Game: Major League Baseball World Series: Cleveland at Chicago Free Preview, Analysis, Stats, Betting Trends, Indians vs Cubs Picks and Indians vs Cubs Predictions
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Start time: 8:00 PM ET
TV Channel: FOX
Best Chicago Cubs Lines: (-127) Moneyline – TOPBET
Over/Under Total Runs: 8 – REALBET
John Lackey will step on the field for the 23rd time in the postseason, most by any pitcher in the MLB.
His last 2 appearances lasted only 4 innings each and he allowed 5 runs in these 8 innings. This isn’t the ‘old’ John Lackey who can make plays on everybody but his experience will be much needed in a 1-2 situation in the series.
The Indians are throwing their best pitcher to get the win in game 4. They have many injured players at the pitcher position, so they use Kluber on short rest after he got the W in game 1. He allowed four hits and no runs in six innings. He was pulled out of the game after just 88 pitches in order to have rest prior to game 4.
This game will be won by the Indians if Kluber can be at least 80% of his usual self. I don’t think the Cubs are familiar with his throws and they will struggle much like game 1.