We will follow SEA and EU lower and upper division matches today
Tuesday was a pretty expected day in Dota 2 DPC world. There were no surprises on the menu as all favourites secured their victories. Wednesday can’t be less boring then that. Here are my picks and predictions.
BOOM @ 1.31
BOOM are big big favourites here. In their last 2 matches vs Execration in the last 4 months or so they didn’t lose a single map. Execration is the last team in the division with 1-4, while BOOM is a few spots above them with 2 wins and 3 losses. Neither of those teams are showing top performances, but BOOM is just a level above Execration at the moment. BOOM is on a 2 match losing streak, but they’ve won vs strong Fnatic with 2-1, and they’ve taken the map off T1. Execration stopped their big losing streak with a close 2-1 win vs Yangon Galacticos. This should be a clean victory for BOOM, but I wouldn’t gamble with handicaps here.
T1 -1.5 @ 1.72
There is a big risk going for T1 handicap here, as they are quite an unstable squad at the moment. But risking this can bring you great value in odds. ML odds are too low to go with them, so this is only a logical choice. Go smaller bet in that case, that’s the main advice here. From the last 4 matches, T1 has 3 wins and 1 loss. They’ve beaten teams like 496 and BOOM. On the other side, Vice is the weakest team in this division, together with Execration, and they have the worst map win-loss ratio. Only 2 maps won out of 11 played. They’ve managed to win only vs Execration in a close series. T1 has this for sure, it’s just the question if 2-1 or 2-0.
Hellbear Smashers -1.5 @ 1.29
Hippomaniacs are one of the worst teams in the league, while Hellbear Smashers are fighting for the top. With 4 wins and 1 loss, they still have a chance to finish top 2. They’ve lost only to Brame, and that was really a surprising 0-2 loss on their side. Misery and Ace are really good due to Smashers, and they are carrying the whole team in most of their games. This is basically a do or die for them, they must win this series, and a 2-0 would be even better for them. They need to fight with Creepwave and Brame for the top spots, and it’s getting pretty tight. Smashers 2-0 Hippos here is a realistic end result.
Alliance @ 1.45
Vikin.gg’s are currently really unstable, as their performance can vary from series to series. For example, they’ve won against Nigma 2-1, then lost to the weakest team in the division High Coast Esports with 0-2, then they beat OG with 2-1. We never know how they will perform and there is no pattern. There are some days when simply they fail and they play their worst Dota 2. Taking this into account, Alliance is very solid now, but not great. They still should be able to take down Vikings. Alliance was on a 3 match winning streak (OG, High Coast Esports, Tundra), when Secret stopped them. But, they took a map of mighty Secret, that’s good too. On those terms I’m picking Allinace ML here, this should be a solid bet with decent returns.
Spider Pigz @ 1.33
Both teams have 3 wins and 2 losses in the division. This will be their first clash and of course that Spider Pigz are favourites here. I’m really not sure how NBH even got their 3 wins with that lineup. They have only 1 known player, everyone else are random pub players. But they’ve managed to take down burjui and Hippomaniacs, and we can’t take that from them. This will be their first clash and it should be one sided. Spider Pigz ML is a good bet here, and I suggest you pick the same, if you can get decent odds. We are looking for 1.30+ here.