Pick of the Day – 12/27/20 (Sunday)

Darts ?- PDC World Championship

Darts Record: 24-11

Previous World Championship picks:

Jeff Smith (-122) v Keane Berry ✅

Chris Dobey (-152) v Jeff Smith ✅

Daryl Gurney (-152) v William OConnor ✅

Adam Hunt (+120) v Jamie Hughes ✅

Mervyn King (-175) v Max Hopp ✅

Jeffrey de Zwaan (+100) v Ryan Searle ❌

Ian White (-175) v Kim Huybrechts ❌

POTD: Joe Cullen (-139) v Jonny Clayton

Couple seasoned veterans go to battle, with both seeking to claim a first appearance in the last 16 of the PDC World Championship. I like World # 16 the Rockstar Joe Cullen to defeat the World # 17 the Ferret Jonny Clayton in this one.

The two have met twice in majors this year, splitting 1-1 with Clayton winning 10-4 at the UK Open in March and Cullen winning 3 sets – 2 sets at the World Grand Prix in October.

Since the beginning November, Cullen has recorded multiple world class victories, including World #10 Ian White, World # 15 Krzysztaf Ratasjki, World # 31 Gabriel Clemens, & World # 76 Adam Hunt. Opposed to Clayton who defeated World #4 Michael Smith, but aside from that, has not defeated any other opponent in the World top 20.

Like the Rockstar Cullen a lot in this one.

Sweetener ?: Simon Whitlock (+110) v Krzysztaf Ratajski

Like World # 18 Wizard Whitlock to pull the upset on World #15 Polish Eagle Krzysztaf Ratajski. Whitlock has shown a propensity to perform well in these spots. Unlike the Polish Eagle, Whitlock has shown an ability to make deep runs in majors.

Taking Whitlock for a small piece.

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