There’s a ton going on this weekend. Matches in NBA2K League, StarCraft 2, League of Legends and CS:GO should garner some attention. Most everyone’s eyes will be on the Overwatch League Playoffs, though. On Wednesday, Fusion beat Uprising to open the playoffs.
For betting purposes, eSports odds haven’t yet been established for the two matches on Friday, July 13, and Saturday, July 14. No worries. We’re still going to make some picks!
Top eSports Picks for Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14
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Overwatch League Playoffs – Burbank, CA
Friday, July 13
Match 2 – Philadelphia Fusion vs Boston Uprising
In a way, every time Philadelphia Fusion battles Boston Uprising, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has flashbacks of this past February’s NFL Super Bowl. Why? The Kraft Family is behind the formation of Boston Uprising.
Who backs Philadelphia Fusion? Comcast Spectacor, the owners of the Philadelphia Flyers, the Spectrum Arena, and various other properties.
With their 26 and 14 record, Boston Uprising is ahead of Philadelphia Fusion in the overall standings. Not that it matters. This is the playoffs. Recent form suggests that Philadelphia Fusion beat Boston Uprising in the first match on Wednesday.
What changes will Boston Uprising make in Match 2? Maybe, they won’t make any.
Pick: Philadelphia Fusion
Match 3 – Philadelphia Fusion vs Boston Uprising
Heading into Match 3, it’s going to be a must win for Boston Uprising if the prediction is correct and Philadelphia Fusion wins Match 2. Boston Uprising is a tough team. They had some issues in Stage 4 going 4 and 6. However, Philadelphia Fusion was only 6 and 4.
With their backs against the wall, Boston Uprising, well, should rise to the challenge. They’ll turn the tables on Philadelphia Fusion Friday night in Burbank.
Pick: Boston Uprising
Saturday, July 14
Match 1 – London Spitfire vs L.A. Gladiators
London Spitfire went 4 and 6 in Stage 4. L.A. Gladiators? They rocked it with a 9 and 1 record. The Gladiators played so well that they took down Overwatch League Standings Leader and #1 in the Overwatch Playoffs New York Excelsior.
Can the Gladiators continue to excel? Probably. Backed by Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, the L.A. Rams and Denver Nuggets owners, L.A. Gladiators should have no trouble putting the beat down on London Spitfire.
Will they? Maybe. Maybe, not. Owned by Cloud 9 and with investors like Joe Montana and Golden State Warriors co-owner Chamath Palihapatiya, London Spitfire has quality. The team could upset L.A. Gladiators in the first match.
Pick: London Spitfire
Match 2 – London Spitfire vs L.A. Gladiators
Could London Spitfire make it 2-0 versus L.A. Gladiators. Uh, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The Gladiators are confident heading into the Overwatch League Playoffs. Over confidence is one of the reasons to call the upset in Match 1.
However, real confidence will lead to the Gladiators evening it up versus London Spitfire in Match 2. L.A. Gladiators will get back on track in the second match on Saturday.
Pick: L.A. Gladiators
Make sure to check back for odds in this Friday and Saturday’s great matchups between Philadelphia Fusion and Boston Uprising, and L.A. Gladiators and London Spitfire. Also, don’t forget about the other great matchups in CS:GO, StarCraft 2, League of Legends, and NBA2K.