We have got a bunch of good games ahead of us as the cs_summit qualifiers are about to get underway. We preview three of today's matches in today's betting tips, including why BIG may be in a good spot to sweep HAVU.
BIG -1.5 (1.68)
BIG have been on fire recently, winning DreamHack Masters Spring in impressive fashion. They are now set to take on HAVU, a team that impressed in FLASHPOINT earlier in the year. HAVU may be a good team, but this is a very bad matchup for them due to their map pool. BIG permabans Train, which just so happens to be HAVU’s strongest map, and the fact that HAVU aren’t particularly fond of playing Vertigo and Overpass makes things even more difficult for the Finns.
FATE +1.5 (2.10)
This is another matchup that is somewhat interesting from a betting perspective. On paper, you would think that Dignitas will take this one without too much of an issue, but when you look at the map pool of these two teams it becomes clear that FATE may have some upset potential. Their permaban is Nuke, so that is Dignitas’ strongest map out of the way, and the fact that they are a strong Train team helps them quite a bit in this matchup, as well. Both the handicap markets are interesting for this match, as the Bulgarians may have a chance at making this competitive.
Sprout +1.5 (1.42)
OG have looked awful recently, and they are currently on a five-game losing streak. Sprout have lost a fair bit of firepower with oskar’s departure, but they are a solid enough team to potentially make things difficult for an OG side that is struggling right now.