Team WE and Rare Atom will be looking for further progress up the LPL table when they face bottom-half opponents on Wednesday. Here is a look at some prop bets to consider on Picklebet from Wednesday’s LPL action.
Total maps: Over 2.5 (2.50)
Rare Atom have a 4-3 split record. They are on a three-match winning streak and have won 8 of 14 maps in spring. It’s understandable why Rare Atom are heavy favourites in this series. However, ThunderTalk aren’t pushovers. They have won 2 of 7 matches in spring. In maps, they have won 5 of 16. This lack of form is one of the reasons the odds are so high for this match to go the distance. It’s conceivable that ThunderTalk could even win this match if they can win a few crucial team fights. In any case, this series to require a third map is compelling at odds of 2.50 on Picklebet.
Only three players – SamD, Teeen and Chelizi – have played all 16 maps for ThunderTalk this season. Twila has the team’s best KDA (3.52), built on a kill participation of close to 9, including 3 kills and 5.64 assists per game. Rare Atom have depended on the quality of FoFo for holistic production: 2.86 kills, 1.71 deaths and 5.43 assists per map.
Map handicap: Team WE -1.5 (1.73)
I’m looking at this game from a skill perspective because that’s where the biggest differential lies between these two teams. Team WE are currently fourth on the LPL table with a 6-3 season record. They have won 12 of 20 maps. They have been one of the most consistent teams in the LPL for a while now, and that won’t change in this game against a team that is languishing at 14th on the points table. Estar have lost their last five matches, which won’t do much for their confidence either. There are just too many factors on Team WE’s side, which makes a straight-maps win the most likely result.
Jiumeng has been Team WE’s most influential offensive weapon, averaging 4.55 kills per game. However, Beishang and Breathe have been in stunning form, with KDAs of 5.71 and 5.44 respectively. Beishang has even added 3.75 kills with 5.95 assists per game which makes his death rate of 1.7 impressive.