Cleveland At Chicago MLB Game 3 Winning Favorites

Posted by Henry Watkins on Wednesday,October 26, 2016 2:57, EST in

Tuesday night proved to be a pretty magical one in the city of Cleveland. That was the night that the Cavaliers opened their NBA season by hoisting the championship banner to the rafters, while the Indians were also taking care of business in a 6-0 win over the Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series. It’s a good time to be a Cleveland sports fan, but this is a city that has had more than its fair share of sporting disappointments over the years. With that in mind, you can bet that the Indians fans will not be putting the champagne on ice after just one victory, especially with games still to come on the hallowed grounds that are Wrigley Field.

The one thing that the Cubs will want to avoid is heading home down 2-0 in the series, as that adds a level of pressure that is very often hard to overcome. We won’t know their fate until late Wednesday night, but for now, let’s look ahead the betting odds on Friday, and Game 3 of the 2016 World Series.

Here’s A Closer Look At The Cleveland Indians At Chicago Cubs MLB Game 3 Winning Favorites

When: Friday, October 28 at 8 PM EST
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago
TV: FOX
Live Stream: FOX Sports GO
MLB Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on the Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians came into the World Series with very few people believing that they could actually go out and win it. The people who were on their side were the ones who have been paying attention to what this pitching staff has been doing all season long. Corey Kluber was outstanding in Game 1, and Andrew Miller once again did his thing in relief. Holding a powerful Cubs team scoreless is not easy to do, but it has to be said that Cleveland made it look pretty straightforward on Tuesday night. They will hand the ball to Josh Tomlin in Game 3 and hope for more magic. Tomlin has wo both of his postseason starts so far, and comes into this one with a 2.53 ERA.

Why bet on the Chicago Cubs

Losing the opening game of the World Series is not a total disaster for the Cubs, as the reality is that they will probably be more than happy with taking a split back to Chicago. That said, they could be in some real trouble if they also drop Game 2, as teams that have started the series 0-2 on the road have only ever won 7 times out of 36. This signifies just how important it is for the Cubs to take that second game and shift momentum back in their favor when they head home. It will be Kyle Hendricks who gets the start for Chicago in Game 3. He is coming into this game with a stellar 1.65 ERA in the postseason, and only 3 earned runs given up in his 3 starts so far.

 

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

You had better believe that Wrigley Field is going to be rocking on Friday night, regardless of where the series stands. The Cubs have been outstanding at home all season long, and I think they get the win in Game 3.

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