Cubs-Indians Set to Deliver Online MLB Betting RematchPosted by: Charlie Smith
We are just under a week from the official start of the online MLB betting season, which means that players and sportsbooks alike are anxiously waiting to bet on baseball, and ultimately, bet on the game they love. Last year’s season brought with it an end to one of the longest championship droughts in sportsbook history, and we’re all hoping that this year’s is equally as historic.
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Although the baseball betting odds will have to wait until April 2nd to size up regular season MLB matchups, players don’t have to wait that long to start picking sides. Exhibition baseball has been in full force for quite a while now. Monday’s round of action brings with it 16 matchups, but there’s no denying that the most interesting is the contest is the pairing between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians, a rematch of last year’s World Series, if you will.
Chicago vs. Cleveland – Monday, March 27
When: 9:10 pm ET
Where: Goodyear Ballpark
Online MLB Betting Odds:
Chicago Cubs -1 ½ (+125) – -133
Cleveland Indians +1 ½ (-145) – +118
Two years ago, the Cubs were swept in the National League Championship Series by the Mets 4-0. Last season, the Cubs redeemed themselves by handing the Indians an even more humiliating defeat, after Cleveland had take a 3-1 lead in the World Series. There’s no doubt that the Indians have vengeance on their mind, and Chicago will be well aware.
So far in this year’s Spring Training, the Cubs have failed to perform like the team that won it all last season. The Cubs are coming into Monday night’s matchup with an 11-15 record, and a 2-3 record in their last 5 games. Monday night’s contest against the Indians will mark the third and final time these two have met each other this spring. The first contest ended in a 1-1 draw but the Indians were able to come out on top in the second rendition, beating the Cubs 4-2.
Although their record may not show it, Chicago comes into their contest with the Indians flashing some pretty impressive stats. Pitching wise, the Cubs rank 1st in earned run average, quality starts, WHIP, and BAA.
The Cleveland Indians have lost their last 4 consecutive World Series appearance. Although those appearances have been spread out in 50+ years, it’s not pleasant being a Cleveland fan, even in recent years.
The Indians haven’t dazzled in this year’s exhibition matches and have posted a 14-14 record. Cleveland has gone 3-2 in their last 5 games, and will be looking to beat the online MLB betting odds Monday night.
Cleveland’s pitching statistics pale in comparison to the Cubs’. The Indians currently have the 7th best run average, 10th best quality starts, 6th best WHIP, and 5th best BAA.