Betting Predictions for The Overwatch League Stage 3 Week 2

The Overwatch League has entered week 2 of Stage 3 and there are 6 more matches to be played over the next 2 days. As always, multiple betting opportunities are available but before I start analyzing them, let’s see take a look at the standings table after week 1.

Stage 3 standings table

  • 1st place: New York Excelsior (2 WINS – 0 LOSSES)
  • 2nd place: Los Angeles Valiant (2 WINS – 0 LOSSES)
  • 3rd place: Boston Uprising (2 WINS – 0 LOSSES)
  • 4th place: Philadelphia Fusion (1 WIN – 1 LOSS)
  • 5th place: Los Angeles Gladiators (1 WIN – 1 LOSS)
  • 6th place: Dallas Fuel (1 WIN – 1 LOSS)
  • 7th place: Seoul Dynasty (1 WIN – 1 LOSS)
  • 8th place: San Francisco Shock (1 WIN – 1 LOSS)
  • 9th place: Houston Outlaws (1 WIN – 1 LOSS)
  • 10th place: London Spitfire (0 WINS – 2 LOSSES)
  • 11th place: Florida Mayhem (0 WINS – 2 LOSSES)
  • 12th place: Shanghai Dragons (0 WINS – 2 LOSSES)

Betting predictions

Los Angeles Valiant (2W – 0L) vs. Dallas Fuel (1W – 1L)

Match date: April 13th

Los Angeles Valiant played much better than people anticipated during the first week of Stage 3, crushing Shanghai Dragons (4 – 0) and one of the strongest teams in OWL, Seoul Dynasty (4 – 0). These results clearly suggest that a new system has been developed by the Los Angeles team, and this system is definitely working. Dallas Fuel is still in disarray after losing some of its key players in recent weeks. Based on their Stage 2 performance and the fact that they have roster issues, I don’t think they can stand up to a strong LA Valiant in this match.

Betting prediction: Los Angeles Valiant to win.

San Francisco Shock (1W – 1L) vs. Shanghai Dragons (0W – 2L)

Match date: April 13th

There’s very little to be analyzed here, simply because Shanghai Dragons has a 0W – 22L so far in the Overwatch League. That alone constitutes overwhelming evidence that this competitor is a total cow cash for esports bettors and will probably continue to lose regardless of who the opponent is.

Betting prediction: San Francisco Shock to win.

Seoul Dynasty (1W – 1L) vs. Los Angeles Gladiators (1W – 1L)

Match date: April 13th

This is likely going to be a very disputed match but ultimately, Seoul Dynasty should emerge victorious. The head to head record clearly favors them (2 – 0) and the overall performance of these two teams throughout the Overwatch League points to the same conclusion.

Betting prediction: Seoul Dynasty to win.

London Spitfire (0W – 2L) vs. Philadelphia Fusion (1W – 1L)

Match date: April 14th

This is a great rematch of the first Playoffs battle from Stage 2. Philadelphia Fusion won that match (3 – 2), but the victory could have gone either way. The same thing is true for this encounter, so you should probably stay away from it. If you want to bet, bet on Philadelphia Fusion, as its recent form has been much better than Spitfire’s.

Betting prediction: Philadelphia Fusion to win.

New York Excelsior (2W – 0L) vs. Houston Outlaws (1W – 1L)

Match date: April 14th

New York Excelsior is one class above everyone else in OWL at the moment. Furthermore, Houston Outlaws is not in a very good shape and in its head to head matches against New York Excelsior, it’s at a clear disadvantage (0 – 2). All things considered, this should be a relatively easy victory for the New York team.

Betting prediction: New York Excelsior to win.

Florida Mayhem (0W – 2L) vs. Boston Uprising (2W – 0L)

Match date: April 14th

Normally, Florida Mayhem wouldn’t have the faintest chance against Boston Uprising. The head to head record is 0 – 2 in Uprising’s favor, the overall performance in the OWL during Stage 1 and Stage 2 is also on their side, so this match should definitely end with a very predictable result. However, it’s still not clear what will happen to Boston Uprising and how their playstyle will change after losing one of their key players.

Betting prediction: Boston Uprising to win.

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