Cyber Legacy vs. NiP Pick – Monday, August 31, 2020
The playoffs of the Omega League: Europe Divine Division begin today which means that the teams that got eliminated from the Immortal Division will join the action too. One of the most exciting matches is the clash between Cyber Legacy and NiP.
CL has dominated the second tier and is yet to lose a match, while the Ninjas looked out of their depth against the best and only recorded one victory.
I share my thoughts on both sides in this Cyber Legacy vs. NiP betting preview. It also features fresh odds, more on the form of each team, my prediction, and a free betting pick.
Cyber Legacy vs. NiP Betting Odds and Lines
- Cyber Legacy to win; -141
- NiP to win; +107
- Cyber Legacy (-1.5); +189
- NiP (+1.5); -263
- Over 2.5; +110
- Under 2.5; -145
The Cyber Legacy vs. NiP odds above are available at BetOnline, one of the top betting sites for Dota 2. The sportsbook covers all matches from all divisions of the Omega League and the lines are usually up early.
Cyber Legacy Team Form
I think that Cyber Legacy expected to be part of the Immortal Division of the tournament. On the bright side, the team has channeled its disappointment well and has been absolutely crushing the Divine Division.
Cyber Legacy won group A with five victories and no defeats, making a strong statement that the squad is aiming at the title.
The desire to regain a place in Dota 2’s top tier has been a strong motivator for the guys. I believe it will be even stronger against an opponent like NiP who were part of the Immortal Division up to yesterday.
On the other hand, Cyber Legacy has a specific playstyle that might bring some problems. The team prefers to rely on a hard carry as a win condition which is not exactly optimal in the current meta and the question is if NiP can punish that.
NiP Team Form
There’s little doubt that NiP has been one of the most disappointing teams in the Immortal Division. The squad registered only one victory over Liquid which was barely enough for a tiebreaker against FTM on Sunday.
The Ukrainians completely destroyed the Ninjas and sent them to the Divine Division. That’s certainly a blow to NiP’s confidence and it’s interesting to see how the squad reacts. Some teams might tilt and continue losing, while others could do their best to prove themselves.
Either way, NiP will be facing one of the top teams in the second tier and it won’t be an easy match. On top of that, both the drafting and the execution have been far from flawless so far and Cyber Legacy might be able to take full advantage of NiP’s struggles.
Cyber Legacy vs. NiP Prediction and Pick
There’s a reason why the top Dota 2 betting sites view Cyber Legacy as the slight favorite here. The team has looked strong and has a clear strategy, while NiP was a bit lost in the Immortal Division. I believe that CL can start with a victory here and the price of -141 is enough to pick the side.
I also considered going after the handicap option, but the slow pace that Cyber Legacy prefers leaves the door open to the opposition, so I prefer the safer route.
- Cyber Legacy to win; -141