2016 World Series Preview: Cubs vs. Indians

2016 World Series Preview: Cubs vs. Indians

It’s 2016 and the Cubs have finally reached the World Series. Prior to the season, an exact World Series matchup of Cubs/Indians was listed at 74:1. Cleveland was as high as +2800 to win the World Series back in January, while Chicago was as high as +1050 over the winter.

In the ALCS, reliever Andrew Miller won MVP at 10:1 odds while in the NLCS, Jon Lester (6:1) and Javier Baez (12:1) shared MVP honors. Cleveland beat Toronto in the ALCS in 5 games, which was listed at +750 odds. Chicago beat LA in the NLCS in 6 games, which was listed at +325 odds.

5Dimes lists the Cubs as -180 favorites to win the World Series now with Cleveland listed at +158. The table below shows how the 2016 World Series odds have fluctuated since last season:

TeamOct 26 (5Dimes)Oct 23
Oct 14
Sep 25
Aug 21
Aug 1
Apr 1
Jan 14
Nov 9
Nov 2

There is currently no odds out for Game 1 or Game 2 yet, as rosters and starting rotations have yet to be finalized. However, there are plenty of futures and props posted for the series:

Exact series odds via BetOnline
Cleveland in 4: +2800
Cleveland in 5: +1200
Cleveland in 6: +600
Cleveland in 7: +550
Chicago in 4: +650
Chicago in 5: +350
Chicago in 6: +375
Chicago in 7: +425

Total Games in Series via BetOnline
4 games: +600
5 games: +250
6 games: +210
7 games: +200

MVP odds via BetOnline:


Also as a reminder, our MLB Playoff betting system has gone 12-6 (+6.88 units won) this season & 123-91 (+55.16 units won) all-time, which you can follow here.

Dan McGuire

Dan McGuire is the Operations Manager and soccer specialist at Sports Insights. You can find him on Twitter (@ArsenalDMC) and he can be reached directly at dan.mcguire@actionnetwork.com.

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