2022 League of Legends LCS Spring Split 2nd Round Betting Preview
We nearly saw two major upsets in the first round of the LCS Spring Split Playoffs. Defending champions 100 Thieves stunned top team Cloud9 3-0 in the first Winners’ Bracket, and Evil Geniuses took Team Liquid to a decisive fifth game before faltering. Cloud9 and Evil Geniuses are significant favorites by the League of Legends betting odds in their Losers’ Bracket matches this week, but will we see more upsets happen?
2022 League of Legends LCS Spring Split 2nd Round Betting Odds at BetOnline
Golden Guardians +336
It was incredibly frustrating to watch Cloud9 lose all three games to 100 Thieves last week. C9 started the season as the most innovative team with new coach LS, and they kept winning even after LS and the team parted ways.
However, top laner Summit played incredibly poorly against SSumday. The First Team All-Pro and Player of the Split took Renekton twice and Tryndamere once and seemed to have no clue how to play into a tank champion. That completely stymied C9’s plans as Blaber was unable to help his team get ahead from the jungle.
Golden Guardians are at a significant talent disadvantage. Pridestalkr has been solid in the jungle, but Licorice is no longer a quality top laner and only participated in 48.4% of his team’s kills per Games of Legends. He is very reliant on Gnar, taking that champion in half his team’s games.
C9 will be able to bounce back and pick up the win here, but the better bets are on the team to win 3-0 or 3-1 than just to bet them outright.
Evil Geniuses -556
We saw Evil Geniuses nearly knock off Team Liquid as an underdog last week. Danny played great in the bottom lane and Inspired constantly made an impact from the jungle. However, Liquid proved to be too strong as mid laner Jojopyun had a rough time against Bjergsen.
Evil Geniuses are too big of a favorite against FlyQuest based off the back of that performance. Toucouille was a Second Team All-Pro mid laner, and he can have a lot of success against Jojopyun in the mid lane too. We saw Toucouille show a lot of range, and he hard carried on a lot of champions, doing over 30% of his team’s damage.
Johnsun and Aphromoo are a decent bottom lane. They can definitely go even with Danny and Vulcan, although FlyQuest lost all three regular season games against Evil Geniuses. Kumo isn’t a good top laner, but Impact is not the difference maker he was when he was with T1 almost a decade ago.
The X-Factor will be Josedeodo. Inspired has been very good in the jungle for the last few weeks, but Josedeodo can be very good on select champions. Evil Geniuses will probably win and advance, but there is too much value in FlyQuest right now.