Esports Tips for Wednesday, April 8th – Today’s Picks and Best Bets for CS:GO, LoL, and Dota 2

By Jerry Summer in Esports
| April 8, 2020 2:56 am PDT
Esports Betting Picks for Wednesday

I’m sure that many of you are looking forward to some of the sports matches available today. We have three cracking encounters in the CS:GO ESL Pro League, a lot of action in Dota 2 ESL LA, as well as one match from the LoL Championship Series.

I cover all three competitions in my esports tips, picks and best bets for Wednesday, April 8th. On top of that, I share my thoughts on a hidden gem on one other tournament that might have gone under most people’s radar.

FaZe Clan to Beat Natus Vincere

  • Game: CS:GO
  • Tournament: ESL Pro League Season 11, Europe
  • Starting time: 9 am Pacific Time
  • Odds: +126
  • Where to bet: BetOnline

Let’s begin the list of top esports picks for today with one of the most anticipated CS:GO matches. FaZe Clan will face Natus Vincere in a clash that’s crucial for both sides. Na’Vi has two wins already, but yesterday’s defeat against OG confirms that the team has been shakier than usual.

The situation of FaZe Clan is much worse, as the squad sits at the bottom after losing three matches in the second stage of ESL Pro League Season 11, EU.

It’s a must-win match for the international stars and I expect them to give Na’Vi a run for their money. FaZe Clan is a historically tough opponent and the chaotic state of the favorite would leave the door open for a surprise.

You can read more about that in the FaZe vs. Na’Vi preview of my colleague Elias Wagner.

Team SoloMid to Beat 100 Thieves

  • Game: League of Legends
  • Tournament: LCS 2020 Spring Playoffs
  • Starting time: 1 pm Pacific Time
  • Odds: -167
  • Where to bet: Betway

The momentum from the LCS Regular Season is on the side of 100 Thieves in this one, but the team got crushed in the Playoffs already and most squads bring their A-game to this stage of the competition.

That’s what I expect from Team SoloMid here and I believe we will see a victory in their favor. It might be tough, but the favorite should be able to close this match. For details on my pick, take a look at my extended 100 Thieves vs. Team SoloMid prediction.

Astralis vs. OG over 2.5

  • Game: CS:GO
  • Tournament: ESL Pro League Season 11, Europe
  • Starting time: 1 pm Pacific Time
  • Odds: +126
  • Where to bet: SportsBetting.ag

I love what OG has been doing so far in the ESL Pro League Season 11, EU. The team was supposed to be the punching bag of the big boys, but already beat a number of top teams, including the might Na’Vi yesterday.

AleksiB’s leadership has been the key and the other members of the squad have all been excellent so far. They play like a real unit and are not afraid to take risks. I expect more of the same against another top-tier opponent like Astralis.

Both teams have the same record of one victory and two close defeats, so this one should be a cracker. Picking a winner seems like an impossible task, but the over 2.5 maps option is among the best esports picks for today.

More Esports Tips for Wednesday, April 8th

  • OG (-1.5) vs. Vikin.gg -200
  • Nigma (-1.5) vs. Gambit -102
  • Giants (+1.5) vs. S2V Esports -147

The Dota 2 OG division also deserves a place in my list of top esports picks for the day. The team faces Vikin.gg in the ESL One LA and it’s a clear favorite to win. Despite some struggles against B8 in the previous round, I believe we will see a clean 2-0 victory because of the huge gap between the two sides.

I expect the same from another favorite in the same competition. Team Nigma lost against OG at the start but bounced back to beat Cyber Legacy. The team should be able to continue the winning streak against struggling Gambit on Wednesday.

The last of my top esports tips of the day is for a CS:GO match from ESL Masters Espana. I’m not sure why Giants Gaming is such a big underdog against S2V Esports, I think this clash will be much closer than the odds suggest and getting -147 for Giants to get at least one map is excellent value.

If you want more details about some of my best esports bets mentioned here or additional tips on other matches on Wednesday, feel free to check the following posts.

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