LOL LCS Spring Week 1 – Day 2 Betting Previews and Predictions
After hitting all five of our predictions for the opening day of the LCS Spring split, we return with another set of free League of Legends betting predictions and tips for five games played on Saturday, February 6. For premium bets, join our premium membership or follow us on BetMarkets.
FlyQuest vs Evil Geniuses
Saturday, February 6 – 13:00 PST
FlyQuest won their opening fixture of the split in what was more of a game which TSM lost rather than a game which FlyQuest won. It’s important to note that TSM were in the lead but failed to take advantage of the position they were in, so it’s not like FlyQuest are now one of the best teams in the league.
Evil Genuises enter this match off a painful loss against 100 Thieves, in what was a very chaotic game, which does not come off as a surprise for games involving EG. If there is one thing we have learned from EG and their performance so far this season is that they tend to coin-flip their games more often than now with overly-aggressive playstyle, which usually results in high scoring 50/50 games.
With that in mind, we have to ask ourselves, can FlyQuest take advantage of EG’s inconsistencies and steal the win and the answer is yes, but it doesn’t seem likely.
This game has a high kill score written all over it, not only because we expect EG to hunt for kills as they usually do but because of what we have seen from FlyQuest. Even though their game against TSM was a more slow-paced, they have managed to secure 20 kills via strong teamfighting, meaning that even if EG look to slow down the pace of the game, they will still find themselves fighting FlyQuest quite often.
The total kill line is set at 24.5 which seems a bit low and at 1.952, we will gladly take this bet.
Prediction: Over 24.5 kills – 1.952 at Pinnacle
Team Liquid vs Dignitas
Saturday, February 6 – 14:00 PST
Team Liquid enter this match off a huge upset loss against Immortals, so we can be sure the reigning LCS Lock-In champions will be hungry to prove that loss was really nothing more than a fluke. I do, however, believe Dignitas have a win condition which is to get Joshua “Dardoch” Hartnett massively ahead, but even if that happens, I have some doubts about the overall quality of this team compared to Liquid, which makes it hard to imagine Dignitas have in them to take the W.
If we assume Liquid wins this game, I don’t see they will get there by ending the game with a massive kill lead, simply because this is not how Liquid play. Another thing that concerns me is Liquid’s drafting against Immortals, which has put them in a massive disadvantage that eventually led to the aforementioned loss, so unless Liquid improves on that, this match can be much closer than expected.
I would consider siding with Dignitas with a 9.5 kill handicap, however, I expect Liquid to step it up here and bounce back after a painful start of the split. Can Liquid win with 10 kills to spare? Maybe, but this is a pass for me.
100 Thieves vs Counter Logic Gaming
Saturday, February 6 – 15:00 PST
After what we have seen from CLG yesterday, I have no hope they can come even close to defeating 100 Thieves. Even though 100T felt like the weaker team against EG for the most part of the early-mid game, they still won largely thanks to their superior team fighting and stronger draft, which only further proves this team is fundamentally very solid.
The kill line for this match is set at 7.5 kills, which should be very easy to achieve for 100T mainly because they have far superior players in all lanes. Expect a complete blowout and a convincing win for 100T.
Prediction: 100T -7.5 kills – 1.847 at Pinnacle
Cloud9 vs TSM
Saturday, February 6 – 16:00 PST
Neither team has impressed me so far this season, but I am far less convinced with TSM who looked bad in the Lock-In and continue to look bad in the LCS Spring. Their drafts are bad, the way they approach games is suboptimal and they are unable to take control of the game despite having stronger players than their opponents.
As mentioned above, TSM held a lead against FlyQuest in their season opener but were unable to do anything meaningful. This leads me to believe that even if they manage to get ahead of C9, it will be highly unlikely TSM will find a way to close out the game.
As per usual, I am a bit skeptical about C9’s Fudge for this match since he will have to face Huni, however, I don’t believe Huni is a consistent enough player to create anything noteworthy even if he gets ahead in the lane. Until TSM show some improvement, I will continue to believe they can lose any match, especially against teams that can match them on the individual level.
Prediction: Cloud9 to win – 1.50 at Pinnacle
Immortals vs Golden Guardians
Saturday, February 6 – 17:00 PST
Immortals enter this match as heavy favorites, which seems reasonable considering they have beaten Team Liquid in their LCS Spring opener, whereas Golden Guardians got completely stomped by Cloud9.
It’s hard to take anything from those two fixtures since Immortals secured a fluke win, whereas GG were unfortunate enough to face a much superior team. If we compare the teams lane-by lane, Immortals still come off as the stronger squad, but the gap is not nearly as big as it may seem.
That said, Immortals at least have players with experience – such as Xerxe and Destiny – so it’s fair to see them priced as the favorites. Due to their win against TL, Immortals are currently priced at around 1.66 (opening odds at 1.90), which is far too low for me to side with them.
Had Immortals not won and would remain priced at around 1.80, I would be all over this match. The current odds, however, are far too low.