Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week – April 25th

Posted by Eric Williams on Wednesday,April 25, 2018 1:16, EDT in

With an absolutely thrilling weekend of action going down this past weekend and the inaugural season of Overwatch moving further into its third stage, it’s time to offer up a trio of expert eSports Betting Picks. Three upcoming matches all have the look of value-packed matchups that are just waiting for your betting selections. Let’s find out where that value lies based on the latest eSports odds.

Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week – April 25th


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

Wednesday, April 25th

Shanghai Dragons (0-6) vs. Boston Uprising (6-0) at 6:00 PM

Boston took out London 3-2 on Wednesday before beating Seoul 2-1 on Friday to complete another unblemished week and remain unbeaten in Stage 3 of the Overwatch League. Uprising (+18) improved to 18-8 overall and upped their map record to 66-0-48. Boston has become the best all-around strategy team and has dominated Assault maps while remaining undefeated on Volskaya Industries. Stanislav “Mistakes” Danilov has fit into the lineup as a solid flex DPS and is an extremely ‘moldable’ teammate that can give a positive contribution no matter where he’s at.

Shanghai (-81) lost to Seoul 3-1 on Wednesday and followed that up with an identical 3-1 loss against lowly Florida on Friday to fall to a pitiful 0-26 overall this season while watching their map record fall to 12-1-93. While DPS player Chon “Ado” Ge-hyeon and the tank line of Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon and Lee “Fearless” Eui-seok have all been excellent additions to the Shanghai Dragons lineup, this is a team without any focus or comprehensive plan on how to win. Boston will win in crushing fashion!

eSports Betting Pick: Boston Uprising 3-0

Thursday, April 26th

Seoul Dynasty (3-3) vs. Philadelphia Fusion (3-3) at 10:00 PM

Seoul suffered a humbling 3-1 loss to Shanghai on Wednesday and then closed out their Week 3 campaign with a 2-1 loss to unbeaten Boston to fall to 3-3 in Stage 3 and 17-9 overall. The Dynasty has a 63-has map record and sits in fourth place overall at +19 even though they’re a modest 3-3 in Stage 3 and have put together an uninspiring 13-0-12 map record.

Philadelphia lost to New York Excelsior 3-2 on Thursday and followed that up with a 3-1 loss to lowly San Francisco the next day to fall to 16-10 overall this season and 61-1-53 overall. The Fusion has gone 14-0-14 this stage, but are still a force to be reckoned with thanks to their DPS duo of Josue “eqo” Corona and Simon “Snillo” Ekstrom.

Philadelphia and Seoul might have identical records coming into this affair, but the Fusion really is the better team in this matchup. Philly is the safer betting pick in this one!

esports Betting Pick: Philadelphia Fusion 3-2

Friday, April 27th

Los Angeles Valiant (5-1) vs. Florida Mayhem (1-5) at 10:00 PM

The Valiant beat the in-city rival Galaxy 3-2 on Wednesday to kick off their Week 3 campaign but followed that up with a surprising 3-2 loss to London that marked their first defeat of Stage 3. L.A. is 16-10 overall this season with a 63-5-42 map record. The Valiant, however, has been phenomenal this stage and has compiled a fantastic 19-1-6 map record even though they’ve benefited from an easy schedule so far this stage. Chae “Bunny” Joon-Hyeok, Indy “SPACE” Halpern and Koo “Fate” Pan-Seung have all been outstanding for Los Angeles this stage.

Los Angeles Valiant should, once again, be one of your eSports Betting picks of the week.

Florida had an event Week 3 by getting smacked around by Houston 3-1 on Thursday before closing out their week with a fine 3-1 win over Shanghai on Friday. Still, the Mayhem is an awful 5-21 overall this season with a pitiful 31-3-75 map record and they’re just 7-1-17 in maps this stage.

Despite the fact that the Los Angeles Valiant may or may not be as good as their record indicates, they’ll beat a Florida team that is still looking to incorporate recent additions of DPS player Ha “Sayaplayer” Jeong-woo and main tank Kim “AwesomeGuy” Sung-hoon.

eSports Betting Pick: Los Angeles Valiant 3-1