More playoffs games from the LPL are scheduled for this weekend, including the top-two teams in Top Esports and JD Gaming. We break down both games with predictions for your bet slip.
Top Esports (1.34)
Top Esports rightly finished the regular season of the LPL as the best team, with the best record. They finished 13-3, with a 27-10 games record. They were comfortably the most talented team right through that summer season. That dominance was also visible in the Mid-Season Cup. They should find that Suning are all but a formality if they play close to their own level. They finished the season with two successive wins, which will leave them in good confidence too.
Top Esports have the best mid laner-ADC combination in the league. Knight has been an offensive powerhouse, generating 5.7 kills per game during the regular season, highest in the LPL. He was closely followed by JackeyLove, who had 4.74 kills per game over a sustained period of 35 maps. Knight also generated a solid KDA of 7.22, with just 1.7 deaths per map. This combination will be hard to stop for Suning Gaming under normal circumstances. A playoff game increases that level of difficulty.
JD Gaming (1.40)
Odds of 1.40 might seem low, but it might be prudent to add them as a double along with Top Esports. JD Gaming also finished the regular season of the LPL with a 13-3 match record. They finished second because of a slightly lower map win percentage (72% compared to Top Esports’ 73%). They have been a force across the board, but it has been hard to stop this team offensively. They have blown games wide open with their team engagements. LGD Gaming will have to find a way to win those team fights, which is hard over at least two maps.
Loken, JD Gaming’s bottom laner, has been their most prolific player, averaging 4.44 kills per game, which puts him fifth in the LPL. He has maintained a steady death rate and quite a high KDA as well. His creep score of 294 has increased his value as well. Mid laner Yagao hasn’t been far behind, putting up 3.9 kills along with 6.87 assists per map.