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CHICAGO CUBS (18-26) AT PITTSBURGH (27-18) 
 Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
901: CHICAGO CUBS
902: PITTSBURGH
7.5
-131
18-26
27-18
21-23-0
21-23-1
4.0 / 4.1
4.0 / 3.6
(R) E JACKSON
(R) J GOMEZ
1-6
1-0
5.76
2.89
1.52
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
CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON +112 
PITTSBURGHGOMEZ-112 
Team Trends and Angles
All team trends listed below apply to the current game.
CHICAGO CUBS team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in all games18-26-6.2150-219-48.61266-1393-26721-23174-1811257-1292
when the total is 8 to 8.52-6-449-80-24.8422-462-805-366-62442-418
as a road underdog of +100 to +1252-5-2.815-37-20.7135-189-36.82-525-26153-155
as a road underdog of +125 to +1501-2-0.619-34-7.4108-167-19.22-127-21135-127
in road games8-12-1.663-120-36.1582-744-117.47-1392-85616-651
on the road when the total is 8 to 8.50-3-321-51-24.5224-274-39.91-237-35254-233
in May games8-10-1.329-43-12.8225-235-40.812-640-32204-235
when playing on Thursday3-2+1.415-18-0.4141-157-37.31-419-14150-133
when playing with a day off1-6-4.814-29-13.3136-172-55.93-419-19151-139
against division opponents5-12-670-109-31.5611-628-108.59-889-86591-592
in day games7-15-6.775-103-23687-711-135.510-1278-94669-679
in games played on a grass field18-26-6.2150-219-48.61209-1309-244.821-23174-1811193-1221
against right-handed starters14-17-2108-160-35.8929-1024-185.617-14134-127921-953
when playing against a team with a winning record9-16-4.373-111-14.2561-680-91.915-1089-87598-590

PITTSBURGH team trends
 Win/Loss recordOver/Under
 Current YearLast 3 YearsSince 1997  CurrentLast 3   Since 1997
DescriptionW-LUnitsW-LUnitsW-LUnitsO-UO-UO-U
in home games16-9+5.997-90+1.4649-667+9.98-1678-103619-633
at home when the total is 8 to 8.55-1+444-35+6.8276-287+8.72-337-40276-271
in May games12-6+5.340-32+11.2219-248+18.87-1028-39217-223
when playing on Thursday2-3-0.815-19-1.5115-185-46.62-217-11126-150
when playing with a day off6-0+622-16+7.5144-151+212-420-17135-143
against division opponents12-7+5.990-90+9536-691-47.410-887-85571-584
in day games9-7+564-64+11.2352-502-73.910-664-58413-403
in games played on a grass field27-18+11.6176-190+6.5927-1256-116.621-23167-1821006-1064
against right-handed starters22-12+13.2128-144+4.2848-1107-82.616-17125-133935-916
when playing against a team with a losing record14-6+8.490-92-7.8527-631-82.37-1282-92553-549
in all games27-18+11.6178-191+8.11142-1489-122.121-23168-1841236-1263
when the total is 8 to 8.57-6+1.576-82+1.5448-579-36.56-674-78487-506
as a home favorite of -125 to -1505-3+0.824-19-1.7115-95-13.81-616-24109-90
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.
CHICAGO CUBS - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
5/10/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)@ WASHINGTONDETWILER(L)3-7L1207.5 unO1071930
5/11/2013JACKSON(R)@ WASHINGTONSTRASBURG(R)8-2W1877 unO1260662
5/12/2013FELDMAN(R)@ WASHINGTONGONZALEZ(L)2-1W1607.5 unU761581
5/13/2013WOOD(L)COLORADONICASIO(R)9-1W-1208 unO1460330
5/14/2013VILLANUEVA(R)COLORADOFRANCIS(L)4-9L-11510.5 unO7701772
5/15/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)COLORADOGARLAND(R)6-3W-1357.5 ovO951750
5/17/2013JACKSON(R)NY METSHARVEY(R)2-3L+1307 ovU632851
5/18/2013FELDMAN(R)NY METSHEFNER(R)8-2W-1308.5 unO1161971
5/19/2013WOOD(L)NY METSGEE(R)3-4L-1609 evU850730
5/21/2013GARZA(R)@ PITTSBURGHRODRIGUEZ(L)4-5L1357.5 unO1181890
5/22/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)@ PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L) 
5/23/2013JACKSON(R)@ PITTSBURGHGOMEZ(R) 
5/24/2013FELDMAN(R)@ CINCINNATIARROYO(R) 
5/25/2013WOOD(L)@ CINCINNATIBAILEY(R) 
5/26/2013GARZA(R)@ CINCINNATICUETO(R) 
5/27/2013SAMARDZIJA(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXSANTIAGO(L) 
5/28/2013JACKSON(R)@ CHI WHITE SOXSALE(L) 
5/29/2013 CHI WHITE SOX  
5/30/2013 CHI WHITE SOX  

PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
5/9/2013LOCKE(L)@ NY METSGEE(R)2-3L1108 ovU8100870
5/10/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)@ NY METSMARCUM(R)7-3W-1107.5 evO12601071
5/11/2013LIRIANO(L)@ NY METSNIESE(L)11-2W1057.5 unO1670780
5/12/2013GOMEZ(R)@ NY METSHARVEY(R)3-2W1907 unU790461
5/13/2013BURNETT(R)MILWAUKEEESTRADA(R)1-5L-1507 unU443960
5/14/2013LOCKE(L)MILWAUKEELOHSE(R)4-3W+1157.5 evU101101190
5/15/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R)3-1W-1058 ovU460651
5/16/2013LIRIANO(L)MILWAUKEEBURGOS(R)7-1W-1458 ovP1391681
5/17/2013GOMEZ(R)HOUSTONLYLES(R)5-4W-1858.5 ovO10112763
5/18/2013BURNETT(R)HOUSTONBEDARD(L)2-4L-2557.5 unU9901080
5/19/2013LOCKE(L)HOUSTONHARRELL(R)1-0W-1708.5 unU430330
5/21/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)CHICAGO CUBSGARZA(R)5-4W-1457.5 unO8901181
5/22/2013LIRIANO(L)CHICAGO CUBSSAMARDZIJA(R) 
5/23/2013GOMEZ(R)CHICAGO CUBSJACKSON(R) 
5/24/2013BURNETT(R)@ MILWAUKEEESTRADA(R) 
5/25/2013LOCKE(L)@ MILWAUKEEFIERS(R) 
5/26/2013RODRIGUEZ(L)@ MILWAUKEEGALLARDO(R) 
5/27/2013LIRIANO(L)@ DETROITVERLANDER(R) 
5/28/2013GOMEZ(R)@ DETROITPORCELLO(R) 
5/29/2013 DETROIT  
5/30/2013 DETROIT  
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.
CHICAGO CUBS - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games18-26-6.221-234.00.2500.2974.10.2330.303
Road Games8-12-1.67-133.00.2220.2603.50.2080.284
vs Right-handed Starters14-17-217-144.50.2610.3114.10.2270.295
Past 7 Games3-4-1.85-25.10.2760.3053.90.2550.304
Grass Games18-26-6.221-234.00.2500.2974.10.2330.303
Day Games7-15-6.710-123.80.2430.2914.10.2310.305
Division5-12-69-83.20.2250.2704.00.2250.314
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2500.297441496374153480.03169993202927838363932
Road Games3.00.2220.2602068415255180.0357351591311914151418
Righty Starters4.50.2610.311311067278116360.03133782241820428272826
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games4.381.38511760571141448976-710952.6%
Road Games3.381.25653.3202046621423-37463.6%

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPRunsAvgOBP
All Games27-18+11.621-234.00.2450.3033.60.2270.303
Home Games16-9+5.98-163.80.2470.3053.00.2040.280
vs Right-handed Starters22-12+13.216-174.30.2520.3113.60.2260.301
Past 7 Games6-1+3.62-43.90.2400.3082.40.2240.289
Grass Games27-18+11.621-234.00.2450.3033.60.2270.303
Day Games9-7+510-64.30.2510.3093.70.2110.297
Division12-7+5.910-84.70.2600.3224.30.2340.303
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABHEBHR/ABRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.00.2450.303451492365127470.031741253382430532274239
Home Games3.80.2470.3052581420175210.0390681701517118152120
Righty Starters4.30.2520.31134112128299370.03139962531822823223330
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.811.1441605050122146115510-619579.2%
Home Games2.111.05585.3202056534895-310376.9%
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
EDWIN JACKSON recent results and season statistics
EDWIN JACKSON - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts5.761.5201-69505.6373255521462-7-4.65-4
Road Starts3.221.0751-2422.35.61281628162-2+0.81-3
Last 3 Starts4.761.3531-23175.7991934121-2-0.12-1
EDWIN JACKSON - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/17/2013NY METS2-3+1307Loss,UnderL6.7337214HARVEY(R)
5/11/2013at WASHINGTON8-2+1877Win,OverW5.3224123STRASBURG(R)
5/5/2013CINCINNATI4-7+1257Loss,OverL5448015LATOS(R)

JEANMAR GOMEZ recent results and season statistics
JEANMAR GOMEZ - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Games2.781.2072-0932.3-12102551419---
All Starts2.891.0711-0418.74.7861347124-0+5.22-2
Home Starts2.791.1381-029.74.84371462-0+21-1
Last 3 Starts2.450.9541-0314.74.95492593-0+3.91-2
JEANMAR GOMEZ - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/17/2013HOUSTON5-4-1858.5Win,Over 4.7435121LYLES(R)
5/12/2013at NY METS3-2+1907Win,Under 5112113HARVEY(R)
5/7/2013SEATTLE4-1-1308Win,UnderW5002025HARANG(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
CHICAGO CUBS is 18-18 (+2.0 Units) against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
18 of 35 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Over=-0.2 Units, Under=-3.1 Units)
Games this season
CHICAGO CUBS is 2-2 (+0.5 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.9 Units)

All games at PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
CHICAGO CUBS is 12-8 (+8.1 Units) against PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
10 of 19 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+0.1 Units)
Games played at PITTSBURGH this season.
CHICAGO CUBS is 2-2 (+0.5 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
3 of 4 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL this season . (Under=+1.9 Units)

 Team StatsStarting Pitcher Stats
DateTeamsScoreLineTotalResultHHRSBLOBERRStarterW/LIPERHBB
5/21/2013CHICAGO CUBS4+135 Over110081GARZA(R) 5013
 PITTSBURGH5-1457.5 unWin81090RODRIGUEZ(L)W6360
4/4/2013CHICAGO CUBS3+135  31131WOOD(L)W6012
 PITTSBURGH2-1457 evUnder40240MCDONALD(R)L7122
4/3/2013CHICAGO CUBS0+120 Under20051JACKSON(R)L5231
 PITTSBURGH3-1306.5 ovWin60160RODRIGUEZ(L)W6.7021
4/1/2013CHICAGO CUBS3+115  61251SAMARDZIJA(R)W8021
 PITTSBURGH1-1257 unUnder30161BURNETT(R)L5.7361
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
EDWIN JACKSON vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
JACKSON is 4-1 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 3.09 and a WHIP of 1.214.
His team's record is 4-3 (+0.7 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 3-4. (-1.5 units)
EDWIN JACKSON recent starts vs. PITTSBURGH
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/3/2013at PITTSBURGH0-3+1206.5Loss,UnderL5223015RODRIGUEZ(L)
5/8/2012at PITTSBURGH4-5-1107Loss,Over 7223215BURNETT(R)
9/14/2011at PITTSBURGH3-2-1508.5Win,UnderW6.7228005MORTON(R)

JEANMAR GOMEZ vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
No recent starts.
JEANMAR GOMEZ recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
No recent games found.
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 CHICAGO CUBS games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1034, 7.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 56.1% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (170-133, +26.9 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 52.2% of the time since 1997. (1124-1029, +4.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 51.5% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (159-150, -9.4 units)
No Edge.
 
The betting public is favoring nothing on the total in this game.
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 50.8% of the time since 1997. (927-897, -107.2 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 55.3% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (126-102, +11.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 50.3% of the time since 1997. (797-787, -102.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 49.7% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (89-90, -10.9 units)
No Edge.
Key Player Injuries
CHICAGO CUBS
[P] 04/02/2013 - Arodys Vizcaino 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
[3B] 04/02/2013 - Ian Stewart 15-day DL (3/22) ( Quad )
[P] 04/02/2013 - Scott Baker 60-day DL (3/31) ( Elbow )
[C] 04/14/2013 - Steve Clevenger 15-day DL (4/14) ( Oblique )
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 - Jeff Karstens 15-day DL (3/22) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/08/2013 - James McDonald 15-day DL (5/1) ( Back )
[SS] 05/15/2013 - John McDonald 15-day DL (5/15) ( Back )
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