Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week – August 29th, 2022

By Hank Blaine

Some of the best matchups in eSports this week happen in League of Legends and Valorant. On Thursday, JD Gaming throws down against Top Esports in an LoL battle. Then on Friday, it’s Edward Gaming versus Royal Never Give Up in a League of Legends throw down. On Saturday, Fnatic takes on 100 Thieves in a Valorant match. See below for eSports odds, analysis, and free picks for six of this week’s best eSports contests.

Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week (August 29th, 2022)

League of Legends

  • When: Thursday, Sep. 1, 2022

JD Gaming vs. Top Esports

Top Esports versus JD Gaming is a battle between two of the top teams in the LPL Summer League. Heading into the week, JD is 14-1 with a 93% win rate. Top is 13-2 with an 87% win rate. JD Gaming is on a 4-match win streak. Top Esports has won 3-of-4 with the lone loss a 3-2 match against JD. This can go either way. So backing the team offering the better odds makes sense.

eSports Betting Pick: Top Esports -103

Royal Never Give Up vs. Edward Gaming

  • When: Friday, Sep. 2, 2022

Neither Royal nor Edward is playing up to their usual standards. Edward Gaming is 14-7 so far in the LPL. Edward heads into this having won a single match in the last 3. Royal Never Give Up is on a 2-match losing streak. Although Royal has the better record overall, Edward has won 5 straight head-to-head matches. The chalk gets the nod.

eSports Betting Pick: Edward Gaming -127

Victory Five vs. LNG Esports

  • When: Saturday, Sep. 3, 2022

Victory Five has won 3-of-5. LNG is on a 2-match losing streak. Based on recent form, Victory Five is the play. LNG won the last head-to-head. So there is a reason to back the underdog. Then again, Victory Five has won 3 of the last 5 head-to-head matches. The chalk exacts revenge.

eSports Betting Pick: Victory Five -159

Valorant

Fnatic vs. 100 Thieves

  • When: Friday, Sept. 2, 2022

Underdog Fnatic has won 3-of-5 for a 60% win rate. 100 Thieves is in slightly better form. After a tough loss to Faze Clan on August 7, the Thieves have gone on a roll, winning 4 straight. Fnatic often plays against tougher competition. But there is no head-to-head history. So it makes sense to give the underdog a shot.

eSports Betting Pick: 100 Thieves +139

Xset vs. Xerxia Esports

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022

Both teams head into this having won 2 of their last 5 matches. Xerxia beat Onic Esports and Team Secret on June 25. Since then, Xerxia has lost 3 straight. Xset beat Faze Clan and Optic also in late June. Since then, Xset has lost a couple. Before the short win streak, Xset had dropped a match to Optic. This is another Valorant match that can go either way. The oddsmakers prefer Xset, but Xerxia has a chance. Backing the team with the better price makes sense.

eSports Betting Pick: Xerxia Esports +139

FunPlus Phoenix vs. KRU Esports

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022

Both teams are 7-3 in their last 10 matches. But FunPlus has taken on the much tougher opponents. Not only that, but FP Phoenix is on fire. FunPlus has won 5 straight Valorant contests. KRU has won 3 straight. So although FunPlus should win straight up, the best play is on KRU at +1.5 +107. KRU is playing well enough to keep this closer than many expect.

eSports Betting Pick: KRU Esports +1.5 +107

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