The LPL continues on Tuesday with two fixtures, including one between the top and bottom-placed teams of the summer split so far. Here are predictions for you to consider on Picklebet.
Map handicap: LNG Esports -1.5 (1.38)
LNG Esports have made an impressive start to the new summer split this season. In fact, they have been so good that they are currently at the top of the LPL table with five wins in five matches. No other team has stayed unbeaten so far. LNG Esports have beaten some of the best teams at this split already, including FunPlus Phoenix last week. TT Gaming are languishing at the bottom of the table with four losses in four matches. There is a massive gulf in skill, confidence and quality in this matchup. LNG Esports have an advantage in almost every facet, which should lead to a straight-map win in this encounter.
Ale has been LNG’s most proficient killing weapon with 4.45 kills and 5.64 assists per game, with a KDA of 4.83 and a creep score of 252. Three other players – Light, Icon and Tarzan – have averaged over three kills per game, which has changed the way this LNG Esports has approached team fights prior to neutral objectives. With so much offensive production, it is hard to see this struggling TT Gaming team stay abreast with LNG in the lanes.
Top Esports (1.53)
Top Esports have a tendency to start their matches slowly but pick up the pace as the split progresses. There are some deeper issues they will need to address but odds of over 1.5 are good for a team of this quality. Top Esports have already proved themselves as one of the most aggressive teams in the lanes of Summoner’s Rift. However, they will have to overcome a solid Rare Atom team that has won three of four matches so far. Top might need three maps but they should have enough depth to eventually beat Rare Atom.
Knight has been typically belligerent to start this split. He has averaged six kills per game along with three assists. He has a KDA of 5.14 to lead Top Esports’ efficiency. JackeyLove has averaged 3.25 kills per map in summer to date with 4.75 assists and a team-leading creep score of 282.75.