MLB Playoffs 2016: Updated World Series projections, odds, probabilities

On Wednesday, the Indians polished off the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALCS and in doing so advanced to the World Series. That of course also means that the Jays' 2016 season is now over. Soon thereafter, the Cubs' bats awoke, and they evened the NLCS against the Dodgers at two games apiece. Given those events -- and now that three teams are left standing -- it's time for our daily look at each team's World Series chances.

Per SportsLine, here are each playoff team's updated chances to win the World Series (and LCS, where relevant), sorted by World Series championship chances:

Team Win LCS Win WS
Cleveland Indians
Chicago Cubs 54.0% 31.2%
Los Angeles Dodgers
46.0% 26.2%

Obviously, the Indians are on top, given that they're the first team to secure a spot in the Fall Classic. The implication, however, is that the SportsLine Projection System will favor the NL entrant in the World Series. As for the remainder of the NLCS, it's not exactly a coin-flip, but it's close.

Speaking of the NLCS, as of Thursday night one of the two teams will be heading to Chicago with a 3-2 advantage.

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for and He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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