Galin Dragiev

The Dragon

Galin specializes in the NBA and NFL. In 2017-18, he went 27-19 (59 percent) on NFL picks. 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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Chicago -3.5 CHI -3.5

Seattle 17 @ Chicago 24
9/18
SEA 17 @ CHI 24
9/18
WIN
Sun 9/16

Yes, the Bears lost last weekend to Aaron Rodgers, but it took an MVP level performance from one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time to pull off the accomplishment. This Bears team is significantly better than last season and they face the Seahawks who are missing a huge portion of their starters to injury. Look for the Bears to control this game with good defense and a running game and pull off the Monday night win.

2-0-1 IN LAST 3 SEA ATS PICKS | +200

San Francisco -6 SF -6

Detroit 27 @ San Francisco 30
9/16
DET 27 @ SF 30
9/16
LOSS
Sun 9/16

The 49ers had a tough start to their season against a very stout Vikings defense on the road. Jimmy Garoppolo struggled, throwing three picks and failing to make big plays for this teammates. This matchup is quite the opposite, as the Lions struggle on defense and play a bit faster. Look for Garoppolo to bounce back and lead the 49ers to a big win here.

2-1 IN LAST 3 SF ATS PICKS | +85

L.A. Chargers -3.5 LAC -3.5

Kansas City 38 @ L.A. Chargers 28
9/09
KC 38 @ LAC 28
9/09
LOSS
Wed 9/5

The Chargers were dealing with injuries last month but have returned their most important players and look ready for Week 1. They famously struggled in close games last season, which resulted in a much weaker record than deserved. That record is partially driving the small line here in a game where they should be favored by more. The Chiefs have an inexperienced quarterback making his first start on the road and I expect that to hold them back in this game. I'm laying the small number.

2-1 IN LAST 3 KC ATS PICKS | +95

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