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CHICAGO CUBS (57-47) AT PITTSBURGH (61-43) 
Premium Matchup Information Starting Pitchers
TeamsLineW-LOv/Un/PRF/RAStartersRECERAWHIP
951: CHICAGO CUBS
952: PITTSBURGH
6.5
-138
57-47
61-43
41-56-7
45-49-10
3.8 / 3.8
4.1 / 3.6
(L) J LESTER
(L) F LIRIANO
6-8
7-6
3.26
2.92
1.17
1.06
Current Weather Conditions 
Conditions: Partly Cloudy   Temperature: 57.0 °
Humidity: 30   Wind: Southwest at 11.5 MPH (10 KT)
 
Starting Pitcher Season to Date Performance
JON LESTER recent results and season statistics
JON LESTER - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts3.261.1686-821132.76.35548123113213611-10-1.86-14
Road Starts3.241.1602-28506.2211845513505-3+1.84-4
Last 3 Starts1.610.7172-0322.37.4441412272-1-0.60-3
JON LESTER - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/29/2015COLORADO3-2-2208Win,UnderW82251114BUTLER(R)
7/24/2015PHILADELPHIA3-5-2659Loss,Under 7227006WILLIAMS(R)
7/18/2015at ATLANTA4-0-1607.5Win,UnderW7.3002017BANUELOS(L)

FRANCISCO LIRIANO recent results and season statistics
FRANCISCO LIRIANO - Season Statistics in Games Started
 Starter StatisticsTeam Records
 ERAWHIPW-LGIPIP/SRERHHRBBSOW-LUnitsO-U
All Starts2.921.0617-620126.36.3434192104214010-10-2.710-7
Home Starts3.651.0503-41166.76.1282749821846-5-1.47-4
Last 3 Starts2.501.3892-03186.0651817213-0+33-0
FRANCISCO LIRIANO - Recent Starts
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
7/29/2015at MINNESOTA10-4-1308Win,OverW5.73210004SANTANA(R)
7/23/2015WASHINGTON7-3-1857Win,OverW61130311FISTER(R)
7/12/2015ST LOUIS6-5-1657Win,Over 6.3225146COONEY(L)
Pitcher Versus Team Past History
JON LESTER vs. PITTSBURGH since 1997
LESTER is 1-1 when starting against PITTSBURGH with an ERA of 2.08 and a WHIP of 1.462.
His team's record is 1-1 (-0.6 units) in these starts. The OVER is 0-2. (-2.2 units)
JON LESTER recent starts vs. PITTSBURGH
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
5/16/2015PITTSBURGH4-1+1008Win,UnderW7119117COLE(R)
6/24/2011at PITTSBURGH1-3-1607.5Loss,UnderL6328015MAHOLM(L)

FRANCISCO LIRIANO vs. CHICAGO CUBS since 1997
LIRIANO is 4-2 when starting against CHICAGO CUBS with an ERA of 2.56 and a WHIP of 1.022.
His team's record is 6-4 (-0.2 units) in these starts. The UNDER is 6-4. (+1.4 units)
FRANCISCO LIRIANO recent starts vs. CHICAGO CUBS
DateOpponentScoreLine TotalResultDecIPRERHHRBBSOOpp Starter
4/21/2015CHICAGO CUBS8-9-1507Loss,Over 5333029WOOD(L)
9/6/2014at CHICAGO CUBS5-0-1657.5Win,UnderW6003029DOUBRONT(L)
6/10/2014CHICAGO CUBS3-7-1707.5Loss,Over 3223104WOOD(L)
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
7/20/2015RICHARD(L)@ CINCINNATILORENZEN(R)4-5L1009.5 unU890840
7/21/2015HAMMEL(R)@ CINCINNATIIGLESIAS(R)5-4W-1258.5 unO1214113110
7/22/2015HENDRICKS(R)@ CINCINNATILEAKE(R)1-9L-1158 unO5511380
7/22/2015BEELER(R)@ CINCINNATICINGRANI(L)6-5W1108.5 unO1210113120
7/24/2015LESTER(L)PHILADELPHIAWILLIAMS(R)3-5L-2659 unU91001260
7/25/2015ARRIETA(R)PHILADELPHIAHAMELS(L)0-5L-2106 ovU02111100
7/26/2015HAMMEL(R)PHILADELPHIANOLA(R)5-11L-1807 evO6201780
7/27/2015HENDRICKS(R)COLORADODE LA ROSA(L)9-8W-1407 unO10411371
7/28/2015BEELER(R)COLORADOFLANDE(L)2-7L-1508.5 ovO7701070
7/29/2015LESTER(L)COLORADOBUTLER(R)3-2W-2208 evU650530
7/30/2015ARRIETA(R)@ MILWAUKEENELSON(R)5-2W-1357 ovP971660
7/31/2015HAMMEL(R)@ MILWAUKEEJUNGMANN(R)4-1W-1258 unU980781
8/1/2015HENDRICKS(R)@ MILWAUKEEGARZA(R)4-2W-1408.5 unU560550
8/2/2015RICHARD(L)@ MILWAUKEELOHSE(R)4-3W1009.5 unU971860
8/3/2015LESTER(L)@ PITTSBURGHLIRIANO(L) 
8/4/2015ARRIETA(R)@ PITTSBURGHHAPP(L) 
8/5/2015HAREN(R)@ PITTSBURGHLOCKE(L) 
8/6/2015HAMMEL(R)SAN FRANCISCOHESTON(R) 
8/7/2015HENDRICKS(R)SAN FRANCISCOLEAKE(R) 
8/8/2015LESTER(L)SAN FRANCISCOCAIN(R) 
8/9/2015ARRIETA(R)SAN FRANCISCOPEAVY(R) 

PITTSBURGH - Schedule
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateTeam StarterOpponentOpp StarterScoreW/LLineTot.O/UHLOBEHLOBE
7/20/2015BURNETT(R)@ KANSAS CITYVENTURA(R)10-7W1257 evO17801481
7/21/2015COLE(R)@ KANSAS CITYVARGAS(L)1-3L-1157 ovU892631
7/22/2015MORTON(R)@ KANSAS CITYVOLQUEZ(R)1-5L1157.5 evU870960
7/23/2015LIRIANO(L)WASHINGTONFISTER(R)7-3W-1857 unO1370670
7/24/2015LOCKE(L)WASHINGTONSCHERZER(R)7-5W+1206.5 unO1251760
7/25/2015BURNETT(R)WASHINGTONGONZALEZ(L)3-9L-1457 ovO7521491
7/26/2015COLE(R)WASHINGTONROSS(R)3-1W-1607 unU530751
7/28/2015MORTON(R)@ MINNESOTAPELFREY(R)8-7W-1059.5 unO11921271
7/29/2015LIRIANO(L)@ MINNESOTASANTANA(R)10-4W-1308 unO13821293
7/30/2015BURNETT(R)@ CINCINNATIHOLMBERG(L)5-15L-1509 unO119119130
7/31/2015LOCKE(L)@ CINCINNATILORENZEN(R)5-4W-1259 unP76010100
8/1/2015COLE(R)@ CINCINNATIIGLESIAS(R)3-4L-1407.5 ovU880970
8/2/2015MORTON(R)@ CINCINNATISAMPSON(R)3-0W-1409 unU340681
8/3/2015LIRIANO(L)CHICAGO CUBSLESTER(L) 
8/4/2015HAPP(L)CHICAGO CUBSARRIETA(R) 
8/5/2015LOCKE(L)CHICAGO CUBSHAREN(R) 
8/7/2015COLE(R)LA DODGERSKERSHAW(L) 
8/8/2015MORTON(R)LA DODGERSLATOS(R) 
8/9/2015LIRIANO(L)LA DODGERSWOOD(L) 
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-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games57-47+0.741-563.80.2370.3070.3720.6793.80.2380.2920.3770.669
Road Games30-23+6.824-254.50.2460.3130.3910.7043.90.2460.2990.3800.680
vs Left-handed Starters13-8+3.910-94.10.2360.3180.3400.6584.20.2500.3040.3970.700
Past 7 Games6-1+4.52-44.40.2420.3150.3920.7073.60.2290.2810.3470.628
Grass Games57-47+0.741-563.80.2370.3070.3720.6793.80.2380.2920.3770.669
Night Games38-25+12.427-324.20.2490.3170.3990.7163.80.2380.2970.3690.665
Division25-21+1.420-224.00.2500.3180.3810.6994.30.2470.3060.3810.686
CHICAGO CUBS - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games3.80.2370.307104352383516015950.3723823579537174481717585
Road Games4.50.2460.313531880462939540.3912271845013738438414235
Lefty Starters4.10.2360.31821692163322120.3408284190171571711146
CHICAGO CUBS - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games3.371.258330.71331242902512631324-18281565.1%
Road Games3.351.308161.36460146106514710-1018772%

PITTSBURGH - Current Season Performance
 Team RecordsTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsO-URunsAvgOBPSLGOPSRunsAvgOBPSLGOPS
All Games61-43+9.545-494.10.2560.3080.3860.6953.60.2500.3060.3610.667
Home Games35-17+11.424-254.10.2580.3110.3900.7013.20.2360.2870.3410.629
vs Left-handed Starters10-9-1.88-104.10.2740.3250.3920.7174.10.2520.3110.3590.670
Past 7 Games5-2+2.13-35.30.2430.3040.3930.6975.00.3040.3560.4700.825
Grass Games61-43+9.545-494.10.2560.3080.3860.6953.60.2500.3060.3610.667
Night Games40-31+1.233-324.10.2540.3070.3820.6883.90.2560.3120.3740.686
Division19-26-12.321-193.80.2390.3010.3680.6694.20.2640.3260.3880.714
PITTSBURGH - Team Hitting and Fielding Statistics
Team BattingTeam BattingTeam Fielding
 RunsAVGOBPGABH2B3BHRSLGRBIBBSOSBLOBGIDPERRDPOSB
All Games4.10.2560.308104359992319213830.38640427084568741837611994
Home Games4.10.2580.311521742449898420.3902031343793135544295939
Lefty Starters4.10.2740.32519656180323130.39277491561714714161420
PITTSBURGH - Bullpen Pitching Statistics
 ERAWHIPIPRERHHRBBSOW-LSVBSVPct.
All Games2.861.222315113100288309727016-1336980%
Home Games2.681.0371615048130163713113-420483.3%
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 30-18 (+6.3 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
26 of 45 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+3.4 Units)
Games this season
CHICAGO CUBS is 6-4 (+1.8 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
4 of 8 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=-0.1 Units, Under=-0.5 Units)

All games at PITTSBURGH over the last 3 seasons
PITTSBURGH is 16-8 (+3.8 Units) against CHICAGO CUBS over the last 3 seasons
13 of 22 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons . (Under=+2.1 Units)
Games played at PITTSBURGH this season.
CHICAGO CUBS is 2-2 (+0.2 Units) against PITTSBURGH this season
2 of 3 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL this season . (Over=+1.0 Units)

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 games57-47+0.7196-233-19.11444-1600-279.941-56190-2161426-1485
when the total is 7 or less26-19+364-82-12.3176-194-21.917-2364-66176-155
as a road underdog of +100 to +1258-11-2.228-31+0.3161-215-33.79-1025-29176-179
as a road underdog of +125 to +1503-6-221-35-6.7128-200-25.34-528-26161-152
in road games30-23+6.897-118+5.7671-850-110.124-2597-104706-742
on the road when the total is 7 or less14-5+1040-37+13.986-93+15.18-830-3674-83
in August games2-0+226-34-0.3222-295-80.50-225-32266-231
when playing on Monday7-4+3.325-22+5.8175-153+143-717-27154-162
against division opponents25-21+1.483-116-19.4689-732-121.920-2290-101672-685
in games played on a grass field57-47+0.7196-230-16.11387-1513-254.741-56188-2151360-1413
in night games38-25+12.4114-120+12.4679-789-121.727-32111-111685-711
against left-handed starters13-8+3.951-48+13.5384-408-63.610-944-49376-379
after a win28-28-5.482-115-31.7671-774-202.619-3290-92677-701
after 3 or more consecutive wins7-5+0.614-21-8151-166-45.23-815-17141-164
when playing against a team with a winning record27-20+6.198-130-12.6650-794-100.221-23113-108696-688
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season2-1+0.841-60-5305-415-68.73-049-50355-337

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 games61-43+9.5246-189+37.81361-1660-95.945-49196-2151411-1455
when the total is 7 or less27-17+6.998-76+13.8143-155-5.320-1778-78131-133
as a home favorite of -125 to -15012-6+3.546-24+13156-116-1.610-729-36137-120
in home games35-17+11.4138-80+35.2771-738+39.124-2594-111705-728
at home when the total is 7 or less19-8+8.157-40+5.875-71-6.414-1042-4462-67
in August games1-1-0.429-29-7210-305-55.70-227-27247-248
when playing on Monday7-4+2.924-21+2.6144-171-1.33-519-23148-154
against division opponents19-26-12.2103-100-7.4627-784-60.721-1992-100653-676
in games played on a grass field61-43+9.5244-188+36.31144-1426-91.945-49194-2141179-1255
in night games40-31+1.2169-116+36.2934-1088-22.933-32135-134940-973
against left-handed starters10-9-1.848-36+3.8337-412-34.28-1037-42333-383
after shutting out their opponent6-3+2.122-9+12.277-87-13-615-1582-76
after a win38-22+11.5141-102+26.2629-732-37.327-28111-119634-659
when playing against a team with a winning record27-21+3.699-96+5.2630-865-51.225-19101-84704-715
when playing against a team with a winning record in the second half of the season9-4+4.844-43+0.5284-432-51.79-449-36336-345
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 CHICAGO CUBS games 0% of the time since 1997. (0-1192, -11.1 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in CHICAGO CUBS games 51.4% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (185-175, -17.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 52.2% of the time since 1997. (1297-1189, -3.8 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the money line in PITTSBURGH games 52.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (196-175, -4.1 units)
Edge=CHICAGO CUBS
 
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 50.9% of the time since 1997. (1102-1063, -122.0 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in CHICAGO CUBS games 51.8% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (199-185, -12.7 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 51.3% of the time since 1997. (988-937, -85.3 units)
The betting public is correct when moving the total in PITTSBURGH games 54.9% of the time over the last 3 seasons. (211-173, +11.0 units)
No Edge.
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 CUBSLESTER-114 
PITTSBURGHLIRIANO +114 
Key Player Injuries
CHICAGO CUBS
[3B] 08/02/2015 - Kris Bryant left last game, "?" Monday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates ( Neck )
[P] 07/29/2015 - Neil Ramirez 15-day DL (7/29) ( Abdominal )
[C] 07/17/2015 - Miguel Montero 15-day DL (7/12) ( Thumb )
[P] 06/29/2015 - Tsuyoshi Wada 15-day DL (6/23) ( Shoulder )
[2B] 04/15/2015 - Tommy La Stella 60-day DL (4/9) ( Ribs )
[P] 04/06/2015 - Jacob Turner 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
PITTSBURGH
[P] 08/01/2015 - A.J. Burnett 15-day DL (7/31) ( Elbow )
[SS] 07/20/2015 - Jordy Mercer 15-day DL (7/20) ( Knee )
[CF] 07/19/2015 - Gorkys Hernandez 15-day DL (7/13) ( Shoulder )
[3B] 07/06/2015 - Josh Harrison 15-day DL (7/6) ( Thumb )
[RF] 06/24/2015 - Corey Hart 60-day DL (6/22) ( Shoulder )
[LF] 05/07/2015 - Andrew Lambo 60-day DL (5/4) ( Plantar Fasciitis )
[P] 04/06/2015 - Brandon Cumpton 60-day DL (3/27) ( Elbow )
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