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Matchup Reports

Monday at 3:05 PM
ST LOUIS (98-67) AT PITTSBURGH (97-69) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
927: ST LOUIS
928: PITTSBURGH
7.5
+106
98-67
97-69
82-75-8
75-85-6
4.8 / 3.7
3.9 / 3.6
(R) M WACHA
(R) C MORTON
3-1
7-4
2.83
3.26
1.13
1.28
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
ST LOUISWACHA-142 
PITTSBURGHMORTON +142 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
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 games98-67+9.9295-227+11.61555-1294+3.382-75263-2381360-1348
on the road with a money line of -100 to -12517-13+1.840-43-8.7194-194-27.516-1243-37185-186
in road games43-39-1136-126+2709-717-25.946-33142-111710-653
in October games1-2-1.221-16+767-57+7.93-021-1455-63
when playing on Monday9-8-130-24+0.5151-126+2.49-727-24133-139
against division opponents47-32+5.9140-102+6719-586-30.844-31125-106625-618
in day games34-20+9.396-77-0.6558-435+37.633-2195-74480-471
in games played on a grass field98-67+9.9294-225+12.41491-1216+20.882-75262-2361294-1282
against right-handed starters78-43+21.8219-159+19.71144-906+65.363-53190-173991-960
in playoff games1-2-1.219-15+5.952-46+8.33-021-1144-49
after a loss46-21+20.4137-89+31.4725-574+68.236-29125-93632-607
when playing against a team with a winning record40-36-2.9114-110-10.9645-615-1.840-33115-99585-605
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season20-21-3.175-63+10358-325+33.820-1868-63307-341

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 games97-69+25.8248-242+22.31212-1540-107.975-85222-2461290-1325
as a home underdog of +100 to +1259-7+2.937-38+2.4211-225+10.38-832-42206-214
in home games52-31+12.8133-112+8.3685-689+16.834-45104-132645-662
in October games3-1+2.15-2+316-13+5.94-04-38-21
when playing on Monday7-10-3.630-28+5.4127-160-7.56-1122-34135-142
against division opponents48-32+15.7126-115+18.8572-716-37.637-40114-117598-616
in day games33-29+5.988-86+12.2376-524-72.933-2887-80436-425
in games played on a grass field97-69+25.8246-241+20.7997-1307-102.475-85221-2441060-1126
against right-handed starters79-56+22.8185-188+13.8905-1151-7359-72168-188978-971
in playoff games3-1+2.13-1+2.13-1+2.14-04-04-0
after a win55-41+12.2120-126-3.7543-671-51.349-45117-117572-585
when playing against a team with a winning record39-33+11103-114+15.6570-802-45.442-28109-98645-659
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season20-16+4.447-58-1.9260-405-47.921-1455-46308-323
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.
ST LOUIS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
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)1-7L-1207 ovO4511090
10/6/2013KELLY(R)@ PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L)3-5L1507 unO761860
10/7/2013WACHA(R)@ PITTSBURGHMORTON(R) 

PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
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)7-1W1107 ovO1090451
10/6/2013LIRIANO(L)ST LOUISKELLY(R)5-3W-1607 unO860761
10/7/2013MORTON(R)ST LOUISWACHA(R) 
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.
ST LOUIS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games98-67+9.982-754.80.2680.3263.70.2480.305
Road Games43-39-146-335.00.2630.3224.00.2640.324
vs Right-handed Starters78-43+21.863-535.10.2750.3343.70.2480.304
Past 7 Games5-2+2.84-24.90.2550.3282.30.2070.257
Grass Games98-67+9.982-754.80.2680.3263.70.2480.305
Day Games34-20+9.433-215.00.2630.3193.50.2570.315
Division47-32+5.944-314.90.2660.3273.80.2470.310
Playoff games1-2-1.23-04.30.2190.2924.30.2320.305
ST LOUIS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.80.2680.326165565315154751280.0275549111264611051777818040
Road Games5.00.2630.322822910766249680.023912546282456090419121
Righty Starters5.10.2750.33412141831151354980.02588367821338111345712934
ST LOUIS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.441.238484.71961854493715145120-20441871%
Road Games3.121.246236.7868222319722149-11171063%

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games97-69+25.875-853.90.2460.3053.60.2370.303
Home Games52-31+12.834-453.90.2500.3083.30.2320.291
vs Right-handed Starters79-56+22.759-723.90.2420.3023.60.2340.299
Past 7 Games6-1+5.55-25.00.2740.3333.00.1990.272
Grass Games97-69+25.875-853.90.2460.3053.60.2370.303
Day Games33-29+633-284.00.2430.3074.00.2330.305
Division48-32+15.737-404.00.2460.3083.60.2300.294
Playoff games3-1+2.14-04.70.2690.3363.70.2110.273
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2460.305166561613804811670.03622482135595115414610715796
Home Games3.90.2500.308832749687224720.033052316015056976528146
Righty Starters3.90.2420.302135452610943891390.034973881097779171238512981
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.851.165559.61871774743817845931-20561578.9%
Home Games2.511.1002908681241127823418-927779.4%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
MICHAEL WACHA recent results and season statistics
MICHAEL WACHA - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.831.1293-19546.0171744417463-6-6.85-4
Road Starts3.241.5001-0316.75.6662025141-2-1.62-1
Last 3 Starts2.941.2541-1318.36.1661716231-2-2.61-2
MICHAEL WACHA - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/24/2013WASHINGTON2-0-1257Win,UnderW8.7001029GONZALEZ(L)
9/19/2013at COLORADO6-7-1559.5Loss,Over 4.74412107OSWALT(R)
9/14/2013SEATTLE1-4-2007.5Loss,UnderL5224047PAXTON(L)

CHARLIE MORTON recent results and season statistics
CHARLIE MORTON - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.261.2847-4201165.851421136368512-8+3.89-10
Home Starts2.851.1742-2953.76.0211749214414-5-2.84-5
Last 3 Starts1.860.9830-0319.36.4441009172-1+0.51-2
CHARLIE MORTON - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/28/2013at CINCINNATI8-3+1107.5Win,Over 4.3335053ARROYO(R)
9/23/2013at CHICAGO CUBS2-1-1257.5Win,Under 7003015SAMARDZIJA(R)
9/18/2013SAN DIEGO2-3-1657Loss,Under 8112039ROSS(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 27-26 (+8.6 Units) against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
32 of 51 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+11.8 Units)
Games this season
PITTSBURGH is 12-10 (+3.1 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
15 of 21 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+9.0 Units)

All games at PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 15-11 (+5.5 Units) against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
14 of 26 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+1.5 Units)
Games played at PITTSBURGH this season.
PITTSBURGH is 8-3 (+5.1 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
7 of 11 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+3.1 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
10/6/2013ST LOUIS3+150 Over71161KELLY(R) 5.3254
 PITTSBURGH5-1607 unWin80060LIRIANO(L) 6232
10/4/2013PITTSBURGH7+110  102190COLE(R)W6121
 ST LOUIS1-1207 ovOver41051LYNN(R)L4.3573
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
MICHAEL WACHA vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
WACHA is 1-0 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.571.
His team's record is 1-0 (+1.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-0. (+1.0 units)
MICHAEL WACHA recent starts vs. PITTSBURGH
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/8/2013PITTSBURGH9-2-1307.5Win,OverW7002022MORTON(R)

CHARLIE MORTON vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
MORTON is 2-9 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 6.52 and a WHIP of 1.907.
His team's record is 3-11 (-7.6 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 4-8. (-4.9 units)
CHARLIE MORTON recent starts vs. ST LOUIS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/8/2013at ST LOUIS2-9+1207.5Loss,OverL1.7556020WACHA(R)
8/13/2013at ST LOUIS3-4+1607Loss 6227023WAINWRIGHT(R)
8/1/2013ST LOUIS0-13-1107.5Loss,OverL65510015KELLY(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 ST LOUIS games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1143, -75.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ST LOUIS games 53.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (232-205, +9.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 52.1% of the time since 1997. (1178-1082, -3.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 51.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (213-203, -16.7 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 ST LOUIS games 49.3% of the time since 1997. (889-913, -151.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ST LOUIS games 48.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (156-166, -30.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.5% of the time since 1997. (854-837, -103.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 51% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (146-140, -11.5 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
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 )
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 )
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