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Silver and Black Pride’s Pick’em competition: Gearing up for Wild Card Weekend

Stake your claim for Round 1

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While the Las Vegas Raiders are out of the playoffs, our Silver and Black Pride Pick’em competition will run through the postseason and kicks off this Saturday with Wild Card Weekend. We have a great slate of games to begin the tournament as the spreads, totals and moneylines on DraftKings Sportsbook are listed below.

Browns vs. Texans

Saturday, Jan 13, 1:30 p.m. PT on NBC

Spread: CLE -2.5 O/U: 44.5 CLE ML: -135 HOU ML: +114

Dolphins vs. Chiefs

Saturday, Jan 13, 5:00 p.m. PT on Peacock

Spread: KC -4.5 O/U: 44 KC ML: -218 MIA ML: +180

Steelers vs. Bills

Sunday, Jan 14, 10 a.m. PT on CBS

Spread: BUF -10 O/U: 36 BUF ML: -535 PIT ML: +400

Packers vs. Cowboys

Sunday, Jan 14, 1:30 p.m. PT on FOX

Spread: DAL -7.5 O/U: 50.5 DAL ML: -360 GB ML: +285

Rams vs. Lions

Sunday, Jan 14, 5:00 p.m. on NBC

Spread: DET -3 O/U: 51.5 DET ML: -175 LAR ML: +145

Eagles vs. Buccaneers

Monday, Jan 15, 5:15 p.m. on ESPN

Spread: PHI -3 O/U: 44 PHI ML: -155 TB ML: +130

As for the Pick’em competition, below is a look at where our writers stand after heading into the playoffs.

  1. Bill Williamson 179-93 (66%)
  2. Matt Holder 171-101 (63%)
  3. Ray Aspuria 158-100 (61%)

Week 18 was kind to me as I led the writers with a strong 13-3 performance. That, plus Ray rounding out the group at 10-6, gives me a comfortable two percent lead before the postseason and should allow me to secure second place. However, Bill had another good showing at 12-4 and will run away with the writer’s championship seeing as he has an eight-pick lead.

Community Standings

t1. Sci-Town MA Raiders 182-90

t1. Chrome&Onyx 182-90

t3. Dirty Harry 179-93

4. Edgaredm08 176-96

t5. dafe2cat 175-97

t5. 21Lefty21 175-97

t5. Alaskan Raida 175-97

t5. RaiderFan 175-97

t9. Bull City Raider 173-99

t9. Mooniac 173-99

t9. torindorn4life 173-99

t9. Duckman82 173-99

Week 18 Top Pickers

1. dafe2cat 15-1

2. Sci-Town MA Raiders 14-2

3. Chrome&Onyx 13-3

t4. SacBomber03 12-4

t4. Dirty Harry 12-4

t4. MOONPIESporTODOS 12-4

We have a barn burner at the top of the community standings. Sci-Town MA Raiders and Chrome&Oynx have been throwing haymakers at each other and this past week might have been their best round yet. Sci-Town just edged out Oynx by getting 14 correct picks to create a tie for first place! Those two will continue to duke it out over the next couple of months.

Also, a big shoutout is in order for dafe2cat for only getting one game wrong in Week 18. We also had a handful of people with 12 winners and 11 pickers who went 11-5 for another strong overall performance by the group!

Remember to get those picks in this weekend and that we have two games on Saturday and another on Monday night. Best of luck to everyone!