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MLB BASEBALL

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox

The Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Fenway Park.

The Rays will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Jeremy Hellickson in this game. Hellickson has a 0-1 record and a 6.35 ERA this season.

The Red Sox will counter Hellickson with Ryan Dempster. Righthander Dempster has a 3.60 ERA to go along with a 0-1 record this season.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-0 loser as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Sox at -133 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 4-7 SU
Boston: 7-4 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Boston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Tuesday, April 16
Boston at Cleveland, Tuesday, April 16