New York Yankees vs Auckland Athletics: prediction for the MLB game
New York Yankees
The New York Yankees played one of the American League favorites, Houston Astros, in their previous home series. Both teams came out strong and split the four games. The Yankees, however, clearly wanted to deliver better results at home, so that was disappointing. The Yankees defeated the Athletics (9:5) in game one of the current series.
The Auckland Athletics remain one of the weakest teams in the American League. At 0.333, they sit at the bottom of the table. They continuously lose points at home, but on their previous road trip, the team looked decent. As the Athletics travelled to Kansas City, the team lost the first game, but then defeated the Royals two times (9:7, 5:3). The Athletics hope to do the same in New York, but it is a much bigger challenge.
In 3 head-to-head games out of 5, the teams scored over 9 runs.
In 4 head-to-head games out of 5, the first inning ended in a draw.
The New York Yankees got a landslide victory over the Athletics in the first game, once again proving that they are one of the best teams in the MLB. The visitors couldn't put up a fight, and it’s hard to believe that they can avenge that defeat in the second game. We won't risk supporting the underdog and back the hosts one more time.
Our prediction - handicap (-1.5) to New York Yankees