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ST LOUIS (18-17) AT PITTSBURGH (14-20) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
951: ST LOUIS
952: PITTSBURGH
7.0
+110
18-17
14-20
14-19-2
15-16-3
3.6 / 3.1
3.9 / 4.4
(R) M WACHA
(L) F LIRIANO
2-3
0-3
2.55
4.54
1.16
1.41
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-165
PITTSBURGHLIRIANO +165 
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 games18-17-3.9219-170+4.31581-1317+1.914-19186-1851379-1375
when the total is 7 or less12-10-0.954-47+0.5123-110+3.511-949-42115-97
on the road with a money line of -100 to -1254-6-2.935-38-8.4199-201-30.53-735-36188-195
in road games11-12-3.899-102-15.5723-733-30.56-1597-95718-672
on the road when the total is 7 or less7-7-1.225-31-6.762-74-10.14-826-2469-53
in May games3-3-1.436-26+1258-222-14.63-338-21235-219
when playing on Friday1-4-4.230-32-10.5241-215-14.13-234-26212-210
when playing with a day off0-3-4.231-21+6.1198-146+29.32-127-20160-156
against division opponents13-11-2.1107-75+8.4734-597-30.812-1193-81638-630
in games played on a grass field18-17-3.9219-170+4.31517-1239+19.414-19186-1851313-1309
in night games10-9-1.2138-114-6.81009-866-30.98-10110-128887-888
against left-handed starters3-5-3.258-52-8416-396-66.13-453-51374-395
after a win5-12-10112-105-23.5837-730-69.15-1298-111734-752
when playing against a team with a losing record7-5-0.2118-71+18.4822-615-5.57-589-92704-669

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 games14-20-7.5189-174+12.21226-1562-117.415-16159-1861306-1342
when the total is 7 or less9-10-262-64-4.594-119-13.67-951-6491-99
as a home underdog of +100 to +1251-1+0.125-21+6.2212-227+9.30-216-29206-217
in home games10-10-1.5107-78+13.8695-700+14.49-872-103654-671
at home when the total is 7 or less8-7+0.139-37-4.648-55-11.95-724-4340-51
in May games4-4-0.238-26+13.8230-255+23.75-225-35225-232
when playing on Friday2-3-1.225-31-8.7190-255-36.13-225-29201-221
when playing with a day off3-1+226-16+9.3156-158+25.33-024-14147-147
against division opponents10-16-7.396-92+1582-734-46.910-1482-96609-631
in games played on a grass field14-20-7.5189-174+12.21011-1329-111.915-16159-1861076-1143
in night games9-12-3.9122-110+7.9838-1025-44.213-6100-119861-902
against right-handed starters12-19-8.4147-141+7917-1172-83.414-14124-148993-986
after a win4-8-5.496-91+2.4547-680-57.65-484-93577-590
when playing against a team with a winning record6-10-480-86+6576-814-51.45-1082-76651-670
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
4/25/2014MILLER(R)PITTSBURGHCOLE(R)1-0W-1157 ovU8100481
4/26/2014LYONS(L)PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L)1-6L-1107.5 ovU590730
4/27/2014WAINWRIGHT(R)PITTSBURGHVOLQUEZ(R)7-0W-1907.5 evU920350
4/28/2014WACHA(R)MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)3-5L-1657 unO1113011111
4/29/2014LYNN(R)MILWAUKEELOHSE(R)4-5L-1607 unO990960
4/30/2014MILLER(R)MILWAUKEEGARZA(R)9-3W-1457 unO13111990
5/2/2014WAINWRIGHT(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L)5-6L-1608 unO8401261
5/3/2014WACHA(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSARRIETA(R)0-3L-1758 unU780660
5/4/2014LYNN(R)@ CHICAGO CUBSHAMMEL(R)5-4W-1307 unO1171580
5/5/2014MILLER(R)@ ATLANTAHARANG(R)4-3W-1057.5 evU970981
5/6/2014LYONS(L)@ ATLANTAFLOYD(R)1-2L1058 unU650860
5/7/2014WAINWRIGHT(R)@ ATLANTAMINOR(L)7-1W-1157 unO1370771
5/9/2014WACHA(R)@ PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L) 
5/10/2014LYNN(R)@ PITTSBURGHVOLQUEZ(R) 
5/11/2014MILLER(R)@ PITTSBURGHMORTON(R) 
5/12/2014LYONS(L)CHICAGO CUBSWOOD(L) 
5/13/2014WAINWRIGHT(R)CHICAGO CUBSARRIETA(R) 
5/14/2014WACHA(R)CHICAGO CUBSHAMMEL(R) 
5/15/2014LYNN(R)CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R) 
5/16/2014 ATLANTA  

PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/25/2014COLE(R)@ ST LOUISMILLER(R)0-1L1057 ovU4818100
4/26/2014LIRIANO(L)@ ST LOUISLYONS(L)6-1W1007.5 ovU730590
4/27/2014VOLQUEZ(R)@ ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)0-7L1807.5 evU350920
5/1/2014MORTON(R)@ BALTIMORENORRIS(R)1-5L1059 ovU9132961
5/1/2014CUMPTON(R)@ BALTIMORETILLMAN(R)5-6L1158.5 unO111501280
5/2/2014COLE(R)TORONTOMORROW(R)6-5W-1357.5 unO171011080
5/3/2014LIRIANO(L)TORONTODICKEY(R)8-6W-1207.5 unO12104990
5/4/2014VOLQUEZ(R)TORONTOMCGOWAN(R)2-7L-1208.5 unO4501170
5/5/2014LOCKE(L)SAN FRANCISCOPETIT(R)10-11L-1057 unO169120111
5/6/2014MORTON(R)SAN FRANCISCOHUDSON(R)2-1W+1057 ovU541571
5/7/2014COLE(R)SAN FRANCISCOLINCECUM(R)4-3W-1507 unP1280740
5/9/2014LIRIANO(L)ST LOUISWACHA(R) 
5/10/2014VOLQUEZ(R)ST LOUISLYNN(R) 
5/11/2014MORTON(R)ST LOUISMILLER(R) 
5/13/2014COLE(R)@ MILWAUKEEESTRADA(R) 
5/14/2014LIRIANO(L)@ MILWAUKEEPERALTA(R) 
5/15/2014VOLQUEZ(R)@ MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R) 
5/16/2014 @ NY YANKEES  
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 Games18-17-3.914-193.60.2470.3073.10.2220.286
Road Games11-12-3.86-153.10.2360.2892.80.2140.288
vs Left-handed Starters3-5-3.23-43.40.2300.2983.00.2230.284
Past 7 Games4-3-0.44-34.40.2720.3223.10.2450.302
Grass Games18-17-3.914-193.60.2470.3073.10.2220.286
Night Games10-9-1.28-103.50.2530.3152.80.2090.275
Division13-11-212-113.90.2480.3123.60.2270.289
ST LOUIS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.60.2470.30735119729692210.0212210426292543122298
Road Games3.10.2360.2892377918451120.02675817821541917185
Lefty Starters3.40.2300.2988269622440.012526602584540
ST LOUIS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.621.103974239796281001-69375%
Road Games3.831.20756.3272449419541-36275%

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games14-20-7.515-163.90.2390.3074.40.2570.314
Home Games10-10-1.59-84.30.2560.3254.10.2470.306
vs Right-handed Starters12-19-8.414-143.90.2420.3094.50.2640.319
Past 7 Games4-4-0.25-24.70.2950.3625.50.2790.327
Grass Games14-20-7.515-163.90.2390.3074.40.2570.314
Night Games9-12-3.913-65.10.2600.3375.00.2760.331
Division10-16-7.310-143.70.2210.2894.00.2490.310
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.90.2390.30734118228383310.031271152752125137252630
Home Games4.30.2560.3252071918448160.0280741401215828141518
Righty Starters3.90.2420.30931108026179290.031151062452023237232425
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.861.278110.3363510411378510-56842.9%
Home Games2.581.28273.3222166728547-33537.5%
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 Starts2.551.1582-3742.36.0141236313502-5-5.13-4
Road Starts1.901.0560-3423.75.9751629300-4-5.40-4
Last 3 Starts3.861.5920-2316.35.47716110250-3-4.81-2
MICHAEL WACHA - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/3/2014at CHICAGO CUBS0-3-1758Loss,UnderL6225136ARRIETA(R)
4/28/2014MILWAUKEE3-5-1657Loss,Over 6.3338029GALLARDO(R)
4/23/2014at NY METS2-3-1406.5Loss,UnderL42230510NIESE(L)

FRANCISCO LIRIANO recent results and season statistics
FRANCISCO LIRIANO - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts4.541.4070-3737.75.4211936417374-3+0.62-4
Home Starts4.761.5000-1422.75.7141224110213-1+1.62-1
Last 3 Starts5.681.7360-0312.74.2108150793-0+32-1
FRANCISCO LIRIANO - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/3/2014TORONTO8-6-1207.5Win,Over 3.7546033DICKEY(R)
4/26/2014at ST LOUIS6-1+1007.5Win,Under 2002022LYONS(L)
4/21/2014CINCINNATI6-5-1407Win,Over 7547024LEAKE(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 23-22 (+5.6 Units) against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
25 of 42 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+7.1 Units)
Games this season
PITTSBURGH is 3-3 (+0.2 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
4 of 5 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+2.7 Units)

All games at PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 13-8 (+5.7 Units) against ST LOUIS over the last 3 seasons
11 of 20 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.5 Units)
Games played at PITTSBURGH this season.
PITTSBURGH is 2-1 (+1.2 Units) against ST LOUIS this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+0.2 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
4/27/2014PITTSBURGH0+180 Under30050VOLQUEZ(R)L5.7671
 ST LOUIS7-1907.5 evWin92020WAINWRIGHT(R)W8032
4/26/2014PITTSBURGH6+100  70030LIRIANO(L) 2022
 ST LOUIS1-1107.5 ovUnder50190LYONS(L)L6441
4/25/2014PITTSBURGH0+105 Under40081COLE(R)L7163
 ST LOUIS1-1157 ovWin800100MILLER(R)W5.7034
4/6/2014ST LOUIS1-160 Under30030WAINWRIGHT(R)L7252
 PITTSBURGH2+1507 unWin60040VOLQUEZ(R) 5.7131
4/5/2014ST LOUIS6+125  82060KELLY(R)W5.3164
 PITTSBURGH1-1357 un 600110LIRIANO(L)L6472
4/4/2014ST LOUIS2-105 Over61081MILLER(R)L5.3563
 PITTSBURGH12-1057 unWin163250COLE(R)W7262
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
MICHAEL WACHA vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
WACHA is 2-0 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 0.63 and a WHIP of 0.488.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (+0.0 units)
MICHAEL WACHA recent starts vs. PITTSBURGH
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
10/7/2013at PITTSBURGH2-1-1157.5Win,UnderW7.3111129MORTON(R)
9/8/2013PITTSBURGH9-2-1307.5Win,OverW7002022MORTON(R)

FRANCISCO LIRIANO vs. ST LOUIS since 1997
LIRIANO is 4-1 when starting against ST LOUIS with an ERA of 2.00 and a WHIP of 0.867.
His team's record is 6-1 (+4.9 units) in these starts. The OVER is 2-4. (-2.4 units)
FRANCISCO LIRIANO recent starts vs. ST LOUIS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/26/2014at ST LOUIS6-1+1007.5Win,Under 2002022LYONS(L)
4/5/2014ST LOUIS1-6-1357LossL6447124KELLY(R)
10/6/2013ST LOUIS5-3-1607Win,Over 6223025KELLY(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 ST LOUIS games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1162, -79.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in ST LOUIS games 52.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (168-151, +3.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 52% of the time since 1997. (1190-1099, -9.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 51.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (159-152, -12.1 units)
No Edge.
 
The betting public is favoring the OVER in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ST LOUIS games 49.2% of the time since 1997. (908-938, -162.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in ST LOUIS games 46.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (125-146, -42.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.4% of the time since 1997. (868-855, -111.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 51% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (127-122, -12.9 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
ST LOUIS
[P] 04/17/2014 - Joe Kelly 15-day DL (4/17) ( Hamstring )
[P] 03/30/2014 - Jaime Garcia 15-day DL (3/21) ( Shoulder )
[P] 03/28/2014 - Jason Motte 15-day DL (3/21) ( Elbow )
PITTSBURGH
[P] 05/04/2014 - Stolmy Pimentel 15-day DL (5/2) ( Shoulder )
[P] 04/26/2014 - Jason Grilli 15-day DL (4/21) ( Oblique )
[C] 04/26/2014 - Russell Martin 15-day DL (4/26) ( Hamstring )
[P] 04/23/2014 - Wandy Rodriguez 15-day DL (4/21) ( Knee )
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