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Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week – August 14th, 2023

By Hank Blaine

This weekend, the Valorant Champions Tour 2023 continues. On Saturday, Loud takes on Paper Rex the underdog in what should be a terrific match. Also on Saturday, Leagues of Legends contests happen in the LCS and LEC. Then on Sunday, it’s all about LoL when Mad takes on Excel, paiN takes on Loud, and Team Secret throws down against Team Whales. Check out eSports odds, analysis, and free picks for six of this weekend’s top matches.

Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week (August 14th, 2023)

Valorant Champions Tour 2023 Champions

Loud vs. Paper Rex

  • When: Saturday, August 19, 2023

Both these squads are on fire. Loud and Paper Rex are on 3-match winning streaks. Paper Rex beat KRU, EDward, and FUT in their last 3.

Loud bested Team Liquid, Natus Vincere, and Fnatic in their last 3 matches. For sure Paper Rex can win, but Loud offers the better payout and these two squads are close to even terms. Backing the underdog makes sense.

eSports Betting Pick: Loud +124

League of Legends – LCS Summer 2023

NRG vs. Team Liquid

  • When: Saturday, August 19, 2023

Liquid is the fifteenth ranked LoL team in the world. NRG ranks three hundred and tenth. Ah, but NRG beat Liquid on July 28.

The +160 underdog followed up the win over Liquid with a victory against Golden Guardians. NRG’s 0-3 loss to Cloud9 in their last could be a sign their form is heading south. But even if NRG’s form is due for a backward step, it doesn’t account for the massive odds difference. Here’s another where backing the dog is the best play.

eSports Betting Pick: NRG +160

League of Legends – LEC Season Finals 2023

Mad Lions vs. Excel Esports

  • When: Saturday, August 19, 2023

Underdog Mad offers a decent payout, but the Lions are unplayable. Mad has dropped 7 straight matches. The Lions aren’t anywhere close to being in decent form.

Excel has 2 wins and 3 losses in their last 5. Excel fell to G2 Esports in their last. It was Excel’s second loss to G2 in their last 3 matches. Mad Lions should be a much easier foe for the chalk.

eSports Betting Pick: Excel Esports -192

League of Legends – CBLOL Split 2 2023

paiN Gaming vs. Loud

  • When: Sunday, August 20, 2023

Loud’s League of Legends squad shows up the -164 favorite versus paiN. The underdog is at +120. So oddsmakers believe paiN plays well in this.

paiN did win their last, a 3-0 match versus INTZ. Loud has won 7 straight, which explains their odds. Eventually, Loud’s winning streak will end. Action on paiN suggests Sunday could be the day.

eSports Betting Pick: paiN Gaming +120

League of Legends – LJL Summer 2023

Detonation Focus Me vs. Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks Gaming

  • When: Sunday, August 20, 2023

These two faced off on August 6. Detonation got the win, which is why D Focus Me is the chalk to take the rematch.

Detonation is on an 8-match winning streak. Fukuoka bounced back from the loss to D Focus Me with a victory against Sengoku. In their last 5, Fukuoka has won 4. It’s worth it to take a shot on the dog.

eSports Betting Pick: Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks Gaming +143

League of Legends – VCS Summer 2023

Team Secret vs. Team Whales

  • When: Sunday, August 20, 2023

The favored Whales have lost 4 straight. Not only have the Whales lot 4 in a row, but in the last head-to-head, Team Secret got the win.

The last battle between these two was on July 23, less than a month ago. Neither Secret nor the Whales are playing all that great. So the play comes down to odds, which means Secret is the choice.

eSports Betting Pick: Team Secret +148

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