Stats for the mousesports and OpTic Gaming as they've appeared on Tipify
A list of recent matches this team has played, green indicates a win and red a loss. Blue is a draw/cancelled
Todays matches are definitely harder to predict than the ones we’ve had yesterday, we have mousesports and OpTic who are equally good, and the last quarterfinal between Virtus.pro and FaZe, and as I already mentioned few days ago, I’d rather avoid betting on VP’s matches. So, mousesports vs OpTic is what we have here, I felt like going with mousesports as they always seemed to be better than OpTic and their recent 2-0 win against dignitas was pretty impressive, however dignitas had to play from a lan event and it definitely made the match harder for them, so they ended up losing 0-2. Other than that single series, mousesports have been looking rather bad lately, they keep losing nearly all of their matches and the recent weeks were very tough for their side.
OpTic improved a ton lately, they beat ENVYUS, fnatic, Heroic and Gamers2 on lan which is pretty insane, didn’t play nearly as well on Dreamhack Winter where they got wrecked by Gambit and Cloud9, but overall November has been a great month for OpTic, they consistently beat top tier teams and significantly improved their map pool as well. OpTic are insane on overpass, cobblestone and train, but maps like cache, nuke and dust2 are also pretty good for them, so mousesports will have a rough time in the veto process.
Not sure what to expect in the veto process, but mousesports are in a rough spot, they need to remove either cobble or train so we will definitely see one of those maps, that should give OpTic a safe 1-0 start as long as it’s the first map, then we will most likely see overpass or cache as the 3rd map, so OpTic should have an edge here because of their advanced map pool. Small bet on OpTic is what I suggest here, really risky but I have a strong feeling that they will take it.
My odds for this match: mousesports 48:52 OpTic Gaming
Thinking about this game is a hard one to be honest. OpTic usually removes Mirage but their d2 was poor lately and they could fancy removing that instead. Mouz often remove Nuke, but they can’t really play Cobble or Train either. So if we went from their default picks, it would mean – Mirage, – Nuke. This then leaves Train or Cobble open for OpTic and d2 open for mouz. Lets just put in 2 maps to make this easier. OpTic takes Cobble and mouz takes d2. This then leaves Cache, Train and Overpass. I would say Cache is pretty even, OpTic I favour on Train and Overpass I would actually favour OpTic as well. For these reasons I will call really LOW on OpTic but this veto is so hard to predict we really need to see the maps first.
Edit : Will bet OpTic to win train and mouz to win overall with these maps. Train is first map.
My odds for this match: mousesports 45:55 OpTic Gaming
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