The perfect Cinderella script of the Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians would not be complete without a game 7. However, weather forecast says rain could interrupt play before the clock strikes midnight. A 60 percent chance of rain is expected at about 11 o’clock. Game time is 8:08 ET on Fox Network. The Cubs send Kyle Hendricks to the hill to face Corey Kluber. Hendricks is a -119 road favorite with the total ranging from 6.5-7. It is as high as -140 to bet on under 7. The game opened at 112 and 7 flat.
Not surprisingly 78 percent of the bets are on the under, prompting the bets trending under. Fifty-eight percent on the road favorite. So often a road favorite, the Cubs are 51-37 on the road, yet still -2.5 units on the back pocket. Cleveland is +17 units overall and +15.1 home.
The Cubs are an under team overall at 87-82 under, yet over 49-35 on the road. Chicago is 108-53 off a win and 16-6 with Hendricks on the hill. However, they have lost 7-of-10 Wednesday starts of his and they are 1-4 the last five versus an opponent pitcher with a WHIP of 1.15 or less.
The Tribe are a stunning 46-18 recently at home and 22-5 with Kluber on grass. Chicago has gone over 11-5 on the road with Hendricks versus an opponent with a winning record. Cleveland has gone under 11-2 in the postseason. Because hockey is a niche sport, we count our 10-1 NHL record separately from 24-12 in all sports. Joe Duffy has World Series Game 7 side and total at OffshoreInsiders.com. Toledo and Akron winners are also up.