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Matchup Reports

Thursday at 12:35 PM
WASHINGTON (25-14) AT PITTSBURGH (17-23) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
901: WASHINGTON
902: PITTSBURGH
9.5
+122
25-14
17-23
21-15-3
17-21-2
6.0 / 4.6
3.7 / 4.6
(R) T ROARK
(R) T GLASNOW
3-1
1-3
3.88
7.98
1.23
2.08
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
WASHINGTONROARK-294
PITTSBURGHGLASNOW +294 
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
in all games25-14+5.2205-163-14.3980-1015-26.921-15183-165934-952
when the total is 9 to 9.53-2+0.522-14+0.9224-266-3.43-218-16205-247
on the road when the money line is +125 to -1257-5+2.237-40-3.4161-196-31.27-340-33165-176
as a road favorite of -125 to -1755-2+1.938-26+0.599-56+19.64-335-2579-67
in road games13-7+5.196-88-6.4448-550-15.411-788-87462-481
on the road when the total is 9 to 9.51-1+0.111-8+0.896-157-26.51-19-9109-126
in May games8-6-0.142-29+6.7170-183-98-638-31176-158
when playing on Thursday3-1+1.420-22-10.2125-114+211-321-20111-116
in day games8-7-3.674-56-4.5336-323+9.55-967-57295-326
against right-handed starters23-13+4.2159-129-13.5710-754-43.420-14143-132680-705
after a loss8-4+2.283-74-9.8466-538-46.98-379-70480-473
when playing against a team with a losing record15-9+1.5110-78-13.1493-431+5.213-10104-76438-433

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 games17-23-4.2193-171+2.41493-1790-113.717-21180-1661549-1571
when the total is 9 to 9.53-1+2.823-23-4.1457-572-62.32-220-23481-471
at home when the money line is +125 to -1253-4-128-28-1.3451-443+8.94-230-23427-428
in home games9-8-0.4100-79-3.3836-802+209-697-75779-779
at home when the total is 9 to 9.51-0+13-7-6.6256-249+2.70-15-5223-241
in May games6-10-3.334-37-6.4275-302+15.86-935-33267-276
when playing on Thursday0-3-318-19-4.8152-219-48.80-318-20162-185
in day games7-7+2.658-53+3.9456-609-86.46-756-50508-510
against right-handed starters11-14-1.5147-137-8.91122-1351-86.39-14140-1271183-1160
after a win8-8+1.8112-80+22.6705-786-21.410-595-88702-717
when playing against a team with a winning record10-12-0.389-97-4.1691-941-66.910-1198-79779-773
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
5/4/2017SCHERZER(R)ARIZONASHIPLEY(R)4-2W-2858 unU9120450
5/5/2017STRASBURG(R)@ PHILADELPHIAPIVETTA(R)4-2W-1658 ovU121108110
5/6/2017COLE(R)@ PHILADELPHIAVELASQUEZ(R)6-2W1109 unU840860
5/7/2017ROARK(R)@ PHILADELPHIAHELLICKSON(R)5-6L-1108.5 evO7811181
5/8/2017GONZALEZ(L)@ BALTIMOREGAUSMAN(R)4-6L1009 unO8511070
5/9/2017SCHERZER(R)@ BALTIMOREJIMENEZ(R)4-5L-1458.5 ovO86112110
5/10/2017STRASBURG(R)BALTIMOREMILEY(L)7-6W-1657.5 evO131101051
5/13/2017ROARK(R)PHILADELPHIAPIVETTA(R)6-4W-1608.5 evO1070880
5/14/2017GONZALEZ(L)PHILADELPHIAHELLICKSON(R)3-4L-2207.5 ovU9721071
5/14/2017SCHERZER(R)PHILADELPHIAVELASQUEZ(R)6-5W-1809 ovO8601071
5/16/2017STRASBURG(R)@ PITTSBURGHKUHL(R)8-4W-1608 ovO1461870
5/17/2017TURNER(R)@ PITTSBURGHCOLE(R)1-6L1208.5 ovU342770
5/18/2017ROARK(R)@ PITTSBURGHGLASNOW(R) 
5/19/2017GONZALEZ(L)@ ATLANTADICKEY(R) 
5/20/2017SCHERZER(R)@ ATLANTACOLON(R) 
5/21/2017STRASBURG(R)@ ATLANTAGARCIA(L) 
5/23/2017ROARK(R)SEATTLEBERGMAN(R) 
5/24/2017 SEATTLE  
5/25/2017 SEATTLE  

PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
5/4/2017NOVA(R)@ CINCINNATIADLEMAN(R)2-4L1058 evU7601160
5/5/2017KUHL(R)MILWAUKEENELSON(R)4-0W-1309 unU760782
5/6/2017COLE(R)MILWAUKEEGARZA(R)2-1W-1508 unU1170330
5/7/2017GLASNOW(R)MILWAUKEEDAVIES(R)2-6L-1058 ovP682860
5/8/2017WILLIAMS(R)@ LA DODGERSWOOD(L)1-12L1908 evO5611571
5/9/2017NOVA(R)@ LA DODGERSURIAS(L)3-4L1757.5 unU42013121
5/10/2017KUHL(R)@ LA DODGERSMAEDA(R)2-5L1877.5 unU530840
5/11/2017COLE(R)@ ARIZONAGREINKE(R)1-2L1108.5 unU100750
5/12/2017GLASNOW(R)@ ARIZONACORBIN(L)4-11L12510 ovO6501680
5/13/2017WILLIAMS(R)@ ARIZONAWALKER(R)4-3W13510.5 ovU980872
5/14/2017NOVA(R)@ ARIZONARAY(L)6-4W1409 unO910114151
5/16/2017KUHL(R)WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R)4-8L+1508 ovO8701461
5/17/2017COLE(R)WASHINGTONTURNER(R)6-1W-1308.5 ovU770342
5/18/2017GLASNOW(R)WASHINGTONROARK(R) 
5/19/2017WILLIAMS(R)PHILADELPHIAHELLICKSON(R) 
5/20/2017NOVA(R)PHILADELPHIAVELASQUEZ(R) 
5/21/2017KUHL(R)PHILADELPHIANOLA(R) 
5/22/2017COLE(R)@ ATLANTAFOLTYNEWICZ(R) 
5/23/2017GLASNOW(R)@ ATLANTATEHERAN(R) 
5/24/2017 @ ATLANTA  
5/25/2017 @ ATLANTA  
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-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games25-14+5.221-156.00.2800.3530.4670.8204.60.2510.3150.4150.729
Road Games13-7+5.111-76.20.2660.3400.4580.7985.00.2560.3270.4240.751
vs Right-handed Starters23-13+4.220-146.10.2810.3550.4690.8244.60.2480.3120.4080.720
Past 7 Games4-3-0.75-25.00.2640.3320.4630.7964.90.2630.3360.4250.761
Grass Games25-14+5.221-156.00.2800.3530.4670.8204.60.2510.3150.4150.729
Day Games8-7-3.65-95.70.2790.3600.4660.8264.00.2310.2880.3860.674
WASHINGTON - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games6.00.2800.353391380387816550.4672291553082027835234222
Road Games6.20.2660.34020722192414300.4581218116591321810195
Righty Starters6.10.2810.355361281360774520.4692161462822025832234022
WASHINGTON - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games5.311.457115.3726813021381069-711761.1%
Road Games6.411.61059454277918512-47370%

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games17-23-4.217-213.70.2240.2980.3630.6614.60.2650.3230.4130.736
Home Games9-8-0.49-63.60.2430.3210.3790.7005.10.2650.3240.4150.739
vs Right-handed Starters11-14-1.59-143.60.2300.2990.3600.6594.00.2460.2970.4060.702
Past 7 Games3-4-0.23-43.90.1970.2680.3420.6104.90.2900.3500.4690.819
Grass Games17-23-4.217-213.70.2240.2980.3630.6614.60.2650.3230.4130.736
Day Games7-7+2.66-74.00.2450.3210.4110.7324.70.2790.3330.4330.767
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.70.2240.2984013242975810350.3631311402921827039293732
Home Games3.60.2430.32117552134254140.3795264118612818171518
Righty Starters3.60.2300.29925825190432200.36078811611517221132218
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.911.423135.7665913916541187-79375%
Home Games3.971.338683530721019505-250100%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
TANNER ROARK recent results and season statistics
TANNER ROARK - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.881.2303-1846.35.8242040417395-3+1.26-1
Road Starts2.551.3581-0317.75.97514210142-1+12-0
Last 3 Starts4.321.3200-1316.75.61081428181-2-1.53-0
TANNER ROARK - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/13/2017PHILADELPHIA6-4-1608.5Win,Over 4.7446035PIVETTA(R)
5/7/2017at PHILADELPHIA5-6-1108.5Loss,Over 6202035HELLICKSON(R)
5/2/2017ARIZONA3-6-1408.5Loss,OverL6446228WALKER(R)

TYLER GLASNOW recent results and season statistics
TYLER GLASNOW - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts7.982.0801-3729.34.2312640521314-3+2.65-1
Home Starts6.752.2500-24164.0151223113162-202-1
Last 3 Starts7.981.7051-2314.74.914131748141-2-0.72-0
TYLER GLASNOW - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/12/2017at ARIZONA4-11+12510Loss,OverL2.3777223CORBIN(L)
5/7/2017MILWAUKEE2-6-1058LossL6.3436126DAVIES(R)
5/2/2017at CINCINNATI12-3+1359Win,OverW6334145FELDMAN(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
WASHINGTON is 9-6 (+2.0 Units) against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
8 of 15 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.5 Units)
Games this season
PITTSBURGH is 1-1 (+0.0 Units) against WASHINGTON this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.1 Units)

All games at PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 5-4 (+0.4 Units) against WASHINGTON 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 PITTSBURGH this season.
PITTSBURGH is 1-1 (+0.0 Units) against WASHINGTON this season
1 of 2 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+0.1 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
5/17/2017WASHINGTON1+120 Under30142TURNER(R)L5.3344
 PITTSBURGH6-1308.5 ovWin71170COLE(R)W7132
5/16/2017WASHINGTON8-160  142161STRASBURG(R)W6343
 PITTSBURGH4+1508 ovOver81070KUHL(R)L46101
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
TANNER ROARK vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
ROARK is 2-0 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 1.98 and a WHIP of 0.951.
His team's record is 2-0 (+2.0 units) in these starts. The OVER is 1-1. (-0.1 units)
TANNER ROARK recent starts vs. PITTSBURGH
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/16/2016PITTSBURGH6-0-1208Win,UnderW8005015COLE(R)
8/15/2014PITTSBURGH5-4-1507.5Win,OverW5.7335124MORTON(R)

TYLER GLASNOW vs. WASHINGTON since 1997
GLASNOW is 0-0 when starting against WASHINGTON with an ERA of 9.00 and a WHIP of 2.667.
His team's record is 0-1 (-1.4 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 0-1. (-1.1 units)
TYLER GLASNOW recent starts vs. WASHINGTON
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
9/25/2016WASHINGTON7-10-1358Loss,Over 3437015COLE(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 WASHINGTON games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1292, 3.6 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in WASHINGTON games 58.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (194-139, +46.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 52% of the time since 1997. (1416-1305, -17.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 50.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (162-156, -16.1 units)
No Edge.
 
The betting public is favoring the OVER in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in WASHINGTON games 50% of the time since 1997. (1085-1085, -149.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in WASHINGTON games 47.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (151-164, -35.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 51.8% of the time since 1997. (1119-1042, -73.5 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 56.2% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (180-140, +21.0 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
WASHINGTON
[P] 05/17/2017 - Joe Blanton 10-day DL (5/17) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/14/2017 - Max Scherzer injured last game, "?" for next scheduled start ( Knee )
[CF] 04/29/2017 - Adam Eaton 10-day DL (04/29) ( Knee )
[P] 04/20/2017 - Sammy Solis 10-day DL (04/19) ( Elbow )
[2B] 04/12/2017 - Stephen Drew 10-day DL (04/12) ( Hamstring )
PITTSBURGH
[3B] 05/18/2017 - David Freese is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Washington Nationals ( Rest )
[RF] 05/17/2017 - Gregory Polanco 10-day DL (5/15) ( Hamstring )
[P] 05/06/2017 - Jameson Taillon 10-day DL (5/4) ( Groin )
[P] 04/26/2017 - Antonio Bastardo 10-day DL (4/25) ( Quad )
[CF] 04/18/2017 - Starling Marte 80-game suspension ( Suspension )
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