Best Esports Bets for Thursday, April 16th – Today’s Top Tips and Picks for CS:GO, LoL, and Dota 2

By Jerry Summer in Esports
| April 16, 2020 4:27 am PDT
The Best Esports Betting Tips and Picks for April 16

It’s been a good week for esports fans so far, with many exciting matches in various games, but it should only get better. Thursday’s schedule is action-packed, including the last round of the ESL One LA, EU and CIS group stage, several #HomeSweetHome matches, and other exciting Dota 2, CS:GO, and LoL tournaments.

I went through what the bookmakers offer for them and have prepared a list of the top esports betting tips and picks for April 16th. The focus is on the most popular events available, but some of my best esports bets are for competitions that might have gone under the radar for some of you.

pro100 to Beat 1WIN

  • Game: CS:GO
  • Tournament: ESL One Road to Rio, CIS
  • Starting time: 9:30 am Pacific Time
  • Odds: -189
  • Where to bet: BetOnline

Three teams enter the TieBreak for the ESL One Road to Rio and two of them will progress to the next stage. 1WIN put a lot of effort to get here, but I think this is the end of the road because the level of the opponents is different.

In my opinion, pro100 is the much better team and should win this one comfortably which is the reason I’ve included this pick to my best esports bets for Thursday. If you want more details about the match, check out my pro100 vs 1WIN betting preview.

Quincy Crew (-1.5) vs. FURIA

  • Game: Dota 2
  • Tournament: BTS Pro Series: Americas
  • Starting time: 4 pm Pacific Time
  • Odds: -133
  • Where to bet: BetOnline

I was let down twice already by Quincy Crew after the team failed to beat the first two opponents without losing a game. For some reason, the former Chaos squad needs to lose the opener to start playing properly.

This has to end at some point, so I’m going with Quincy Crew in my best esports bets once again. FURIA has been struggling so far and we should finally see a clean sweep today.

Cloud9 vs. Evil Geniuses Total Time (Map 1) Under 32:00

  • Game: Dota 2
  • Tournament: BTS Pro Series: Americas
  • Starting time: 1 pm Pacific Time
  • Odds: -120
  • Where to bet:

My top esports betting tips usually are for the mainstream markets, but this one is an exception. I have little doubt that Evil Geniuses will crush Cloud9 today, but the odds for a straight win or even the handicap are not exactly ideal.

That’s why I’m going for the under 32 minutes option for the first game of the series. The wager is based on the fast-paced approach of Evil Geniuses so far. You can learn more about it in my extensive Cloud9 vs. Evil Geniuses analysis.

Additional Esports Betting Tips for April 16th

  • Top Esports vs. eStar over 2.5; -134
  • Cyber Legacy to beat HellRaisers; +167
  • S2V to beat OFFSET; 141

Before I proceed with the reasoning behind each of the top esports betting tips above, let me just say that the odds I’ve used during the writing of this post might change slightly by the time you are reading it. I recommend you to check what prices are offered by the best esports betting sites available below.

With that in mind, let’s go through the last three of my best esports bets for today. I don’t think we will see an easy win for either team in the clash between Top Esports and eStar in the LPL Spring 2020. Both sides will be confident in their chances, so the over 2.5 maps option makes the most sense.

Next in line is the match between Cyber Legacy and HellRaisers. I believe it will be much closer than the odds suggest and both teams have been going in the opposite direction since the start of ESL One LA.

HellRaisers did well early and have struggled recently, while their opponent has improved after a slow start. That’s why the price of +167 for Cyber Legacy to win is one of the best esports picks today.

Let me finish with a match from the ESL Masters Espana Season 7. S2V showed a lot of promise in the first round defeat against Giants Gaming and should be able to beat OFFSET Esports that were comprehensively beaten by sAw.

If you are interested in more detailed previews and predictions, I recommend you to explore the following posts.



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