Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week – August 22nd, 2022

By Hank Blaine

Excellent eSports matchups happen this week in Dota 2 and League of Legends. On Wednesday, OG takes on BOOM and Nigma battles Fnatic in a couple of terrific Dota 2 throw downs. Then on Friday, Rogue goes against MAD Lions in a League of Legends match. The LoL action continues over the weekend when G2 tackles Misfits and Sengoku Gaming takes on DetonatioN FM. See below for opening eSports odds, analysis, and free picks for six of this week’s top eSports contests.

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Dota 2

  • When: Wednesday, August 24, 2022

OG vs. BOOM Esports

Although the chalk, OG could be up against it in this match. OG has won 3-of-5. BOOM has won 4-of-5. BOOM’s 4 wins have happened in their last 4 matches versus Army Geniuses, Talon Esports, RSG, and Polaris Esports. OG and BOOM have split the 2 head-to-head matches this year. Unless the opening odds change dramatically, we must take a shot on the dog.

eSports Betting Pick: BOOM Esports +270

Nigma Galaxy vs. Fnatic

Nigma, the favorite in this match, shows 3 draws, a win, and a loss in their last 5. The chalk hasn’t played since July 23. When Nigma did play last, PSG.LGD Gaming beat them 2 games to 1. But although Galaxy isn’t in great form, they should handle Fnatic. The road chalk is 0-5 in their last 5. Fnatic has fallen to Aster, beastcoast, Resurgence, Execration, and Team SMG. Nigma wins.

eSports Betting Pick: Nigma Galaxy +175

League of Legends

  • When: Friday, August 26, 2022

Rogue vs. MAD Lions

Rogue is in okay form. The slight underdog in this match has won 3-of-5. In their last match on August 14, Rogue beat Vitality. MAD Lions is on a 2-match winning streak. The chalk followed up a victory over Astralis on August 13 with a win against BDS on August 14. MAD Lions’ better form implies they should win this. But Rogue is 4-0 in the last 4 head-to-head matchups. The underdog is more than playable.

eSports Betting Pick: Rogue +115

League of Legends

  • When: Saturday, August 27, 2022

G2 -370 vs. Misfits +290

Recent form suggests favored G2 rolls. The chalk is on a 5-match winning streak. G2 has beaten XL, Fnatic, MAD Lions, Misfits, and SK Gaming in their last 5. Misfits has lost to Fnatic and G2 in their last 5. Misfits beat MAD Lions, BDS, and exacted revenge over Fnatic in their last 3. G2 beat Misfits in the last head-to-head. But the underdog in this has won 3 of the last 5 head-to-head contests. The dog is worth a look.

eSports Betting Pick: Misfits +290

League of Legends

  • When: Sunday, August 21, 2022

Sengoku Gaming vs. DetonatioN FM

DetonatioN FM versus Sengoku Gaming should be one of this weekend’ top eSports matches. At the time of this writing, both teams have won their last 5 matches. Sengoku is on an 8-match winning streak. The slight dog in this has played lights out. But the favorite owns the head-to-head. DetonatioN is 12-7 in the 19 face-to-face matchups between these two. The chalk’s head-to-head edge doesn’t justify a bet at low odds. Sengoku is the play.

eSports Betting Pick: Sengoku Gaming +154

Fnatic vs. Excel

Fnatic’s League of Legends team has a much better reputation than their Dota 2 squad. Fnatic has won 3-of-5. The chalk’s losses have happened against strong G2 and tough Misfits Gaming. Excel is on a 3-match winning streak. The slight opening odds dog has also won 3 of the last 5 head-to-head. Excel gets the nod.

eSports Betting Pick: Excel +104

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