Week 5 of Overwatch League Stage 4 takes place on Saturday and Sunday. San Francisco Shock and Atlanta Reign lead Stage 4 with 5 wins and no losses. If the playoffs started today, both would be in with the Shock as the third seed and the Reign as the seventh. L.A. Valiant, a team on the edge of the playoffs, battles San Francisco on Sunday. Check out the eSports betting analysis and free picks for 6 of the top matchups on August 24 and August 25!
Top eSports Betting Picks for the Week – August 19th Edition
- Where: Blizzard Arena Los Angeles, Burbank, CA
- When: 24 – Aug. 25
- TV: Disney XD
- Streaming: Twitch
Saturday, August 24
Atlanta Reign vs Dallas Fuel
14-12 overall, the Atlanta Reign has picked it up big time during Stage 5. Reign is undefeated at 5-0. They haven’t lost since Philadelphia Fusion beat them 3-2 on June 22. This Saturday, Atlanta battles Dallas Fuel, a team that’s 10-17 overall. Fuel probably won’t make the playoffs while Reign will. Atlanta should continue it’s hot Stage 4 play.
eSports Betting Pick: Atlanta Reign
Boston Uprising vs New York Excelsior
With an 8-18 overall record. Boston Uprising has not had a good 2019 Overwatch League Season. Rival New York Excelsior is the Atlantic Division leader with a 21-5 straight up record. Excelsior is only 2-3 in Stage 5, though. They’re not playing their best. Boston could pull off the upset.
eSports Betting Pick: Boston Uprising
L.A. Gladiators vs L.A.Valiant
It’s Gladiators versus Valiant on Saturday. The Gladiators should be in the playoffs with a 16-11 record. Valiant is on the cusp with a 12-14 record. Valiant has been in excellent form while the Gladiators have won a game and lost a game. Wouldn’t you know it? If the pattern continues, Saturday should be a Gladiators’ victory since they lost 2-3 to Hangzhou Spark on August 16.eSports Betting Pick: L.A. Gladiators
Sunday, August 25
Hangzhou Spark vs Shanghai Dragons
If the playoffs started today, Hangzhou would be the fourth seed. The Spark are on a three match wining streak. Shanghai Dragons are 1-5 SU in Stage 4. They’ve lost four in a row, including dropping a match 1-3 to Paris Eternal in their last. Hangzhou takes this.
eSports Betting Pick: Hangzhou Spark
New York Excelsior vs Vancouver Titans
The best matchup in Stage 4 – Week 5 happens on Sunday when Atlantic Division leader New York Excelsior battles Pacific Division leader Vancouver. The Titans are 4-1 straight up in Stage 4. New York is 2-3 SU in Stage 4. Vancouver has dominated this year, going 24-2 overall. The Titans are also on a 2-match winning streak. It’s hard to see Excelsior getting past Vancouver with a win.
eSports Betting Pick: New York Excelsior
San Francisco Shock vs L.A. Valiant
San Francisco and Los Angeles are rivals in every sport, not just baseball. Valiant must continue to keep it’s playoff cutoff position by winning matches. The Shock would like to knock them out of the postseason. That’s a real possibility if Valiant loses its two matches this weekend. Versus SF on Sunday should be a loss for sure. L.A. Valiant will find it difficult to touch a team that’s on a 7 match winning streak.
eSports Betting Pick: San Francisco Shock