Luis Severino throws a pitch against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning in the American League Wild Card Game at Yankee Stadium. Elsa/Getty Images

To little surprise, it has been a competitive series between the rival New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. The best-of-five American League Division Series is 1-1 after New York defeated Boston in Game 2 on Saturday at Fenway Park.

The series shifts to the Bronx on Monday in a battle of right-handers. Nathan Eovaldi gets the nod for Boston, while Luis Severino will be on the mound for New York.

Severino has a 3.56 earned-run average against the Red Sox in five starts this season. The last time Severino faced Boston at Yankee Stadium was on Sept. 20, when he allowed just one earned run over seven innings.

The 24-year-old is coming off a four-inning shutout performance against the Oakland Athletics in the AL wild-card game. Severino's four-seam fastball reached 99 miles per hour.

Eovaldi, who was acquired in July from the Tampa Bay Rays, has been excellent against the Yankees this season, boasting a 1.93 ERA over 23.1 innings. In his last appearance against New York, the 28-year-old didn't allow an earned run over two innings and struck out four.

Like Severino, Eovaldi's four-seam fastball reached as high as 98 miles per hour. On Sept. 18 at Yankee Stadium, Eovaldi didn't allow a run over six innings.

Both teams have impressive talent in their lineups, but both could use a lift from underperforming players.

New York could use more production from Andrew McCutcheon. The former Pittsburgh Pirates star has just two hits in 13 at-bats in the postseason. In September, the veteran outfielder had a .421 on-base percentage to go along with five home runs in 87 at-bats.

Boston can expect Mookie Betts to post stronger numbers in New York. In seven postseason at-bats, the MVP candidate has just a double and a walk. But at Yankee Stadium in 2018, the 25-year-old batted .419 in 31 at-bats.

The Yankees are favored in Game 3 at -170 odds, while the Red Sox are the underdogs at +160.

Prediction: Yankees over Red Sox, 4-2