Daily Sports Betting Preview 5/7/20: CS:GO, Overwatch, Dota 2

  • The Counter-Strike: Global Offensive International Road to Rio continues today where team Liquid has -190 odds to defeat team 100 Thieves.
  • Overwatch Contenders will also undergo multiple matches today, as their season continues on with competitors competing remotely.
  • Additionally, China’s DOTA 2 Hephaestus Cup sees a big matchup today with 469 Gaming favored at -325 odds to defeat Elephant.

LAS VEGAS – As the lockdown across all major sports leagues rolls on, Thursday presents a full menu of esports betting for sports bettors.

Starting off the action is a full day of matches in the CS:GO Road to Rio league that sees some interesting odds between the top teams.

Four matches in the Overwatch Contenders league start in the afternoon, with some heavy favorites looking to avoid an upset.

Finally, in China, the Dota2 Hephaestus Cup will see a big matchup between 496 Gaming and Elephant getting started in the late evening.

A day sure to satisfy any esports bettor needs a proper breakdown, so let’s get started.

CS:GO Road to Rio

In the largest CS:GO contest, competition is heating up as teams look to advance in the group stages of the Road to Rio tournament.

These stages allow for teams to earn a spot in the grand tournament hosted in Rio, Brazil.

The tournament was originally scheduled for the Summer but has now been postponed to November, due to the global pandemic.

There is a full schedule of matches today going all day into the late hours of the night, but our highlighted matchup will focus on Team 100 Thieves as they take on Team Liquid.

Team Liquid comes into the match bolstering a #5 world ranking, but the North American team will have their hands full when taking on 100 Thieves who are #10 in the world themselves.

Online sportsbook give Liquid the slight edge at -195 and set the spread at 1.5. 100 Thieves sees +145 in a match that could go either way.

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The matchup is available to watch via streaming at 4:00 p.m. EST.

Overwatch Contenders

The Overwatch Contenders league is the second-tier professional competition level, directly underneath the Overwatch League. Teams in the Contenders level are looking to show their prowess and skill in order to one do move on to the OWL.

Today’s event will see four matches taking place with some heavy favorites in the early afternoon.

Disaster sees -1600 odds in their matchup again Roar (+600) and team Raspberry Racers also comes in as a mega-favorite at -2500 in their matchup against Vox Nihili (+800), both starting at 2:00 p.m. EST.

Our highlighted match is team Triumph (-165) taking on team Noble (-120) at 7:00 p.m. EST. Both teams are looking to improve on their form as the league enters the thick of competition.

China Dota2 Hephaestus Cup

Those looking to catch some Dota2 action can tune into the Hephaestus Cup round-robin tournament that sees one matchup late tonight.

496 Gaming takes on Elephant in a matchup between the two bottom teams currently placed in the tournament’s round robin scale. Both teams desperately need a win in order to avoid mathematical elimination from the prize pool, so emotions will be high.

496 Gaming comes in as the favorite with -325 odds and Elephant comes in the underdog at +225.

Overall, this is a great way to end a full day of esports betting. Given the lack of traditional sports, now might be the best time to get invested in this new form of betting.