Free CS:GO Betting Picks 5/31 - SECTOR 3 - HellRaisers vs. ESPADA Preview & Prediction

Upcoming we have an Upper Bracket matchup in the Playoffs of the SECTOR: MOSTBET Season 3 between ESPADA and HellRaisers. The Playoffs feature the top two teams from each group in the Group Stage. Teams will take place in a double-elimination bracket with all matches scheduled as a best-of-three-map battle, with the exception of the Grand Final which will be a best-of-five-map match.

ESPADA Preview

The Group Stage was fairly easy for the Russian based squad ESPADA. The 44th ranked team according to the HLTV world CS:GO rankings opened against Pompa Team, and they swept them 2-0. They advanced to the winners' match against Natus Vincere Junior, a team in which they beat fairly easily despite a 2-1 score to advance to the Upper Bracket of the Playoffs.

ESPADA has a clear-cut favorite map to play in terms of recent success. Over the past three months, they hold a 9-5 record on the map Dust2. However there is a drop after this as they have a 58.3% win rate on Train and 56.2% on Mirage which is their next two best maps statistically. All of ESPADA's success comes from behind how well degster is playing. The team leader has averaged 0.77 kills and only 0.61 deaths per round over the past three months, and he will have to step it up in a major way here.

HellRaisers Preview

HellRaisers features a mixed-bag roster with players from four different countries. The 82nd ranked team in the world didn't have an easy path to the Playoffs, but they survived. They opened with a 2-1 win over SKADE before falling to Hard Legion 1-2 in the winners' match. The team took down Tricked in the decider match to seal their bid into the Playoffs.

Inferno is by far HellRaisers's best map. Over the past three months, they hold a 5-1 record on the map with an 83.3% win rate and a 72.6% win rate when getting the first kill. Outside of this map, they have been hit and miss would leads room to question them. One thing that really bothers me about HellRaisers is the fact that no player on their roster over the past few months has been overly impressive. Flarich and jR are the only two players with kill to death ratio's over one, and they have to perform well in order for them to win.

Pick: Over 2.5 Maps (-110 @ Bovada)

Neither of these teams are overly impressive, and this leads me to side with the total. HellRaisers has gone the distance to three games in all three of their matches during this tournament, and I fully expect this contest to do the same. Both of these teams have one main map that they fully excell on, and I'm very confident that each of these maps will be selected in the ban process, taking them away. Both of these teams are good enough to win a map, and neither I feel are overly strong enough to sweep the other. Give me the over as I expect this bout to take three maps to decide.


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