Top eSports Betting Picks for the Week – December 10th Edition

Top eSports Betting Picks for the Week – December 10th Edition

Written by on December 10, 2018

The first ever Counterstrike: Global Offensive tournament takes place in Portugal this weekend when 6 of the top teams in CS:GO battle it out for a prize pool of $250,000. Astralis, FaZe, Brazilian squad MIBR, Cloud9, Natus Vincere and Ninjas in Pyjamas will all be in Lisbon on Friday, Dec. 14. Check out the slate of eSports betting picks for the games on Friday, Round 1 of the tournament, along with a deep dive into 4 of the battles.

Top eSports Betting Picks for the Week – December 10th Edition

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Friday, Dec. 14

  • Astralis vs FaZe
  • MIBR vs Cloud9
  • Natus Vincere vs Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • MIBR vs Ninjas in Pyjamas
  • FaZe vs Cloud9
  • Astralis vs Natus Vincere

Astralis vs FaZe

After 4 victories, including beating MIBR twice and Astralis once, FaZe has had nothing but bad luck in their last 5 matches. They’ve lost to Mousesports twice, Team Liquid once, and Heroic twice. FaZe has a tall order trying to beat Astralis on Friday.

Astralis has been on fire. They’ve beaten Team Liquid twice, 2:0 and 3:1, Mousesports once and MIBR 2:0. All told, Astralis has won 7 straight. They appear destined to beat FaZe on Dec. 14. The odds won’t be nice, but it’s had to look past the tough chalk on Friday.

eSports Betting Pick: Astralis

MIBR vs Ninjas in Pyjamas

Hopefully, MIBR versus Ninjas in Pyjamas will be a competitive match. In MIBR’s last, Team Liquid beat them 2:0 in the ESL Pro League Season 8. Before the loss, they had won 3 straight, beating Shark, MIBR, and Mousesports.

Ninjas in Pyjamas had won 3 straight as well, over Mousesports, NRG eSports, and North, before running into Astralis. NIP made Astralis work, though, forcing the better team to 3 games in the match.

On Friday, Ninjas in Pyjamas could beat MIBR. The odds shouldn’t favor NIP by too much in this one. MIBR will have their backers, which means there’s a chance the Ninjas go off at an overlaid price.

eSports Betting Pick: Ninjas in Pyjamas

Natus Vincere vs Ninjas in Pyjamas

Natus Vincere’s a healthy dog against NIP in another game on Friday. The Ninjas should make quick work of Navi, but they battle Navi earlier in the day before taking on tougher MIBR.

Natus Vincere has gone 3-2 in their last 5. The bad news is that the two losses were to the two toughest teams they battled, Mousesports and Team Liquid. Navi can put up a fight here, though, and they’re tracking as a big dog.

They could be worth a look as an upset winner over NIP.

eSports Betting Pick: Natus Vincere (NAVI)

FaZe vs Cloud9

FaZe should be favored over Cloud9 even though they’ve had no success in their last 5. FaZe lost 1:2 to Team Liquid, 1:0 to Mousesports twice, and 1:0 to Heroic twice. But, FaZe can beat Cloud9 on Friday.

Cloud9 has had issues just like FaZe. They split with NRG eSports, but couldn’t beat Astralis or Mousesports in their last two. The bet here’s on FaZe to end the losing streak.

eSports Betting Pick: FaZe