World Series Extends to Game 6
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Although despair seemed imminent, the Chicago Cubs managed to elude death and won Game 6 of the World Series. In doing so the Cubs were able to snap their infamous record and win their first World Series game at Wrigley Field since 1945. It was a night worth celebrating and the whole city was rejoicing but the real streak remains to be broken. It’s been 108 years since Chicago has won a World Series and it would certainly be heartbreaking to see them come so close and fail to get the job done. After Game 6 the series is set at 3-2 in the Cleveland Indians’ favor. Since the series is heading back to Cleveland, who will most baseball betting sites favor on Tuesday?
MLB Odds – Tuesday, November 1st – World Series Game 6
Cleveland Indians + 1 ½ (-135) 7 (-105) +132
Interestingly enough, the online MLB betting odds have decided to favor the Cubs once again. Of course, the Cubs did have the best record in baseball this season when they finished 103-58, but they’re still behind in the series so it is surprising to see the bookies consistently favoring Chicago throughout the World Series.
As previously mentioned, the series will be heading back to Cleveland for Game 6. The first two games of the series took place at Progressive Field and both the Cubs and the Indians ended up exchanging losses to kick off this year’s World Series. So needless to say, Cleveland won’t really be enjoying much of an advantage at home. Online MLB betting fans looking to catch the game can do so by tuning into FOX at 8 PM EST on Tuesday, or alternatively fans can stream the game online at MLB.com or through the FOX Sports app. Fans that will be on the road can also tune into the broadcast thanks to ESPN Radio.
Of course the Cubs will be looking to force Game 7 but if they want to succeed in that endeavor they’re going to have to step it up offensively. In the last three games the Cubs have only managed to score 5 runs, which is certainly not how you win a championship. They managed to hang on in Game 5, but since Chicago is 2-5 this postseason when scoring three or less runs, they’re desperately going to need a turnaround. Jake Arrieta will be heading to the mound for Chicago.
Although not as long as the Cubs’ drought, the Indians are also facing a pristine opportunity to snap their 68-year World Series Championship drought. One win is all it takes but can Cleveland keep the World Series from going to Game 7? They could considering the Indians have allowed three or less runs in 13 of their last 16 games. Coupled with the previously mentioned stats regarding the Cubs, and the Indians have more than a legitimate chance of winning this thing even if the online MLB betting odds are siding with the Cubs. Josh Tomlin will be getting the start and the Indians are hopeful that he’ll be able to lead them to their first World Series Championship since 1948.