eSports CSGO Top Bets - Take Natus Again

Chris Wassel
By , Updated on: Sep 4, 2022 08:00 PM
eSports CSGO Top Bets - Take Natus Again

We end August in the eSports universe as we spotlight some CSGO matches for August 31st, 2022. Who will win their matches come this Wednesday?

So, the maps and kills are out there for the taking as teams continue to battle for more dollars. eSports tournaments are a little different this time of year. Here at Online Sports Betting, we take a look at more from ESL Pro League Season 16. Then, we give our quick eSports CSGO Top Bets.

eSports Tabled Odds For ESL Pro League 16

As the eSports CSGO ESL Pro League 16 is just a day away from starting, we have three matches on our docket for August 31st. Keep in mind that there are 24-teams in this league. With the playoffs still a long way away, that is the least of these teams' worries.

Below we present eSports tabled odds for the ESL Pro League 16. Do not forget to look at the latest online sports betting news and picks.

Team #1BovadaBovadaTeam #2
Natus Vincere-500+345Team Spirit
Ninjas in Pyjamas-315+225Fnatic

The ESL Pro League 16 has a very solid purse as eSports continues to grow. This carries a robust $835,000 prize pool, with $175,000 going to the first-place eSports team.

CSGO ESL Pro League Season 16 Notes

This CSGO ESL Pro League Season 16 features a slightly extended format. Now, 24 teams battle it out over what amounts to be about 5+ weeks of eSports play. The best teams get into the playoffs, with four teams placing into the money. For those wondering, even 5th-8th get decent money too - $17,500 each. Yes, the last place squads even get $6,000, and there is a $5,000 bonus for each group stage win.

Let's mention that prize structure again.

  • 1st place - $175,000
  • 2nd place - $70,000
  • 3rd place - $35,000
  • 4th place - $35,000

We will be fortunate to catch a good sample size of some of the teams in this tournament. Now, we truly have some of the best of this ESL Pro League. Below, we have those eSports CSGO Top Bets for August 31st, 2022.

Natus Vincere Favorite In eSports CSGO Top Bets Against Team Spirit

The numbers for our data are thanks to Bovada, which has some of the prime eSports odds out there. For those that do now follow CSGO, this ESL Pro League Season 16 starts Wednesday and goes until October 2nd. Then, the playoffs start. Expect Natus Vincere to be there once again.

Yes, there are other teams in this tournament. The eSports CSGO Online Best Bets will focus on a few of those too but again Natus is playing a slightly tougher opponent in the form of Team Spirit. It is rare, but they do not have the easiest matchup on Wednesday's schedule.

Natus gets picked as a huge favorite here because of their reputation and performance, honestly. Team Spirit suffers only because they have not shown the ability at times to be competitive with the highest teams in the CSGO. After all, this is a pro league. The competition does not back down. If anything, it simply gets more and more intense. There are a few creative ways to use props to get some better value on the Blast Summer Champions. They won that by an easy sweep.

One of the props to consider for this matchup is the correct score. In the case props are still cut off, take that moneyline anyway, especially if it stays around -500. If the props come back online, look at a 2-0 score (-138) for Natus. Team Spirit showed an ability to keep matches in reach, but again, Natus likes to put away matches early. Get some or any value to take Natus again in eSports CSGO Top Bets.

Natus Vincere To beat Team Spirit

Vitality Should Rout Endpoint In eSports CSGO Top Bets

The ESL Pro League has another matchup fans are happy to see. It is because Vitality may be one of the few teams that have the potential to go up against Natus Vincere once the playoffs get started. In the meantime, Endpoint is a squad that is probably happier to be here than anything else. Vitality should rout Endpoint in eSports CSGO Top Bets.

For those curious, Vitality has more than an 88% implied chance of winning the match. These matches often take a life of their own, but Endpoint is a whopping +475 underdog here. That number may end up lengthening closer to +550 between now and Wednesday. Could there be a few values in the props in the offing? That answer is yes, of course.

There is less of a problem with props as Endpoint is expected to be closer to the bottom quarter of this 24-team tournament. They could exceed expectations slightly, but this is a team that had to scramble just to get into this tournament. They are not quite as efficient as some of the better squads. The trick err problem is JD Gaming falls into the same trap at times. These teams are more evenly matched up. Honestly, our eSports CSGO Top Bets focus on Vitality (-176) sweeping their way to a win on Wednesday. Expect fewer maps than projected!

Vitality To beat the BC Lions

Take Ninjas In Pyjamas To Win On Wednesday Too

Take Ninjas In Pyjamas to win on Wednesday too. Why? Simply, Edward Gaming is playing the notorious Team We. The thing is this. Fnatic is a bit of an up-and-coming team. This could be a closer than expected match early Wednesday afternoon Eastern Time. Expect this to be a match that winds up going the distance in eSports LOL Top Bets. Also, we recommend taking Ninjas In Pajamas by a 2 to 1 score.

That will get one better number than the outrageous -315. Value is an essential function here, especially at that +230.

Ninjas In Pyjamas To beat Fnatic

Also, kindly take a look at some other e-sports online betting options, as there are LOL matches and more.

See the top sportsbooks below where you can wager online and choose the best one for you:

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