Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs - 11/1/16 MLB World Series Game 6 Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Chicago Cubs (112-64-1) at Cleveland Indians (104-70)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8:08 pm (Progressive Field)
J Arrieta (19-9) (3.15) vs. J Tomlin (15-9) (4.18)
The Line: Cleveland Indians +125 / Chicago Cubs -135 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians play game six of the World Series Tuesday night at Progressive Field on FOX.
The Chicago Cubs need another victory here if they hope to force a game seven on Wednesday. The Cubs offense is still struggling in this series, as Chicago has scored just five runs in its last three games, but it found a way to survive in game five. The Cubs are just 2-5 this postseason when scoring three or less runs, so you know Joe Maddon would live to see the bats wake up once they take the field in Cleveland. Overall, Javier Baez and Dexter Fowler have combined for 31 hits and 12 RBI while Kris Bryant has 15 hits and seven RBI. The major concern for the Chicago Cubs overall is that Aroldis Chapman threw 42 pitches in Sunday’s victory and that may limit him or keep him out for this contest. Jake Arrieta gets the ball, and he was 18-8 with a 3.10 ERA and 190 strikeouts this season. Arrieta is 3-2 with a 3.72 ERA and 44 strikeouts in his postseason career.
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The Cleveland Indians are once again one victory away from winning their first World Series since 1948. The Indians continue to rely on a pitching staff that has an ERA of 1.80 and has 134 strikeouts in 115 innings. The Indians have now allowed three or less runs in 13 of their last 16 games and Sunday’s loss was the first time this postseason when Cleveland lost a game when allowing less than five runs. Offensively, Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez have combined for 30 hits and nine RBI while Jason Kipnis has 10 hits and seven RBI. The Cleveland Indians are 5-1 at home this postseason. Josh Tomlin takes the hill, and he was 13-9 with a 4.40 ERA and 118 strikeouts this season. Tomlin is 2-0 with a 1.76 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his postseason career.
The Cubs are 37-16 in Arrietas last 53 road starts and 40-15 in Arrietas last 55 starts overall. The Indians are 12-5 in Tomlins last 17 home starts and 30-11 in Tomlins last 41 starts overall. The under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
This continues to be a crazy series, as the Indians have been the better team and we keep getting plus money with them in nearly every game. Yes, Arrieta is great, and he held the Indians to just one run in 5.2 innings in the Cubs game 2 victory. However, the Indians have lost just one home game this postseason and their entire pitching staff has been shutting it down. Not to mention Tomlin has allowed just nine hits and three runs in 15.1 postseason innings, and the Indians have won each of his last four starts. Cubs win or not, the value continues to be on the Indians and the plus money.