We are starting new week with 2 interesting series in lower divisions of EU and CIS regions.
Some teams are looking for their first wins in the competitions, while other teams are looking for confirmation of their top 6 placements in this season. Here are my picks and bets for today’s two DPC matches.
HellRaisers @ 1.16
HellRaisers are big favourites here as it’s almost impossible to imagine that they can lose this series. B8 are on a 4 match losing streak and they are not looking good. On the other side, HellRaisers are on a 2 match losing streak, but before that they had decent 2-1 wins vs PuckChamp, Imperial Pro Gaming and VP.Prodigy. B8’s last win was vs XactJlepbI, and that was surprising one. B8 is just the worst team in the division, and they are on the edge to fall out of it and to end in the last place. HellRaisers are fighting for top 2 still, so they could be, should be highly motivated to crush this match. Since HellRaisers are a very unstable team too, I wouldn’t go with handicaps here, I would rather find the best odds on HellRaisers victory and go with it. HellRaisers are not known for beating 2-0 their opponents. So -1.5 HR and +1.5 B8 handicaps in this series are 50-50 chances to hit.
Creepwave -1.5 @ 1.30
This is a one way street. Creepwave are the 1st team in the division and they are facing vs one of the weakest teams out there. Even, let’s be honest burjui did better job then we expected. 2 wins out of 5 matches are super impressive for such a squad. Their win vs Meta4Pro was not questionable, but their win vs solid Brame was a real upset. And when I see that match and take it into consideration I wonder if they can do some damage to Creepwave. Creepwave is not a super hyped team, let’s say they are real underdogs. With many unfamiliar players, they are doing their work here. 4 wins, 1 loss and they are on the top of the table. 2-1 vs Brame and 2-1 vs Spider Pigz were their most impressive wins. However, burjui should be 3 levels beneath that, so they shouldn’t have any bigger problems facing them. 2-0 is expected here and odds are so low that it almost is not worth betting on this. Creepwave tend to drop a map here and there, they did lose 4 maps in total until now, which is not negligible. If they put everything on the line here, they should be able to win 2-0 and that -1.5 handicap should be a win. That would make their top 2 finish a reality. Top 2 would be secured, which is a pretty big deal for them.