Washington Justice vs Florida Mayhem
A complete and total toss-up. There's really no other way to describe this particular match-up. We have two capable gatekeepers, neither of which have been particularly consistent lately. Their highs (whenever they were attained) were truly impressive, but they could rarely be predicted and counted upon. They're "streaky," is all, and that hasn't changed whatsoever despite them playing for well over a year now.
Now, on the plus side, this peculiar nature of theirs always results in fireworks and a series of mind-boggling twists and developments. The bad thing, however, is that they're an absolute nightmare when it comes to betting -- there's no way for one to confidently predict what'll happen as there are simply way too many variables at play.
That's... quite a challenging set-up. What we want is an straightforward match-up, a clash whose outcome can easily be predicted -- *not* a clash of two gatekeepers, both of which happen to be quite similar in terms of strength and overall potential.
The Justice, in all fairness, have been ever so slightly more consistent and impressive; still, we're talking nuances here -- something that may or may not end up making a big enough difference once they step foot on stage to compete. Regardless, it *is* an indication of their growth, so we'll give them the benefit of the doubt on this one and hope for the best.
Their five-map barnburner against the San Francisco Shock was definitely impressive enough to win us over, and if they can replicate *that* performance here tonight, they'll no doubt be able to emerge victorious.