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The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Angels will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Angel Stadium in an interleague contest.

The Pirates will give the ball to starter Francisco Liriano in this one. Lefthander Liriano is 5-3 this season with a 2.44 ERA.

The Angels will counter Liriano with Jerome Williams. Righthander Williams has a 3.48 ERA to go along with a 4-2 record this season.

The Pirates were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +150 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 44-30 SU
Los Angeles: 33-41 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 4-5
After a win are 3-7

Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Angels's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
LA Angels are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
LA Angels are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games

Next up:
LA Angels home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, June 23