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MLB BASEBALL

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

A winning streak will be on the line for the Boston Red Sox on Monday when they battle the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

John Lackey will be the starting pitcher for the Red Sox on this day. Righthander Lackey is 3-5 this season with a 2.79 ERA.

The Rays will counter Lackey with Alex Cobb. Righthander Cobb has a 2.39 ERA to go along with a 6-2 record this season.

The Red Sox were a 10-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -162 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 10-7 loser at home against the Orioles. Bettors on Baltimore at +124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (17) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Boston has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 39-25 SU
Tampa Bay: 34-28 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 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
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Boston, Tuesday, June 11