With the 2020 Overwatch League heating up along with the coming summer temperatures and a trio of intriguing matches all going down on Saturday, May 23, now is a perfect time to take a look at which teams are offering the best value in their respective matchups.
In the opener, two desperate teams will be going at it when Seoul battles Hangzhou. In the day’s middle pairing, New York will look to avoid the upset against Chengdu. Last, but not least, in Saturday’s third and final matchup, red-hot Shanghai will look to avoid the upset against a desperate London squad. Now, let’s find out where the best value lies in all three contests so you can place your bets against their respective Overwatch odds.
Overwatch Betting Picks – Overwatch League May 23rd Matches
Seoul Dynasty (4-4) vs. Hangzhou Spark (6-7)
Seoul is in ninth place in the standings, having gone 12-14-1 in maps (-2). The Dynasty have lost four of their last five matches including a humbling 3:0 shutout loss against Chengdu last weekend. Hangzhou is in 10th place in the standings, having gone 22-26-1 in maps (-4). The Spark have won three of their last five and managed to snap a two-match skid by spanking London 3-0 the last time out.
The Spark are playing solid Overwatch coming into this affair and they already know what to do against Seoul, seeing as how they smacked their rivals around in their last meeting by recording a 3-0 shutout win on March 5. Hangzhou is the easy pick to get the win in this matchup.
Pick: Hangzhou 3:2
- Date & Time: Saturday, May 23 at 3:00 AM
Chengdu Hunters (4-10) vs. New York Excelsior (9-3)
Chengdu is in 17th place in the standings, having gone 21-31-1 in maps (-10). The Hunters are still reeling, having lost six of their last seven matches including a 3-2 loss against Guangzhou on Sunday. New York is in fourth place in the Overwatch standings, having posted a solid 31-13-1 mark in maps (+18). The Excelsior have alternated wins and losses over their last four meetings, although they’ve also won seven of their last 10 matches overall.
New York jumped all over Hangzhou to pick up a 3-1 win last weekend and the Excelsior also blitzed Chengdu en route to an identical 3-1 win the last time they met while recording a 3-0 shutout win in the meeting just prior to that one. This matchup looks like another easy victory for New York just waiting to happen!
Pick: New York 3-1
- Date & Time: Saturday, May 23 at 5:00 AM
London Spitfire (4-5) vs. Shanghai Dragons (11-2)
London is in 13th place in the standings with a uninspiring 14-21 mark in maps (-7). After winning their previous four matches, the Spitfire have dropped three straight including a pair of consecutive 3-0 losses, most recently, against Hangzhou last weekend.
Shanghai sits in second place in the Overwatch standings, having compiled a stellar 35-9-1 mark in maps (+26). The Dragons have won two straight and a blistering nine of their last 10 matches including a pair of 3-0 shutout wins, most recently against…you guessed it, London, last weekend.
This mismatch requires absolutely no thought whatsoever as Shanghai is completely and utterly elite while London is mediocre at best. Not only will Shanghai win, but I’m thinking this one could end in a shutout.
Pick: Shanghai 3-0
- Date & Time: Saturday, May 23 at 7:00 AM