Cubs open as heavy favorite to beat Indians in World Series

LAS VEGAS (AP) The Chicago Cubs have opened as heavy favorites to beat the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.

John Avello, who makes the odds at the Wynn Las Vegas, set the line Saturday night after the Cubs beat the Dodgers in the clinching Game 6 of the NL Championship Series.

Avello says a bettor would have to wager $220 on the Cubs to win $100. A $100 bet on the Indians would pay $190 if they win.

Game 1 is Tuesday night in Cleveland.

The Cubs, with a healthier rotation than Cleveland, are trying to win their first crown since 1908. The Indians haven't won the title since 1948.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.