The LPL is back on Tuesday with two intriguing fixtures, including one between LNG Esports and Team WE. Here is a look at some predictions from these two matches.
Total maps: Over 2.5 (2.75)
Bilibili Gaming have been on something of a roll. They have won their last three matches to move quickly to 5-4 for the season. They have won 13 of 23 maps. On the other end, TT Gaming have won just one of nine matches to date, having won just three of 19 maps. There is a massive gulf in quality and skill between these two teams, which is why you see the difference in odds as well. That also throws up an interesting dynamic because if TT Gaming can somehow win an important team fight, it changes the risk to reward payout. You will be rewarded with a payout of 2.75x if that happens because Bilibili Gaming will not lose without dropping a map.
Zeka has led the offensive production for Bilibili Gaming with 4.48 kills per map. Xiaopoeng has done the same for TT Gaming with 3.21 kills along with 3.74 assists per map. SamD has led the creep score for TT Gaming but there has been a discernible lack of offensive production for ThunderTalk this season.
Team WE (2.18)
This is a fantastic matchup for the neutral spectator because LNG have been in stunning form in summer so far. They have won 7 of 9 matches in summer. However, both those losses have come in the last two matches after starting the split with seven straight wins. Team WE have split their eight matches down the middle, which has pushed them to 10th on the LPL table. Despite the difference in form, there is a sense that Team WE are in a fine position to capitalize on LNG’s recent struggles, and at least take this to a third map.
Breathe has been in terrific form this season, with 4.55 kills per map along with 5.5 assists and a death rate of 2.75. That has taken his KDA to 3.65. It is Elk that has been the most efficient for Team WE this season, putting up 3.95 kills and 6.5 assists with a KDA of 4.35 along with a creep score of close to 300.