CS:GO Betting Advice, Tips and Odds Finder

Read picklebet's tips and advice guide for betting on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), find out the factors which can have a huge impact on your bets.

CS:GO is without doubt one of the best esports to bet on. There’s a steady stream of games to bet on each day with matches being played all across the world. The matches themselves are pure betting gold, they are fast paced, thrilling and easy to understand and follow. Throw a few dollars into this mix and you have the perfect combination for supercharged viewing excitement.

The following article will provide betting tips for CS:GO and some general information to get you started. By the end you’ll be betting hot on CS:GO in no time!

How to bet

To bet with picklebet you need an account. If you haven’t got one already, don’t stand on ceremony, sign up here. After you have signed up, deposit some cash and you are ready to roll.

We have an FAQ on how to deposit, if you are having trouble.

Backing a winner

The most common way to bet is to bet on a ‘winner’ or ‘head to head’ market. Simply put, this is where you bet on Team A to beat Team B. For example to bet on Astralis to beat North.

Here is how you bet on a winner market on picklebet:

  1. Visit the picklebet CS:GO betting page:
  2. Here you will see a list of all the upcoming matches that you can bet on. If you are on desktop you will see the ‘betslip’ on the right hand side. If you are on mobile you can view the betslip but tapping on the icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  3. From the list of upcoming matches click on the team you want to bet on, when you do this, it will be added to the betslip.
  4. From the betslip click on the ‘STAKE’ field then enter the amount you want to bet.
  5. After the stake has been entered, select the ‘PLACE BET’ button.
  6. Lastly click the confirm button, then you’re are done!

That’s the basics, if you want further information on CSGO gambling check out this article

Tips and tricks for CSGO Gambling

Here are a few easy to learn csgo betting tips and guidelines to consider whilst placing your csgo bets.

  • Some teams perform better playing online, other teams do better via LAN. So it is always good to be aware how matches are being played.
  • If a team is playing online this can often mean they could experience significant lag, which can be a huge disadvantage. Also different countries will have different internet speeds. For example if a team is playing online out of Australia where the internet speed is notoriously bad, against a team playing in another country where the speed is faster, the Australian team may well suffer as a result.
  • Players change teams a lot. It’s pays to keep an eye on player movement. A good player moving to a new team, could really strengthen the squad. This knowledge could be advantageous if the betting platform has not adjusted their odds to suit.
  • On the flipside, a team lineup change could be disruptive and the team may lose its synergy.
  • Use htlv.org to get historical statistics. Looking at say FaZe Clan v Astralis historical head to head record could be informative. Maybe FaZe Clan have won 80% of the time?
  • Some teams do really well playing a Best of One (Bo1) map, others teams do better on Bo3 or Bo5. Some teams are strong playing on a Bo1 map because they know one map really well but they struggle on Bo3 and Bo5 because they don’t have great depth with their map knowledge. There are 7 different maps that competitive CS:GO is played on.
  • Before each match is played whether it’s a Bo1, Bo3 or Bo5, the teams captains select which maps to play on through a process of map elimination. Each captain removes a map one by one until they are left with either 1 map (Bo1), 3 maps (Bo3) or 5 maps (Bo5). Most teams have their go to map that they play best on. It is hugely advantageous to know which teams perform best on which maps. For example Astralis dominate on the map ‘Nuke’. There was a period in 2018 where they didn’t lose on this map for a 6 months period. And Team Liquid almost never lose when playing on map ‘Cache’.

Make better betting decisions - picklebet stats portal

Picklebet is a fresh, new esports betting site and we have so many epics ideas and product functionality in our roadmap which we can’t wait to share with everyone!

One of the things we will be building in 2020 is our live stats portal. This will be an interactive platform that will provide access to historical and real time data on players, teams, matches and tournaments that will deliver valuable information to assist you with your CS:GO gambling decisions so you have a better chance of picking a winner. Keep an eye out for this!

In the meantime, we recommend you visit hltv to get all your stats on CS:GO.

Education on fake gambling sites

Picklebet is a fully licensed and regulated betting platform and we adhere to all anti-money laundering and counter terrorism funding regulation. We verify all our users where necessary through our integrated KYC (know your customer) technology. We take gambling regulation seriously and ensure we are operating a platform within the law and do what is necessary to facilitate responsible betting practices.

There are betting sites online that are operating without much care for law and regulation, approach these sites with caution.

Here are few red flags to look out for and some tips on how you can bet without a worry:

Unlicensed Sites

Any site that is not licensed should not be used. Generally any site that is licensed will make mention of this somewhere on their site. In many instances you will be able to find the licensing information in the site’s website footer.

If a site is not licensed, there is no governing body keeping them in check. This could spell trouble when getting paid for bets won, or requesting withdrawals.

Do a quick Google search

It often pays to do a quick google search on the platform you are intending to use. If a site is operating unethically it won’t take long for the users to post about it on forums like reddit. The main issue I have come across are disreputable sites not paying out bets or not processing customer withdrawals. This is the big one to watch out for. If you put your money into a platform, you want to be sure you can get it back out again without any hassles.

Skins Betting

Skins betting originated out of Valve Corporation’s (creators of CS:GO) Steam Marketplace. Users were able to purchase skins, which are virtual items, for real money and then also trade those items with other users. This kick-started skins betting, in a big way. Users were able to log onto unregulated online betting sites and casinos through their Steam account and use their skins as currency to bet. Skins gambling grew like crazy and made up the vast majority of the $7 billion + that was gambled on esports in 2016.

There was a major crack down on skins betting which saw the US put pressure on Valve to take action against the betting sites that were integrating with Steam to facilitate skins betting.

The void left by unregulated skins betting is now being filled by legitimate and regulated cash betting sites such as picklebet.


The Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) is an association that monitors and combats against esports match manipulation, betting fraud and other integrity issues. ESIC is an important initiative as match fixing and betting manipulation does occur from time to time and in order for esports and esports betting to grow and thrive, it is vital that esports betting manipulation is minimise as much as possible. Picklebet is a member of ESIC as are any reputable esports betting site. Most sites have make reference to their ESIC membership in the site footer.

Why picklebet is better

Competitive Odds

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Picklebet is dedicated to providing a betting platform that is esports only. No horses, no traditional sports. Our focus on esports is sharp and this means we can work on providing our users with the best esports betting platform experience. We can respond a lot quicker to user feature requests, improvements, ideas and feedback meaning we will deliver a killer stand alone esports betting site.

Esports Daily Fantasy

In addition to normal betting picklebet also offers Daily Fantasy Esports.

Daily fantasy esports is an online contest where members compete against each other by building a roster of professional players from teams competing in major esports tournaments.

As the matches unfold in real time, selected players will accrue points based on their actions. The members with the rosters that have the highest scoring total points win a share in the cash prizes.

Picklebet is the only esports betting platform to offer both daily fantasy and betting.

Check out this article to learn more about Daily Fantasy.