[8:07 PM] Cubs @ Indians

Who will WIN this matchup?

Chicago Cubs

@ Cleveland Indians


Starting Pitchers:

Arrieta (CHC): 1-1; 3.78ERA

Tomlin (CLE) 2-0; 1.76ERA


Last 10 Games Played:

Chicago Cubs: 6-3-1

Cleveland Indians: 6-4


Current odds:

Chicago Cubs: (-142)

Cleveland Indians: (+132)


ESPN simulations have Cleveland as XX% favorites to win the game.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Chicago to win as (TBD) underdogs.

The World Series could be decided by the team that gets a lead early and turns things over to the bullpen. The Chicago Cubs finally became that team with the early lead and the dominant reliever in Game 5 and play another elimination game when they visit the Cleveland Indians for Game 6 on Tuesday.

Arrieta took a no-hitter into the sixth inning in Game 2 at Cleveland and ended up with the win, his first of the postseason. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner had a little trouble controlling his arsenal with three walks, but struck out six.

Tomlin surrendered two hits in 4 2/3 scoreless innings in Game 3 and was yanked by Francona at the first hint of trouble in a game the Indians went on to win 1-0. The 32-year-old Texan allowed two or fewer runs in each of his last eight appearances going back to the regular season and yielded one home run in that span. Tomlin is going on three days’ rest in Game 6 but only threw 58 pitches in Game 3.

Cubs RH Kyle Hendricks would start a potential Game 7 against Indians RH Corey Kluber, who pitched Games 1 and 4.

Indians SS Francisco Lindor is batting .421 in the World Series and hit safely in four of five games, going 0-for-3 in the Arrieta-started Game 2.

Chicago OF Kyle Schwarber is expected to return to the lineup as DH.


StreakSmarts Pick: Chicago Cubs

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick