Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week – April 18th Edition

Posted by Eric Williams on Wednesday,April 18, 2018 4:47, EDT in

If you’re an eSports betting aficionado that is looking for value over the course of the coming week, then look no further!

With Stage 3 of the 2018 Overwatch season steamrolling, its time to find out which teams are offering great value at the latest eSports odds and which ones look like virtual locks to fall or avoid betting on altogether. Let’s get started.

Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week – April 18th Edition


  • 1-Los Angeles Valiant: 4-0
  • 2-Boston Uprising: 4-0
  • 3-New York Excelsior: 3-1
  • 4-Los Angeles Gladiators: 3-1
  • 5-Philadelphia Fusion: 3-1
  • 6-Seoul Dynasty: 2-2
  • 7-San Francisco Shock: 2-2
  • 8-Dallas Fuel: 1-3
  • 9-London Spitfire: 1-3
  • 10-Houston Outlaws: 1-3
  • 11-Florida Mayhem: 0-4
  • 12-Shanghai Dragons: 0-4

Friday, April 20th

Philadelphia Fusion (3-1) vs. San Francisco Shock (1-3)

Philadelphia beat Houston 3-2 last Thursday in a hard-fought battle to improve to 3-0 in Stage 3. the Fusion won the final game 2-0 against an Outlaw team that won game 1 4-3 and Game 4 by a score of 1-0. The Fusion did fall to the London Spitfire on Saturday, 3-2 in another hard-fought matchup, so they’ll have plenty of motivation heading into this affair.

San Francisco got pounded in its 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Gladiators on Wednesday, but the Shock rebounded nicely to get their first win of Stage 3 by smacking Shanghai senseless in its 3-1 win on Friday.

While the Shock won the last time they took to the ‘sticks’ and Philadelphia suffered their first defeat, you can expect the superior Fusion to get back in the win column in this affair against a Frisco team that has compiled an uninspiring 6-0-10 map record this stage.

The only reason the Shock picked up their first win last week is that Shanghai is completely awful (0-4). Fusion DPS Josh “Eqo” Corona will be locked and loaded after returning from his three-game suspension last week.

e-Sports Betting Pick: Philadelphia 4-1

Boston Uprising (4-0) vs. Seoul Dynasty (2-2)

Boston picked up a huge 3-2 win over a very good New York Excelsior team to kick off last week and then the undefeated Uprising duplicated their feat by managing to avoid the upset against the winless Florida Mayhem, although the 3-2 outcome was a lot more difficult than expected.

Seoul managed to avoid the upset against Dallas in their Week 2 opener on Wednesday by picking up a narrow 3-2 win, but the Dynasty ended up on the wrong end of a 3-2 loss against the Los Angeles Gladiators on Friday that put a damper on their Week 2 performance.

For this matchup, Boston is the pick to get the narrow win, even though I’ a bit wary of an upset by the desperate Dynasty. The Uprising has been really consistent in compiling a fine 13-0-6 map record this stage while Seoul has been the definition of average with a 9-0-9 map record in Stage 3. Keep it simple and back Boston here!

eSports Betting Pick: Boston 3-2

Saturday, April 21st

London Spitfire (1-3) vs. Los Angeles Valiant (4-0)

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Los Angeles Valiant should be one of your eSports Betting pick of the week.

While London picked up their first win of Stage 3 by man-handling Florida in its stunning 3-0 win on Thursday, the Spitfire fell to 1-3 in this stage by falling to Philadelphia 3-2 on Saturday, although they did put up a great fight in their narrow 3-2 loss to Philly.

Unfortunately, the Spitfire will be taking on an unbeaten Los Angeles Valiant team that smacked the hell out of San Francisco 4-0 on Wednesday and took Dallas down 2-1 on Friday.

The Valiant has a stunning 14-1-1 map record this stage while London has gone 7-1-10 in map play. The Valiant is far superior in this mismatch and will win going away!

eSports Betting Pick: Los Angeles Valiant 3-0