The Chicago Cubs had definitely earned their nickname of “the Lovable Losers” over the years and the 100+ years without a World Series championship – entering the 2016 season – is a storyline that media outlets never get tired of discussing. Chicago hasn't experienced much success in the modern era as most of their playoff appearances have ended in first-round defeats, but the optimism surrounding this club now seems higher than ever.
They made a run to the 2015 NLCS with a very young team that was expected to be a year or two away from seriously competing, and that effort forced odds makers to put the Chicago Cubs odds as the favourites to win it all in 2016.
Chicago Cubs Next Game
To see what kind of moneyline odds are being offered for the Chicago Cubs next game, check below. It lists the prices offered for Chicago and their opponent and will have the final score once the game is over.
Scouring the Chicago Cubs baseball schedule each year can give astute MLB bettors a leg up on what type of value and prices they expect to see during certain times of the year. This year's full Cubs schedule is below.
Chicago Cubs Standings
The early 2010's saw five-straight last place finishes in the NL Central for the Cubs, but the future is much brighter for the Chicago Cubs standings position going forward. This year's standings can be found here.
Bet On Chicago Cubs Games
It's not an understatement in the slightest to say that the Cubs were the most surprising baseball team in 2015. For five straight years prior they were an organization that always finished in the 65-75 win range and jumped all the way up to 97 victories in 2015. A big part of that spark was the hiring of Manager Joe Maddon and his eccentric and off-beat style of managing to bring fun and excitement back to the organization.
Yet, it's still the players that have to perform out on the field and the Cubs expedited thier growth process with stars like 3B Kris Bryant, SS Addison Russell, and P Jake Arrieta establishing themselves as superstars in this league. Bryant was always a highly touted prospect, but he went on to easily capture the Rookie of the Year award in 2015, and Arrieta was the NL Cy Young award winner.
Smart bettors caught onto this team's success early on as they were 6th best in the majors against the moneyline. However, where the profits really rolled in was during Cubs road games as they finished with a league-best 48-33 SU record away from home and that was good for +14 units of profit.
Entering the 2016 season as the favourites to win the World Series added a bit more pressure to this Cubs organization to end that 108-year championship drought. Yet, with a strong mix of established veterans and young superstars, and Maddon at the helm, this team should pile up plenty of victories for bettors in the coming years.