- Oddsmakers have released a ton of props for the International 2018
- See the team props here
- Virtus Pro remains heavily favored in a diverse range of lines
The International 2018 is less than a month away and odds are already starting to surface.
Betting enthusiasts have more options than ever before when it comes to some prop bets during The International. Let’s take a look at some of the more intriguing options on the team side of Dota this year in Vancouver.
The International 2018 Team Props
What Will Be the Longest Game of the International 2018?
When you hear the word “longest” it often sounds a little…boring. That’s the exact opposite when it comes to Dota, as the longer games are, the more opportunity they have to progress and develop to an incredible level.
Look, these guys are professionals. While you may get blown out of the water in 20 minutes in some of your online games against smurf accounts, these guys have researched, prepared and know their opponents.
We’re confident that at least one of these games is going over the 100-minute mark.
What Will Be the Shortest Game of the International 2018?
There are always teams that try some sort of rush strategy to throw off their opponents, regardless of how hard the competition may seem or how big the stage is. As such, shorter games aren’t that uncommon.
A game lasting just over 10 minutes or 20 minutes are both decent bets for what they pay out.
Where Will the Tournament Winner Hail From?
|South East Asia||+750|
There’s a surge coming from Europe on the eSports scene. Serral from Finland just captured a GSL Starcraft 2 Title and there are some dominant European teams entering this tournament.
Despite this, China remains the favorite. However, we’d advocate for taking a chance on the Europeans, who have slightly longer odds.
How Many Games Will Be Played at the Main Event?
Here, we’re just looking for an edge. It’s easy to find one in the discrepancy between 41-44 games played and 45-49.
While the chances are notably low that only 44 or fewer games get played, the bet itself is incredibly close to the favorite.
Betting on between 41-44 games means an 8/1 payout. We’d suggest risking it.
What Team Will Pick the Least Number of Heroes?
This particular prop bet is a bit of a crapshoot, as there are so many options available and such a range of possibilities depending on the specific nature of the matchups.
Our advice would be to go with the favorite here, being conscious of the fact that the odds are still good for a de facto favorite. Getting a 5 to 1 payout is nothing to be upset about.
Which Team Will Choose the Most Heroes?
Basically, in this bet, the fewest heroes team table gets flipped on its head.
We don’t really want to bet on any team in the middle ground here, given the uncertainty surrounding them. We’d recommend doubling down on Virtus Pro so you can catch decent odds.
Which Team Will Win the Shortest Game?
Some of the best teams in the tournament are at the top of this list, and rightly so.
However, why not take a flier on a team with great odds? Short games are a dime a dozen and odd strategies often reign supreme.
Evil Geniuses always have something up their sleeve, and at +1000 they’re a great bet.
Which Team Will Win the Longest Game?
It’s by no means guaranteed, but the longest games usually coincide with the best games. This means that often, it’s the best teams that participate in the longest games.
Team Liquid looks strong heading into this tournament and at 5 to 1 odds they’re a smart bet.
What Team Will Have the Highest Kill Average?
All signs are pointing to Miracle having a huge tournament, and that means lifting his team up with some big-time kills. Liquid at +600? Yes, please!
What Team Will Have the Most Kills in One Game?
It’s not fun being logical, but it is fun to win money.
We’d recommend doubling down on Team Liquid for emerging from the tournament with the most kills.
Which Team Will Have the Fewest Deaths in One Game?
Fnatic went on a recent stretch where they averaged just under 4 deaths per game over 11 contests.
Listed at +2500, their odds are incredible for a team trying to rebuild itself in Vancouver. Take a chance on them.
What Team Will Have Highest Game Length, on Average?
Vici Gaming’s games last a full two minutes longer (on average) than the next closest team. As a favorite at +600, that’s just free money.
Extra International Team Props Advice
What Team Will Have the Most Assists?
We like Winstrike at +2000.
It’s a small sample size, but Winstrike leads all teams with 16.4 assists per game over their last 10.
What Will Be The Most Combined Total Kills in a Game?
111-120 at +1000.
This is basically like cheering for the Over. Everyone loves the Over!