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The MLB playoffs are all about who gets hot at the right time, as five- and seven-game series can go by in the blink of an eye when you're coming off a 162-game schedule. It's now down to the final series of the year with the Cubs and Indians facing off in the Fall Classic, so your time is running out to make some money this baseball season.

Make sure to check back as the World Series progresses and don’t miss out on our game previews under the MLB tab.

World Series Price as of November 1, 2016

Chicago Cubs vs Cleveland Indians (INDIANS LEAD 3-2)

Odds as of November 1 at Bovada

  • Cubs +175
  • Indians -215

With just hours to go until Game 6, the World Series odds have moved slightly with the numbers creeping in favor of the Cubs. Jake Arrieta will get the start tonight and although he’s not having the best postseason, it feels like this series is going to seven games. The Indians won all three games that Josh Tomlin started in October but he hasn’t stayed in a game longer than 5.2 innings. The recipe for success for the North Siders tonight will be getting to Tomlin early because they have been unable to touch the bullpen of the Indians so far this series. Even if the Cubs get the win and even the series tonight, they will still be underdogs as they will be going up against Corey Kluber in Game 7. If you’re thinking of betting on Chicago, I might wait until after tonight.

World Series Price as of October 31, 2016

Chicago Cubs vs Cleveland Indians (INDIANS LEAD 3-2)

Odds as of October 31 at Bovada

  • Cubs +190
  • Indians -230

At the time of our last update, the Cubs were World Series favorites despite being tied with the Indians at one game apiece. If you listened to me, you took Cleveland’s +190 value and are now sitting pretty as Terry Francona and the Tribe head back to Ohio with the 3-2 lead. Although they won the last game, the Cubs still face long odds to come back and win the series as only five teams that have ever gone down 3-1 since MLB adopted the 2-3-2 format in 1925 have come back to win. Even if Chicago grabs the win in Game 6, they will have to face Corey Kluber in a decisive Game 7. The Cubs have not been able to touch the Indians ace all series as he has given up just one run in 12 total innings against the league’s best regular season team.

Series Prices as of October 27, 2016

Chicago Cubs vs Cleveland Indians (Series Tied 1-1)

Odds as of October 27 at Bovada

  • Cubs -230
  • Indians +190

And just like that, the Cubs are back to being massive series favorites as they head home to play three straight games at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The series-evening win last night in Cleveland was massive for their chances as the Cubbies have won 23 of their last 30 games at home. Bookmakers may be a little trigger-happy here, though. Corey Kluber is in line for at least two more appearances in this series and the North Siders had a serious problem trying to figure him out in Game 1. The Indians’ ace has baffled opponents all postseason as he now owns a 0.74 ERA in his four starts this October. If you planned on placing a bet on the Indians, now may be the time to do it.

Series Prices as of October 26, 2016

Chicago Cubs vs Cleveland Indians (CLE Leads Series 1-0)

Odds as of October 26 at Bovada

  • Cubs -115
  • Indians -105

Well then. The Indians continued to prove the doubters wrong last night and are now just slight dogs to "win the whole *expletive* thing". Comparisons between this Cleveland team and the one from the 1984 flick Major League are probably ill-fitting but who doesn't love a good underdog story. Trevor "Drone Boy" Bauer will hope to stop the bleeding – literally speaking – tonight as he gets set to make his third start of the 2016 postseason. If Bauer and the Indians can send this series to Chicago with a 2-0 lead, their chances of winning will skyrocket as just 13 of 79 teams to lose the first two games of the World Series have come back to win. The Cubs will lean on Jake Arrieta tonight but he's had his struggles on the road and has not been sharp this October. If you want to bet on the Tribe, this is the day to do it as the bottom will drop out of their value if they win Game 2.

Series Prices as of October 25, 2016

Chicago Cubs vs Cleveland Indians (Series Tied 0-0)

Odds as of October 25 at BetOnline

  • Cubs -190
  • Indians +165

We're just a few hours out from the first pitch of this year's Fall Classic and World Series prices have moved a little since they opened yesterday. The move is small but with money coming in on the Indians' plus-money price, books were forced to adjust the lines a little. Corey Kluber will go for Cleveland tonight and if he gets the win, expect the Indians' price to make a massive dip into minus-money territory as nine of the last 10 World Series winners have won Game 1.

Series Prices as of October 24, 2016

Chicago Cubs vs Cleveland Indians (Series Tied 0-0)

Odds as of October 24 at BetOnline

  • Cubs -205
  • Indians +175

The Fall Classic starts tomorrow and the Chicago Cubs will go into their decisive series with the Indians as significant favorites despite the home-field advantage arrow pointing in Cleveland’s direction. Chicago has not released its starting rotation for the World Series but will have the definite advantage in that area with the health of the Indians’ best pitchers – other than Corey Kluber – still in question. Speaking of Kluber, the Indians lost just once all season in games their ace pitched at home and if they continue that trend on Tuesday, expect the series odds to shift a little in favor of the American League club.

Series Prices as of October 21, 2016

LA Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs (Cubs lead 3-2)

Odds as of October 21 at Bovada

  • Dodgers +325
  • Cubs -450

The Cubs are looking like their usual selves on offense again, and they're only one win away from reaching the World Series for the first time since 1945. The Dodgers have the upper hand in Game 6, as the dominant Clayton Kershaw is slated to get the nod. If you're thinking about backing the Dodgers to win Game 6 and 7, grab them at +350 while you can right now.

Series Prices as of October 20, 2016

LA Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs (Series Tied 2-2)

Odds as of October 20 at Bovada

  • Dodgers +140
  • Cubs -170

The NLCS price has once again shifted and the Cubs have regained the benefit of the doubt from sportsbooks with the series now tied at two games apiece. LA has just one game left at home before heading to Chicago for the final two of the series so tonight is absolutely a must-win. If the Dodgers can’t get it done tonight, they will have to win two in a row on the North Side of Chicago – the Cubs lost just 24 of their 81 games at home this year.

Series Prices as of October 19, 2016

LA Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs (LA Leads 2-1)

Odds as of October 19 at Bovada

  • Dodgers -175
  • Cubs +145

Don’t look now, Cubs fans, but for the first time ALL year, the mighty-mighty North Siders are not the favorites to win the World Series and now trail the Dodgers in the odds to win the NLCS. Dem Bums took the series lead last night with an incredible performance from Rich Hill. It was par for the course as the Dodgers’ starters have baffled the Cubs’ sluggers all series and if Chicago doesn’t get to Julio Urias – the youngest starter in LCS history – it could be curtains for the Cubs with two probable Clayton Kershaw starts looming.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians (CLE Leads 3-1)

Odds as of October 19 at Bovada

  • Blue Jays +400
  • Indians -600

Well, the Jays have spiced things up a little bit after their offense finally broke loose against Corey Kluber and the Indians’ bullpen last night. They will now need to win only three straight to come back and become just the second team in MLB history to win a playoff series after going down 3-0. When I say 'only' I am of course being facetious as winning three playoff games in a row against a team that won 94 games in the regular season is no easy feat and would be a remarkable achievement if they happened to pull it off.

Series Prices as of October 17, 2016

LA Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs (Series tied 1-1)

Odds as of October 17 at BetOnline

  • Dodgers +155
  • Cubs -175

Clayton Kershaw has confirmed he is indeed the man we thought he was. He could realistically start two more games this series and could even make a relief appearance or two. If the Cubs want to win this series, they will need to take advantage of every pitcher not named Clayton or Kenley because they've had no success against those two so far. Jake Arrieta will make his first start of the series in Game 3 and if he's unable to win, things may start to look grim for the Cubbies.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians (CLE Leads 2-0)

Odds as of October 17 at BetOnline

  • Blue Jays +230
  • Indians -275

The Blue Jays head home today to try to earn a notch in the win column. These games have been incredibly close so far and if Toronto can figure out the Indians' starters, they could easily jump right back into this series. +230 is not great value for the Jays, as teams do not come back from being two games down in a League Championship Series very often – it’s happened just three times that a team has come back from a 2-0 deficit since MLB changed to its current playoff format. 

Series Prices as of October 15, 2016

LA Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 

Odds as of October 15 at Bovada

  • Dodgers +170
  • Cubs -195

Clayton Kershaw and the LA Dodgers came up clutch in Game 5 of their NLDS with the Nationals and handed Dusty Baker his ninth straight loss in a series-clinching game. They've opened as significant underdogs against a Cubs team that may be the only other team in the majors that has been dealt as many bad beats in the playoffs as Dem Bums. The silver lining for both of these teams is that one of them for sure has to win and move a step closer to lifting the shadow that has clouded their World Series hopes for a long, long time.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians (CLE Leads 1-0)

Odds as of October 15 at Bovada

  • Blue Jays +120
  • Indians -140

Corey Kluber did Corey Kluber things in Game 1 and helped the Indians to a shutout of the once favorited Jays. I think there's plenty of value in the Jays at +120 as the Indians' rotation drops off a cliff after Kluber. Josh Tomlin and Trevor Bauer are set to make the next two starts for the Tribe so Toronto has an excellent shot to climb back into this series and possibly take the lead in Game 3.

Series Prices as of October 14, 2016

LA Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs 

Odds as of October 14 at Bovada

  • Dodgers +175
  • Cubs -195

Clayton Kershaw and the LA Dodgers came up clutch in Game 5 of their NLDS with the Nationals and handed Dusty Baker his ninth straight loss in a series-clinching game. They've opened as significant underdogs against a Cubs team that may be the only other team in the majors that has been dealt as many bad beats in the playoffs as Dem Bums. The silver lining for both of these teams is that one of them for sure has to win and move a step closer to lifting the shadow that has clouded their World Series hopes for a long, long time.

Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians

Odds as of October 14 at Bovada

  • Blue Jays -140
  • Indians +120

Not many expected the banged-up Indians to make it past the red-hot Red Sox but they did and they managed to do it in pretty emphatic fashion. Their hopes in this series with the Drama Jays pretty much come down to Corey Kluber and how many games he can pitch this series. No Carlos Carrasco or Danny Salazar for Cleveland is a troubling prospect going up against one of the best slugging teams in baseball. Expect this line to shift drastically in favor of the Blue Jays if they beat Kluber and the Indians tonight in Game 1.

Series Prices as of October 11, 2016

LA Dodgers vs Washington Nationals (WASH LEADS 2-1)

Odds as of October 11 at BetOnline

  • Dodgers +210
  • Nationals -250

The Nationals flipped this series on its head when they blew up Kenley Jansen in Game 3 and are now the overwhelming favorites after once being the +143 dogs. Clayton Kershaw will make his second start of the series today in hopes of keeping the Dodgers alive but even if he gets the win, the Nats will be sending out Max Scherzer at home in Game 5.

CHICAGO CUBS vs SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (CHI LeadS 2-1)

Odds as of October 11 at BetOnline

  • Giants +380
  • Cubs -455

Despite hitting a three-run homer off of Madison Bumgarner last night, Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs were not able to close out the Giants in their NLDS. San Francisco is now looking dead at a pitching matchup against John Lackey as they send out Matt Moore to keep their season alive. While tonight is a very winnable game for the Giants, the Cubs have won nine of their last 11 games when coming off a loss. Three wins in a row against this Cubbies team would be a phenomenal feat.

Series Prices as of October 10, 2016

Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians (Cle LeadS 2-0)

Odds as of October 10 at BetOnline

  • Red Sox +395
  • Indians -470

David Price morphed into playoff David Price in Game 2 of the series, putting the Red Sox in a 2-0 hole as the series shifts to Boston. At this point, it would be a major choke job if the Indians dropped the series. Red Sox fans who are looking for hope can take solace in the fact that the Indians had six separate three-game losing streaks this season and Boston did win three straight over the Indians over the course of two series this season.

LA Dodgers vs Washington Nationals (Series tied 1-1)

Odds as of October 10 at BetOnline

  • Dodgers -163
  • Nationals +143

The series moves to California for the next two games, which gives the Dodgers a significant edge. They were one of baseball's best home teams during the regular season and swept a home series vs the Nationals in June. To win the series, the Nats will have to put together two straight wins over the Dodgers, something they haven't done in the same series vs LA since August of 2008.

Series Prices as of October 7, 2016

Toronto Blue Jays (4) vs. Texas Rangers (1) Series Price 

Odds as of October 7 at BetOnline

  • Blue Jays -275
  • Rangers +230

Toronto took Game 1 of their ALDS series with the Rangers in incredibly emphatic fashion. They won 10-1 and now have the serious edge in pitching matchups. If the Jays can squeak out another win in Arlington this afternoon, the series is basically over.

Boston Red Sox (3) vs. Cleveland Indians (2) Series Price 

Odds as of October 7 at BetOnline

  • Red Sox +160
  • Indians -180

Three solo home runs propelled the Indians past the Red Sox in Game 1 of their ALDS series and can now put a stranglehold on Boston with another win at home. Corey Kluber gets the rock today hoping to shut down the league's most productive offense. If the BoSox lose today, the series will be in the not-so-steady hands of Clay Buchholz.

LA Dodgers (3) vs. Washington Nationals (2) Series Price 

Odds as of October 7 at BetOnline

  • Dodgers -163
  • Nationals +143

This line has been adjusted slightly with some money coming in on the underdog Nationals but it's not significant. LA owned the Nats this season but this could be one of the most competitive series on the division series docket. Today see's an incredible pitching matchup between Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer. Whichever team can win with their respective ace, will have a massive advantage in the series.

San Francisco Giants (5) vs. Chicago Cubs (1) Series Price 

Odds as of October 7 at BetOnline

  • Giants +200
  • Cubs -240

The Giants have received a lot of the public money since this series line opened as they are offering plenty of juice. The Cubs have the advantage at just about every position on the diamond and will not be an easy team to beat at Wrigley. Chicago has the deepest starting rotation in the majors and not be happy with anything but a sweep of the Giants in their NLDS series.

Series Prices as of October 6, 2016

Toronto Blue Jays (4) vs. Texas Rangers (1) Series Price 

Odds as of October 6 at BetOnline

  • Blue Jays -103
  • Rangers -117

While we don’t know who will win this series, we do know one thing – it’s going to be absolutely electric. The Jays took four of the seven games these teams played in the regular season but their rivalry goes back to last year’s ALDS when Jose Bautista hit the mythical “bat flip” home run – an action that ultimately resulted in Joey Bats getting a punch in the chops from Rougned Odor.

This must-watch series is basically a toss-up with the Rangers’ home-field advantage and the Jays’ momentum coming off their dramatic wild-card win – will these teams let bygones be bygones?

Boston Red Sox (3) vs. Cleveland Indians (2) Series Price 

Odds as of October 6 at BetOnline

  • Red Sox -155
  • Indians +135

The Red Sox and Indians sort of took their feet off the pedals at the end of the regular season as they knew they had their respective divisions locked up fairly early. Boston took four of the six matchups between these teams this year but went a pedestrian 5-5 down the stretch.

If the Sox can get some serviceable pitching this postseason, they should be able to make a deep run on the backs of their league-best offense.

LA Dodgers (3) vs. Washington Nationals (2) Series Price 

Odds as of October 6 at BetOnline

  • Dodgers -165
  • Nationals +145

Oddsmakers are giving the Dodgers the benefit of the doubt here as they took five of six games from the Nationals in their season matchups. This price is a little confusing, however, given the Nationals’ home-field advantage and also given the Dodgers’ three-game slide heading into the playoffs.

San Francisco Giants (5) vs. Chicago Cubs (1) Series Price 

Odds as of October 6 at BetOnline

  • Giants +220
  • Cubs -260

The North Siders are getting a pretty expensive line here and it’s actually pretty justified. Chicago was by far the best team in the regular season and will be rolling out a starting rotation of Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jake Arrieta and John Lackey – none of whom have an ERA over 3.35.

The lore around the Giants winning three of the last five World Series all on even years is a cool anecdote but that’s pretty much all it is. This could be a short series.

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