
Day Games23-18+8.921-194.00.2420.3043.70.2170.293
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2440.30211037269093151040.034063099327876785779664
Home Games3.70.2480.305571892469151430.022021564274140147405033
Righty Starters3.70.2390.298882956706244800.033132477456360368598053
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.941.1393741241222983112832123-1240981.6%
Home Games2.371.056204.6565415476217514-421484%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
JUAN NICASIO recent results and season statistics
JUAN NICASIO - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.921.3806-520104.35.262571071337759-11-213-6
Road Starts5.861.6453-41155.35.0413670721315-6+1.48-2
Last 3 Starts5.061.3121-13165.3991536161-2-1.62-1
JUAN NICASIO - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/30/2013at ATLANTA3-11+1408Loss,OverL48810234WOOD(L)
7/25/2013MIAMI3-5-1609.5Loss,Under 7002019EOVALDI(R)
7/20/2013CHICAGO CUBS9-3-15510Win,OverW5113123VILLANUEVA(R)

A.J. BURNETT recent results and season statistics
A.J. BURNETT - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.861.2124-719119.76.34638988471328-11-5.87-12
Home Starts2.621.0872-31065.36.5201947424786-4-0.22-8
Last 3 Starts1.831.4230-1319.76.61042206221-2-12-1
A.J. BURNETT - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/30/2013ST LOUIS2-1-1457Win,Under 7113039LYNN(R)
7/25/2013at WASHINGTON7-9+1207Loss,Over 7419015GONZALEZ(L)
7/20/2013at CINCINNATI4-5+1258Loss,OverL5.75210028LATOS(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 8-7 (+2.3 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 1-1 (+0.5 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 5-4 (+0.9 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 1-1 (+0.5 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
8/3/2013COLORADO2+185  60060DE LA ROSA(L)L4362
 PITTSBURGH5-2007 unWin111370LIRIANO(L)W7025
8/2/2013COLORADO4+150  91180CHACIN(R)W8160
 PITTSBURGH2-1607 unUnder80040COLE(R)L5.3332
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JUAN NICASIO vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
NICASIO is 0-0 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 1.35 and a WHIP of 1.499.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)
JUAN NICASIO recent starts vs. PITTSBURGH
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/25/2012at PITTSBURGH2-1-1257Win,Under 6.7119115MCDONALD(R)

A.J. BURNETT vs. COLORADO since 1997
BURNETT is 2-3 when starting against COLORADO with an ERA of 2.97 and a WHIP of 1.404.
His team's record is 2-3 (-1.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-1. (+2.8 units)
A.J. BURNETT recent starts vs. COLORADO
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/24/2011COLORADO2-4-1259.5Loss,UnderL6.3447255JIMENEZ(R)
8/29/2004COLORADO8-4-2008Win,OverW81150214ESTES(L)
8/12/2002COLORADO0-1-1507.5Loss,UnderL9114049JENNINGS(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 COLORADO games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1076, -90.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in COLORADO games 48.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (180-189, -47.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 52.2% of the time since 1997. (1153-1057, -2.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 51.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (188-178, -16.0 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 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] 08/03/2013 - Carlos Gonzalez is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates ( Finger )
[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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