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MLB BASEBALL

Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays

The Texas Rangers will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Monday when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.

Matt Garza will be the starting pitcher for the Rangers on this day. Righthander Garza is 9-5 this season with a 3.79 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Alex Cobb who starts for the Rays. Righthander Cobb is 8-3 with a 3.08 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Athletics at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at +117 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Tampa Bay was a 6-4 loser in its last match on the road against the Twins. They lost as -220 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Texas has lost 6 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 81-67 SU
Tampa Bay: 81-67 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 8-2
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Texas are 1-9
After playing Minnesota are 8-2
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Texas is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Texas, Tuesday, September 17