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This year's Fall Classic is a fitting one for both Cleveland and Chicago, because both teams have been haunted by ghosts for decades. Who will be able to shake off curses, jinxes and spoilers?

From the standpoint of ending championship droughts, the 2016 World Series matchup couldn't be more ideal, as it pits the two teams with the longest active dry spells. The Cubs last won in 1908, and they're in their first World Series since '45. The Indians, meanwhile, last won in 1948; their 68-year drought has been surpassed only by the Cubs and the since-ended ones of the White Sox (87 years), Red Sox (85 years) and Phillies (77 years).
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Chicago has the talent, momentum and youth. Can it finally snap a 108-year-old losing streak? Here are 5 reasons why the Cubs can beat the Indians:

  1. The Cubs just clobbered Clayton Kershaw
  2. Chicago has a better rotation
  3. Chicago's bench is deeper and more versatile
  4. The Cubs' defense is out of this world
  5. Chicago juts got its mojo back
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Never count out the underdog. Cleveland is thirsty for a championship and since LeBron just snapped the drought for the city's NBA fans, maybe the Tribe can too. Here are 5 reasons why the Indians can beat the Cubs:

  1. As an underdog, all the pressure is on Chicago—not Cleveland
  2. The Cubs have only one left-handed pitcher in their rotation
  3. And Cleveland has arguably the best left-handed pitcher in the playoffs
  4. The Indians rank first in stolen bases
  5. Cleveland's rotation has been on fire
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