Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week – August 15th, 2022

By Hank Blaine

This week, Counter-Strike takes center stage. Top matchups include Team Vitality versus OG and Ninjas and Pyjamas against Astralis both on Friday. Then on Saturday, G3 battles Team Liquid and Heroic takes on BIG. Check out the esports odds, analysis and free picks for four of the most competitive CS:GO matches this week along with two League Of Legends contests.

Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week (August 15th, 2022)

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Counter-Strike CS:GO

  • When: Friday, August 19, 2022

Team Vitality vs. OG

Team Vitality hasn’t played since July 9. The good news is that Vitality wasn’t in horrible form before the layoff. The chalk in this had won 2 of their last 5. It doesn’t sound great, but a couple of losses happened against the same team, Movistar, and the other loss happened in a match versus tough MOUZ. OG fell to Falcons Esports in their last. Vitality wins.

eSports Betting Pick: Team Vitality -133

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Astralis

The Ninjas have won 2-of-5. The wins happened against MOUZ, Heroic, and G2 eSports. The losses occurred versus Natus Vincere and MOUZ exacted their revenge. At one point, Astralis would have been a big time chalk versus Ninjas in Pyjamas. Not anymore. Astralis has won 2-of-5. One of the wins was against MOUZ, which impressed. But Astralis losing to Aurora Gaming in their last is a bad look.

eSports Betting Pick: Ninjas in Pyjamas -125

Counter-Strike CS:GO

  • When: Saturday, August 20, 2022

G2 -143 vs. Team Liquid +106

The chalk has won 2 and lost 3 in their last 5. Liquid has won 3 and lost 2 in their last 5. G2 beat ENCE on July 8 and then lost to Ninjas in Pyjamas by a 2-1 score on July 9.

Liquid has had more recent matches. The underdog in this won three straight over 00Nation, Cloud9, and Furia before losing by a 2-1 score in a match against Movistar Riders in their last. Liquid has a shot for sure, but G2 has won 5-of-6 head-to-head. Give the favorite the nod.

eSports Betting Pick: Team Liquid +106

League of Legends

  • When: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Rainbow 7 vs. Team Aze

Favored Rainbow 7 has won 2-of-5 while underdog Team Aze has won 3-of-5. Based on recent form Team Aze has a shot. The underdog in this looked great in a 3-1 victory against Infinity on August 13. But although Aze can win this, the head-to-head points to a Rainbow 7 victory. The chalk is 4-0 versus Aze. Backing the favorite is the play to make.

eSports Betting Pick: Rainbow 7 -149

Counter-Strike CS:GO

  • When: Sunday, August 21, 2022

Heroic -139 vs. BIG +103

Heroic has lost 2-of-5. The 2 wins, though, were versus strong Counter-Strike teams MOUZ and Astralis. BIG is on a 3-match losing streak. Order beat BIG in a 1-0 game. Then, Outsiders took down BIG 2-0 in a match and Astralis bested BIG 2-1 in the dog’s last. Heroic is the play.

eSports Betting Pick: Heroic -139

League of Legends

  • When: Sunday, August 21, 2022

Rogue vs. MAD Lions

Rogue has won 3-of-5. MAD Lions has won 2-of-3. But although MAD Lions has won just 2 of their last 5, the slight underdog in this is on a 2-match winning streak. Still, Rogue is the play. The chalk has won 4 straight versus the Lions, including beating their rivals in a game on August 5. Rogue takes this.

eSports Betting Pick: Rogue -120

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