HOTS esports betting tips
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eSport Betting Predictions

ESB’s free esports betting predictions for Wednesday focus on the continuation of EPIC League Division 2 and the China Dota2 Pro Cup Season 2, as well as the ESEA Season 35 Premier Division grand finals between Team One and the New England Whalers.

EPIC League Division 2

TEAM EMPIRE vs NEMIGA GAMING DOTA 2 BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

Dota 2 Betting Odds: Empire +100 at BetOnline | Nemiga -138.89 at BetOnline
When: November 18, 2020 at 13:00 CET
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/team/epicenter)

These teams met twice during the EPIC League qualifiers, where Nemiga Gaming won the opening series with 2-1 but lost the rematch with 0-2. The only other meeting between Nemiga and Team Empire in 2020 happened in July during Arena of Blood S2, with Empire winning 2-1.

Since their most recent clash, Nemiga have played five games and lost all but one, including four consecutive defeats. Empire have played only two games in that time, losing to Tempo Esports (0-2) and beating Cyberium (2-1).

Empire’s lack of playtime makes it hard to believe they can win, but we are equally sceptical about Nemiga’s chances due to their poor form. This match seems like it can go either way, but we don’t expect to see a clean sweep.

Over 2.5 maps

+120
at
BetOnline

5MEN vs LIVE TO WIN DOTA 2 BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

Dota 2 Betting Odds: 5men +194 at BetOnline | LtW -270.27 at BetOnline
When: November 18, 2020 at 16:00 CET
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/team/epicenter)

The only previous meeting between these teams took place at the EPIC League qualifiers, where Live to Win won 2-0. The match was very one-sided, and since it was played just over a week ago, it’s hard to believe 5men can turn things around on Wednesday.

5men are still a fairly solid team on paper, but until they show some sort of improvement, we don’t see how they can win one map against Live to Win, let alone the whole series.

Live to Win -1.5 maps

+108
at
BetOnline

NINJAS IN PYJAMAS vs YELLOW SUBMARINE DOTA 2 BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

Dota 2 Betting Odds: NiP +125 at BetOnline | YeS -125 at BetOnline
When: November 18, 2020 at 19:00 CET
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/team/epicenter)

Yellow Submarine have already beaten Ninjas in Pyjamas twice this year, which includes a 2-0 sweep during the EPIC League qualifiers two weekends ago. Yellow Submarine have played seven games since then and lost only three, going down to mudgolems (0-2 and 1-3) and Just Error (1-3), but they’ve also won both of their last two against Cyberium and Nemiga Gaming.

The online format has made NiP a very inconsistent team, which won’t do them any favours against the in-form Yellow Submarine. There is a world where YeS secure another 2-0 sweep, but we will play it safe and settle for an outright bet.

Yellow Submarine to win

-125
at
BetOnline

China Dota2 Pro Cup Season 2

PSG.LGD vs VICI GAMING DOTA 2 BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

Dota 2 Betting Odds: PSG -185.19 at BetOnline | Vici +134 at BetOnline
When: November 18, 2020 at 20:00 CST
Watch Live: Twitch, Youtube

The esports bookmakers have PSG.LGD priced as heavy favourites for this fixture. They are 10-6 up in the head-to-head matches with ViCi Gaming, and 4-1 in the last five. However, it was ViCi who came out victorious (3-2) the last time they met with PSG.LGD, back in October.

Since that loss, PSG.LGD have gone on a nine-game winning streak while losing only three maps out of 24 played. ViCi, meanwhile, have played only three games but won all of them, dropping only one map in the process.

Despite ViCi’s lack of playtime, they’re still in great form. They took at least one map off PSG.LGD in two of the last three meetings, and there is no reason to believe they can’t do it again.

Over 2.5 maps

+110
at
BetOnline

ESEA Season 35 Premier Division: North America

TEAM ONE vs NEW ENGLAND WHALERS CS:GO BETTING & MATCH DETAILS

CS:GO Betting Odds: oNe -454.55 at BetOnline | Whalers +296 at BetOnline
When: November 18, 2020 at 15:00 PDT
Watch Live: Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/ESEA)

Team oNe and the New England Whalers last met in the ESEA upper-bracket finals, where the Brazilian side won 2-0 with 22-19 on Train and 16-9 on Inferno. The Whalers have 4-4 since then, but they’ve only beaten semi-pro teams such as Secret Club, Horny Homies and Michigan Tech Huskies.

Even though these online low-tier CS:GO matches are often a coin-toss, we have serious doubts about the Whalers. They enter this match off a 2-16 loss to a semi-pro team in Big Chillin, which is a huge red flag and the main reason why we are siding with oNe to win the finals 3-0.

Team oNe -2.5 maps

+173
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BetOnline
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