2016 World Series Game 1- Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians

The 2016 World Series is here with one of the most historical intriguing match-ups that anyone could ask for. The Chicago Cubs are looking to break a 107 championship drought while the Cleveland Indians hope to end a 67 year title drought of their own.

Personally I come into the World Series with a 18-13 record and up 19.48 units ($974 for just a $50 per unit bettor) during the MLB playoffs. Currently I am 6-2 on my plays for Chicago Cubs games and 4-3 on plays for Cleveland Indians games during the post season.

Game 1 – Chicago Cubs: Lester (19-5, 2.44) Indians: Kluber 18-9, 3.14) 

Jon Lester will lead the way for the Cubs tonight, who will be playing in their first World Series game since 1945. So far this postseason Lester is 2-0 with a 0.85 ERA and Chicago has won all three of his starts . On the road during  the regular season Lester was 9-3 with a 3.17 ERA.

Cleveland’s ace Corey Kluber is  2-1 with a 0.98 ERA in three  starts this post season. Kluber is also  11-2 with a 2.20 ERA in 15 career inter-league starts.

The Cubs are favored tonight  and in the series. Chicago comes into the series with a  5-0 postseason record as a money line favorite. The Indians however have really embraced being counted out by the experts this postseason. Cleveland has a 5-1 postseason record when the are the underdog.

The Over is 5-4-1 in Cubs games this post-season. The Over is 1-7 in Indians games this post season.

On paper it’s hard not to like the Cubs, but but with the Cleveland Cavaliers raising their championship banner tonight the atmosphere will be electric, as if Game 1 of the World Series would need any extra excitement.

The Indians were 53-28 during the regular season at home and a 4-0 in the postseason.

Overall both of these teams are excellent and anything can happen at this point of the season.  My favorite play for tonight is UNDER 6.5 runs (-110) and Cleveland +1.5 runs (-168).

 

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