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WASHINGTON (16-15) AT PITTSBURGH (17-13) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
901: WASHINGTON
902: PITTSBURGH
7.0
-101
16-15
17-13
15-14-2
16-14-0
3.5 / 4.0
4.1 / 4.0
(L) G GONZALEZ
(L) W RODRIGUEZ
2-2
2-1
5.34
3.91
1.38
1.07
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
WASHINGTONGONZALEZ-111 
PITTSBURGHRODRIGUEZ +111 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
WASHINGTON team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
on the road when the total is 7 or less3-5-225-23+452-61+75-320-2545-57
in May games3-1+2.629-31+0.3204-249-21.71-335-22215-220
when playing on Sunday0-4-4.827-29-2.8190-231-17.72-126-25193-203
in day games6-6-1.767-59+4.6374-441-13.16-459-59365-406
in games played on a grass field16-15-1.3193-164+26.1804-1025-50.815-14172-167821-915
against left-handed starters4-3+0.252-40+9.2325-367+5.53-240-48337-322
after a win7-8-2108-87+17.7559-620+9.27-693-90564-561
when playing against a team with a winning record10-12-3.397-82+23530-757-65.811-1094-77614-614
in all games16-15-1.3196-164+301188-1439-76.715-14173-1681219-1280
when the total is 7 or less8-10-3.652-49-2.5101-110-3.47-944-5093-99
on the road with a money line of -100 to -1250-2-2.313-15-451-72-291-112-1559-61
in road games7-8-1.492-88+16.3528-786-69.59-686-84593-653

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 loss8-4+5.193-91+17629-844-735-783-95693-704
when playing against a team with a winning record11-7+6.675-88+11.2542-776-49.812-679-76615-637
in all games17-13+7.6168-186+4.11132-1484-126.116-14163-1751231-1254
when the total is 7 or less9-5+5.329-40-5.954-84-13.84-1025-3757-65
as a home underdog of +100 to +1253-2+1.331-33+0.8205-220+8.72-326-37200-209
in home games9-5+4.890-86+0.3642-663+8.85-975-96616-626
at home when the total is 7 or less5-3+2.215-18-3.823-34-101-77-2321-30
in May games2-1+1.330-27+7.2209-243+14.82-123-30212-214
when playing on Sunday3-1+3.824-32-4.8166-251-58.13-130-23206-196
in day games6-5+3.161-62+9.3349-500-75.88-362-55411-400
in games played on a grass field17-13+7.6166-185+2.5917-1251-120.616-14162-1731001-1055
against left-handed starters4-4+0.949-45+6.4293-380-37.13-541-50299-346
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.
WASHINGTON - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/21/2013ZIMMERMANN(R)@ NY METSGEE(R)0-2L-1307.5 unU463470
4/22/2013HAREN(R)ST LOUISMILLER(R)2-3L+1057.5 unU560871
4/23/2013DETWILER(L)ST LOUISWAINWRIGHT(R)0-2L+1107 ovU560850
4/24/2013STRASBURG(R)ST LOUISGARCIA(L)2-4L-1557 evU761950
4/25/2013GONZALEZ(L)CINCINNATIARROYO(R)8-1W-1357.5 unO1260122
4/26/2013ZIMMERMANN(R)CINCINNATIBAILEY(R)1-0W-1257 evU631130
4/27/2013HAREN(R)CINCINNATILEAKE(R)6-3W-1058 unO1081961
4/28/2013DETWILER(L)CINCINNATICINGRANI(L)2-5L-1057 ovP58211101
4/29/2013STRASBURG(R)@ ATLANTATEHERAN(R)2-3L-1257 ovU1060760
4/30/2013GONZALEZ(L)@ ATLANTAHUDSON(R)1-8L1057 ovO34112100
5/1/2013ZIMMERMANN(R)@ ATLANTAMAHOLM(L)2-0W1257 unU330220
5/2/2013HAREN(R)@ ATLANTAMEDLEN(R)3-1W1407.5 unU8100551
5/3/2013DETWILER(L)@ PITTSBURGHBURNETT(R)1-3L1207 ovU760981
5/4/2013STRASBURG(R)@ PITTSBURGHLOCKE(L)5-4W-1407 ovO6111732
5/5/2013GONZALEZ(L)@ PITTSBURGHRODRIGUEZ(L) 
5/7/2013ZIMMERMANN(R)DETROITSANCHEZ(R) 
5/8/2013HAREN(R)DETROITFISTER(R) 
5/10/2013DETWILER(L)CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R) 
5/11/2013STRASBURG(R)CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R) 
5/12/2013 CHICAGO CUBS  

PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
4/21/2013SANCHEZ(L)ATLANTAMEDLEN(R)4-2W+1507 ovU10908101
4/22/2013BURNETT(R)@ PHILADELPHIAPETTIBONE(R)2-3L-1158 unU840880
4/23/2013LOCKE(L)@ PHILADELPHIAHAMELS(L)2-0W1457 unU781472
4/24/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)@ PHILADELPHIAHALLADAY(R)5-3W1007 evO7611080
4/25/2013MCDONALD(R)@ PHILADELPHIALEE(L)6-4W1707 unO14131751
4/26/2013SANCHEZ(L)@ ST LOUISLYNN(R)1-9L1878 unO51011370
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) 
5/7/2013MCDONALD(R)SEATTLEHARANG(R) 
5/8/2013BURNETT(R)SEATTLEHERNANDEZ(R) 
5/9/2013LOCKE(L)@ NY METSGEE(R) 
5/10/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)@ NY METSMARCUM(R) 
5/11/2013LIRIANO(L)@ NY METSNIESE(L) 
5/12/2013 @ NY METS  
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.
WASHINGTON - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games16-15-1.315-143.50.2290.2924.00.2430.299
Road Games7-8-1.49-63.30.2190.2854.90.2530.304
vs Left-handed Starters4-3+0.23-23.90.2180.2843.70.2380.290
Past 7 Games3-4-0.62-42.30.1870.2563.40.2400.300
Grass Games16-15-1.315-143.50.2290.2924.00.2430.299
Day Games6-6-1.76-43.40.2060.2814.10.2460.311
WASHINGTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.50.2290.29231100323084280.03105892471418823253317
Road Games3.30.2190.2851550211046130.0350461303961114811
Lefty Starters3.90.2180.2847229501640.0227215634626112
WASHINGTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.901.28985.3413778932784-210471.4%
Road Games4.691.23940.323214268443-14266.7%

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games17-13+7.616-144.10.2440.3024.00.2310.315
Home Games9-5+4.85-94.30.2660.3253.10.1910.281
vs Left-handed Starters4-4+0.93-52.50.2030.2663.20.2170.301
Past 7 Games4-3+2.26-15.60.2760.3215.00.2530.333
Grass Games17-13+7.616-144.10.2440.3024.00.2310.315
Day Games6-5+3.18-34.60.2540.3134.30.2270.317
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.10.2440.3023098624185330.03120822481919624203224
Home Games4.30.2660.3251444711943130.0357391021094148129
Lefty Starters2.50.2030.2668256521760.022022656546557
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.831.159111.335358311461027-413381.3%
Home Games1.991.04749.7111129423543-26275%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
GIO GONZALEZ recent results and season statistics
GIO GONZALEZ - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts5.341.3752-26325.3191926418364-2+1.65-1
Road Starts11.252.6250-1284.010101219141-102-0
Last 3 Starts6.191.5001-13165.3111113211212-1+13-0
GIO GONZALEZ - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/30/2013at ATLANTA1-8+1057Loss,OverL4557159HUDSON(R)
4/25/2013CINCINNATI8-1-1357.5Win,OverW8111127ARROYO(R)
4/20/2013at NY METS7-6-1407.5Win,Over 4555045HEFNER(R)

WANDY RODRIGUEZ recent results and season statistics
WANDY RODRIGUEZ - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Games3.911.0672-1625.3-1211205718---
All Starts3.911.0662-1525.35.112112057184-1+3.42-3
Home Starts0.000.2932-0213.76.800301112-0+20-2
Last 3 Starts5.511.3461-1316.35.410101656122-1+12-1
WANDY RODRIGUEZ - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/29/2013at MILWAUKEE4-10+1208Loss,OverL3.7776342GALLARDO(R)
4/24/2013at PHILADELPHIA5-3+1007Win,Over 5.7339225HALLADAY(R)
4/19/2013ATLANTA6-0+1057Win,UnderW7001005HUDSON(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 8-7 (+2.0 Units) against WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
7 of 14 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.6 Units, Under=-1.0 Units)
Games this season
PITTSBURGH is 1-1 (+0.0 Units) against WASHINGTON 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 PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 5-3 (+1.8 Units) against WASHINGTON over the last 3 seasons
4 of 7 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=+0.7 Units)
Games played at PITTSBURGH this season.
PITTSBURGH is 1-1 (+0.0 Units) against WASHINGTON 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
5/4/2013WASHINGTON5-140  602111STRASBURG(R) 7451
 PITTSBURGH4+1307 ovOver72132LOCKE(L) 5333
5/3/2013WASHINGTON1+120 Under70060DETWILER(L)L5362
 PITTSBURGH3-1307 ovWin92281BURNETT(R)W7151
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
GIO GONZALEZ vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
GONZALEZ is 1-0 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 2.77 and a WHIP of 1.077.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)
GIO GONZALEZ recent starts vs. PITTSBURGH
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/16/2012PITTSBURGH7-4-1306.5Win,OverW73341210BEDARD(L)
6/27/2010PITTSBURGH3-2-2308.5Win,Under 6114142OHLENDORF(R)

WANDY RODRIGUEZ vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
RODRIGUEZ is 5-2 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.250.
His team's record is 7-3 (+4.3 units) in these starts. The OVER is 5-4. (+0.7 units)
WANDY RODRIGUEZ recent starts vs. WASHINGTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/17/2012at WASHINGTON0-1+1506.5Loss,UnderL7115003GONZALEZ(L)
9/10/2011at WASHINGTON9-3+1507.5Win,OverW6337107LANNAN(L)
9/22/2010at WASHINGTON3-4-1158Loss,Under 6.3336126MARQUIS(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 WASHINGTON in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in WASHINGTON games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1034, -42.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in WASHINGTON games 52.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (155-139, +14.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 52.2% of the time since 1997. (1117-1022, +7.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 51.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (152-143, -6.5 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 WASHINGTON games 50.5% of the time since 1997. (806-790, -90.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in WASHINGTON games 50% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (84-84, -9.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.4% of the time since 1997. (792-779, -98.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.6% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (84-82, -7.0 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
WASHINGTON
[RF] 05/05/2013 - Jayson Werth doubtful Sunday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates ( Hamstring )
[CF] 05/04/2013 - Denard Span "?" Sunday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates ( Foot )
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 - Francisco Liriano 15-day DL (3/22) ( 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 )
[3B] 05/05/2013 - Pedro Alvarez is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Washington Nationals ( Rest )
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