[8:08 PM] Cubs @ Indians

Who will WIN this matchup?

Chicago Cubs

@ Cleveland Indians


Starting Pitchers:

Hendricks (CHC): 1-1; 1.31 ERA

Kluber (CLE) 4-1; 0.89ERA


Last 10 Games Played:

Chicago Cubs: 6-3-1

Cleveland Indians: 6-4


Current odds:

Chicago Cubs: (-116)

Cleveland Indians: (+106)


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

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

A longstanding drought will end for either the Chicago Cubs or Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night while the other team will be flooded with heartbreak. The visiting Cubs forced a decisive Game 7 with Tuesday’s 9-3 victory and are aiming to win their first World Series title since 1908 while the Indians are trying to break a rut that dates back to 1948.

Hendricks, who won 16 regular-season games, took a no-decision in Game 3 of the World Series when he allowed six hits and two walks in 4 1/3 scoreless innings. The 26-year-old is ecstatic to have the opportunity to help the Cubs end their 108-year title drought.

Kluber has struck out 15 in 12 innings during the World Series while allowing just one run in his two victories. He has repeatedly had his best stuff during the postseason despite regularly pitching on short rest and manager Terry Francona has been impressed that the 2014 American League Cy Young Award winner has remained sharp.

Cubs 3B Kris Bryant went 4-for-5 in Game 6 and homered for the second straight game while 1B Anthony Rizzo also had a homer among three hits.

Cleveland 2B Jason Kipnis, who grew up in the Chicago area, had three hits and a homer in two of the past three games.

Chicago OF Kyle Schwarber will again serve as the DH and is batting .333 in the World Series despite missing the previous six-plus months due to knee surgery.


StreakSmarts Pick: Cleveland Indians

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick