Chinese Dota 2 is moving on. Even though I think that Chinese Dota is riskier to bet on, it’s always interesting to follow the scene, league and matches. Please bear in mind, go low, bet safe. Let’s analyze Thursday matches.
RNG @ 1.87
CDEC lost both their matches that they played on Wednesday. 0-2 vs Aster and 1-2 vs Vici Gaming. Surprising results after their winning streak vs teams like Vici, RNG two times, PSG.LGD and others. Chinese Dota is so unstable, that we need to be extremely careful. On the other hand, RNG lost twice vs RNG in the last 3 days, and it will be interesting now to see if they can stop the curse. I do think they can. CDEC is on a losing streak and they have disappointed really hard during the last 2 days with their drop in performance. RNG is on a 2 match winning streak with wins over Invictus and EHOME, and I do believe this time they can finally take this win vs RNG. It’s a 50-50 match, odds are slightly lower on CDEC, but I do believe RNG will be victorious this time.
Invictus Gaming @ 1.67
In the last 5 matches, Invictus Gaming has only 1 win, and that’s the 2-1 win vs Team Aster. Team Aster are on a 2 match winning streak. They surprised everyone with their wins vs PSG.LGD and CDEC where they really played well. In the last 1 month or so, those two teams have faced each other 3 times, and Invictus Gaming won all 3 times. Their last win was yesterday in OGA Dota Pit. Interestingly enough, Team Aster are dominating DPL-CDA league, and with 4 wins and 1 loss they are holding 3rd place currently. On the other side, Invictus Gaming has a disastrous performance in this league. They only have 1 win over Team Sirius, and they’ve played 5 matches in total. This will be a very interesting match, but I do think IG has more quality even though they are down in form. They should be able to beat Aster.
RNG +1.5 @ 1.44
I do think this is the safest bet you can do in this match. RNG has a 2-0 win over PSG.LGD in the last 12 days. PSG.LGD is on the top of the league standings with 5 wins and 2 losses, and I think they are safe for the playoffs. RNG with 2 wins and 1 loss still needs to play a lot of matches to qualify for the playoff stage. That might be tricky. PSG.LGD really disappointed with their recent losses vs Team Aster and Vici Gaming, while seems like RNG is again on the top of the game as they beat EHOME and Invictus Gaming. This will be a close match, but I do give a small edge to RNG. Going for an RNG handicap with 1.4 - 1.5 odds is a good bet here.