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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays will meet on the field at Tropicana Field on Tuesday in a battle of division rivals.

Righthander John Lackey will take the mound for the Red Sox to start this game. Lackey is 1-3 this season with a 2.82 ERA.

It'll be Matt Moore toeing the rubber for the Rays in this contest. Lefthander Moore is 6-0 with a 2.14 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 12-4 loser as they battled the Blue Jays at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at +200 were rewarded, while the 16 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Tampa Bay was a 4-2 winner in its last match at home against the Padres. They won as -150 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Boston has lost 2 straight games.
Tampa Bay has won 5 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 22-16 SU
Tampa Bay: 19-18 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Boston's last 11 games
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Boston, Wednesday, May 15