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Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week – May 8th, 2023

By Hank Blaine

Our best eSports plays this week start on Friday. In the Call of Duty League, the L.A. Guerillas take on the London Royal Ravens a surprising slight favorite. Then over in the Valorant Champions Tour, Zeta Division throws down against T1. On Saturday, it’s all about the Call of Duty League when the Seattle Surge takes on OpTic Texas and the Florida Mutineers throw down against the Los Angeles Thieves. Keep reading for eSports odds, analysis, and free picks for six of this week’s top matches.

Top eSports Betting Picks of the Week (May 8th, 2023)

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Call of Duty League 2023 Stage 5 Major

Los Angeles Guerillas vs. London Royal Ravens

  • When: Friday, May. 12, 2023

Sentiment most likely will flip from the Guerillas to the Ravens. It won’t be a huge flip, meaning the odds will stay almost the same except London will be the -133 choice.

A flip makes sense. The Guerillas show two positive matches in their last 5 and both ended in a loss. Los Angeles won 2 games in a 3-2 loss to the Seattle Surge on April 21. Then on May 7, the Guerillas fell by a game to the Florida Mutineers. This can go either way, but Los Angeles’ last might be a sign they’re ready for a victory.

eSports Betting Pick: Los Angeles Guerillas -133

Seattle Surge vs. OpTic Texas

  • When: Saturday, May. 13, 2023

This could be a much tighter match than the odds indicate. Seattle has won 2-of-5. OpTic has won just 3-of-5.

So Seattle has a chance. But although OpTic has lost 2 in the last 5, both losses came against the Los Angeles Thieves. OpTic beat the Las Vegas Legion and the very good Atlanta FaZe twice in their victories. Texas gets the nod.

eSports Betting Pick: OpTic Texas -263

Los Angeles Thieves vs. Florida Mutineers

  • When: Saturday, May. 13, 2023

The L.A. Thieves have lost 2 straight after winning 3 straight. Los Angeles heads into this after dropping matches to Toronto Ultra and New York Subliners.

The Florida Mutineers barely escaped the Los Angeles Guerillas in their last. The odds suggest an easy Thieves victory. But grabbing the +1.5 on the Mutineers at +142 is the play in light of the Thieves’ current struggles.

eSports Betting Pick: Florida Mutineers +1.5 +142

Las Vegas Legion vs. Minnesota ROKKR

  • When: Sunday, May. 14, 2023

Here’s another tough Call of Duty League match to handicap. Both teams are playing great, but Legion offers the better odds.

Sometimes, it’s that simple. The team with the better odds is the play. This is one of those times because neither shows current form that trumps the other.

eSports Betting Pick: Las Vegas Legion +103

Valorant Champions Tour 2023 Pacific League

Zeta Division vs. T1

  • When: Friday, May. 12, 2023

After two straight losses, to Gen.G Esports and Paper Rex in early and mid-April, T1 has since bounced back with 3 straight wins over Rex Regum, DetonatioN, and Team Secret.

Zeta Division lost to Paper Rex in their last. Before the loss, they had beaten Team Secret. Since this can go either way, backing Zeta at the slightly better payout makes sense.

eSports Betting Pick: Zeta Division -101

Zeta Division vs. Gen.G Esports

  • When: Sunday, May. 14, 2023

Zeta has a tough week. After Friday’s matchup against T1, Zeta must throw down versus Gen.G. on Sunday. Both teams aren’t playing as well as they could.

Gen.G has lost 3 straight. The losing streak might explain why Gen.G is the chalk in this. Most eSports handicappers don’t believe the favorite loses more than 3 straight.

But the odds make Gen.G close to unplayable. As long as Zeta offers a better payout, they’re the play.

eSports Betting Pick: Zeta Division -116

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