Best Esports Bets for Thursday, April 2nd – Today’s Tips and Picks for CS:GO, League of Legends, and Dota 2

By Jerry Summer in Esports
| April 2, 2020 3:44 am PDT
Best Esports Picks of the Day, April 2

Many big esports tournaments are about to reach their final stages soon. We have plenty of matches to enjoy on a daily basis and Thursday, April 2nd is no exception. There will be a lot of action in CS:GO, League of Legends, and Dota 2.

That allowed me to collect several recommended wagers for my regular post on the best esports bets available. You can find my esports betting picks and tips for today below.

FURIA vs. Swole Patrol Over 2.5

  • Game: CS:GO
  • Tournament: ESL Pro League Season 11, North America
  • Starting time: 9 am Pacific Time
  • Odds: +116
  • Where to bet: BetOnline

The first of my top picks for the day is for the match between FURIA and Swole Patrol from the ESL Pro League Season 11. The Brazilians have been excellent so far in the tournament, but most of their matches are decided on the third map.

On top of that, Swole Patrol showed a lot of promise, beating Team Liquid on week 1 of the competition. The squad should be able to steal one map, at least, and the odds for over 2.5 maps here are too good to skip.

If you want more details about this match, Elias Wagner has an excellent FURIA vs. Swole Patrol betting preview.

Evil Geniuses vs. CR4ZY Over 2.5

  • Game: Dota 2
  • Tournament: ESL One Los Angeles, North America
  • Starting time: 9 am Pacific Time
  • Odds: +105
  • Where to bet: Betway

The group stage of ESL One Los Angeles is now over and it’s time for the knockouts. Evil Geniuses finished second in the group and will face CR4ZY in the first round. The two teams played on Monday and while the Geniuses won 2-0, their opponents had their moments early on in both games.

I believe it should be closer this time around and I expect both teams to get on the scoreboard. Let’s not forget that Evil Geniuses still are still using two replacements and that makes them more vulnerable than usual.

MAD Lions (-1.5) vs. c0ntact

  • Game: CS:GO
  • Tournament: Flashpoint Season 1
  • Starting time: 1 pm Pacific Time
  • Odds: +109
  • Where to bet: SportsBetting.ag

This match from Flashpoint Season 1 also deserves a spot in my selections of top esports betting tips for Thursday. MAD Lions has been of the most consistent teams in the competition and already beat c0ntact in the previous stage.

It was a clean victory and there aren’t many reasons to believe something has changed so quickly. On top of that, MAD Lions will be under no pressure because the team already secured a place in the next round.

The price of +109 for the favorite to clear the -1.5 map advantage is awesome and you can learn more in my extensive MAD Lions vs. c0ntact betting preview.

Additional Esports Bets for April 2nd

  • MIBR to beat Evil Geniuses +220
  • Vodafone Giants (-1.5) vs. Movistar Riders -109
  • ALTERNATE aTTaX (-1.5) vs. Salamander +172

I have a couple of more esports bets for today and the first one is for MIBR to beat Evil Geniuses in ESL Pro Season 11. This one might look surprising on the surface, but the Brazilians have improved a lot recently and fer has been an absolute beast.

The match should be closer than the odds suggest and you can see more reasons for that in the following preview.

Next in line is the League of Legends LVP SuperLiga final on Thursday. Vodafone Giants has been the best team throughout the competition and it’s time to end it with a victory. Movistar Riders is a respectable opponent but the favorite is too strong.

The match is played in the best-of-five format, so I believe that Giants should be able to comfortably cover the -1.5 maps advantage.

My last pick for April 2nd is for ALTERNATE aTTaX to beat Salamander cleanly. The team is much better and has lost only one match in the past month or so. It was a razor-close defeat against Endpoint in the upper bracket final of ESEA and ALTERNATE aTTaX will be eager for revenge.

I don’t think that Salamander can stop them and the price of +172 for a comprehensive victory of the favorite is way too high. I explain further why in my ALTERNATE aTTaX vs. Salamander preview.

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