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Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week – January 9th, 2023

By Hank Blaine

Great eSports matchups happen every day of the week. This week is no different. Our picks start on Friday with a pair of Dota 2 contests when Team Secret takes on Gaimin Gladiators and Tundra throws down against Liquid. Then on Saturday and Sunday it’s all about League of Legends Spring 2023 with a pair of matchups on both Jan. 14 and Jan. 15. Keep reading for eSports odds, analysis, and free picks for six of this weekend’s top eSports plays.

Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week (January 9th, 2023)

Dota 2

Team Secret vs. Gaimin Gladiators

  • When: Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

Slight underdog Secret heads into this on a 3-match losing streak. Secret fell to Liquid via an 0-2 score on Jan. 1. Then on Jan. 11, Secret lost again, this time via an 0-2 to score versus OG.

Gaimin Gladiators are on a 3-match winning streak. Gaimin has won 4-of-5 while Team Secret has lost 4-of-5. Neither team has gotten a ton of play and the line continues to suggest a close match. That makes Secret the team to back.

eSports Betting Pick: Team Secret +100

Team Liquid vs. Tundra

  • When: Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

Underdog Team Liquid is on fire. Liquid has won 4-of-5. The lone loss happened in a match versus Team Secret on Oct. 29. Liquid scored a game victory in the 2-1 loss. In their next match, on Jan. 9, Liquid exacted revenge over Secret, beating their rivals 2-0.

Tundra has won 5 straight. The chalk has beaten Team Aster, Secret twice, and OG. Tundra beat Nigma Galaxy in their last. No doubt, the fave is on a roll. But Liquid offers odds that make them more than playable.

eSports Betting Pick: Team Liquid +132

League of Legends Spring 2023

Bilibili Gaming vs. JD Gaming

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023

Bilibili had won 4 straight. But in their last on Jan. 6, the big time chalk in this fell to Weibo Gaming via a 3-1 score.

JD Gaming hasn’t played since Dec. 24. In recent matches, JD has not performed well, losing 3 and drawing twice. One of the draws came against Bilibili. The chalk should win but the odds make JD an overlay.

eSports Betting Pick: JD Gaming +206

LGD Gaming vs. Rare Atom

  • When: Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023

LGD has a win over Royal Never Give Up in their last 5. The win happened on August 14. Since restarting play, LGD hasn’t performed well with a pair of draws versus Edward and Royal, and a loss to FunPlus.

Rare Atom beat TT Gaming in August. Then in their last on Dec. 18, Atom beat DYU 2-1. LGD offers nice odds, but they will struggle against the favorite. The chalk gets the nods.

eSports Betting Pick: Rare Atom -286

Oh My God vs. Royal Never Give Up

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023

Royal Never Give Up has a single victory in their last 5. The victory came in a 3-0 match versus Anyone’s legend.

Oh My God has lost 3 straight. Right now, almost 70% of eSports handicappers expect RNGU to bounce back from their 0-3 loss to Bilibili in their last. It’s tough against the Royal backers.

eSports Betting Pick: Royal Never Give Up -263

Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Ultra Prime

  • When: Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023

NiP has won 3 straight. In their last, the Ninjas beat a quality squad, TT Gaming, via a 2-0 score.

Ultra Prime fell to Oh My God in their last. Before losing, the underdog in this had drawn in two straight matches.

It would be easy to back Ultra. But Ninjas in Pyjamas is playing too well to ignore. NiP gets the victory.

eSports Betting Pick: Ninjas in Pyjamas -204

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