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World Series Game 1 Picks – Cubs vs Indians Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

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The Cubs are in the World Series for the first time in 71 years and they’ll meet up with the Indians in Cleveland on Tuesday for Game 1. These two fan bases are each starved for a World Series title. The series opener will undoubtedly be crucial to set the momentum, particularly for the Indians who’ve ridden the momentum wave this whole postseason.

World SeriesCan the Cubs really try this? Can they break the curse and win the World Series? The Indians will have to cool off for that to happen. Cleveland’s been red hot and has reached the Fall Classic having lost only one postseason game. The Cubs have dropped three.

The long layoff will work for Cleveland in so it allowed Trevor Bauer time to heal and gave the Indians the chance to fall into line their pitching staff, but the time off can play tricks with hitters’timing and team’s momentum.
Of course, Chicago can have several days off, too, but never as many. Meanwhile, the Cubs’offense has just started getting going again. Anthony Rizzo was having an awful postseason, but has looked locked in the last few games. Addison Russell, Kris Bryant, Dexter Fowler and Ben Zobrist are typical swinging well, too.

Look for a low scoring game. The Cubs’offense has come around the last three games, but a quick layoff could play with the team’s timing once again. The Indians can have their Cy Young starter on the mound against a Cy Young candidate for the Cubbies. When it comes to pens, the Indians’bullpen has been lock down. The Cubs’has been beatable, but Lester’s gone deep all postseason long and Chapman is still Chapman.

These two lineups are deep and loaded with talent, but good pitching beats good hitting and that’s what should happen on Tuesday.

As for the ultimate winner, if Cleveland has the lead when they turn the ball to Miller and Allen, they win, but look for the Cubs to get a couple off of Kluber and secure the victory. The Cubs’ offense is just too good and have really begun to click. Chicago will also have an extra hitter and if any NL team can benefit from the DH, it’s the Cubs who have plenty of options, including Willson Contreras who could get the start with Chicago carrying three catchers and David Ross likely to start as Lester’s personal catcher.

World Series Game 1 Picks – Chicago Cubs Plus Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians Under the posted total.

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