Brame and Team Secret seems like a lopsided match on paper, but there’s reason to suspect that the underdog will come out on top.
The Western European Dota Pro Circuit Spring tour is in full swing. The final three weeks represent a huge opportunity for teams at the bottom to claw their way up the rankings and secure a top-four finish. Aggressive bettors have a ton of opportunities for lucrative bets, especially since the 7.31b metagame is still developing. This match between Secret and Brame is a great opportunity to pad a betting purse for the end-of-tour finale in May.
Team Secret WEU DPC Spring betting analysis
The Team Secret dynasty is known for its consistency, but 2022 has been anything but solid for Secret. The squad scored fifth place finishes at both the first Dota Pro Circuit tour and Gamers Galaxy Dubai. Those runs included rough losses to Nigma Galaxy, OG, and BOOM Esports. Captain Clement “Puppey” Ivanov has yet to find a solid foothold for his side, though the team could shape up once the meta settles down.
While the squad’s results aren’t great, there’s still a good amount of talent running the lanes. Core duo Michał “Nisha” Jankowski and Syed “SumaiL” Hassan combine for 1,282 XPM in patch 7.31, which is impressive given a 7-10 game record. SumaiL in particular has flexed his wide hero pool, piloting 14 different heroes across Secret’s matches.
Brame WEU DPC Spring betting analysis
Brame has come a long way since starting in the lower division of the first 2021 DPC season. The Greek team bounced back and forth between the divisions a few times, but big wins at third-party events have helped Brame find more consistency. Mid laner Dimitris “ThuG” Plivouris can completely take over a game if he’s on the right hero thanks to his excellent mechanical skills.
Brame enters its match against Team Secret fresh off a big win over Nigma Galaxy last week. Seeing as Secret lost handily to Nigma just last season, that match should put some wind into captain Giorgos “SsaSpartan” Giannakopoulos’s sails. Sakis “dEsire” Kartsampas’ stellar Keeper of the Light should make an appearance in the first draft phase, and that’s a scary proposition for Secret.
Brame vs Team Secret WEU DPC Spring betting pick
The last time Brame and Team Secret battled was in the DPC Summer Upper Division last year. That leaves this match open for interpretation, but the sportsbooks have already made their pick. Winners.bet puts Brame over Team Secret at high odds of 4.42. Those may even seem like insurmountable odds, but there’s reason to expect a potential Brame victory.
Betting on Team Secret won’t return much at all, but playing the odds with a conservative bet on Brame could pay off big. The Greek side just took down one of Secret’s toughest rivals, and Secret itself is looking shaky. More than quadrupling your bet is too appealing to pass up here for bettors. Calling just the first game for Brame still earns 3.56 odds, and a +1.5 handicap is still lucrative at 2.12.