Team Secret vs. OG Odds, Prediction, and Pick for April 17th – ESL One LA: EU and CIS

By Elias Wagner in Esports
| April 17, 2020 3:35 am PDT
Team Secret vs. OG Betting Preview

Team Secret and OG will settle today’s late Upper Bracket playoff matchup in the ESL One’s European division.

The boys from Secret completed a perfect group stage but OG showed their teeth as well and should not be easily counted out. Who will drop to the lower bracket today? I try to answer this by looking at the current form of the two organizations.

I also share my prediction on the outcome and there is a free betting pick at the end. But first, let’s check what the main betting options for the tie are.

Team Secret vs. OG Odds

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Here is how things stand:

Match Winner

Team Secret -400
OG +255

Maps Handicap

Team Secret (-1.5) -118
OG (+1.5) -125

Maps Total

Under 2.5 -167
Over 2.5 +110

Team Secret’s form means they are coming into the tie as a big favorite but do OG pose enough of a threat to rattle them? Let’s look at both teams’ recent exploits at the ESL One event and check some past statistics to help us see what is the best way to approach this.

Team Secret Current Form

With a 7-0 record and only two rounds lost in the group stage, it’s hard to say that anything can stop Team Secret right now. Only Chicken Fighters and Team Spirit came close to challenging them but still ultimately fell to their superior quality.

The other competitors were brushed aside in record times and this makes the Secret guys one of the big favorites to come away with the 2020 title.

However, group phase form not always transitions into the early playoff ties and OG is not exactly harmless, so it will be very interesting to see whether the favorites can continue their dominant run.

OG Current Form

The team couldn’t top Group A as Virtus.pro were simply too good but were second-best by a big margin.

A narrow loss against Vikin.gg was the only low point in their performances so far. However, the team ended the group phase with a solid streak of three consecutive 2:0 wins and will be confident coming into the decisive matches.

They will have a hard time against Team Secret but history suggests they might not be as doomed as the bookmakers envisage.

Team Secret vs. OG Betting Prediction and Pick

These two organizations are among the top Dota 2 teams and it will be foolish to outright dismiss their chances in any tie.

Team Secret does have an advantage on current form but the overall head-to-head record between these two suggests that the favorites might not be as invincible as they look on paper.

OG ran out 2:0 winners when the squads last met at the EPICENTER Major event and have also beaten their opponents 16 times in 38 past meetings.

Clearly, if someone is going to surprise Secret it’s going to be OG. The favorites will probably nick this in the end but it should be a lot closer than expected.

Given the circumstances, I just can’t miss out on the great odds for the Over market here, so I conclude this Team Secret vs. OG betting preview for April 17th with this as my pick:

Pick
  • Over 2.5
    +110

Be sure to check out the rest of our betting previews for Friday. Several interesting ties in various tournaments will take place and we’ve got them all covered:

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