Gen.G vs. Cloud9 Odds, Prediction, and Pick for May 8th – ESL One Road to Rio, NA

| May 8, 2020 3:39 am PDT
Gen.G vs. Cloud9 Betting Preview and Prediction, May 8, 2020

The playoffs of the ESL One Road to Rio have started in North America. The quarterfinals took place yesterday and it’s time for the first semifinal on Friday. Gen.G will face Cloud9 and those two already met together in the group stages.

C9 won a close encounter back then, but the opponent will be eager to steal the victory today.

I share my thoughts on the matter in this Gen.G vs. Cloud9 betting preview that features the latest odds, my prediction, and a free betting pick for the upcoming clash.

Gen.G vs. Cloud9 Betting Odds

  • Gen.G to win; -105
  • Cloud9 to win; -145
  • Gen.G (+1.5); -315
  • Cloud9 (-1.5); +220
  • Over 2.5; -115
  • Under 2.5; -120

The Gen.G vs. Cloud9 odds and lines I used here are available at Bovada, one of the better sites for betting on esports on the web. There are other markets available for those of you who are looking for an alternative approach to this match.

Gen.G Analysis

Gen.G made a strong early claim for a place in the playoffs of the ESL One Road to Rio after a stunning win over 100 Thieves in the opening match of Group A in North America. The team continued with a similar pace for a couple of more wins before Cloud9 beat Gen.G by 2-1.

That put the squad under danger but another impressive victory over Evil Geniuses secured the top spot and made sure that Gen.G will start directly from the semifinals.

Despite the shaky moments against Cloud9, the team has been consistent and has a lot of momentum going into Friday’s match.

Cloud9 Analysis

The whole experience in the tournament has been a rollercoaster for Cloud9 up to this point. The team went through a lot of ups and downs to somehow clinch the third spot in Group A which was enough for a place in the last 8.

The quarterfinal against Envy was really close and it went all the way, but Cloud9 survived another tough moment to keep on fighting. The team’s resilience is admirable but the inconsistency shown so far is a huge concern.

Gen.G vs. Cloud9 Betting Pick

  • Gen.G to win; -105

I’m sure that Gen.G will be desperate for revenge and I believe they will get it. The squad has been better than Cloud9 up to this point despite the defeat in the group stages. The price of -105 for Gen.G is good enough for me, so that’s my final pick.

If you are looking for more esports action, you should definitely check my to esports betting picks for Friday.

Jerry Summer
Jerry Summer

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