Free MLB Pick: Indians vs Cubs Odds
Looking for Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs free picks? MLB betting sees the Cubs taking on the Indians on Friday October 28th at Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois in Game 3 of the 2016 World Series. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all MLB baseball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily MLB predictions.
2016 World Series; Series Tied 1-1
Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs
Date: Friday October 28
Time: 8:08PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Indians RH Josh Tomlin (2-0, 2.53 ERA) vs. Cubs RH Kyle Hendricks (1-1, 1.65)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Chicago -200; Cleveland +185
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Chicago -1.5 +110
MLB Betting Total: 8
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The bats came alive for the Cubs in Game 2 as they stole home field advantage and will now enter play at Wrigley Field tied 1-1.
The task is tall for Cleveland, but nothing has been easy for them from Opening Day. Things will be tough on them here inside Wrigley Field and they’ll have to play almost perfect ball to stand a chance here.
The Indians know things aren’t going to be easy for them as they enter play after losing home field advantage in Game 2.
One thing to note about this Cleveland team is that they continue to shock people given all the circumstances against them. After losing MVP caliber Michael Brantley for the season and seeing Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar go down, along with starting catcher Yan Gomes, they’ve managed to overcome everything.
Cleveland’s bats will certainly have to come alive here, as they went cold, along with the weather in Game 2.
Here, they’ll send out RH Josh Tomlin. Tomlin has allowed just 3 runs through 10.2 innings of work in the postseason, giving the Indians exactly what they need.
He’s held Boston and Toronto down, but this may be his toughest test yet.
Tomlin is going to have to keep the ball down, as he is very vulnerable to the home run ball, something the Cubs certainly have no problem hitting.
The Cubs will be hosting their first World Series game since 1945 and the city is ready to rock.
The cost to get into the stadium is $3000 and the bars around the stadium sit with a $250 cover charge. This city is ready for a winner and their fans are behind them with these prices.
Chicago saw their offense get the job done in Game 2 with a 5 spot in Cleveland, as Jake Arrieta shut the Indians down despite not having his best stuff. Chicago’s offense has been the backbone to this team, really getting out early and allowing their starters to settle in.
Chicago will toss Kyle Hendricks, who is finding his own here in the postseason.
Hendricks was on the mound in the Game 6 when he shut the Dodgers down and sent Chicago into the World Series. Hendricks out-pitched Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, which is quite the feat.
The RH allowed just two runs in 12.2 innings during the NLCS. He’s pitched extremely well at home this season and has a lot of confidence on his side.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Indians are 4-0 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Indians are 5-0 in their last 5 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Indians are 9-1 in their last 10 games on grass.
- Cubs are 21-5 in their last 26 Friday games.
- Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 playoff games.
- Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 playoff home games.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Prediction:
Advantage Cubs, no doubt.
However, laying that much juice in a World Series is just too tough to justify. Cleveland is here for a reason and with better weather than in Cleveland, both teams should experience some offense.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Over 8
This isn’t a bad total here. Expect both Cleveland and Chicago to have run scoring chances.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cleveland 7 – Chicago 5
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