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Matchup Reports

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PITTSBURGH (95-69) AT ST LOUIS (98-65) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
909: PITTSBURGH
910: ST LOUIS
7.0
-121
95-69
98-65
73-85-6
80-75-8
3.9 / 3.6
4.9 / 3.7
(R) G COLE
(R) L LYNN
10-7
15-10
3.22
3.97
1.17
1.31
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Fair   Temperature: 66.0 °
Humidity: 23   Wind: from the West at 11.5 gusting to 19.6 MPH (10 gusting to 17
 
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
PITTSBURGHCOLE +120 
ST LOUISLYNN-120 
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 games95-69+23.7246-242+20.21210-1540-11073-85220-2461288-1325
when the total is 7 or less38-29+6.458-64-4.883-108-12.728-3549-6281-90
as a road underdog of +100 to +12517-12+7.429-32+0.9135-193-38.915-1429-30167-150
in road games44-38+11.8114-130+12.9526-851-125.940-40117-114644-663
on the road when the total is 7 or less17-12+7.227-32+244-60+0.214-1429-2547-46
in October games1-103-2+0.914-13+3.82-02-36-21
when playing on Friday15-11+2.334-41-5.7187-252-36.112-1433-40197-219
against division opponents46-32+13.6124-115+16.7570-716-39.735-40112-117596-616
in day games31-29+3.886-86+10.1374-524-7531-2885-80434-425
in games played on a grass field95-69+23.7244-241+18.6995-1307-104.573-85219-2441058-1126
against right-handed starters77-56+20.7183-188+11.7903-1151-75.157-72166-188976-971
in playoff games1-101-101-102-02-02-0
after a loss41-27+13.8126-114+25.6662-867-64.425-39103-127713-736
when playing against a team with a winning record37-33+8.9101-114+13.5568-802-47.540-28107-98643-659
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season18-16+2.245-58-4258-405-5019-1453-46306-323

ST LOUIS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games98-65+12295-225+13.81555-1292+5.580-75261-2381358-1348
when the total is 7 or less23-11+10.351-39+8104-93+4.113-1743-3997-82
at home with a money line of -100 to -1257-6+0.230-24+2.2145-125+1.45-824-28118-138
as a home favorite of -125 to -15012-5+5.247-32+3.3233-179-13.58-938-39199-194
in home games55-27+12159-100+10.8846-576+30.435-42120-127649-695
at home when the total is 7 or less13-5+626-17+2.851-31+10.15-1018-2035-40
in October games1-0+121-14+9.267-55+10.11-019-1453-63
when playing on Friday16-9+4.844-38-3.3238-210-11.110-1444-34207-207
against division opponents47-30+8.1140-100+8.2719-584-28.642-31123-106623-618
in day games34-18+11.596-75+1.6558-433+39.831-2193-74478-471
in games played on a grass field98-65+12294-223+14.61491-1214+2380-75260-2361292-1282
against right-handed starters78-42+23219-158+20.91144-905+66.562-53189-173990-960
in playoff games1-0+119-13+8.152-44+10.51-019-1142-49
after a win52-44-8.3157-135-17.5828-713-58.145-45136-143724-736
after 3 or more consecutive wins16-12-1.236-38-13.4221-196-36.213-1235-35189-199
when playing against a team with a winning record40-34-0.7114-108-8.7645-613+0.438-33113-99583-605
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season20-19-0.975-61+12.2358-323+3618-1866-63305-341
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
9/20/2013LIRIANO(L)CINCINNATILATOS(R)5-6L-1206.5 unO1051970
9/21/2013BURNETT(R)CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)4-2W-1107 unU550542
9/22/2013LOCKE(L)CINCINNATIARROYO(R)3-11L-1156.5 ovO5621690
9/23/2013MORTON(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R)2-1W-1257.5 unU690651
9/24/2013COLE(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSRUSIN(L)8-2W-1657 evO12811091
9/25/2013LIRIANO(L)@ CHICAGO CUBSARRIETA(R)2-4L-1606.5 unU681982
9/27/2013BURNETT(R)@ CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)4-1W1207 unU680640
9/28/2013MORTON(R)@ CINCINNATIARROYO(R)8-3W1107.5 ovO13505111
9/29/2013CUMPTON(R)@ CINCINNATIREYNOLDS(R)4-2W1158 unU1080641
10/1/2013LIRIANO(L)CINCINNATICUETO(R)6-2W-1356.5 unO13100651
10/3/2013BURNETT(R)@ ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)1-9L1306.5 ovO4311070
10/4/2013COLE(R)@ ST LOUISLYNN(R) 
10/6/2013LIRIANO(L)ST LOUISKELLY(R) 

ST LOUIS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
9/20/2013MILLER(R)@ MILWAUKEEHELLWEG(R)7-6W-1909.5 unO161201380
9/21/2013LYNN(R)@ MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)7-2W-1408.5 unO950791
9/22/2013KELLY(R)@ MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R)4-6L-1458.5 unO893850
9/23/2013WAINWRIGHT(R)WASHINGTONROARK(R)4-3W-1607 ovP1170730
9/24/2013WACHA(R)WASHINGTONGONZALEZ(L)2-0W-1257 ovU631130
9/25/2013MILLER(R)WASHINGTONZIMMERMANN(R)4-1W-1207.5 unU630551
9/27/2013LYNN(R)CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L)7-0W-1657 unP1090781
9/28/2013WAINWRIGHT(R)CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R)6-2W-2057 unO1070760
9/29/2013WESTBROOK(R)CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R)4-0W-1507.5 unU950550
10/3/2013WAINWRIGHT(R)PITTSBURGHBURNETT(R)9-1W-1406.5 ovO1070431
10/4/2013LYNN(R)PITTSBURGHCOLE(R) 
10/6/2013KELLY(R)@ PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L) 
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 Games95-69+23.773-853.90.2450.3043.60.2380.303
Road Games44-38+11.840-404.00.2410.3023.90.2440.315
vs Right-handed Starters77-56+20.657-723.80.2410.3003.60.2340.300
Past 7 Games5-2+2.84-34.70.2630.3123.30.2320.304
Grass Games95-69+23.773-853.90.2450.3043.60.2380.303
Day Games31-29+3.931-284.00.2420.3054.10.2350.307
Division46-32+13.635-403.90.2450.3073.70.2310.295
Playoff games1-102-03.50.2580.2905.50.2500.324
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2450.304164555213624741650.03610472134394113914310715695
Road Games4.00.2410.302822831683252930.033102467474457669557650
Righty Starters3.80.2410.300133446210763821370.034853781085769021208512880
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.861.165553.61861764683717745530-20551578.6%
Road Games3.241.238266.710196231269922113-1129878.4%

ST LOUIS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games98-65+1280-754.90.2690.3283.70.2480.305
Home Games55-27+1235-424.70.2750.3333.30.2320.286
vs Right-handed Starters78-42+2362-535.20.2760.3353.60.2480.304
Past 7 Games7-0+72-35.10.2840.3471.00.1660.192
Grass Games98-65+1280-754.90.2690.3283.70.2480.305
Day Games34-18+11.631-215.10.2660.3233.40.2560.313
Division47-30+8.142-315.00.2680.3303.70.2460.308
Playoff games1-0+11-09.00.3120.4211.00.1290.129
ST LOUIS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.90.2690.328163558915044701260.0275148711124510941767617739
Home Games4.70.2750.333822712745223590.023632354892254087368818
Righty Starters5.20.2760.33512041521147351970.02587365812338061345612833
ST LOUIS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.431.238477.31921824433614845020-19441871%
Home Games3.771.233243.3108102223177723611-927877.1%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
GERRIT COLE recent results and season statistics
GERRIT COLE - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.221.16810-719117.36.2434210972810012-7+3.68-11
Road Starts2.380.9494-2745.36.512123538425-2+3.71-6
Last 3 Starts1.891.2113-03196.3441607253-0+32-1
GERRIT COLE - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/24/2013at CHICAGO CUBS8-2-1657Win,OverW6227016RUSIN(L)
9/19/2013SAN DIEGO10-1-1857Win,OverW61140312KENNEDY(R)
9/14/2013CHICAGO CUBS2-1-1857Win,UnderW7115037BAKER(R)

LANCE LYNN recent results and season statistics
LANCE LYNN - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.971.31415-1033201.76.19289189147619819-14+0.514-16
Home Starts2.821.1769-3161026.43332863349912-4+4.95-9
Last 3 Starts1.451.0182-0318.76.2331405202-1+0.51-1
LANCE LYNN - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/27/2013CHICAGO CUBS7-0-1657WinW6004009WOOD(L)
9/21/2013at MILWAUKEE7-2-1408.5Win,OverW6.3114047GALLARDO(R)
9/16/2013at COLORADO2-6-15010Loss,Under 6.3226014MCHUGH(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 25-26 (+6.5 Units) against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
30 of 49 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+9.8 Units)
Games this season
PITTSBURGH is 10-10 (+1.0 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
13 of 19 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+7.0 Units)

All games at ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 11-15 (+2.0 Units) against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
17 of 24 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+9.4 Units)
Games played at ST LOUIS this season.
ST LOUIS is 7-3 (+2.7 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
7 of 9 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+4.9 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
10/3/2013PITTSBURGH1+130 Over41031BURNETT(R)L2764
 ST LOUIS9-1406.5 ovWin101070WAINWRIGHT(R)W7130
9/8/2013PITTSBURGH2+120 Over40041MORTON(R)L1.7562
 ST LOUIS9-1307.5 evWin120082WACHA(R)W7022
9/7/2013PITTSBURGH0+150 Under30041LOCKE(L)L5234
 ST LOUIS5-1607.5 ovWin61080WAINWRIGHT(R)W7022
9/6/2013PITTSBURGH8-110 Over1310121BURNETT(R)L3561
 ST LOUIS12+1007.5 unWin161152KELLY(R)W6183
9/1/2013ST LOUIS7-115  120080KELLY(R)W6142
 PITTSBURGH2+1058 unOver60060JOHNSON(L)L2572
8/31/2013ST LOUIS1+125 Over60050LYNN(R)L47103
 PITTSBURGH7-1357.5 unWin131090BURNETT(R)W7141
8/30/2013ST LOUIS0+115 Under40051MILLER(R)L4.3583
 PITTSBURGH5-1257 unWin92080LIRIANO(L)W8022
8/15/2013PITTSBURGH5+105 Over132090BURNETT(R) 4.3581
 ST LOUIS6-1157 unWin120080LYNN(R) 5.3481
8/14/2013PITTSBURGH5+115  82051LIRIANO(L)W9141
 ST LOUIS1-1256.5 unUnder40021MILLER(R)L6382
8/13/2013PITTSBURGH3+160  1021112MORTON(R) 6272
 ST LOUIS4-1707 ovWin1401170WAINWRIGHT(R) 7353
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
GERRIT COLE vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
No recent starts.
GERRIT COLE recent starts vs. ST LOUIS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
No recent games found.

LANCE LYNN vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
LYNN is 4-2 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 5.19 and a WHIP of 1.371.
His team's record is 6-3 (+2.1 units) in these starts. The OVER is 7-2. (+5.0 units)
LANCE LYNN recent starts vs. PITTSBURGH
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
8/31/2013at PITTSBURGH1-7+1257.5Loss,OverL47710134BURNETT(R)
8/15/2013PITTSBURGH6-5-1157Win,Over 5.3448116BURNETT(R)
7/30/2013at PITTSBURGH1-2+1357Loss,Under 6113027BURNETT(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. (0-1082, -5.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 51% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (211-203, -18.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ST LOUIS games 50.3% of the time since 1997. (1157-1143, -77.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ST LOUIS games 52.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (230-205, +7.8 units)
Edge=ST LOUIS
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.4% of the time since 1997. (852-837, -105.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (144-140, -13.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ST LOUIS games 49.3% of the time since 1997. (887-913, -153.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ST LOUIS games 48.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (154-166, -32.6 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
PITTSBURGH
[C] 07/29/2013 - Michael McKenry 15-day DL (7/29), out for season ( Knee )
[P] 07/12/2013 - James McDonald 60-day DL (5/1) ( Shoulder )
[P] 06/11/2013 - Wandy Rodriguez 60-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 )
ST LOUIS
[1B] 09/11/2013 - Allen Craig expected to miss the NLDS ( Foot )
[P] 05/18/2013 - Jaime Garcia 60-day DL (5/18), out for season ( Shoulder )
[P] 03/31/2013 - Jason Motte 60-day DL (3/22), out for season ( Elbow )
[SS] 03/31/2013 - Rafael Furcal 60-day DL (3/22), out for season ( Elbow )
[P] 03/31/2013 - Chris Carpenter 60-day DL (2/22) ( Shoulder )
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