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BIG vs. Endpoint Preview & Prediction - Free CS:GO Betting Picks 8/8

The DreamHack Open Summer 2020: Europe is set to begin, and we have an upcoming battle between Endpoint and BIG. The eight participants of the event are broken into two groups for the Group Stage in which they will play a GSL format group featuring all best-of-three-map series, and the top two teams will advance to the Playoffs. It's worth noting that all participants will receive a payout, but there's a difference of $3,750 USD for 7th and 8th place while the 1st place team will take home $35,000 USD.

The British-based Endpoint comes into this contest ranking 42nd in the world. They've been a tough team in the past, but have since fallen flat as they've dropped three straight contests. It's worth noting that these three losses came to ALTERNATE aTTaX twice (1-2 & 0-2) and LDLC (0-2) who are both really good teams. Nuke is the normal ban for Endpoint, and they hold win rates of at least 50% on every other maps besides Nuke which makes for a deep map pool.

Endpoint faces an uphill battle as their opponent will be the top ranked team in the world in BIG. The German based team has won an outstanding 80.6% of their matches over the last three months with all of their losses during this time coming to top ranked teams, and they are most definitely deserving of their #1 ranking. Train is a regular ban for BIG, and they have been less than stellar on Inferno although these are the only two maps that they don't have win rates of at least 67% on.

Pick: Endpoint Map 2 Spread +5.5 (-111 @ Pinnacle)

This is an interesting matchup and I'm going a little off the grid with my play. BIG is clearly the better team here and I expect them to win this contest outright. I have a good feeling that they will sweep this one with a 2-0 score as well, but there's simply too much juice to play either of those. I'm looking at the +5.5 rounds for Endpoint on the second map, and there's reason to this madness. The second map played will be Endpoint's pick, and their two best maps are Train and Inferno which are BIG's two worst maps. BIG will only be able to ban one of these away (most likely Train), and Endpoint will have a shot at stealing a map. I can honestly say that I believe BIG will ultimately win map two, but it won't be by six rounds or more.

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