The second week of the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) 2021 Summer comes to a close today, and we’re back with another LoL LCS Summer betting preview.
Golden Guardians vs FlyQuest
Saturday, June 13 – 12:00 PDT
Golden Guardians started the LCS 2021 Summer split the best way possible, but they soon started showing their true colors. This is not a good team – as noted before. While I have predicted some improvement from them this split, this is by no means a squad that will compete for a top-six.
I’m not too excited about FlyQuest, but they’re still better than Golden Guardians and will highly likely end the season in a better position. The betting odds fairly reflect that, and while you couldn’t go wrong betting on FlyQuest here, the league still seems a bit too volatile to me to take a team like FlyQuest when priced as a <1.50 favorite. Pass for me.
Immortals vs Team Liquid
Saturday, June 13 – 14:00 PDT
Team Liquid should have won against Evil Geniuses yesterday. They held over 4k gold lead at the transition to the mid-game, almost had the game in their hands, took the Baron, and pushed for Nexus, only to get smacked by EG in their base at 50-minutes and ended up with a painful L.
It was a somewhat undeserved win for EG, but then again, you have to ask yourselves how did Liquid manage to get themselves in a position to lose that game – especially with the composition they had. Results like that further confirm that Liquid are a bit iffy this split.
Immortals lost their game against Dignitas yesterday, but I wouldn’t call them a bad team. And mentioned before, this team will be decent enough to compete for a solid mid-table finish, and they have yet to prove me otherwise.
Comparing them to Team Liquid, Immortals are still a far weaker team and should be losing this bout. However, these early-split bouts are very volatile, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Liquid dropped the ball again.Still, the quality gap is way too high for me to take a shot with Immortals. No bet for me.
Counter Logic Gaming vs TSM
Saturday, June 13 – 15:00 PDT
The situation here is pretty much the same as it’s with the Immortals vs Team Liquid fixture. TSM should be claiming the W, but they have had a few too many iffy moments of late and could be vulnerable to an upset loss.
On the other side, Counter Logic Gaming struggled to get good results this split, but it’s not like they are performing poorly. I fully expect CLG to improve – it’s only a matter of time before they do.
If you’re feeling confident about CLG, betting on them isn’t a wrong choice, but not one I’ll be going after.
Dignitas vs Cloud9
Saturday, June 13 – 16:00 PDT
This is the third game in a row where we have a top-team taking on a mid-table side. While I could argue that Dignitas look better than CLG and Immortals, it’s also fair to say that Cloud9 look better than Liquid and TSM.
Cloud9 shouldn’t be losing this game despite how strong Dignitas seem to be of late. At the same time, the odds don’t appeal to me, and neither does a kill handicap bet. Sometimes you have to know when to stay away from placing down a bet.
Evil Geniuses vs 100 Thieves
Saturday, June 13 – 17:00 PDT
Evil Geniuses have been doing great for us this split, but they shouldn’t have won their match with Liquid. They have a W on the record, but they haven’t convinced me with their performances, which is why I will steer clear of betting on them here.
100 Thieves are priced at 1.497, which is extremely low in my book. They have definitely played better than EG thus far – or at least cleaner – but I will not be betting against EG when they’re priced as an underdog, even though their performance numbers would suggest me to do otherwise.
The league is just way too volatile for me to pay that price for 100T to beat EG. No bet for me.