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The Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Tropicana Field.

Rubby De La Rosa will be the starting pitcher for the Red Sox on this day. Right hander De La Rosa is 4-5 this season with a 3.81 ERA.

De La Rosa's opponent in this one will be Drew Smyly. The Rays left hander has a 3.31 ERA to go along with a 9-10 record this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Rays as -159-moneyline favorites versus the Red Sox, while the game's total opened at 7.5

Boston won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Rays on August 31. Bettors who backed the Red Sox at +145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Team record: 60-76
Boston is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Boston is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 66-71
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Boston at NY Yankees Tuesday, September 2
Tampa Bay home to Toronto Tuesday, September 2