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Matchup Reports

Saturday at 1:10 PM
PITTSBURGH (19-16) AT NY METS (14-18) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
901: PITTSBURGH
902: NY METS
7.5
-115
19-16
14-18
18-17-0
21-10-1
4.0 / 3.9
4.6 / 4.8
(L) F LIRIANO
(L) J NIESE
0-0
2-3
0.00
4.66
0.00
1.66
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Partly Cloudy   Temperature: 51.0 °
Humidity: 54   Wind: Southeast at 10.4 MPH (9 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 +125 
NY METSNIESE-125 
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
in all games19-16+6.6170-189+3.11134-1487-127.218-17165-1781233-1257
as a road underdog of +100 to +1251-3-213-23-8.5119-184-48.33-117-17155-137
in road games9-9+2.879-101+3.8491-822-13512-689-80616-629
in May games4-4+0.232-30+6.2211-246+13.84-425-33214-217
when playing on Saturday3-2+1.533-25+12.8196-225+3.42-322-33207-194
in day games6-7+161-64+7.3349-502-77.89-463-56412-401
in games played on a grass field19-16+6.6168-188+1.5919-1254-121.618-17164-1761003-1058
against left-handed starters4-5-0.149-46+5.4293-381-38.14-542-50300-346
after a win9-9+2.774-94-13.3497-639-60.811-779-79534-547
when playing against a team with a losing record6-4+3.482-90-12.8519-629-87.44-679-86550-543

NY METS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
after a loss8-8-1.483-104-19.8653-637-10.59-695-79585-634
when playing against a team with a winning record4-6-167-99-16.5615-713-50.78-293-67618-645
in all games14-18-5165-191-18.81351-1307-58.621-10193-1461260-1263
at home with a money line of -100 to -1252-1+0.824-24-3.1140-134-131-221-25131-130
in home games9-10-2.379-102-37.3722-611-44.811-891-83620-650
in May games4-3+1.833-29+9.6243-208+33.65-239-19230-194
when playing on Saturday2-2-0.328-29+1.1225-204+10.53-129-24196-210
in day games6-8-2.665-65+3.8470-441+1.38-670-55446-426
in games played on a grass field14-18-5161-189-22.31255-1215-59.821-10188-1451166-1176
against left-handed starters7-8-0.746-68-19.8357-360-29.59-663-45348-325
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
4/27/2013BURNETT(R)@ ST LOUISWESTBROOK(R)5-3W-1057 ovO11100890
4/28/2013LOCKE(L)@ ST LOUISMILLER(R)9-0W1857.5 unO1371360
4/29/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)@ MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)4-10L1208 unO5411362
4/30/2013MCDONALD(R)@ MILWAUKEEESTRADA(R)8-12L1358 ovO14611590
5/1/2013GOMEZ(R)@ MILWAUKEEBURGOS(R)6-4W1309 unO941771
5/3/2013BURNETT(R)WASHINGTONDETWILER(L)3-1W-1307 ovU981760
5/4/2013LOCKE(L)WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R)4-5L+1307 ovO7326111
5/5/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)WASHINGTONGONZALEZ(L)2-6L+1007 unO6701171
5/7/2013GOMEZ(R)SEATTLEHARANG(R)4-1W-1308 unU740550
5/8/2013BURNETT(R)SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R)1-2L-1056.5 unU741360
5/9/2013LOCKE(L)@ NY METSGEE(R)2-3L1108 ovU8100870
5/10/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)@ NY METSMARCUM(R)7-3W-1107.5 evO12601071
5/11/2013LIRIANO(L)@ NY METSNIESE(L) 
5/12/2013GOMEZ(R)@ NY METSHARVEY(R) 
5/13/2013BURNETT(R)MILWAUKEEESTRADA(R) 
5/14/2013LOCKE(L)MILWAUKEELOHSE(R) 
5/15/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R) 
5/16/2013LIRIANO(L)MILWAUKEEBURGOS(R) 
5/17/2013GOMEZ(R)HOUSTONBEDARD(L) 
5/18/2013 HOUSTON  

NY METS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/27/2013MARCUM(R)PHILADELPHIAPETTIBONE(R)4-9L-1308 ovO8511270
4/28/2013NIESE(L)PHILADELPHIAHAMELS(L)1-5L+1107 unU3821070
4/29/2013HARVEY(R)@ MIAMIFERNANDEZ(R)3-4L-1407 unP1114016141
4/30/2013HEFNER(R)@ MIAMISLOWEY(R)1-2L-1208 unU420540
5/1/2013GEE(R)@ MIAMILEBLANC(L)7-6W-1308 unO13921371
5/3/2013MARCUM(R)@ ATLANTAMINOR(L)7-5W1827.5 unO7201070
5/5/2013NIESE(L)@ ATLANTAHUDSON(R)4-9L1507.5 unO6601290
5/7/2013HARVEY(R)CHI WHITE SOXSANTIAGO(L)1-0W-1606.5 evU570110
5/8/2013HEFNER(R)CHI WHITE SOXPEAVY(R)3-6L+1057 unO8711391
5/9/2013GEE(R)PITTSBURGHLOCKE(L)3-2W-1208 ovU8708100
5/10/2013MARCUM(R)PITTSBURGHRODRIGUEZ(L)3-7L+1007.5 evO10711260
5/11/2013NIESE(L)PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L) 
5/12/2013HARVEY(R)PITTSBURGHGOMEZ(R) 
5/13/2013HEFNER(R)@ ST LOUISLYNN(R) 
5/14/2013GEE(R)@ ST LOUISWESTBROOK(R) 
5/15/2013MARCUM(R)@ ST LOUISMILLER(R) 
5/16/2013NIESE(L)@ ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R) 
5/17/2013HARVEY(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R) 
5/18/2013 @ CHICAGO CUBS  
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 Games19-16+6.518-174.00.2440.2993.90.2300.310
Road Games9-9+2.812-64.00.2330.2894.60.2660.342
vs Left-handed Starters4-5-0.14-52.40.2000.2613.60.2270.305
Past 7 Games3-4-13-43.30.2490.2873.00.2190.282
Grass Games19-16+6.518-174.00.2440.2993.90.2300.310
Day Games6-7+19-44.20.2460.3024.20.2240.312
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2440.29935114828098370.03134912792022728213428
Road Games4.00.2330.2891860614146220.047048157911812122115
Lefty Starters2.40.2000.2619290582170.022224716616559
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.081.194125.7434310113491137-515383.3%
Road Games3.761.29967282863824504-38188.9%

NY METS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games14-18-521-104.60.2340.3044.80.2600.324
Home Games9-10-2.311-84.10.2200.3033.90.2370.298
vs Left-handed Starters7-8-0.79-64.20.2290.3034.70.2440.310
Past 7 Games4-3+1.85-24.00.2380.2895.00.2860.346
Grass Games14-18-521-104.60.2340.3044.80.2600.324
Day Games6-8-2.68-64.30.2270.3035.00.2760.344
NY METS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.60.2340.30432109725794360.031421102651321717193314
Home Games4.10.2200.3031961313549190.03757316010131810154
Lefty Starters4.20.2290.3031550711639160.0361541244103710166
NY METS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.571.329114.368581131339846-54544.4%
Home Games4.261.24763.3363059820515-31233.3%
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 Starts0.000.0000-00010000000-000-0
Road Starts0.000.0000-00010000000-000-0
Last 3 Starts0.000.0000-00010000000-000-0
FRANCISCO LIRIANO - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/25/2012CLEVELAND3-4-1859Loss,UnderL3.7447124KLUBER(R)
9/20/2012at KANSAS CITY3-4+1058Loss,Under 5.3334013GUTHRIE(R)
9/15/2012at MINNESOTA5-3-1108.5Win,UnderW7221129DEDUNO(R)

JON NIESE recent results and season statistics
JON NIESE - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.661.6632-3736.75.2231942319203-4-16-1
Home Starts2.081.3381-1421.75.4852128132-203-1
Last 3 Starts6.232.0000-23134.31191611070-3-32-1
JON NIESE - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/5/2013at ATLANTA4-9+1507.5Loss,OverL4777063HUDSON(R)
4/28/2013PHILADELPHIA1-5+1107Loss,UnderL6.7316113HAMELS(L)
4/23/2013LA DODGERS2-7+1306.5Loss,Over 2.3113031KERSHAW(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
NY METS is 10-7 (+2.8 Units) against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
8 of 16 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.4 Units, Under=-1.3 Units)
Games this season
NY METS is 1-1 (+0.0 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.2 Units, Under=-0.1 Units)

All games at NY METS over the last 3 seasons
NY METS is 6-4 (+1.7 Units) against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
6 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+2.8 Units)
Games played at NY METS this season.
NY METS is 1-1 (+0.0 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.2 Units, Under=-0.1 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
5/10/2013PITTSBURGH7-110  121060RODRIGUEZ(L)W6160
 NY METS3+1007.5 evOver102071MARCUM(R)L4.7690
5/9/2013PITTSBURGH2+110 Under810100LOCKE(L) 6133
 NY METS3-1208 ovWin80070GEE(R) 5152
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
FRANCISCO LIRIANO vs. NY METS since 1997
No recent starts.
FRANCISCO LIRIANO recent starts vs. NY METS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
No recent games found.

JON NIESE vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
NIESE is 2-0 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 1.93 and a WHIP of 1.071.
His team's record is 3-0 (+3.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-2. (-1.2 units)
JON NIESE recent starts vs. PITTSBURGH
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/23/2012at PITTSBURGH3-1-1107.5Win,UnderW7.7115025MORTON(R)
8/21/2010at PITTSBURGH5-1-1157.5Win,UnderW5115015MCDONALD(R)
5/8/2009PITTSBURGH7-3-1809.5Win,Over 6227005KARSTENS(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 PITTSBURGH games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1023, 10.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 52% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (156-144, -3.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NY METS games 51.1% of the time since 1997. (1095-1048, -71.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in NY METS games 54.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (159-135, +3.8 units)
Edge=NY METS
 
The betting public is favoring the UNDER in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.3% of the time since 1997. (793-782, -101.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (85-85, -9.4 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NY METS games 51.8% of the time since 1997. (852-792, -51.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in NY METS games 50.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (87-84, -6.1 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] 05/10/2013 - Francisco Liriano expected to start Saturday vs. New York Mets ( Arm )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Jeff Karstens 15-day DL (3/22) ( Shoulder )
[2B] 05/03/2013 - Neil Walker 15-day DL (4/27) ( Finger )
[P] 05/08/2013 - James McDonald 15-day DL (5/1) ( Shoulder )
[C] 05/11/2013 - Russell Martin doubtful Saturday vs. New York Mets ( Neck )
NY METS
[P] 04/02/2013 - Frank Francisco 15-day DL (3/22) ( Elbow )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Jenrry Mejia 15-day DL (3/22) ( Elbow )
[P] 03/29/2013 - Johan Santana 60-day DL (3/22), out for season ( Shoulder )
[1B] 05/11/2013 - Ike Davis is not expected to be in the starting lineup Saturday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates ( Rest )
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