LOL LCS Spring Week 6 – Day 2 Betting Previews and Predictions
TSM vs Immortals
Saturday, March 13 – 13:00 PST
Immortals are coming into this match off a huge loss against 100 Thieves, where they did not impress and looked much worse than what the final numbers might suggest. IMT’s biggest problem that game was their poor macro play, letting 100T claim almost all objectives and even though IMT stole elder, it was too late too little.
Immortals’ issues with their macro play and general approach to the game won’t do them any favors against TSM here. Despite their iffy showing yesterday, TSM are a much stronger team and should be winning this match. That said, at the provided odds, there is no value in siding with the favorites.
Dignitas vs Cloud9
Saturday, March 13 – 14:00 PST
I will continue to believe Dignitas are a solid team and while they’re not nearly as good as C9 or Liquid (as seen yesterday), they’re still solid enough to keep games like this one close. The main reason why I like Dignitas here is their strong early-game, which should help them get ahead and make this bout interesting.
Getting an early lead against C9 might even lead to an upset win since C9 lose a lot of their power if they don’t gain an early lead and often seem like they fall apart if they’re not in control of the game from the get-go. I might be a bit optimistic, but I’m taking Dignitas on the Moneyline as well.
Prediction: Dignitas +8.5 – 1.833 Pinnacle
Prediction: Dignitas to win -3.360 Pinnacle
FlyQuest vs 100 Thieves
Saturday, March 13 – 15:00 PST
100 Thieves picked up a clean win against Immortals and should have a fairly easy time beating FlyQuest as well, who have beaten Golden Guardians with ease yesterday.
There is no denying 100T are much stronger, but they’re volatile enough for me to not be too excited about backing them-especially at the provided odds. In fact, the LCS has been very volatile throughout and I rarely trust top-teams even when faced with underdogs like FlyQuest.
If you want to bet on this match, take FlyQuest with a +7.5 kill handicap, but I just don’t feel like this is a match you would want to bet money on. This is a pass for me.
Evil Geniuses vs Team Liquid
Saturday, March 13 – 13:00 PST
Evil Geniuses are quite an appealing pick at the offered odds, but I have a hard time trusting them over a team like Liquid, who rarely make mistakes and are the most fundamentally sound teams in the league.
This will be a clash between two teams with completely opposite styles of play. EG like bloody games, whereas TL are fairly successful keeping their games fairly low scoring. Depending on which style will dominate tonight, you can either pick over or under 25.5 kills, but for me under makes much more sense.
Prediction: Under 25.5 kills – 1.884 Pinnacle
Counter Logic Gaming vs Golden Guardians
Saturday, March 13 – 17:00 PST
Golden Guardians did not impress in their game against FlyQuest and I don’t expect them to impress against a much stronger team in Counter Logic Gaming either. While I can see some improvement on the side of GG, they’re still far away from being considered a good team, whereas CLG have already reached that point a couple of weeks back.
I’m not a big fan of kill handicaps, but CLG to win with at least seven kills to spare makes a lot more sense here rather than siding with GG to keep it within six death.
Prediction: Counter Logic Gaming -6.5 kills – 1.714 Pinnacle