Overwatch League 2019 Stage 4 continues with Week 2 starting on Thursday, Aug. 1. On Thursday, Guangzhou battles London. Then on Friday, New York Excelsior takes on Paris Eternal. Two of this weekend’s top matchups has the L.A. Gladiators battling the rival San Francisco Shock on Saturday before Philadelphia takes on Toronto on Sunday. Check out the Overwatch odds, analysis, and free picks for four of the top matchups this week!
Top eSports Betting Picks for the Week – July 29th Edition
Overwatch League 2019 Stage 4 – Week 2
- Where: Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, Burbank, CA
- When: 1 – Aug. 4
- TV: Disney XD
- Streaming: Twitch
Thursday, Aug. 1
- Guangzhou Charge / London Spitfire
The Guangzhou Charge are 2-0 in Stage 4. That puts them in a tie with Vancouver atop the Stage 4 Standings. Guangzhou has won four in a row: 3-1 over Shanghai, 4-0 over Washington, 3-2 over Philadelphia, and 4-0 over Boston.
On Thursday, they battle another 2-0 Stage 4 team in London Spitfire. San Francisco and L.A. Valiant dominated London by 4-0 scores in a couple of matches in late June. However, since Stage 4 began, Spitfire has beaten Dallas 3-1 and Toronto 3-1. That winning streak won’t continue on Thursday, though. The Charge takes this.
eSports Betting Pick: Guangzhou Charge
Friday, Aug. 2
- New York Excelsior / Paris Eternal
New York Excelsior has lost their last couple of matches. Shanghai Dragons beat them 3-1 on July 11. On July 25, L.A. Gladiators beat them 3-1.
Paris Eternal is 1-1 straight up in Stage 4 after beating Houston 3-1 and losing 2-3 to Valiant. This should be an excellent match, but Excelsior figures to come out ahead. Before their 2-match bump in the road, New York had won 7 straight including beating Paris Eternal 3-1 on June 14.
eSports Betting Pick: New York Excelsior
Saturday, Aug. 3
- L.A. Gladiators / San Francisco Shock
The Gladiators followed up their impressive 3-1 victory over Excelsior with a terrible 1-3 loss to the Houston Outlaws. San Francisco has won 3 in a row.
Not only has the Shock won 3 in a row, they’ve dominated. They beat Spitfire 4-0, and Seoul Dynasty 3-1 in a couple of a matches. But, the Gladiators can surprise here. They beat Toronto 4-0, and Washington 4-0 in June.
Los Angeles looks overmatched on paper. They’re worth a shot at what should be attractive odds.
eSports Betting Pick: L.A. Gladiators
Sunday, Aug. 4
- Philadelphia Fusion / Toronto Defiant
Before their current 3 match losing streak, Philadelphia Fusion had won 4 in a row. Fusion has looked awful since Stage 4 started. They lost 2-3 in a couple of matches, to Guangzhou and Chengdu.
Defiant has been a mess, though. Toronto is on a 9 match winning streak. It’s only a matter of time before Fusion starts winning matches while Defiant’s woes could continue. Philadelphia should dominate on Sunday.
eSports Betting Pick: Philadelphia Fusion