Galin Dragiev

The Dragon

Galin specializes in the NBA and NFL. He's currently wrecking the books as one of SportsLine's top NBA experts, after going 27-19 (59 percent) last NFL season. Galin started in the industry covering DFS for a number of outlets, including Rotoworld, DailyRoto, and numberFire. From the beginning, he realized one must first predict the outcome of the game before determining how success trickles down to individual players, so he spent more time studying team outcomes than projecting individual players. When it comes to predictions, Galin trusts numbers above all else. Having graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Physics, Galin uses his strong analytical background every time he makes a pick. For Galin Dragiev media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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Philadelphia -8.5PHI -8.5

Charlotte 94 @ Philadelphia 108
3/19
CHA 94 @ PHI 108
3/19
WIN
Mon 3/19

Charlotte is significantly worse without Nic Batum, and now that they are out of the playoff race, they'll start developing young guys a little more. They are also playing frustrated, as you could tell in their blowout loss against the Knicks. This is a horrible spot for Charlotte, so I'm expecting the 76ers to take advantage. Lay the large number.

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Brooklyn -5.5BKN -5.5

Memphis 115 @ Brooklyn 118
3/19
MEM 115 @ BKN 118
3/19
LOSS
Mon 3/19

The Grizzlies finally won a game last time out but it's very unlikely they repeat. They are in full-on tank mode, and they'll limit star minutes if they need to in order to lose. Brooklyn is getting healthier and has no incentive to lose games. Lay the points.

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Miami -2MIA -2

Denver 141 @ Miami 149
3/19
DEN 141 @ MIA 149
3/19
WIN
Mon 3/19

Denver is a much worse team without Gary Harris, who is quietly one of the best shooting guards in the league. Traveling to Miami, this will be a really tough game for the Nuggets against a strong Heat team battling for playoff seeding. I'm laying the small number.

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New Orleans -1NO -1

Boston 89 @ New Orleans 108
3/18
BOS 89 @ NO 108
3/18
WIN
Sun 3/18

Boston is a great defensive team but they don't have an answer for Anthony Davis, who has dominated them in previous meetings. Davis is currently playing fantastic basketball, and New Orleans needs this win badly to stay competitive in the Western Conference playoff race. The Pelicans find a way to win this. Lay the small number.

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UNDER 222UNDER 222

Houston 129 @ Minnesota 120
3/18
HOU 129 @ MIN 120
3/18
LOSS
Sun 3/18

Both teams are playing on the second night of a back-to-back and there will be plenty of tired legs all around. In these double back-to-back games, both teams tend to slow down and the pace decreases. With the total fairly high at 222, there are a few points of value in the Under.

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