Overwatch League 2020 May Melee – NA Region Semi-Final Betting Guide

Mayhem 7-4 vs Fusion 12-1

Sunday, May 24 at 5 PM EST

Our Pick: Philadelphia Fusion -1.5 (-115)

The Mayhem have continued their hot streak, but the buck stops here.  They have now won their last 6 with an impressive 18-2 map record.  They looked solid against the Reign yesterday to punch their ticket to the semi-finals, but I would argue that is more just evidence that the Reign are overrated.  Confidence is key in this league and they are brimming with it, talking a lot of smack mid and post-match.  That being said, the Fusion are arguably the best and deepest team in the league.  While they do drop maps here and there, I don’t see the Mayhem picking up more than 1 win here.  The Fusion are on the war path to prove themselves against the Shock and they won’t let the Mayhem stop them.  They have only used their secret weapon in Chipsa once this season, and I think this might be the perfect time to unleash the Doomfist player to throw the Mayhem off.

 

 

Shock 8-2 vs Valiant 5-6

Sunday, May 24 at 3 PM EST

Our Pick: Map Total Over 3.5 (-150)

The Shock are huge favorites in this one and I can’t imagine a world where they lose, but I also doubt it will be a 3-0. With the playoff format allowing the previous map loser to pick the next map, the Valiant will have 2 chances to grab a map win on their preferred turf.  I really like to Map total Over 3.5 (-150) in this one and well as the Valiant +2.5 (-190), but since the Map total pays better, I think it has more value here.  The Shock looked vulnerable yesterday against a solid Fuel team, and while they did 3-0 the Valiant the last time out, that was while Echo and Tracer were out and they will both be featured in the match.  On top of that, the Valiant did beat the Shock when McCree and Mei were banned, which is less likely to be the go-to meta in the match.  All that considered, this should be a much more competitive match, and we have the added bonus of still hitting if there is a map draw.

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