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The Tampa Bay Rays and the Texas Rangers will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Rangers Ballpark.
Righthander Jeremy Hellickson will take the mound for the Rays to start this game. Hellickson is 0-0 this season with a 7.11 ERA.
The Rangers will counter Hellickson with Alexi Ogando. Righthander Ogando has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 1-0 record this season.
Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 13-0 loser as they battled the Indians at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Indians at +182 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Texas won its last outing, a 7-3 result against the Angels on April 7. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -134 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Tampa Bay: 3-3 SU
Texas: 4-2 SU
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing Cleveland are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
Texas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 10-0
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing LA Angels are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Texas
Tampa Bay is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas's last 9 games at home
Texas home to Tampa Bay, Tuesday, April 9