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The Cubs and Indians are set to face off in the World Series but who is the betting favorite?

By SI Wire
October 25, 2016

The World Series begins Tuesday in Cleveland, with the Indians facing the Cubs, but who is the betting favorite?

Neither team has won a championship in over 60 years but they’ll have a chance to snap the streak this year. The Cubs certainly look like the stronger team on paper and the majority of SI and Fox’s experts picked Chicago to win the series

Our experts’ opinions jive with what Vegas is thinking. Popular sports book Bovada currently has the Cubs has the favorite at -185, while the Indians are at +165. 

The Cubs are also favored to win Game 1 of the series on Tuesday night. 

Corey Kluber will take the mound for the Indians in the first game, opposite Jon Lester for the Cubs. 

Trevor Bauer will face Jake Arrieta in Game 2 on Wednesday before the series moves to Chicago on Friday. 

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