Team Liquid vs Immortals
Monday, March 9 – 17:30 PST
Week after week, Team Liquid have been underperforming and it seems like 2020 simply isn’t their year. While they might improve comes Summer Split and they find the needed synergy, TL are now a mediocre team at most.
That said, there is one positive that we need to address ahead of their clash with Immortals and that is the return of Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng. The legendary ADC main has announced he is ready to return to the team and prove his worth and although one player alone can rarely carry his whole team, Doublelift is not just any player.
Despite their poor performances, Team Liquid are still individually a stronger team compared to Immortals and if Doublelift can perform to his full potential – which he will, considering he has a lot to prove after he got benched – Team Liquid will have an easy time winning here. Pinnacle has -6.5 kills handicap on Team Liquid priced at 1.840 which is fair and provides us a solid betting opportunity. Although there are arguments to be made in favor of Immortals, they looked way too shaky on Sunday for us to believe they have a solid chance to cause any issues to Doublelift and company.
Prediction: Team Liquid -6.5 kills – 1.840 at Pinnacle
Golden Guardians vs Cloud9
Monday, March 9 – 18:30 PST
Cloud9 got outclassed by Team SoloMid on Saturday, but that does not mean C9 are now a bad team – far from it. Cloud9 are still a 12-1 team, and there is no reason to believe they are in any way weaker than Golden Guardians.
Cloud9 are priced at 1.14 to win here, which is far too low for us to consider. That said, the -8.5 kills handicap, priced at 1.877 is very appealing. While a relatively large handicap to cover, we expect Cloud9 to put up a strong performance in order regain some momentum and build up their morale after their painful loss to TSM. If the whole C9 team can perform to the best of their ability, covering nine kills will be a walk in the park.
Prediction: Cloud9 – 8.5 kills – 1.877
Best Bet: Cloud9 -8.5 kills – 1.877 at Pinnacle