World Series Preview 2016
World Series game one between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians will be live tonight, October 25, 2016, on channel Fox at 8 PM Eastern Time. Because the American League won this year’s All Stars Game, Cleveland will have the home field advantage and game one will be held at Progressive Field in Cleveland. After game two on Wednesday, the series will move back to Chicago for games three and four.
Here’s the complete World Series schedule from NJ.com:
Tuesday, Oct. 25: Chicago at Cleveland, 8:08 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26: Chicago at Cleveland, 8:08 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28: Cleveland at Chicago, 8:08 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29: Cleveland at Chicago, 8:08 p.m.
x-Sunday, Oct. 30: Cleveland at Chicago, 8:15 p.m.
x-Tuesday, Nov. 1: Chicago at Cleveland, 8:08 p.m.
x-Wednesday, Nov. 2: Chicago at Cleveland, 8:08 p.m.
There hasn’t been a World Series game won by either of these teams in many years. The Cubs haven’t won since 1908, and the Indians haven’t won since 1948. Therefore, this game will be a major game for the teams and fans.
Since the beginning of the playoffs, the Cubs have been a favorite to win it all. According to Yahoo Sports, the Cubs are currently a nearly 2-1 favorite to defeat the Indians. Since the odds are stacked against the Indians, many gamblers are actually placing their bets on the Indians upsetting the Cubs. According to their report, “Cleveland is getting bet nearly twice as much as Chicago (65 percent), according to Bovada Sportsbook Manager Kevin Bradley. That makes sense, as betting on Cleveland would yield the bigger reward.”
Jon Lester will be the game one starter for the Cubs, and he will face off against Corey Kluber. Some other players and performances to watch include the talented hitters for the Cubs, including third baseman, Kris Bryant, and first baseman, Anthony Rizzo, both of whom are known for their powerful home run swings. Players to watch for on the Indians squad include shortstop Francisco Lindor, who was a finalist for Rookie of the Year last year, and the Indians’ best reliever, Andrew Miller, who has pitched in many roles during the postseason.