With Week 5 of the 2020 #HomeSweetHome tournament getting underway on Tuesday, May 19, it’s time for a fun-filled look at which teams are in action on Wednesday, May 20 and which teams are offering the best betting value against their respective Counter Strike odds. Since haste makes waste, let’s get down to business!
Counter Strike #HomeSweetHome May 20th Matches
Team Secret (1.64) vs. Apeks (2.17)
Team Secret reached the grand final of Week 4 before losing to Complexity 2:0 in the championship showdown. Team Secret has won three of their last five matches and seven of their last 10 overall. Last, but not least, Team Secret has won 22 of 40 matches (55%) over the course of the last year.
Apeks has lost three straight and four of their last five including a hard-fought 19:17 loss against Movistar the last time out. Apeks has been limited to just three wins in their last 10 matches while achieving victory in 24 of 50 matches (48%) over the course of the last year.
While these two have never met, just based on their recent play, Team Secret is the easy pick to win and cash in against Apeks in this affair. Among their last three losses, Apeks suffered an embarrassing 19:6 loss against FATE, followed up by an even more discouraging 16:5 loss against Japaleno in their Blast Rising showdown last Wednesday. Don’t over-think your pick here. Team Secret will win and they’ll win handily!
Pick: Team Secret
- Date: Wednesday, May 20 at 3:50 PM ET
Team Spirit (1.28) vs. AVEZ (3.43)
Team Spirit has won five straight and nine of their last 10 matches while posting three shutout wins over their last five. Team Spirit has played an amazing 150 matches over the course of the last year while emerging victorious in 99 of those affairs (66%).
AVEZ has lost three straight, but they also won their previous two matches, including an impressive 16:11 win over Week 4 runner-up Team Secret. AVEZ has split their last 10 matches evenly while coming out on top in 29 of their last 61 matches over the course of the last year (48%).
While these two teams have never faced one another, their recent play – and the odds surrounding this matchup – suggest an easy win for Team Spirit. While Apeks has struggled in losing three straight, Team Spirit looked fantastic in taking the ESL One: Road to Rio Championship by recording a 2:0 shutout win over Winstrike. Apeks simply doesn’t have the consistency – or talent – to take down a clearly, globally elite Team Spirit squad in this matchup!
Pick: Team Spirit
- Date: Wednesday, May 20 at 5:20 PM ET