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Cubs Being Disrespected by World Series Odds

Jason Schandl
The Chicago Cubs' World Series odds are disrespectfully low.
The Chicago Cubs' World Series odds are disrespectfully low. / Dylan Buell/Getty Images
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With a 30-20 record, the Chicago Cubs sit 5.5 games up on anyone else in the NL Central. That .600 win percentage is also good for No. 4 in the entire National League, and the Cubbies are rolling with five wins in their last six games.

Despite this, they're still not getting the respect they deserve. FanDuel Sportsbook gives the Cubs just +1600 odds to win the World Series — No. 9 in the MLB.

The Cubs' offense has been quiet in September, but on the year they've still generated 7.7 wins above replacement (WAR), which ranks No. 11 in the majors.

Their pitching numbers also stack up well, ranking No. 9 with 6.1 WAR and sporting the eighth-best ERA (3.98) in the majors. This is a well-rounded team that has multiple ways to beat you, which is especially important as the playoffs approach.

With just +800 odds to win the NL and +1600 odds to win the World Series, it's clear the Cubs are being slept on right now. They're positioned to prove a lot of people wrong with a strong postseason run.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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