2016 World Series Game 7 Free Pick
Chicago Cubs vs Cleveland Indians

GAME: Chicago Cubs (113-64) at Cleveland Indians (104-71) Preview

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, November 02 – 8:00 PM EST
WHERE: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
LINE:World Series Cubs vs Indians Betting Lines
Playoff Series: World Series; Series Tied 3-3
TV: 8:08 p.m. ET, FOX

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.

Chicago recovered from a 3-1 deficit to win the last two games but has yet to solve Cleveland ace Corey Kluber, who is looking to become the first starting pitcher since Detroit’s Mickey Lolich in 1968 to record three victories in a single World Series. Chicago shortstop Addison Russell (age 22) is coming off his own sterling performance as he became the second youngest player to hit a grand slam (behind New York Yankees legend Mickey Mantle) and matched the Series record of six RBIs – tying Yankees Bobby Richardson (1960), Hideki Matsui (2009) and former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols (2011). “We’ve been doing this all year, putting new history in history books and you wouldn’t be able to tell that,” Russell told reporters afterward. The one-sided affair allows the Indians to have stellar left-hander Andrew Miller (0.53 ERA, 29 strikeouts in 17 postseason innings in 2016) and right-handed closer Cody Allen (22 strikeouts in 11 2/3 scoreless innings in 2016) rested for Game 7 while Cubs left-handed closer Aroldis Chapman pitched 1 1/3 innings on Tuesday despite the margin.

Chicago Cubs RH Kyle Hendricks (1-1, 1.31 ERA)

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.

Chi Cubs is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 7 games
Chi Cubs are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chi Cubs’s last 15 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs’s last 8 games when playing Cleveland
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Cleveland

Cleveland Indians RH Corey Kluber (4-1, 0.89)

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.

Team record: 104-71 SU
Cleveland is 11-3 ATS in its last 14 games
Cleveland is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland’s last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland’s last 13 games
Cleveland is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games at home
Cleveland is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
Cleveland is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Umpire Trends – Sam Holbrook

Under is 3-0-1 in Holbrooks last 4 games behind home plate vs. Cleveland.
Over is 5-0 in Holbrooks last 5 Wednesday games behind home plate vs. Chicago.
Home team is 4-1 in Holbrooks last 5 Wednesday games behind home plate vs. Cleveland.
Home team is 16-5 in Holbrooks last 21 games behind home plate vs. Cleveland.
Over is 41-15-3 in Holbrooks last 59 Wednesday games behind home plate.
Over is 7-3-1 in Holbrooks last 11 interleague games behind home plate.
Cubs are 1-5 in their last 6 games with Holbrook behind home plate.

World Series Cubs vs Indians Betting Lines

World Series Game 7
Chicago Cubs vs Cleveland Indians Prediction

With Andrew Miller rested and ready for multiple innings tonight, the Indians’ bullpen is in much better shape than the Cubs’. I think that will be the difference in Game 7. Even though this is Corey Kluber’s second straight start on short rest, consider that he’s thrown fewer than 90 pitches in his past three starts.
We cashed with the Over in Game 6, and we’re going back to the well in Game 7.

Cubs vs Indians Game 7 Bets:
40% Indians money line +105
40% Over 6.5 runs
20% Parlay on Indians money line & over 6.5

World Series Cubs vs Indians Betting Lines