The Cleveland Indians are the favourite to win the World Series, according to Nate Silver’s model at FiveThirtyEight.com.
According to the model, which simulates the playoffs thousands of times, the Indians have a whopping 43% chance to reach the World Series and a 27% chance to be crowned champions. These are almost identical to what the model had for the Chicago Cubs a year ago, as they had a 43% chance to reach the World Series and a 26% chance to end their championship drought.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers are the favourite in the National League with a 37% chance to be NL Champs and a 18% chance to win the World Series. The Colorado Rockies and Minnesota Twins are the longest shots, as they each have a 1% chance to win it all.
Here are the chances for each team to win the World Series heading into the Wild Card matchups:
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