1. Home Sweet Home
The Mets will be back at Citi Field for the next three games, which will clearly be a much more favorable atmosphere than it was at Kansas City. The Mets have been great at home for most of the season. They are 52-33 at home this season, including 3-1 in the playoffs. They have beaten Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta back to back in the NLCS. Add to the fact that it will be a raucous crowd at hand for the Mets first ever World Series games at Citifield and first Mets World Series home game since 2000, the Mets should benefit more from the atmosphere.
In the last nine World Series, AL Teams have not fared well at NL ballparks, going 8-17 in NL stadiums. The 2006 Detroit Tigers, 2008 Tampa Bay Rays, 2010 Texas Rangers, and the 2012 Tigers all failed to win a game at NL turf.
There will also be no DH in the NL, so the Royals will lose their best power hitter Kendrys Morales for the games at Citi Field. Even though the Royals are stacked at 1-9 in their batting order, losing a key power bat always diminishes the lineup a bit. Plus, the Royals pitchers will have to bat as well, which they are not familiar with.