- Bovada has released a ton of hero props for the International 2018
- See the hero props here
- Anti-Mage is favorited in multiple categories
Heroes are everything in Dota 2, and the more variety the better.
Betting on Heroes in Dota 2 is a great experience because it allows you to get invested solely in how the actual characters in the game operate.
Let’s take a look at some of the best Hero Props for The International 2018 set for later this month in August. All odds are courtesy of Bovada
The International 2018 Hero Props
Hero with the Highest Last Hit Average
Anti-Mage is always a great bet, but at +150 it’s hardly worth the investment.
Instead, try targeting Luna, a hero that is averaging just over 425 last hits over the last 15 professional matches. Luna has a win rate of about 70%. At +2000, that’s a worthwhile investment.
Hero with the Lowest Death Average
The list for heroes with the lowest death average is short and tricky to navigate.
With the predominant play-style of Anti-Mage being agility, he has a strong ability to stay late into the game. His odds aren’t even that short for just how dominant of a hero he is.
Sure, at -110 you’re not getting a lot of return on your investment, but there may not be a more surefire bet among the heroes in this tournament.
Hero with the Most Kills in a Game
|Queen of Pain||+1200|
Where to begin? Every bet looks as tantalizing as the next and this is certainly an area that you can pick a few different heroes to satisfy your thirst for a little late-game bloodshed.
There’s no stopping Storm Spirit in the late game. At +600, once he gets some mana-sustaining items, it’s all but over. If you want another hero to watch at a good price, take Lina, who Moon killed 22 enemies with just 2 months ago.
Hero with the Most Last Hits in a Game
Phantom Lacer pops up a ton of times on this chart, with 830 Last Hits in the last recorded match played by Ace.
At +600 it’s hard to find better value than Ace on this table.
If you want to really risk it, aim for Shadow Fiend at +3300. Iceberg recorded 768 Last Hits with him just a month ago.
Hero with the Highest Win Rate
Storm-Spirit is already one of the favorite bets so far in this tournament, thanks to his ability to kill efficiently and quickly.
Guess what? Kills lead to wins, which is why at +1000 he’s an excellent bet. Still, anytime you get Anti-Mage at +450 in almost any category, he’s worth a few bucks.
Best Bets Among Individual Heroes
Taking a break from the tables for a moment, let’s highlight some of the best bets among the heroes.
Hero with the Highest XPM Average
Templar Assassin at +3300.
Lanaya is a short-ranged agility hero capable of turning a game on its head. She averaged 660 XP per minute over her last 17 matches!
At +3300 she’s being listed as having almost the worst chance of winning this category, and yet the numbers back up a high probability of success. Grab Lanaya the Templar Assassin at 33/1 and RUN!
Hero with the Highest Assist Average
Elder Titan at +1600
The Elder Titan is effective in all stages of the game with a long list of abilities making him a prime candidate to rack up assists. He’s averaged almost 19 assists a game in his last 17 professional matches recorded and is paying a pretty penny to boot.
Hero with the Highest Kill Average
Morphling at +1600
While the chances of Storm Spirit cleaning up this prop (and a few others) don’t be surprised if Morphling takes it. His Waveform ability is unique and leads to plenty of kills. Stretch that over a tournament at +1600 and you’re in for a good time.
Highest GPM by a Hero in a Game
These Heroes, played by these Players, are going to get their GPMS over a 1,000. It’s just going to happen.
This is a stay away bet for all intensive purposes unless you like wagering more than you return.
Most Assists by a Hero in a Game
The open-dota predictor model that has been shockingly accurate in the past predicts the most assists by a hero in this tournament at a whopping 45.
Anything under 40 would even be a surprise, and therefore the prop isn’t really worth your time unless you want to bet the house on it.
Most Deaths by a Hero in a Game
This is a far more interesting bet among the number-props. The open-dota predictor has this set at 18 for the tournament, which pushes it into a decent bet at 2/1.
SOME hero has to die 18 times….right?
Most Kills by a Hero in a Game
Everyone’s favorite stat to watch…but maybe the least popular prop.
The two favorites BOTH don’t pay very well and the chances of a hero racking up 30 kills is high.
Avoid this line at all costs or bet the farm on 26+.
Total Number of Heroes Banned
You can expect a ton of bans at The International 2018, as banning is playing an increasingly large role in Dota 2 strategy.
The number I’m leaning on is somewhere between 90-95, which is listed at even money. There’s nothing wrong with doubling your bet!
Total Number of Heroes Picked
Our final pick of the day!
The number of heroes in Dota is exhaustive, which is what makes the game so damn fun.
They’re going to break the 100 mark easily, with my prediction somewhere around 103. It’s best to avoid this bet at a brutal -400 payout.