Oakland Athletics vs New York Mets: prediction for the MLB game
Oakland Athletics returned to their home arena after six games away. Their results on that road trip are nothing to write home about - they managed to record only two victories, over Texas Rangers (8:7) and Houston Astros (8:5). The A's looked better at home against Seattle Mariners. In the first two games, Oakland celebrated success (4:1, 2:1), but then lost 5:9 in the series finale.
New York Mets
New York Mets were on a six-game winning streak. They swept Pittsburgh Pirates at home and then traveled to Milwaukee, where the Mets confidently defeated the Brewers in games one and two (7:2, 7:5). In the final game of the series, however, the Mets suffered a crushing defeat (0:6). Despite this loss, New York are on top team form; they have already clinched the second line in the American League.
In 3 head-to-head games out of 4, the teams scored more than 8 runs.
The A's won the first inning in 3 head-to-head games in a row.
New York is the favorite in this match. Despite losing on Wednesday, the team is on top form, having gained momentum in recent games. We don't think that the home walls will help the Athletics to overcome such a strong opponent and predict a confident win for the visitors.
Our prediction - handicap (-1.5) to New York Mets