The postseason futility for both the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians is well-documented, so I won’t bore you with a history lesson. Just ask myself about the Cubs and Nick Kalikas or Brian Hemminger about the Indians on Twitter, and I’m sure you’ll get that a World Series championship for our teams hasn’t happened in our lifetimes. Truth be told, I’ve pulled for both Chicago baseball teams my whole life because my parents’ rooting interests (along with their respective sides of the family) have always been split between the Cubs and White Sox. That being said, any Chicago sports fan who cheers for the Cubs will likely tell you that a World Series title is worth 10 Stanley Cups for the Blackhawks or five Super Bowls for the Bears. I can’t speak for Cleveland fans, but I’m guessing the Indians and Browns winning a championship is about even. But remember Nick and Brian, LeBron James already got you guys an NBA title for the Cavaliers earlier this year, so your quota has already been reached. All kidding aside, this is an awesome matchup between two fairly even teams with the two best managers in the game. And 5Dimes sportsbook has a myriad of ways to bet on the 2016 World Series from different runlines and totals to a ton of props. For example, you can wager on the Cubs -2.5 at +250 for Game 1 or take UNDER 1.5 runs at +1700. Anyway, here are a few props to consider before the first pitch is thrown on Tuesday…
- Cleveland’s Jason Kipnis hits+runs+RBI (-115) vs. Chicago’s Kyle Schwarber (-115) – love Schwarber, but putting him in this situation is asking too much, so take Kipnis
- Schwarber no hits (+115) – again, love him but asking too much in this situation
- Chicago’s Jason Heyward no hits (-115) – Heyward is hitless in the last four games he has stepped to the plate along with six of the last seven
- Chicago’s Anthony Rizzo total bases (-115) vs. Cleveland’s Mike Napoli (-115) – no player is hitting the ball better than Rizzo right now, as he got one hit in the first three games of the NLCS and then tallied seven in the last three, including two doubles and two homers
- World Series MVP: Rizzo (+950) and Cleveland’s Corey Kluber (+1500) – if the Tribe pulls off the upset, it will be by shutting down the Cubs offensively with Kluber leading the way
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