Last Updated: 2018-02-23
The end of Stage One is rapidly approaching and two of the teams playing this Saturday will be looking to put themselves in prime position to make it to the postseason. The New York Excelsior and London Spitfire are tied with the Seoul Dynasty at the top of the table. All three teams are 5-1 and looking to cash in on being one of the top three teams at the end of Stage One.
At the other end of the table, teams like the Shanghai Dragons and Dallas Fuel are looking towards turning things around in the next stage. It’s a long regular season, and there is still time to be one of the top six teams at the end of the year. However, each team needs to start winning games.
Overwatch League Week Four Betting Odds
London Spitfire -2000 Shanghai Dragons +750
If you’re new to the Overwatch scene, you might be surprised at some of the prices for favorites. However, after a few upsets last week, these lines are significantly down.
London is considered by many to be the weakest of the three all-Korean teams that rule the Overwatch League, but make no mistake that this team is still a clear cut above the other teams. The Spitfire have an all-world support in Bdosin. This is a meta where support players matter a ton and having a player like him makes this team a threat to win any match. He is a Zenyatta main and might just be the best offensive Zenyatta around. Bdosin can use his orbs with precision to snipe targets across the map and turn the tide of fights before they start.
Additionally, the Spitfire have a bevy of DPS talent. Birdring is one of the top DPS players in the league, and this team has made good use of its depth by having a substitute like Hooreg specialize on Pharah. Profit is a talent in his own right too.
As for Shanghai, the Dragons have yet to win a match. It’s hard to see them breaking their winless streak against a team like the Spitfire. Undead is a talented player, but the other players on this team have had trouble playing up to the level of competition in this league. They have been extremely passive in a meta where a lot of dive compositions are having success, further hindering them.
Anything other than a sweep would be a disappointment for London.
New York Excelsior -900 Dallas Fuel +500
Dallas came into the season with a lot of hype. Most of this roster was on the Team Envy squad that finished fourth in last year’s APEX tournament, and many expected this team to challenge for one of the top spots in the league. However, this team has been plagued by communication issues and shaky support play, and is sitting in 10th place.
The Excelsior have lived up to expectations. Aside from Seoul, the Excelsior have the best combination of support players in the league with JJonak and Ark leading the way and helping turn team fights in their team’s direction. Additionally, Saebyeolbe has proven himself to be one of the top Tracer players in the league, making this team dangerous.
This line is way too short. Dallas is on its way to fixing some of its problems, but it is still well behind New York. Big Boss Pine is sure to lead New York to a victory on the third map, and the Excelsior will win this series 3-1.
Los Angeles Valiant -120 Boston Uprising -120
The most even match of the week will be the last match of Week Four.
Boston has played extremely well despite not having much talent. HuK went about putting together a roster that works well together and is coachable, and that decision has paid off immensely. The Uprising have deployed some of the most creative strategies and counters in the league to this point. DreamKazper has proven to be a fantastic flex and other players have stepped up too.
The Valiant have some of the best DPS players in the league. The combination of Agilities, Soon, and Silkthread has been too much for most teams to overcome. Support play has been an issue, but everything else has been solid. Bet on them to overcome Boston in this one.
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