FiveThirtyEight: The Cubs are still the favorites to win the whole thing

Neil Paine previews the NLCS matchup between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers.
1:29 | 06/18/18

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Transcript for FiveThirtyEight: The Cubs are still the favorites to win the whole thing
Us yeah. Well the Chicago Cubs did it they survived an onslaught from the San Francisco Giants and they made the NLCS. Now the franchise's been here before let's see 1984. Thinking 92003. Allen went really well she doesn't fifteen. They still haven't won a pennant since 1945. But the good news is are you a model thinks that their pretty heavy favorites to do just that this year against the Los Angeles Dodgers. That's going to be a tall order for the Dodgers they ranked a distant sixth and are you low ratings are behind the number one cots. So they're gonna have a chance to pull off the upset it's gonna come down to their starting pitching particularly there basically incur shop. It's fair to say curse has something about spotty post season record. But we still think he's one of the best in the game and he offers their best chance of knocking on the mighty cuts. Even so the cubs showed a variety of different ways to win in net and no to yes they want from head. Back from behind. And we think that they have the highest odds by far of any team of winning the World Series this year. Now they're not quite 5050 to win so may be don't place bets on the curse of the Billy goat being over just yet. But all it would take would be a couple wins early in the series in the cubs would be more likely to win the World Series then not. And I'd just say that out loud.

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