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Matchup Reports

Monday at 1:05 PM
PITTSBURGH (31-19) AT DETROIT (28-20) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
903: PITTSBURGH
904: DETROIT
7.5
-192
31-19
28-20
22-27-1
28-19-1
3.9 / 3.4
5.4 / 4.0
(L) F LIRIANO
(R) J VERLANDER
3-0
5-4
1.00
3.66
1.11
1.37
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Light Rain   Temperature: 43.0 °
Humidity: 74   Wind: Southwest at 6.9 MPH (6 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
PITTSBURGHLIRIANO +205 
DETROITVERLANDER-205 
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
after a win18-12+7.883-97-8506-642-55.615-1483-86538-554
when playing against a team with a winning record11-8+5.675-89+10.2542-777-50.813-680-76616-637
in all games31-19+15182-192+11.61146-1490-118.722-27169-1881237-1267
as a road underdog of +175 to +2002-3+0.810-11+763-131-14.42-39-1283-103
in road games13-10+7.283-102+8.2495-823-130.614-991-83618-632
in May games16-7+8.844-33+14.7223-249+22.38-1429-43218-227
when playing on Monday1-5-4.624-23+4.4121-155-8.52-418-27131-135
in an inter-league game3-2-0.621-17+5.294-140-36.51-415-23113-114
in day games12-7+8.467-64+14.7355-502-70.411-865-60414-405
in games played on a grass field31-19+15180-191+10931-1257-113.122-27168-1861007-1068
against right-handed starters26-13+16.6132-145+7.7852-1108-79.117-21126-137936-920

DETROIT team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
after a win15-12-7.4122-102-12.3612-636-46.913-13113-99583-608
when playing against a team with a winning record11-9-1.4108-90+4.9582-762-83.413-787-97606-674
in all games28-20-3.4224-174+2.31257-1424-146.228-19193-1811246-1307
as a home favorite of -175 to -2005-2+1.328-8+13.364-35-0.45-114-2145-52
in home games16-8-1123-75+9687-651-55.715-8100-87624-647
in May games13-10-4.442-37-10.4227-232+4.612-1139-36208-229
when playing on Monday3-0+321-19-2.6127-141-6.31-221-15131-121
in an inter-league game3-2+0.721-24-9.6156-141+15.44-123-20142-145
in day games10-13-12.291-64+5446-504-70.114-871-77434-471
in games played on a grass field28-20-3.4214-169-3.61155-1266-109.528-19189-1711128-1176
against left-handed starters4-6-766-60-13.5371-391-137-264-55354-376
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
5/13/2013BURNETT(R)MILWAUKEEESTRADA(R)1-5L-1507 unU443960
5/14/2013LOCKE(L)MILWAUKEELOHSE(R)4-3W+1157.5 evU101101190
5/15/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)3-1W-1058 ovU460651
5/16/2013LIRIANO(L)MILWAUKEEBURGOS(R)7-1W-1458 ovP1391681
5/17/2013GOMEZ(R)HOUSTONLYLES(R)5-4W-1858.5 ovO10112763
5/18/2013BURNETT(R)HOUSTONBEDARD(L)2-4L-2557.5 unU9901080
5/19/2013LOCKE(L)HOUSTONHARRELL(R)1-0W-1708.5 unU430330
5/21/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)CHICAGO CUBSGARZA(R)5-4W-1457.5 unO8901181
5/22/2013LIRIANO(L)CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R)1-0W-1357.5 unU352481
5/23/2013GOMEZ(R)CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R)4-2W-1307.5 ovU981751
5/24/2013BURNETT(R)@ MILWAUKEEESTRADA(R)1-2L1007.5 ovU550440
5/25/2013LOCKE(L)@ MILWAUKEEFIERS(R)5-2W1159 unU960552
5/26/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)@ MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)5-4W1308 unO10911061
5/27/2013LIRIANO(L)@ DETROITVERLANDER(R) 
5/28/2013GOMEZ(R)@ DETROITPORCELLO(R) 
5/29/2013BURNETT(R)DETROITSANCHEZ(R) 
5/30/2013LOCKE(L)DETROITFISTER(R) 
5/31/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)CINCINNATICUETO(R) 
6/1/2013 CINCINNATI  
6/2/2013 CINCINNATI  
6/3/2013 @ ATLANTA  

DETROIT - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
5/13/2013SANCHEZ(R)HOUSTONNORRIS(R)7-2W-3058 unO920760
5/14/2013FISTER(R)HOUSTONHARRELL(R)6-2W-2958.5 unU1070530
5/15/2013SCHERZER(R)HOUSTONKEUCHEL(L)5-7L-3509 unO870821
5/16/2013VERLANDER(R)@ TEXASDARVISH(R)4-10L1057.5 unO7511030
5/17/2013PORCELLO(R)@ TEXASTEPESCH(R)2-1W11510.5 unU6101881
5/18/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ TEXASGRIMM(R)2-7L-1309.5 evU7521390
5/19/2013FISTER(R)@ TEXASHOLLAND(L)8-11L1209 unO131011890
5/21/2013SCHERZER(R)@ CLEVELANDKLUBER(R)5-1W-1359 unU1190340
5/22/2013VERLANDER(R)@ CLEVELANDJIMENEZ(R)11-7W-1508 ovO14701380
5/23/2013PORCELLO(R)MINNESOTADIAMOND(L)7-6W-1609 unO151111270
5/24/2013SANCHEZ(R)MINNESOTADEDUNO(R)6-0W-2008.5 unU1180140
5/25/2013FISTER(R)MINNESOTAWALTERS(R)2-3L-2259 unU971970
5/26/2013SCHERZER(R)MINNESOTAPELFREY(R)6-1W-2709 unU631380
5/27/2013VERLANDER(R)PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L) 
5/28/2013PORCELLO(R)PITTSBURGHGOMEZ(R) 
5/29/2013SANCHEZ(R)@ PITTSBURGHBURNETT(R) 
5/30/2013FISTER(R)@ PITTSBURGHLOCKE(L) 
5/31/2013SCHERZER(R)@ BALTIMOREGONZALEZ(R) 
6/1/2013 @ BALTIMORE  
6/2/2013 @ BALTIMORE  
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 Games31-19+1522-273.90.2430.3023.40.2230.295
Road Games13-10+7.214-94.20.2420.3014.10.2490.321
vs Right-handed Starters26-13+16.717-214.20.2480.3083.40.2210.292
Past 7 Games6-1+5.42-53.10.2200.2892.00.1950.229
Grass Games31-19+1522-273.90.2430.3023.40.2230.295
Day Games12-7+8.511-84.40.2550.3153.50.2130.290
Interleague3-2-0.61-42.60.2220.2532.20.1810.274
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2430.302501652401141510.031901393843133836314540
Road Games4.20.2420.3012377818862300.0495661951215417132319
Righty Starters4.20.2480.308391281318113410.031551102992526127263631
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.771.118175.35454134166216411-622581.5%
Road Games3.591.19882.73333721127695-310283.3%

DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games28-20-3.428-195.40.2840.3494.00.2400.300
Home Games16-8-115-86.00.3070.3733.80.2320.295
vs Left-handed Starters4-6-77-25.60.2860.3585.50.2740.335
Past 7 Games5-2+1.83-46.40.3160.3784.10.2480.298
Grass Games28-20-3.428-195.40.2840.3494.00.2400.300
Day Games10-13-12.214-84.70.2750.3384.20.2430.317
Interleague3-2+0.74-16.00.3160.3763.00.2200.253
DETROIT - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games5.40.2840.349481737493150530.032541743331838145203832
Home Games6.00.3070.3732482225276290.041438714271782551915
Lefty Starters5.60.2860.3581036710530130.04564167185851110
DETROIT - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.721.246145.3606011410671604-89660%
Home Games4.051.38360272748535611-45362.5%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
FRANCISCO LIRIANO recent results and season statistics
FRANCISCO LIRIANO - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts1.001.1113-03186.0221406253-0+31-1
Road Starts1.691.5011-015.35.31160291-0+11-0
Last 3 Starts1.001.1113-03186.0221406253-0+31-1
FRANCISCO LIRIANO - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/22/2013CHICAGO CUBS1-0-1357.5Win,UnderW7002019SAMARDZIJA(R)
5/16/2013MILWAUKEE7-1-1458WinW5.7116037BURGOS(R)
5/11/2013at NY METS11-2+1057.5Win,OverW5.3116029NIESE(L)

JUSTIN VERLANDER recent results and season statistics
JUSTIN VERLANDER - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.661.3735-410595.9262460321695-5-3.96-3
Home Starts2.731.3671-2426.36.610826110231-3-5.32-1
Last 3 Starts11.372.3681-2312.74.217162228191-2-2.63-0
JUSTIN VERLANDER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/22/2013at CLEVELAND11-7-1508Win,OverW55510119JIMENEZ(R)
5/16/2013at TEXAS4-10+1057.5Loss,OverL2.7886123DARVISH(R)
5/11/2013CLEVELAND6-7-2608Loss,OverL5436057JIMENEZ(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 5-4 (+2.1 Units) against DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
7 of 9 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+4.6 Units)
Games this season
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

All games at DETROIT over the last 3 seasons
DETROIT is 2-1 (+0.4 Units) against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
3 of 3 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.0 Units)
Games played at DETROIT this season.
There were no past matchups in this series during this time period.

Pitcher Versus Team Past History
FRANCISCO LIRIANO vs. DETROIT since 1997
LIRIANO is 5-7 when starting against DETROIT with an ERA of 5.00 and a WHIP of 1.344.
His team's record is 7-9 (-3.8 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 7-8. (-2.2 units)
FRANCISCO LIRIANO recent starts vs. DETROIT
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/1/2012at DETROIT1-5+1458.5Loss,UnderL4334075SCHERZER(R)
8/15/2011at DETROIT9-6+1309Win,OverW6559214PORCELLO(R)
7/24/2011DETROIT2-5-1159Loss,UnderL2.3446043PORCELLO(R)

JUSTIN VERLANDER vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
VERLANDER is 3-0 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 1.44 and a WHIP of 0.680.
His team's record is 3-0 (+3.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-2. (-2.1 units)
JUSTIN VERLANDER recent starts vs. PITTSBURGH
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
6/24/2012at PITTSBURGH3-2-2007Win,UnderW9225117CORREIA(R)
5/18/2012PITTSBURGH6-0-2357.5Win,UnderW90010212MORTON(R)
6/11/2010PITTSBURGH6-2-2558WinW7224043OHLENDORF(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 DETROIT in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1031, 4.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 51.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (162-152, -8.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 52.4% of the time since 1997. (1113-1013, +8.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in DETROIT games 56.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (183-141, +28.0 units)
Edge=PITTSBURGH
 
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. (798-791, -106.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 48.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (90-94, -14.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 50.3% of the time since 1997. (830-820, -103.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in DETROIT games 46.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (97-112, -28.8 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
PITTSBURGH
[P] 04/02/2013 - Charlie Morton 15-day DL (3/22) ( Elbow )
[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 )
[SS] 05/15/2013 - John McDonald 15-day DL (5/15) ( Back )
[RF] 05/27/2013 - Jose Tabata 15-day DL (5/25) ( Oblique )
DETROIT
[P] 04/23/2013 - Octavio Dotel 15-day DL (4/20) ( Elbow )
[CF] 05/13/2013 - Austin Jackson 15-day DL (5/12) ( Hamstring )
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