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SportsPicks.com Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Baseball Betting Preview June 10, 2013

A winning streak will be on the line for the Boston Red Sox 39-25  on Monday when they battle the Tampa Bay Rays 34-28 at Tropicana Field.

John Lackey will be the starting pitcher for the Red Sox on this day. Righthander Lackey is 3-5 this season with a 2.79 ERA.

The Rays will counter Lackey with Alex Cobb. Righthander Cobb has a 2.39 ERA to go along with a 6-2 record this season.

Odds aren’t yet posted for this game, so check back later for the opening line and total.

The Red Sox were a 10-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -162 on the moneyline, while the total score (15) was good news for OVER bettors.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 10-7 loser at home against the Orioles. Bettors on Baltimore at +124 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (17) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
Boston has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Boston: 39-25 SU
Tampa Bay: 34-28 SU

Boston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing LA Angels are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Boston, Tuesday, June 11

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