The 2016 World Series Game 4 betting odds for the Indians vs. Cubs had Chicago -131, Cleveland +121 and the total 6.5. Cleveland is up 2-1 in this series following a 1-0 victory last night that went well UNDER the total.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Indians RH Corey Kluber (3-1, 0.74 ERA) vs. Cubs RH John Lackey (0-0, 5.63)
Kluber has struck out 29 batters in 24 1/3 postseason innings and won Game 1 of the World Series. He is starting on short rest but threw only 88 pitches in Tuesday's effort.
The Indians are 10-2 in Kluber’s last 12 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance, 21-7 in his last 28 starts and 12-4 in his last 16 interleague starts.
Lackey has made only two previous starts this postseason - his most recent one on Oct. 19 - and lasted just four innings in each.
The Cubs are 5-0 in Lackey’s last 5 starts and 6-1 in his last 7 home starts.
World Series Game 4 Important Betting Trends
The Cubs are 21-6 in their last 28 games following a loss and 9-3 in their last 12 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter.
As a road underdog of +100 to +125, the Indians are 5-11 this season.
The Cubs are 9-3 in their last 12 interleague games vs. a right-handed starter and 12-4 in their last 16 interleague games.
- Dan Shapiro, Gambling911.com