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Los Angeles Thieves vs OpTic Texas Tips & Predictions – CDL 2024 Major 2 Qualifier

17 Feb 2024
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  • Los Angeles Thieves vs OpTic Texas Call of Duty betting predictions for Sunday, February 18, 2024, at Call of Duty League 2024 Major 2 Qualifier (18:00 EST)
  • Los Angeles Thieves are priced as underdogs
  • The first meeting between the two teams
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Los Angeles Thieves vs OpTic Texas Predictions


Los Angeles Thieves and OpTic Texas will cross swords on Sunday, February 18, in the first round of CDL 2024 Major 2 Qualifier. It'll mark their first meeting of the 2024 Call of Duty season, and according to the esports betting odds, OpTic are expected to win.
  • Los Angeles Thieves vs OpTic Texas Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Los Angeles Thieves Form
  • Los Angeles Thieves Squad & Team News
  • OpTic Texas Form
  • OpTic Texas Squad & Team News

Call of Duty betting sites have OpTic Texas priced as 1.40 favourites and Los Angeles Thieves as 2.75 underdogs for this match. Considering the Thieves haven't looked great in the first stage of the split, it's fair to see them priced as outsiders.

  • LA Thieves have not found much success yet
  • OpTic Texas finished CDL 2024 Major 1 in third place
  • LA Thieves with two new players

Head to Head


Los Angeles Thieves and OpTic Texas have yet to meet this season.

Los Angeles Thieves Form


Following a disappointing run through CDL 2024 Major 1, Los Angeles Thieves decided to make some roster changes and announced the addition of Kyle "Kremp" Haworth and Byron "Nastie" Plumridge. To make room for the new arrivals, the Thieves benched Joseph "JoeDeceives" Romero and released Cameron "Cammy" McKilligan.

These changes make sense. LA Thieves struggled in Hardpoint and overall looked evry weak. Whether the two additions will help LA Thieves improve significantly is up to debate, but things can only go up from here.

Los Angeles Thieves Squad & Team News


Los Angeles Thieves added Kyle "Kremp" Haworth and Byron "Nastie" Plumridge at the start of February.

  • Kyle "Kremp" Haworth
  • Byron "Nastie" Plumridge
  • Marcus "Afro" Reid
  • Daniel "Ghosty" Rothe

OpTic Texas Form


OpTic Texas have cemented their status as one of the top three Call of Duty teams of the season with a third-place finish at CDL 2024 Major 1. OpTic showed improvement on Search & Destroy and are a tier above any other mid-table team, but not quite as good as FaZe or Ultra.

One problem with this team is their limited map pool, which they won't be able to work around now with the map changes. Individually, this is still a very strong team, but with clear weaknesses which prevent them from competing with FaZe and Ultra.

The big question is how will OpTic's limited map pool affect them when facing weaker teams like LA Thieves. Ultimately, it'll come down to how good LA Thieves are with the roster changes, but it will definitely limit OpTic from reaching their full potential.

OpTic Texas Squad & Team News


OpTic Texas have made no roster changes.

  • Brandon "Dashy" Otell
  • Anthony "Shotzzy" Cuevas-Castro
  • Kenneth "Kenny" Williams
  • Amer "Pred" Zulbeari

Verdict

LA Thieves have a lot of work to do, and it's difficult to say how they'll do with the two new signings. Some improvement is expected, but it's tough to say how much better LA Thieves will be until we see them in action.

OpTic Texas are overall a much better team and currently the third-best squad in the CDL, but with clear weaknesses which LA Thieves could look to take advantage of, especially on Search & Destroy. OpTic should win, but I can see this match going to five series.

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