The Fall Classic has been exactly that so far, as the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs have treated fans and sports bettors to a fantastic World Series. Game 4 gets underway in the Windy City tonight where the Cubs, who opened at -131, will look to even things up after falling behind 2-1.
- The Cubs are 5-0 in Lackey’s last five starts.
- The Indians are 7-1 in their last eight road games.
- The UNDER is 4-0 in Kluber’s last four starts.
Corey Kluber and John Lackey will get the nod on the bump. Kluber (3-1, 0.74 ERA) has struck out 29 batters in 24 1/3 innings of work in the postseason. The former Cy Young Award winner is starting on short rest but threw just 88 pitches in Tuesday’s dominant effort.
Lackey (0-0, 5.63) has made only two starts in the playoffs and lasted only four innings in each. The veteran hasn’t thrown since October 19, so it remains to be seen if the long period of time between starts will help or hinder his play.
Bettors who have backed the UNDER are continuing to enjoy profits in this series. The UNDER is 5-0 in the last five meetings between the clubs. For Cleveland, that’s nothing new. The Tribe have been UNDER machines in the postseason, evidenced by the UNDER hitting in 10 straight games for them.
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Odds – Shark
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Cleveland Indians vs Chicago Cubs Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 111-63 heading into this matchup, while the Cleveland Indians sit at 103-69 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Cleveland injuries news.
The Chicago Cubs sit at No. 1 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds – Shark
, while the Cleveland Indians sit at No. 13 on the same chart.
At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 20 ranking for hits at 8.59 per game. By contrast, the Cleveland Indians are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.76 per game.
Chicago owns the No. 1 defense, allowing 4.92 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cleveland’s No. 7-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
J Tomlin chucked 1.1 shutout innings at the Cubs in their last game, striking out 3 in a 1-0 win against Chicago in baseball action at Wrigley Field.
- Cleveland is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
- Cleveland is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
- Cleveland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Chi Cubs is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games
- Chi Cubs is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cleveland at Chicago, Sunday, October 30th