The 2020 NFL playoffs are almost halfway through as 6 of the 13 games were played last weekend. Unfortunately, the Pittsburgh Steelers were one of the nearly half of the playoff field who did not escape the Wild Card Round. Heading to the Divisional Round, it’s the last week of the season with games played on more than one day.
For the 2020 NFL season, six of the BTSC staff (a group I have affectionately named the “BTSC Super Six”) have signed up to pick every game against the spread and the over/under point totals. We are doing things a little different this year and including the Thursday games. Please remember we are not experts on betting or any kind of sports gamblers. We are just a group of Steelers’ fans saying who we think will come through each week.
We are using a new program called Tallysight this season. It will allow us to show picks in a much more “friendly to the eye” manner. To understand how it works, the default tab is for our picks against the spread. To see the over/under picks, click the “O/U” tab in the upper right.
Last week, when picking games against the spread, Bryan, Shannon, and I led the way by going an unimpressive 3-3. Bryan continues to hold the top spot overall at 133-129 and cannot be caught as he holds an 8-game lead of Geoffrey with only 7 games remaining in the season.
When it comes to picking the over/under, Jeff was the only person to get to .500 at 3-3 as our picks as a whole left a lot to be desired. Michael continues to hold the top spot overall at 136-126 by one game over Geoffrey as the only two people over .500 for the season. When combining both sets of pick, Bryan jumped back to tie Geoffrey in the top spot at 260-264 combined. Michael is within striking distance needing to make up 3 games.
So here are the picks for the games for the Divisional Round of the 2020 postseason. Please feel free to list your choices in the comment section below and play along!