More LPL action is coming your way on Thursday. With the bottom-two teams playing, we break down some prop bets for you to consider for your picks on Picklebet.
Total maps: Over 2.5 (2.01)
Victory Five are the obvious favourites in this match because of their superior record and form in spring so far. However, the main deciding factor for this market would be whether OMG can win a map to take the total to three because Victory Five have enough lane firepower to win one. OMG have won just 4 of 17 maps in spring so far. That’s well below their average. However, they are coming into this game on the back of their first win of the season after six successive losses. There is a high chance of them using that momentum to challenge V5 in the third map.
Apart from Bright, who has played just two maps, there is no player that has a KDA of over 3 in this Oh My God team. It’s, therefore, quite unsurprising that they have struggled for fluency. Eric has been their most proficient killing weapon, averaging 3.47 kills and 3.88 assists per game. He also has the team’s best creep score at 287.
Map handicap: Royal Never Give Up -1.5 (1.35)
These two teams are on different ends of the form spectrum. Royal Never Give Up are currently third in the LPL table with a 6-1 season record. Rogue Warriors are struggling at 17th with a 1-6 season record. They have lost their last six matches, which has left them languishing at the bottom of the table. Apart from this difference in form and confidence, there is also the important factor of skill and roster balance. RNG are third for a reason: they have firepower across the lanes and can even disengage well from disadvantageous team fights.
Gala has been in stunning offensive rhythm this season. He is averaging 5.67 kills and 5.89 assists with a team-leading KDA of 6.5. His creep score of 339 is also comfortably the highest in RNG. He has been well supported by Cryin in the middle lane, who has put up a KDA of 6.39 built on 3.39 kills and just 1.72 deaths per map.