Florida Mayhem vs Washington Justice
Finally, to close things out, we have an exceedingly complicated match-up to dissect and talk about: Florida Mayhem taking on the Washington Justice is a bettor's nightmare. They both have the exact same score with three wins and two losses to their names. They've both had tremendous moments of brilliance but also fumbles and failures that baffled us to no end. They share much of the same "DNA" and should, by all means, be able to continue rubbing shoulders with the OWL 'creme de la creme.' Who's better than whom, however, feels nigh impossible to predict. There are simply too many intangibles, too many variables that can (and often do) change on a whim.
The trajectory of the Washington Justice has been quite puzzling. They first started off with a 3-1 win over the Toronto Defiant which, in short, was a very respectable result. They then got smacked around by Dallas which didn't come as much of a surprise, before bouncing back with a very stellar clean sweep of the Atlanta Reign. A 3-1 win over the Paris Eternal then followed and for a good long minute it seems as though the Justice were destined to "crack" the very top of the standings and "solidify" their spot as one of the best teams around. Then, however, came their 1-3 loss to the Boston Uprising and, well, no one's all too sure whether they're as good as it originally seemed or if them losing to Boston should be taken a sign of the things (or trouble, rather) to come.
The Florida Mayhem weren't as impressive as Washington, but their lows also weren't quite as severe, so it balances itself out. You can't just lose to the Boston Uprising and still be deemed a top-tier contender -- it doesn't work that way, unfortunately. They hold wins over the Paris Eternal, Vancouver Titans, and the New York Excelsior.
That's... not all that impressive.
In fact, their wins came at the expense of the de facto three worst teams the Overwatch League has to offer. Now, make no mistake, the Mayhem are very capable and should, by all means, be able to grow out into a dangerous contender in a few months' time, but it's still a bit too early to board any kind of hype train and proclaim them as a layered threat worthy of consideration. They're really good, there's no doubt about it, but they're probably not as good as the oddsmakers think they are.
And so, with that in mind, we'd much rather go with the "underdogs" and hope for the best and put all of our chips on a team that has yet to register a win over a top-tier opponent.