The battle between Team OddsShark co-leaders David Fucillo from SB Nation and Ryan Fowler from FOX Sports remains a deadlock through the first five weeks of the SuperContest at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, with each of them earning 18.5 points out of a possible 25.
They have also matched each other on a weekly basis with identical records while picking five NFL sides against the spread, as neither of them has suffered a losing week so far either. Both went 3-1-1 in Week 5 to remain atop the group standings, but there is a new challenger threatening their reign.
Joe Ostrowski from 670 The Score in Chicago went a perfect 5-0 in Week 5 to jump into sole possession of third place in the group with 17 points. That is one-half point ahead of Clay Travis from FOX Sports, who went 5-0 in Week 3 and 2-2-1 in Week 5. Like Fucillo and Fowler, neither Ostrowski nor Travis has picked more losers than winners in any week as of yet.
Three team members are tied for fifth in the group, including Aaron Nagler from CheeseheadTV, Rob Pizzola from The Score and Pete Prisco from CBS Sports with 15.5 points apiece.
Bounceback Week for Team OddsShark Members
It was also a good week for the two group members who have been tied for last place the entire season, Chicago’s very own Dan Katz from Barstool Sports and Todd Fuhrman from CBS SportsLine.
Katz and Fuhrman both went 4-1 in Week 5 to move within one point of Randall the Handle for 19th place. Only Ostrowski was better than them while the Odds – VSB
Super Computer went 1-3-1 to fall into 12th place.
There are two new co-leaders in the SuperContest overall as well, with EJOC (4-1 in Week 5) and TD Love Machine (5-0) sharing first place in the standings at 21-4.
Last week’s leader The Right Reasons was one of 427 contestants who picked the Houston Texans as 1-point home favorites against the Indianapolis Colts in last week’s Thursday Night Football Game, picking up an early loss en route to going a disappointing 2-3.
The Right Reasons had an 18-2 mark and was one of three entries to start 10-0.