Now, with the World Series heading to a Game 7, we’re submitting our final simulated prediction. We played the Cubs vs. Indians 101 times with Kyle Hendricks and Corey Kluber on the mound for their squads. Check out how each team fared:
Cubs vs. Indians Prediction for Game 7
Thus far, Kluber has allowed one run in two World Series starts, but the simulations aren’t as optimistic about another start on short rest. Kluber posted a 4.09 ERA in the simulations. The Indians’ bullpen continued its strong postseason performance though, with a collective 3.27 ERA, led by Andrew Miller (2.89 ERA) and Cody Allen (2.60 ERA).
Hendricks’ Game 3 start was a little shaky at times, with six hits and two walks in 4.1 innings, but he successfully held the Indians scoreless. WhatIfSports projects a solid Game 7 showing, with Hendricks generating a 3.50 ERA. Chicago’s bullpen managed a sensational 2.51 ERA in the simulations.
If the prediction holds true, the Cubs will be hoisting their first World Series trophy since 1908.