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Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week – January 16th, 2023

By Hank Blaine

North America’s Call of Duty League 2023 Stage 2 Major kicks off this week’s top eSports contests on Friday when Seattle Surge battles OpTic Texas and LA Thieves take on Toronto Ultra. Then on Saturday, Natus Vincere takes on HellRaisers in a Dota 2 match. On Sunday, KT Rolster is a big favorite over NS RedForce in a League of Legends throw down and the New York Subliners are in action versus Atlanta FaZe in Call of Duty. Check out eSports odds, analysis, and top picks for six of this weekend’s best eSports matchups.

Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week (January 16th, 2023)

Call of Duty League 2023 Stage 2 Major

Seattle Surge vs. OpTic Texas

  • When: Friday, Jan. 20, 2023

Seattle has been playing great. The slight, very slight, favorite in this matchup had won 3 straight over the Los Angeles Thieves, the New York Subliners, and the Atlanta FaZe.

But in their last two matches, both in mid-January, the Surge subsided with losses to Las Vegas Legion and Atlanta.

OpTic has won 2-of-3. Texas took their last, a 3-2 match versus Boston Breach, on Jan. 15. The team from Texas has momentum and warrants a look to grab the victory.

eSports Betting Pick: OpTic Texas -115

LA Thieves vs. Toronto Ultra

  • When: Friday, Jan. 20, 2023

Los Angeles isn’t playing well. The LA Thieves have a single victory in their last 5. It happened back on Dec. 17 in a 3-1 match versus the Florida Mutineers.

Toronto Ultra has won 3-of-5. Ultra is the big time chalk in this because they’re on a 2-match winning streak: 3-0 versus London Royal Ravens and 3-1 versus Florida Mutineers. For sure, Toronto should win, but the odds make the Thieves more than playable.

eSports Betting Pick: LA Thieves +105

New York Subliners vs. Atlanta FaZe

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023

Atlanta beat Seattle Surge in their last but before the victory, the New York Subliners beat FaZe 3-1.

The Subliners are on a 4-match winning streak. Will Atlanta end the streak? They could. But backing FaZe is tough considering how well New York is playing. Also, the odds on the Subliners are better. NYS gets the nod.

eSports Betting Pick: New York Subliners -101

Dota 2 Pro Circuit 2023 East Europe Season 1 Upper Division

Natus Vincere vs. HellRaisers

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

Underdog Natus has 2 wins in their last 5. The victories came in a 2-0 contest versus Tempest on Oct. 10 and a 2-1 match versus One Move on Jan. 15.

In between, Natus Vincere lost 3 straight. HellRaisers has won 2-of-3, beating One Move on Jan. 12 and Virtus.pro on Jan. 19.

The early money is on HellRaisers. But Natus may have turned their form around in the last. At the odds, the dog is worth a look.

eSports Betting Pick: Natus Vincere +126

Counter Strike Blast Premier Spring Group 2023

Natus Vincere vs. NiP

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

Natus’ Counter Strike team versus Ninjas in Pyjamas should be one of this weekend’s most competitive eSports matches. So far, handicappers are all over Natus Vincere.

But the Ninjas beat Natus 2-1 on Nov. 25. The Ninjas head into this off a layoff. Still, the odds on the dog are tough to ignore.

eSports Betting Pick: NiP +132

League of Legends LCK Spring 2023

NS RedForce vs. KT Rolster

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023

All of the money is going to KT. We’re talking 78% of eSports handicappers are backing the chalk to take down NS RedForce.

Backing KT Rolster makes sense. The chalk in this has won 3 straight over their rivals. But RedForce had won 3 straight head-to-head before KT’s current winning streak. Not only that, but the Rolsters are on a 2-match losing streak. Taking a shot on the dog makes sense.

eSports Betting Pick: NS RedForce +348

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