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eSport Betting Predictions

Today’s esports betting predictions include ESL Pro League fixtures from Europe and North America, BTS Pro Series games spanning Southeast Asia and the EU/CIS region, and the inaugural season of the China Dota2 Pro Cup. Check out the best bets on offer at BetOnline – one of the top-rated esports gambling sites for punters in United States.

ESL Pro League Season 12 Europe

TEAM SPIRIT vs MOUSESPORTS CS:GO BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

CS:GO Betting Odds: Spirit -113.64 at BetOnline | mouz -105.26 at BetOnline
CS:GO Betting Lines: Spirit -1.5 at +229 | mouz +1.5 at -333.33
When: September 18, 2020 at 14:00 CEST
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/esl_csgo)


Team Spirit dropped their opening three games against Fnatic (1-2), Team Vitality (1-2) and Complexity Gaming (1-2), but they have since found their rhythm with back-to-back wins against Ninjas in Pyjamas (2-1) and FaZe Clan (2-1).

In contrast, mousesports won their first two matches but then lost two of their next three. While they can have their moments, as seen this Wednesday when they swept Complexity, mouz don’t even look all that convincing on the maps they manage to win.

On form, this should be an easy win for Spirit. While a 2-0 is a realistic possibility, we will play it safe and settle for a moneyline bet on the Russians.

Team Spirit to win

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FAZE CLAN vs NINJAS IN PYJAMAS CS:GO BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

CS:GO Betting Odds: FaZe +126 at BetOnline | NiP -151.52 at BetOnline
CS:GO Betting Lines: FaZe +1.5 at -232.56 | NiP -1.5 at +171
When: September 18, 2020 at 17:30 CEST
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/esl_csgo)

There are not a lot of positive things to say about FaZe Clan, who have yet to win a single match and hold a poor 1-10 map differential. They forced Spirit to three maps on Tuesday, but that’s hardly an achievement since they managed only 18 rounds across the last two maps.

Ninjas in Pyjamas are in a similar situation, as they are 1-4 and already eliminated from the competition. Their only win came a week ago when NiP defeated mousesports (2-1), but they have since lost to Spirit (1-2) and Astralis (0-2).

The odds suggest NiP should win, which is more than fair given FaZe are in shambles. Even though NiP have had their own struggles, there is definitely value in backing the Swedes to cover the map line.

Ninjas in Pyjamas -1.5 maps

+171
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FNATIC vs ASTRALIS CS:GO BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

CS:GO Betting Odds: Fnatic +209 at BetOnline | Astralis -256.41 at BetOnline
CS:GO Betting Lines: Fnatic +1.5 at -149.25 | Astralis -1.5 at +112
When: September 18, 2020 at 21:30 CEST
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/esl_csgo)

Astralis enter this match as favourites, which is nothing unusual. While the Danes had their iffy moments early in the tournament, they are looking like serious title contenders right now.

Fnatic desperately need a win to avoid an early elimination. That might inspire a stronger effort from the Swedes, but their 0-2 loss against Team Vitality on Tuesday does not give us much confidence.

Since Fnatic managed only 21 rounds against Vitality, we can assume they will struggle even more against Astralis. Back the favourites for a clean sweep.

Astralis -1.5 maps

+112
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ESL Pro League Season 12 North America

TEAM LIQUID vs CLOUD9 CS:GO BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

CS:GO Betting Odds: Liquid -454.55 at BetOnline | C9 +300 at BetOnline
CS:GO Betting Lines: Liquid +1.5 at -131.58 | C9 -1.5 at -101.01
When: September 18, 2020 at 12:00 PDT
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/esl_csgo)

Even though Cloud9 are not a terrible squad, their upcoming roster rebuild – which will see the entire playing list let go after this tournament – surely isn’t helping the team’s morale.

We are not too confident about Team Liquid either. They were shaky in their 2-1 wins against Chaos Esports Club and 100 Thieves, and they were downright humiliated in the 0-2 loss to FURIA on Sunday with two of their players averaging below 0.80 in the match ratings.

Liquid are still the most likely victors, but we have a hard time believing they will manage a clean sweep.

Cloud9 +1.5 maps

-101.01
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BTS Pro Series Season 3 Southeast Asia

EXECRATION vs FNATIC DOTA 2 BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

Dota 2 Betting Odds: Execration +357 at BetOnline | Draw +110 | Fnatic +147
Dota 2 Betting Lines: Execration -0.5 at -212.77 | Fnatic +0.5 at +152
When: September 18, 2020 at 12:00 SGT
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/beyondthesummit)


On paper, Fnatic are a far superior team to Execration. Since they already defeated Ryan “Bimbo” Jay Qui and co. in June during BTS Pro Series S2 SEA, it may seem fair to assume they can do it again.

The reality, however, is that Fnatic are playing extremely poorly and will struggle to repeat that success. They lost to New Esports (0-2), 496 Gaming (0-2) and TNC Predator (0-2), whereas Execration managed two (1-1) draws against 032 and Motivate.Trust Gaming but lost to NEW Esports (0-2) on Tuesday.

Even though Fnatic are still the better team, we like our chances with Execration to win one map and force a draw.

Draw

+110
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BOOM ESPORTS vs MOTIVADE.TRUST GAMING DOTA 2 BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

Dota 2 Betting Odds: BOOM +128 at BetOnline | Draw +116 | MTG +404
Dota 2 Betting Lines: BOOM -0.5 at +131 | MTG +0.5 at -178.57
When: September 18, 2020 at 18:00 SGT
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/beyondthesummit)


Motivate.Trust Gaming are a much better team than many give them credit for. However, they’re still a level below BOOM Esports, who have emerged as one of the best SEA Dota2 teams with their runner-up finish at ESL One Thailand 2020 Asia at the start of the month.

Alfi “Khezcute” Nelphyana and co. carried over some of that momentum into the BTS Pro Series, where they have already defeated Neon Esports and 032. They also produced a solid 1-1 stalemate with TNC Predator.

BOOM Esports look set for another podium finish, and we don’t see how Motivate.Trust Gaming can stop them. Take advantage of the generous odds and side with the favourites.

BOOM Esports to win

+128
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BTS Pro Series Season 3 Europe/CIS

NINJAS IN PYJAMAS vs VIKIN.GG DOTA 2 BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

Dota 2 Betting Odds: NiP +364 at BetOnline | Draw +124 | Vikin.gg +129
Dota 2 Betting Lines: NiP +0.5 at -178.57 | Vikin.gg -0.5 at +131
When: September 18, 2020 at 16:00 CEST
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/beyondthesummit)

Vikin.gg have gone from eternal underdogs to a team everyone fears to face. During the OMEGA League, they defeated FlyToMoon (2-1), NiP (2-1) and Team Liquid (2-1), and they even forced OG to three maps (1-2). That form has continued at BTS, where Vikin.gg have swept Unique, B8 and 5men alongside a draw with HellRaisers.

NiP usually have no issues defeating lower-ranked teams, but they tend to struggle against tough opponents. We don’t expect that to change here, and at +129, we don’t need to think twice before siding with Vikin.gg.

Vikin.gg to win

+129
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KHAN vs TEAM UNIQUE DOTA 2 BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

Dota 2 Betting Odds: Khan +316 at BetOnline | Draw +118 | Unique +148
Dota 2 Betting Lines: Khan +0.5 at -208.33 | Unique -0.5 at +150
When: September 18, 2020 at 20:00 CEST
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/beyondthesummit)

Khan have met with Team Unique six times this year and won four series, including a 2-0 sweep at the end of August during the OMEGA League. Even though the head-to-head record favours Khan, we have to note Unique have won seven out of their 15 games.

Neither side look like serious title contenders, as they both lack individual quality and tend to struggle closing out their games. Team Unique have shown a bit more, so they’re rightfully priced as the favourites, but they’re not consistent enough for us to believe they can avoid dropping a map.

Draw

+118
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China Dota2 Pro Cup Season 1

ROYAL NEVER GIVE UP vs VICI GAMING DOTA 2 BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

Dota 2 Betting Odds: RNG +176 at BetOnline | Vici -250 at BetOnline
When: September 18, 2020 at 19:00 CST
Watch Live: Youtube

ViCi Gaming have won six of the last nine meetings between these teams, including both of the last two at BEYOND EPIC (2-0) in June and DPL-CDA League S2 (2-1) in July.

These meetings, however, are rarely as one-sided as the H2H record would suggest. Royal Never Give Up have won nine out of 22 maps and forced a three-map series four times, including all but one of their last five clashes.

Since this will be the first official game for ViCi and RNG in over two months, we can expect a very open affair, so there are arguments to be made in favour of the underdogs.

Royal Never Give Up to win

+176
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