Evil Geniuses vs. CR4ZY Odds, Prediction, and Pick for March 30th – ESL One LA, NA

By Jerry Summer in Esports
| March 30, 2020 2:03 am PDT
Evil Geniuses vs. CR4ZY Betting Preview and Prediction

Many were relieved to learn that ESL Los Angeles will take place despite the current crisis. The tournament will be played online and was split into a couple of different regions.

The North American group has a couple of matches today and this Evil Geniuses vs. CR4ZY betting preview covers the most exciting among them. I go through the odds of the best Dota 2 betting sites and analyze both teams, before adding my betting pick at the end.

Evil Geniuses vs. CR4ZY Odds

  • Evil Geniuses to win; -370
  • CR4ZY to win; +269
  • Evil Geniuses (-1.5); -102
  • CR4ZY (+1.5); -125
  • Under 2.5; -101
  • Over 2.5; -132

I decided to pick BetOnline because of the solid Evil Geniuses vs. CR4ZY odds and the fact that the bookmaker offers 40 different betting markets for this match. The main ones tells us what we already knew – Evil Geniuses is the favorite in this clash.

Evil Geniuses – Rough Start

Many believe that Evil Geniuses is the best Dota 2 team in North America and should be the favorite for this region of the ESL One LA. And yet, the squad was beaten in the first round by Quincy Crew. It was a close match but on that showed why Evil Geniuses is not invincible.

The main reason for that defeat was that the favorite played with two stand-ins. Abed and RAMZES666 couldn’t travel and that will be the case once again versus CR4ZY. Evil Geniuses are significantly weaker without them and this opens the door to the rest of the teams in the region.         

CR4ZY – Cruising in the Opener

While Evil Geniuses suffered on matchday 1 of ESL One LA, CR4ZY enjoyed an excellent victory against business. It put them in the first place of the group and paves the path to a good overall performance in the competition.

On the negative side, CR4ZY lost against the upcoming opponent in the WeSave! Charity Play less than a week ago. And yet, this was an Evil Geniuses team that featured Abed and RAMZESS666.

Evil Geniuses vs. CR4ZY Prediction and Pick

  • Over 2.5; -132

I believe that Evil Geniuses should be able to win this one despite the travel restrictions that are hurting their roster, but the price of -370 simply is not worth a bet.

It’s a best-of-three format and I don’t think that we will see a clear victory for any of the teams. The most logical Evil Geniuses vs. CR4ZY prediction would be for the favorite to win by 2-1, but that’s too risky.

Instead, I’m going to back the over 2.5 maps option that is available for -132.

Here are some more betting previews for esports matches taking place today.

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