eSports Betting: League of Legends LCS matches July 4th
It’s a day of celebration in the US this Saturday, but for the players playing in the League of Legends LCS, it’s going to be another day at the office, with 4 games on the Saturday schedule. The LCS season is comprised of a double round robin, which means that each team will play 18 games before all is said and done. The top 2 teams will get an opening round bye in the playoffs, while 3 through 6 go into the Winner’s Bracket. Teams 7 and 8 go into the Loser’s Bracket, while the bottom 2 teams are automatically eliminated. We are about a third of the way through the season right now, so still all to play for. Let’s take a closer look at the 4 Saturday games, along with their League of Legends odds.
League of Legends LCS matches July 4th
Golden Guardians (+134) Vs Team SoloMid (-196)
Both of these teams made it into the playoffs last season after sporting very similar records. Right now. It is TSM who are holding a playoff spot, while the Golden Guardians are just below the playoff line. TSM are 4-2 through their first 6 games, which means that they are 2 wins better off than the Golden Guardians, who are 2-3. There are still a lot of games to be played this season, but it’s not too soon to suggest that this is a huge game for the Guardians if they hope to make the playoffs. The bad news is that I think they lose this one.
Dignitas (+141) Vs 100 Thieves (-208)
The chances of either of these two teams making it into the playoffs seem rather slim at the moment, although 100 Thieves could help their cause a little with a win here. They are holding on to the final playoff spot right now, albeit with a rather miserable 1-5 record. While certainly not great, they are still better of than Dignitas, who remain the only team without a win this season, propping up the rest of the LCS with an 0-6 record. I think Dignitas will maintain that winless record with a loss here.
Evil Geniuses (-149) Vs FlyQuest (+102)
There is a bit of a log jam in the LCS at the moment, with no less than 5 teams sitting tied for second in the standings with a 4-2 record. We are going to see that change this weekend, as these two teams are in with that pack. This was exactly where these two were at last season, as they both finished the Spring session with matching 10-8 records. They also split their season series last time out, so a tough one to pick here. Let’s go with the mild upset and take FlyQuest.
Team Liquid (-416) Vs Immortals (+250)
The final game of the day features a pair of teams off to very different starts this season. Team Liquid are up in the group of teams sitting at 4-2, while Immortals are down near the bottom of the LCS with a 1-5 record through their opening 6 games of the season. Team Liquid won both regular season meetings with Immortals last season, and given how things have gone thus far, we can probably expect them to win again here.