Free CS:GO Betting Picks 6/2 - ESEA MDL Season 34: Premier Division - Europe - PACT vs. Team Spirit Preview & Prediction
Week 6 action in the Regular Season portion of the ESEA MDL Season 34: Premier Division - Europe rolls on with as PACT will battle with the debuting Team Spirit. The Regular Season features nine weeks of action with a round-robin league format. Each match in the Regular Season will be a best-of-one-map battle, and the top eight teams will advance to the Playoffs.
Map Spread: Team Spirit -4.5
Total: 25.5 Rounds (-135o/+100u)
PACT has been great during this event so far, but Team Spirit may be their toughest test to date. The Polish squad PACT comes in sitting 51st in the HLTV world CS:GO rankings, and their recent momentum will be needed. Train has been favorite map of the team lately, and their odds to win jump drastically if they land on this map which is a difficult map overall. On Train they hold a 5-2 record over the past three months with a 78.2% win rate.
Despite their nice 6-1 record in this event, no one on PACT's roster really has been overly impressive from a statistical standpoint. Goofy and Sobol have been the team leaders, and their kill to death ratio isn't going to impress anyone. Both of these players have averaged 0.7 kills per round over the past three months with 0.67 deaths per round. For PACT to stand any hope in this contest, both Goofy and Sobol will have to play their best and the team will need production coming from elsewhere also.
Team Spirit Preview
Team Spirit is a perrenial champion in many events, and they are making their ESEA MDL Season 34: Premier Division - Europe debut. The Russian based squad of Team Spirit comes in ranking 13th in the HLTV CS:GO rankings. A scary factor of this team is their diverse map pool. They have been dominant on Overpass, Train and Nuke. Interestingly enough, the only map in which their win rate is below 50% is on Vertigo and they will almost certainly ban this map.
Their team leader mir has been outstanding over the past three months. He has averaged 0.79 kills per round while only dying 0.63 times per round. What makes their team so good is the fact that all four of their other players have a positive kill to death ratio also. The foursome of sdy (formerly somedieyoung), iDISBALANCE, chopper and magixx all have the ability to step up and lead the team if mir isn't playing his best. The key to victory for Team Spirit is to stick to their normal gameplan and not rush, and this should see them to victory.
Pick: Under 25.5 Rounds (+100 @ Bovada)
If you're interested in laying a ton of juice, -425 to be exact, then the Team Spirit moneyline is the play for you. However, I'm looking for value so I love this under. I don't expect PACT to be overly competitive in this contest. Their record in this event is 6-1, but Team Spirit is on another level than most other teams in this competition. The juice on the spread is tilted toward Team Spirit, but the under is plus money which leads me to believe that the under is the best way to play this match. Look for Team Spirit to make pretty quick work of PACT in their ESEA MDL Season 34: Premier Division - Europe debut and keep this match under the total.