This post is brought to you by our friends at Tropicana Sports.

What if I told you there’s a way to get all of the thrill of picking games and winning incredible prizes without having to drop any cash? Thanks to our friends at Tropicana Sports, now you can. They are offering Crossing Broad readers a pick’em contest. The way the pick’em games work is:

Tropicana Sports presents a slate of picks for a particular sport, game, or event.

If you pick them all correctly, you get entered into a drawing for prizes.

That’s it.


What kind of prizes, you ask? Prizes vary by game, but similar games have featured a mixture of free hotel stays and gift cards to Tropicana’s on-property sports bars. They’ve also given away a stay in a penthouse suite with an ocean view for winners of larger contests, as well as two-hour parties to a bar with food and drinks included for the winner and their guests.

Tuesdays offerings include “Daily NBA Pick 5” and “NHL Rolling Pick 5“:

Daily NBA Pick 5

Our first match-up puts two of the preseason favorites for a lottery pick as Orlando plays host to Sacramento. The Kings find themselves in ninth place in the West, featuring wins over the Thunder, Grizzlies, Wizards, and Heat with the latter three coming in successive games. Pick: Sacramento (+4.5)

The Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets are two teams not likely to move the ratings meter. Charlotte won the first match-up on the road by one point, but hasn’t beaten anyone of note. Miami, on the other hand, has victories over the Wizards and Trailblazers to their credit. Pick: Miami (+4.5)

The Hawks and Cavs is a game that pits two bottom dwellers in the East head to head. The Cavs recently got news that Kevin Love could be out for more than a month. That aside, this should be a close game. Pick: Cleveland (-4.5)

Sixers v. Raptors is going to show just how much of a talent and depth gap exists between the squads. Kawhi was rested against Milwaukee and should have fresh legs tonight. Pick: Toronto (-6.5)

The Pistons/Celtics should go much in the way of Sixers/Raptors, though I’d expect a closer score. Pick: Pistons (+8.5)

NHL Rolling Pick 5

The home teams are favored in every match-up, though the popular picks show a differing opinion on Boston/Carolina.

If you’re looking to get in some football picks early, Tropicana Sports has “NFL Thursday Night Kickoff“.

NFL Thursday Night Kickoff

The “NFL Thursday Night Kickoff” game includes three criteria for you to choose:

1st Half – Points Spreads

Choose between the Oakland Raiders (+1.5/-125) or the San Francisco 49ers (-1.5/-111)

Highest Scoring Quarter

Choose between the 1st quarter (+600), 2nd quarter (+160), 3rd quarter (+475), 4th quarter (+195), or equals (+500).


Choose “Over” or “Under” 46.5 points for the game.

Spread (Including Overtime)

Choose between Oakland (+3.5) or San Francisco (-3.5).


The Favorites picks are: 1) Oakland 2) 2nd quarter 3) Over 4) Oakland

The Most Popular picks are: 1) Oakland 2) 3rd quarter 3) Under 4) San Francisco

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to pick your games and enter to win! Sign up today! A big thanks to our friends at Tropicana Sports for putting this fantastic competition together.

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