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DETONA GAMING VS ALMA GAMING CS:GO BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

CSGO Betting Odds: DETONA -285.71 at BetOnline | Alma +199 at BetOnline
When: February 19, 2020 at 18:15 BRT
Where: BBL Esports Studio – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Watch Live: Twitch

DETONA GAMING VS ALMA GAMING CLUTCH SEASON 2 BETTING PREVIEW

DETONA and Alma Gaming will clash this Wednesday in Round 2 of CLUTCH Season 2. The match will mark the second fixture of the season for the two Brazilian CS:GO esports squads.

DETONA enter the fixture following a dominant performance in Round 1 where they bested Soberano Team. André “tiburci0” Rossetto’s squad completely outclassed Gustavo “tge” Motta’s team on both Nuke (16-3) and Train (16-4), meaning they head into Round 2 with an impressive 32-7 round record.

After defeating Soberano Team, DETONA went on to appear at the FLASHPOINT South America Closed Qualifier. They bested Alma Gaming (0-2) and W7M Gaming (2-1) but fell flat in the semi-finals against Isurus (1-2), which pushed them into the lower bracket. There, DETONA made easy work of Rysix (0-2) and ended the series with a 1.54 rating across the squad, while tiburci0 put up a standout performance with a 1.91 rating to his name.

Alma Gaming’s first match at CLUTCH Season 2 did not go the way they had hoped, as they were thrashed by Isurus Gaming on Overpass (12-16) and Train (5-16).

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Shortly after their loss against Isurus, Alma took a swing at FLASHPOINT South America Closed Qualifier. They started with a loss to DETONA (0-2) but found their footing in the lower bracket, where they defeated Soberano (2-0) and Dynasty (2-0). Despite their best efforts, however, Alma’s run came to a stop in Round 3, where they suffered a reverse-sweep against Rysix (1-2).

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The Alma Gaming roster is assembled from some lesser-known Brazilian players who lack serious quality. On top of that, they are also struggling for form. While we have to give Alma some praise for their dominant wins against Dynasty and Soberano at the FLASHPOINT qualifiers, we can’t look past their 0-2 loss to DETONA last Friday.

DETONA proved to be a class above Alma Gaming on both Vertigo (16-9) and Inferno (16-13). Alma’s two best-performing players in the series were Raul “r4ul” Bruzaca (1.07) and Lucas “nqz” Soares (1.03), while the remaining three members failed to produce positive numbers. DETONA’s squad averaged 1.21, with Matheus “Tuurtle” Anhaia (1.36) and Filipe “fp1” Caires (1.35) the top-rated players of the series.

DETONA GAMING VS ALMA GAMING CLUTCH SEASON 2BETTING PREDICTIONS

DETONA are the stronger team. They are higher ranked, in better form, and have already defeated Alma Gaming earlier last week.

Looking at the teams’ respective map pools, we can expect DETONA to pick Dust II and Alma to choose Inferno. There is also a possibility we could see Vertigo, as it was the map DETONA and Alma Gaming played in the FLASHPOINT qualifiers.

DETONA hold a better win rate on five of the seven CS:GO maps, with Alma having the edge on Dust II (100%-43%) and Overpass (40%-0%). However, we must take into consideration Alma’s win percentage on those maps is inflated as they won games against significantly weaker teams.

This will be a best-of-three (Bo3) match, meaning upsets are highly unlikely. Looking at the two teams, we do not believe Alma Gaming have enough quality to derail DETONA.

Backing the favourites at -285.71 might not offer a huge payout, but it is the best bet on offer. A -1.5 handicap bet on DETONA can also be taken into consideration if the odds are over -166.67.

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