2022 League of Legends LCS Summer Split Week 4 Preview
The LCS is back in action this week after taking a short break. The Evil Geniuses have solidified their hold on the region after surprisingly wining the league title in the spring, and they are the team to beat at 6-1. Team Liquid and 100 Thieves are a game behind EG, while the most decorated team in LCS history continues to flounder. Team SoloMid is one game ahead of last place Immortals at 2-5, and TSM shook up its roster during the time off.
2022 League of Legends LCS Summer Split Week 4 Betting Odds at BetOnline
Team SoloMid +142
There is more talent on Team SoloMid than you might think given their record this year. Unfortunately, TSM has been a mess behind the scenes. We saw another example of this with how they handled Shenyi’s departure, and that will make it difficult for them to acquire top talent this offseason.
TSM will start three new players this week as Huni announced his retirement and the bottom lane of Tactical and Mia was demoted to the Academy roster. S0ul will be the new top laner for TSM, and Instinct and Chime will be the bottom laners. Don’t be surprised if TSM has something up its sleeve in the draft, but this team is not a big enough underdog to back at the current price.
100 Thieves -223
Counter Logic Gaming +171
Although Counter Logic Gaming got off to a 3-0 start and is the one team to beat Evil Geniuses this split, CLG is a sizeable underdog by the League of Legends betting odds against 100 Thieves. CLG lost to Cloud9 and Team Liquid two weeks ago, while 100 Thieves proved their class by beating Liquid.
100 Thieves have been consistent, and their bottom lane of FBI and Huhi continues to improve. They took a big chance by moving Huhi from mid lane to support a couple years ago, but the move has worked out very well.
Evil Geniuses -115
Team Liquid -115
This is going to be the most anticipated match of the week. Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid are definitely the top two teams in the LCS, and the oddsmakers have been unable to decide a favorite. Bjergsen has shown that he is still the best player in the history of the region with a 10.5 KDA, but Liquid has stumbled more than expected. Meanwhile, Evil Geniuses play a great all-around game with Inspired, Danny, and Vulcan all carrying 8.0+ KDAs, and there hasn’t been a weak link. That should be enough to give the Geniuses the edge.
It’s been difficult to watch Immortals this season. PowerOfEvil has tried to do his best to carry this team in the mid lane, and PoE has a team-high 1.5 KDA and is doing a ridiculous 35.9% of his team’s damage. However, the situation at every other position has been a disaster, and both Revenge and Kenvi have KDAs under 1.
While Cloud9 has had a lot of struggles, C9 should be able to quickly put away the worst team in the league. Zven is still learning how to play support but is improving, and the team is building synergy.
Golden Guardians -167
The Golden Guardians continue to make do on a shoestring budget. They are on the fringe of playoff contention, and they have shown adaptability with wild picks like Dr. Mundo in the bottom lane. Meanwhile, Dignitas are just treading along and hoping to turn things around, but bottom laner Neo has been a disaster. Blue is a solid laner, and that gives the underdogs a decent win condition here.