D2CL Season 3 is moving on as this season is just warming up. Here are my picks and predictions for the most interesting matches on Thursday.
PuckChamp @ 1.56
With 1 win and 1 loss PuckChamp has entered this season pretty solid. Their opponents today are 0-2, but that doesn’t mean that they are heavy favourites. Those two teams can play on an equal note, but PuckChamp may be in a slightly better form right now. Pretty good odds on PuckChamp are eye catching as in the end I believe in PuckChamp’s lineup more. Almost a month ago, Nemiga won PuckChamp 2-0 in the same league which is pretty interesting. I think this result can happen now too, but the other way around.
Brame +1.5 @ 1.74
V Gaming are heavy favourites here and title contenders. Taking that into consideration, they had their faults too. 0-2 vs PuckChamp was a result that nobody expected, but they’ve managed to come back out of it with their win in the next round (2-0 vs Galactic Aliens). Brame is a really good team on the paper, but they are not delivering so far. At least not on that level that we are expecting from them. However, just because of their lineup and because we never know when they can have a good game or map, I’m suggesting to try +1.5 handicap on Brame if the odds are decent. V Gaming ML bet is good too, but odds are much lower, so handicap would be much better, but with a higher risk.
Winstrike @ 1.73
This match can be much closer than it looks like. Winstrike are favourites here due to their excellent D2CL Season 3 so far, but Creepwave are playing amazingly too. Those two teams faced each other only 1 time this year, but that was a long time ago, so the result is kinda meaningless for this series (2-1 for Creepwave). Winstrike and Creepwave are the only two teams with the perfect score so far in this group stage. Winstrike is 5-0 and 1st on the table. On the other side Creepwave has 3 matches less, and with 2 wins out of 2 matches they are looking to climb to the top of the table. I must give a slight advantage here to Winstrike, as their play in this season just stands out from other teams.