Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports
Dennis Wierzbicki - USA Today Sports

ESPN gives Cubs 10% chance to win 2017 World Series

by - Senior Editor -

It's playoff time! The Cubs will face off against the Washington Nationals on Friday night at 6:31 p.m. CT.

ESPN released their odds on which teams had the best chance of winning the World Series and the Cubs were given a low 10% chance of taking home the hardware in back-to-back years.

"Are the Cubs playing with house money? The curse is over, so the pressure this year shifts to the Dodgers and Nationals," ESPN said. "The strategic showdown between Joe Maddon and Dusty Baker will be fascinating, as both managers have deep benches to play with. The Nationals have the starting pitching edge, so Maddon might have quick hooks and rely on his bullpen."

The teams that had higher odds to win the World Series according to ESPN were the Indians (26%), Dodgers (17%), Astros (%16), and the Washington Nationals (11%).

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