Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week – August 8th, 2022

By Hank Blaine

It’s all about League of Legends this week. Top eSports plays include matches in the Korean League when NS Redforce takes on Hanwha Life and DWG Kia throws down versus T1 an underdog. Check out eSports odds, analysis, and picks for those two LoL contests as well as four other terrific League of Legends battles happening from Friday to Sunday this week.

Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week (August 8th, 2022)

League of Legends

  • When: Friday, August 12, 2022

NS Redforce vs. Hanwha Life

Nongshim had won 4 straight before running into the best team in the South Korean League, T1. Redforce has a real shot to bounce back in this match. The reason? Nongshim has won 3-of-5. Also, Hanwha won the last head-to-head and it’s difficult seeing the underdog in this taking two in a row.

eSports Betting Pick: NS Redforce -164

Fnatic vs. Astralis

Favorite Fnatic has won 2-of-5. Underdog Astralis has won 3-of-5. Based on recent records, Astralis is a decent play. The underdog is especially a decent play because of the odds difference. But Astralis hasn’t fared well in head-to-head matchups versus Fnatic. The chalk has won 4-of-5, including beating Astralis in the last face-off on July 1. Fnatic gets the nod.

eSports Betting Pick: Fnatic -182

Rogue vs. Excel

Rogue has won 1-of-5. The lone victory in the last 5 happened versus MAD Lions on August 5. G2, Misfits, Astralis, and SK Gaming in their last have all beaten Rogue. But although Rogue is in bad form, Excel’s form is worse. The underdog in this match has lost 4 straight after beating Fnatic on July 23. Rogue is the overall better team. The favorite should prevail.

eSports Betting Pick: Rogue -213

League of Legends

  • When: Saturday, August 13, 2022

T1 vs. DWG Kia

If this were LoL last season, DWG Kia would probably enter the match a favorite. But T1 has rocked it. The favorite in this huge League of Legends match has won 4-of-5. T1 has also beaten DWG in 4-of-5. But the chalk’s loss in the last 5 happened against KT Rolster, which means T1 may struggle against one of the top LoL squads on the planet. DWG is worth backing at the odds.

eSports Betting Pick: DWG Kia +169

Team Aze vs. Infinity Gaming

Aze had won 3 straight before bumping into R7 and Estral. In their last, Team Aze had no answer for Estral because their rivals blasted them 3-to-0. Infinity has won 4-of-5. The favorite in this offers fair odds, but Team Aze gets the edge. Although Infinity is in better form, Aze has won 5 straight head-to-head matches.

eSports Betting Pick: Team Aze -102

League of Legends

  • When: Sunday, August 14, 2022

Ultra Prime -182 vs. Team WE +135

Ultra Prime is on a 5-match losing streak. But before jumping on the underdog in this, it’s important to note that, yep, so is Team WE. Head-to-head records do us no good. In the last couple of head-to-head matches, WE has won once. Ultra Prime has won once. Because we can’t take a stand either way, the best play is on Team WE. The +135 odds seem more than fair.

eSports Betting Pick: Team WE +135

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