The 2016 World Series started yesterday, and Cleveland now has Chicago in a one-game hole after a 6-0 shutout win last night. The Cubs were clear favorites to win the series entering last night, and while we probably still should consider them the favorites, Chicago fans can be forgiven for seeing lots of doom and gloom on the horizon this morning.
Here’s what the statistical projections on World-Series-winning odds now say:
- FiveThirtyEight: Cleveland (55%)
- FanGraphs: Cleveland (54.1%)
Chicago remains favored to win game two tonight, but last night’s loss exacted a large toll on their overall series odds. (On the other hand, as one tortured Cubs fan opined yesterday, “In late October, math no longer applies.”)
At least one more game will be played in Cleveland’s
JacobsProgressive Field, which has been a weird place to play baseball of late, at least relative to other places to play baseball.
This entire post has been a polite rouse designed to provide a vehicle for linking you to this World Series preview post, which is the best of its kind and the only one anyone needs to read.
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