A couple of fantastic League of Legends matchups takes place this Wednesday, July 18 when Gen.G battles KingZone Dragon X and BBQ Olivers takes on Jin Air Green Wings. Also on July 18, the Overwatch League Playoffs continues with Philadelphia Fusion battling #1 New York Excelsior and London Spitfire taking on L.A. Valiant.
Check out eSports betting picks for Wednesday, July 18!
Top eSports Betting Picks for Wednesday, July 18
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League of Legends
Gen.G +135 vs KingZone Dragon X -165
This is a huge matchup because Gen.G is at 7-3 in the Champions League Korea while KingZone Dragon X is also at 7-3 in the South Korean League. Gen.G and KDX battled on June 13. In Game 1, KDX dominated Gen.G 11 kills to only 2.
Does that mean Gen.G has no shot to take it on Wednesday? I don’t think so. Both are chasing Griffin in the standings. This is a huge match where the dog has a shot. Now that Gen.G understands KDX’s strategy, they should counter effectively.
eSports Betting Pick: Gen.G
BBQ Olivers +165 vs Jin Air Green Wings -195
BBQ Olivers is 0 and 10. But, believe it or not, there’s hope for them on Wednesday. Jin Air Green Wings (JAGW) is only 2 and 8. That means the Olivers have a shot to win their first match in the League of Legends South Korean League Summer Season.
Are they worth a look? Why not? JAGW hasn’t exactly torn it up while BBQ Olivers has had stretches in the 10 losses where they’ve played well. I’ll go with the dog again.
eSports Betting Pick: BBQ Olivers
Overwatch League Playoffs
Philadelphia Fusion vs New York Excelsior
Just as we predicted Boston Uprising bounced back with a 3:1 Match 2 win over Fusion last week. But, then, Fusion bounced back with a huge victory over Boston Uprising. That sent Bob Kraft’s backed squad home to New England.
What does Philly Fusion get for their efforts? A battle with #1 New York Excelsior. New York Excelsior is really LW Blue, one of South Korea’s best Overwatch squads. They’re definitely formidable having gone 34 and 6 during the season.
The Stage 4 stumble most likely won’t hurt them on July 18. It’s hard to give Fusion much shot. So, I won’t.
eSports Betting Pick: New York Excelsior
London Spitfire vs L.A. Valiant
London Spitfire took down L.A. Gladiators 2 matches to 1 last week. It was a heck of a battle because the Gladiators beat Spitfire 3:0 in the first match. Can Spitfire keep it going versus L.A. Valiant?
Hard to say. L.A. Valiant is on their home turf in Burbank, CA. Not only that, but they finished at 9-1 atop the Stage 4 standings with L.A. Gladiators. Valiant should make a statement on July 18.
eSports Betting Pick: L.A. Valiant
Keep checking MyBookie for odds on the Overwatch League Playoffs matchups for this Wednesday. Also, don’t forget about the other great eSports matchups in CS:GO, StarCraft 2, and League of Legends!