MLB Matchups  >>  Toronto Blue Jays vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Preview 05/03/2014

 
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The Toronto Blue Jays and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at PNC Park.

The Blue Jays will trot R.A. Dickey out to the mound in this one. righthander Dickey has a 2-3 record and a 5.09 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Pirates will be Francisco Liriano. The lefthander has a 3.97 ERA to go along with a 0-3 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the Blue Jays, while the game's total is sitting at 7.
Toronto was a 6-5 loser in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They lost as +125 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Toronto: 13-16 SU
Pittsburgh: 11-18 SU
TORONTO MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-3
After a loss are 5-5

PITTSBURGH MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Toronto are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 3-6
After a win are 2-8


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Toronto's last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Toronto is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Toronto

NEXT UP:
Pittsburgh home to Toronto, Sunday, May 4