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The division rival New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at Tropicana Field.

The Yankees will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander CC Sabathia in this game. Sabathia has a 3-1 record and a 2.57 ERA this season.

The Rays will counter Sabathia with Matt Moore. Lefthander Moore has a 1.00 ERA to go along with a 3-0 record this season.

Last time out for New York, they were an 8-4 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -146 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, an 8-1 result against the Athletics on April 21. Bettors who backed the Rays at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
New York: 10-7 SU
Tampa Bay: 8-10 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees's last 9 games
NY Yankees are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games
Tampa Bay is 11-2 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to NY Yankees, Tuesday, April 23