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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers

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.

The Rays will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander David Price in this game. Price has a 9-8 record and a 3.39 ERA this season.

It'll be Martin Perez toeing the rubber for the Rangers in this contest. Lefthander Perez is 10-5 with a 3.55 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 7-6 winner as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -177 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Texas was a 6-2 winner in its last match at home against the Angels. They won as -226 favorites, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 91-71 SU
Texas: 91-71 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Texas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
After playing LA Angels are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games at home