Maps In CS:GO Betting - Why Do They Matter?

This guide explains why maps in CS:GO betting are a vital aspect to consider and discusses the best bookmakers to use, as well as tips and tricks.

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Importance of Maps in CS:GO Betting?

For the uninitiated, before a CS:GO match gets underway, a Map Veto takes place. During this phase, CS:GO esports teams remove and pick maps until there are one, three or five left, depending on the match being best-of-one, best-of-three or best-of-five. Teams will draw the maps they are not confident about and pick the ones they think they can win against their opponents.

Most CS:GO teams have some maps they perform better on than others. Therefore, maps in CS:GO betting should be considered significant. If a Veto doesn’t go a specific team’s way, the chances of winning a CS:GO Match Bet go down, even if the odds for the match winners right at the start of a match remain the same.

Best CS:GO Map Bets

There is no “best map” for CS:GO esports betting. However, there are some great bet types to use in combination with your CS:GO maps and team knowledge. Below, you can find the types of popular CS:GO bet types to use, with our guides to each kind linked in.

Remember that it is up to each bettor to decide which types of CS:GO bets they place with their maps knowledge in hand. These bets can increase the odds but might have a higher risk versus reward ratio. We do not guarantee success using these bet types.

CS:GO Map Betting Tips

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CS:GO Special Bets offer better odds with a higher risk factor.

Now that you know why maps are important in CS:GO betting, let’s dive into some tips. These tips might help you in your CS:GO map betting endeavours, but nothing is guaranteed.

Research Teams & Their Maps

Some teams are better on specific maps than others. For example, a top-tier CS:GO team could have a 70% win ratio on Nuke. Therefore, research is of the utmost importance in Map Score betting or any other form of CS:GO map-related betting.

At HLTV, we’ve covered you with team match histories, previous resultsstats and more. Arming yourself with knowledge can lead to very profitable bets. With proper, diligent research into CS:GO maps for specific teams in a match, you can increase your chances of winning a bet.

Individuals Matter

It is not only about teams and their performance on specific CS:GO maps. Instead, individual players can make a massive impact on the outcome. For example, a particular player new to a squad with great stats on Inferno could increase their team’s chances of winning even though the team has previously performed poorly on the map.

Again, diligent research is vital here, and it could also help bettors make CS:GO Kills betting predictions more accurately. Another tip to note is when a new in-game leader (IGL) joins a squad. This person might have better calls on specific maps historically, and if you can find out which ones, you could sway the odds in your favour.

Increase Odds With Map Score Bets

Map Score betting allows you to pick the correct map score at the end of a match. It is as simple as that. CS:GO Map Score bets, compared to general match-winner bets, can greatly increase odds, which is the big draw of using this type of Special Bet option. Check out the Map Score betting example below to determine how odds can increase.

  1. Betting on Team A for a 2-0 victory only gives you 1.2 odds
  2. Bet on Team B for a 2-0 victory. You get great odds at 7.5
  3. If you bet on Team A for a 2-1 victory, the odds will be better at 3.8
  4. Betting on Team B for a 2-1 victory, the odds are great at 7.0

Payouts on the various options above if you bet 10 of your country’s currency:

  • 1.2 odds – 12 payout, 2 profit – Option 1
  • 7.5 odds – 75 payout, 65 profit – Option 2
  • 3.8 odds – 38 payout, 28 profit – Option 3
  • 7.0 odds – 70 payout, 60 profit – Option 4

CS:GO Map Betting & MultiBets

There are times when CS:GO map betting and Multibets (aka System Bets) go hand-in-hand. Bookmakers allow bettors to string together wagers. You can significantly increase the odds by combining bets, making it a potentially lucrative feature to use. The downside is that you will lose the entire bet if one prediction fails.

For CS:GO map betting and Multibets, options are, for example, placing over 2.5 map bets on three individual matches and stringing them together into one. This increases the odds, and possible payout greatly and significantly increases the risk. If a Multibet is used in combination with your CS:GO map betting knowledge, we suggest only combining two or maybe three at first.

Live CS:GO Map Betting

While many map-related bet types, such as map Score betting and Over/Under bets, can be done pre-match, users can also consider Live Betting options. This allows you to first see the Map Veto of a specific match before making a bet. A good example is if Nuke is the second map in a match, and you know Team A has much better stats than Team B, despite being the underdog of the match as a whole, you could get some great odds placing a bet that Team A will win the second map.

Like any other wagers, we suggest starting small when first attempting CS:GO maps betting. Learn more about this in our guide to CS:GO low betting.

We do not guarantee success with these tips. HLTV is not responsible for any losses incurred. Odds examples are fictional. It is up to the bettor to check the odds provided by their bookmaker of choice.

Best CS:GO betting sites

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Find the best sites for CS:GO betting available in your region.

Check out the best bookmakers below, featuring everything CS:GO betting enthusiasts should know. Our reviews consider all aspects of a bookmaker, including ease of use, customer service, the UI and signing up. These bookmakers also include several options for CS:GO Map betting endeavours, and you can easily use all our tips in this article.

Look at our complete, dedicated bookmaker section for more information on the best bookmakers for CS:GO esports betting. This section includes expert reviews, must-know details, and all the information you would need.

Remember full T&Cs apply – you must be 18+ to play.

Learn more about CS:GO betting

Looking for more information about CS:GO betting? We’ve got a massive, ever-growing betting section. This section is filled to the brim with guides, reviews and several strategies for bettors to employ. Want to learn everything there is to know before placing your first CS:GO esports bet.

You can head to the bookmakers’ page to get detailed information on all the best bookmakers. There’s also our Odds Comparison to take advantage of to find out which bookmaker provides the best odds on a specific match. If you want to get an edge, head to our Promo Codes guide to bolster your budget. Our complete guides section will answer every question both beginners and advanced bettors might have.

Our Analytics Section is filled with CS:GO betting information. This critical section could give bettors the edge when employing any CS:GO betting strategy.

Practice Responsible Gambling

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Reduce the risk of negative monetary consequences with proper money management.

Before placing your first CS:GO esports bet, you should learn more about practising responsible gambling and take the Gamalyze self-assessment test. Further, you can check out our articles focusing on how gambling addiction can develop, time management and money management.

Always practice responsible gambling. You must be 18+ to play.






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