LCS Summer Playoffs Betting Preview – Team SoloMid vs. Golden Guardians – August 13th, 2020

Betting Record (51-39, +4.98 units) – LCS 2020 Summer Split

 

#4 Team SoloMid vs. #5 Golden Guardians – 4:00PM ET

Moneyline Odds: TSM (-300) | Golden Guardians (+230)

Map Handicap: TSM -1.5 (-130) | Golden Guardians (+100)

Over/Under: Over 3.5 Maps (-235) | Under 3.5 Maps (+170)

 

Team SoloMid is a heavy favorite to defeat Golden Guardians in this best-of-five series to start off the winners’ bracket. TSM finished with a respectable 12-6 record, but they must be disappointed to have dropped both of their games against FlyQuest and Team Liquid. The biggest question for TSM at this point is their jungler, Spica. He had a tough game on Lee Sin against Team Liquid to close out the season and he looked like a potential weak link for his team. Spica has been really good recently on Sett as well as on Volibear earlier in the split, so I’m not that worried about him hurting his team as long as he is on one of his better champions.

With 8 games left in the Summer Split, TSM subbed in Treatz as their support and he was outstanding, helping lead the team to a 6-2 record while maintaining an incredible 11.7 KDA. Bjergsen has also been excellent this split as expected and has single-handedly won this team some crucial games. His champion pool is just so deep that it’s impossible to target ban him and he always gets a champion that he is extremely comfortable with. Overall, I feel strongly that Team SoloMid will advance to the next round in this spot.

Golden Guardians have been solid for the Summer Split and they finished with a 9-9 record. There were only 2 teams that they lost both of their games to and Team SoloMid was one of them, along with the #1 seed, Team Liquid. Damonte has done well this split, but he will obviously have his hands full in the laning phase against Bjergsen, which means GG might look to play around their strong bottom lane duo of FBI & Huhi. Golden Guardians absolutely dominated blue side this split, winning 6 of their 7 games played. Part of this success has certainly come from them being able to draft Aphelios with the 1st pick. TSM would likely be smart to ban this champion because FBI has played at such a high level as Aphelios.

It is never an easy win against GG, but TSM is the better team and they should have no issues in a best-of-five series, so I really like Team SoloMid Moneyline at the current odds. As the lower-ranked seed, Golden Guardians will have their choice of red/blue side for Game 2 and Game 4 (if necessary). I’m also going to take a shot on Golden Guardians Map 2 Moneyline at plus money odds, because they should be on blue side which gives them their best chance of winning. Good luck to everyone and hopefully we can make some money for the Summer Playoffs!

 

Bet: Team SoloMid Moneyline (-300) [3 UNITS]
Bet: Golden Guardians Map 2 Moneyline (+150) [1 UNIT] 

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