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Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week – October 9th, 2023

By Hank Blaine

This weekend, it’s all about Counter-Strike. Although odds have yet land for the minor AI Gaming League Season 8, we’re analyzing and making picks for Paloma versus Zero Tenacity, Ence Academy versus Sangal, and Metizport against 500. Then on Sunday, we make picks for Natus Vincere against Apeks, BB Team versus Vitality, and Cloud9 against Fnatic. Keep reading for eSports odds where available, analysis, and free picks for six of this weekend’s best matchups.

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Counter-Strike AI Gaming League Season 8

Paloma vs. Zero Tenacity

  • When: Saturday, October 14, 2023

When oddsmakers set lines, Zero Tenacity will be the chalk. Tenacity won their last via a 2-0 score against Passion UA. The match happened on Oct 8, which could be a big deal in this.

Paloma’s last CS:GO match occurred in April. The likely underdog in this beat Enterprise eSports. If that Paloma squad shows up, they can beat Zero Tenacity. But expecting a great performance after such a long layoff might be expecting too much.

eSports Betting Pick: Zero Tenacity

Sangal vs. Ence Academy

  • When: Saturday, October 14, 2023

Sangal, the projected underdog, is on a 3-match losing streak. Sangal fell to Alliance via a 2-0 score and lost to For The Win in a 2-1 match. Then in their last, Nexus beat Sangal 2-1.

Ence Academy has won 2-of-3. Ence lost to X Factor but beat Illuminar Gaming and Sashi Esport. Expect the favorite to do enough for the win.

eSports Betting Pick: Ence Academy

500 vs Metizport

  • When: Saturday, October 14, 2023

Norwegian squad Metizport will be the favorite. Metizport is on a roll. The chalk has won 4 straight over Astralis Talent, PGE Turow, Zero Tenacity, and Anonymo Esports.

Metizport’s lone loss in their last 5 came versus Zero Tenacity on Sep 15. So the favorite in this has already exacted revenge over their last defeat. 500 will fight, but Metizport wins.

eSports Betting Pick: Metizport

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Natus Vincere vs. Apeks

  • When: Sunday, October 15, 2023

Natus Vincere is 4-1 straight up in their last 5, which explains why NaVi is such a big time chalk in this. Natus beat Apeks, their Sunday rivals, in the last head-to-head on Sep 14.

Apeks has won 2-of-3. In Apeks’ last couple of matches, they lost, falling 2-1 to Movistar Riders and losing 2-0 to Looking4Org. Here’s another where the chalk looks tough to beat.

eSports Betting Pick: Natus Vincere -250

Vitality vs. BB Team

  • When: Sunday, October 15, 2023

BB Team had won 2 straight. But in their last, Looking4Org dusted BB Team 2-1. Oddsmakers don’t expect BB Team to start a new winning streak on Sunday.

So far, eSports handicappers don’t expect BB Team to get the win, either. Vitality had won 4 straight, but in their last they lost. Ah, but the match against Monte on Sep 28 came after a 25 day layoff. For sure, Vitality will pick it up on Sunday. Give the favorite the nod.

eSports Betting Pick: Vitality -238

Cloud9 vs. Fnatic

  • When: Sunday, October 15, 2023

Since a loss to Eternal Fire on Sep 23, Cloud9 has rolled. The -161 choice in this is on a 3-match winning streak with victories over Movistar Riders, G2 Esports, and BIG.

Fnatic has won 3-of-5 with 2 losses. The likely underdog in this is getting just 40% backing so far. But Fnatic is good enough to beat Cloud9. Also, Fnatic doesn’t often lose 2 straight. Take a shot on the dog to bite.

eSports Betting Pick: Fnatic +118

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