The historical significance of the 2016 World Series is HUGE! and something many have been waiting a lifetime for. The 2016 World Series features the Chicago Cubs, who will be making their first MLB World Series appearance since 1945!
The Cubs have reached the World Series for the first time in 71 years, and will be on the hunt for their first World Series title since 1908. The Cubs have lost seven World Series appearances from 1910 to 1945. With the historical drought, Cubs fans will be happy to know that according to the current MLB betting odds, Vegas odds makers list the Cubs as the -1.5(-110) runline betting favorite.
It's been 22 years since the Cleveland Indians have made an appearance in the World Series, almost equal to the Cubs with their last World Series win coming in 1948.
With hopes of a Chicago Cubs World Series win, many Chicago and MLB fans need to consider a few World Series trends before they make their 2016 World Series predictions. Namely, in the last 13 World Series matchups, the team to take the first win have gone on to win 12 of the fall series contests. In addition, the winners of game 1 of the World Series have an historical all-time chance of winning at 64%.
The Cubs vs Indians World Series matchup is as even as it gets, while they have never met in the World Series, the teams have faced off in regular season play, both have split 18 all-time matchups, most recently winning two each, of four matchups in June of 2015.
The 2016 World Series will be televised on FOX with the first pitch at 8:05 PM.
Free MLB Pick | World Series 2016 Game 1
World Series Betting Trends 2016
| Chicago Cubs|| 53%|
|< Moneyline >|| 47%|
@ -1.5 [+140]
|< Run Line >|| 25%|
@ +1.5 [-160]
@ OV 6.5 [even]
|< Over/Under >|| 62%|
@ UN 6.5 [-120]
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