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Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week – January 23rd, 2023

By Hank Blaine

Top eSports plays start on Friday when Team Liquid throws down against OG in a Dota 2 match and Team Secret takes on Nigma Galaxy. Then on Saturday, Legion battles OpTic in Call of Duty. Sunday’s top match shows Astralis versus BDS Esport in League of Legends. Keep reading for eSports odds, analysis, and free picks for six of this weekend’s best eSports matches.

Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week (January 23rd, 2023)

Dota Pro Circuit 2023 West Europe Season 1 Upper Division

Team Liquid vs. OG

  • When: Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

Liquid is rolling. One of the top Dota 2 teams is on a 5 match winning streak. Not only has Team Liquid won 5 straight, but they’ve lost 1 game in all 5 of their matches.

The loss happened in Liquid’s last game versus Gaimin Gladiators. OG had won 4 straight before losing to Nigma Galaxy 2-1 in their last.

Most money is going to Liquid. But OG is playing well enough, and the odds are high enough on the underdog, to warrant backing.

eSports Betting Pick: OG +215

Team Secret vs. Nigma Galaxy

  • When: Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

Neither Secret nor Nigma is playing great. Slight favorite Team Secret has won 1-of-4. The victory happened in Secret’s last, a 2-0 match versus Into the Breach on Jan. 23.

Nigma Galaxy had gone 0-4 before facing OG in their last. Nigma beat OG 2-1. At this point, most favor Team Secret, 53% to 47%, but Nigma beat a quality squad in their last. The slight dog is worth backing.

eSports Betting Pick: Nigma Galaxy -109

Call of Duty League 2023 Stage 2 Major

Las Vegas Legion vs. OpTic Texas

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023

Legion is 2-3 in their last 5. The underdog in this match beat Minnesota ROKKR 3-2 on Dec. 17, and Seattle Surge 3-2 on Jan. 13. Las Vegas heads into this on a 2-match losing streak when falling to Boston Breach and London Royal Ravens.

Since losing 2 straight in Dec., OpTic Texas has rolled to 3 straight wins over Boston Breach, Seattle Surge, and Toronto Ultra. OpTic is playing lights out. The odds aren’t great, but it’s difficult to go against the favorite because they’re in such good form.

eSports Betting Pick: OpTic Texas -250

Boston Breach vs. Florida Mutineers

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023

Boston shows 2 wins and 3 losses in their last 5. In the last match, Boston Breach dusted Las Vegas Legion 3-1.

The underdog Florida Mutineers have a single win in the last 5. On Jan. 14, Florida beat the Los Angeles Guerrillas 3-2. But outside of that win, the Mutineers have failed big time, losing their other 4 matches.

Boston is no lock. However, the 3-1 victory over Vegas in their last is a sign the form might be turning around. Give the favorite the nod.

eSports Betting Pick: Boston Breach -17

League of Legends LEC Winter 2023

Astralis vs. BDS Esport

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023

Astralis is on a terrible 0-5 losing streak. The slight dog in this matchup fell to G2 eSports in their last.

BDS also lost their last match via a 1-0 score versus Excel Esports on Jan. 23. But before the loss, the chalk beat SK Gaming. BDS also shows a win over Rogue in the last 5. The favorite takes this.

eSports Betting Pick: BDS Esport -127

SK Gaming +344 vs. Team Vitality -556

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023

Sometimes we can’t overthink it. The odds on Team Vitality are horrific. But SK Gaming is an underlay at +344.

The underdog has lost 4-of-5 while Vitality has won 3 straight. Nobody wants to lay $556 to make $100 but sometimes backing chalk is the best play.

eSports Betting Pick: Team Vitality -556

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