R.J. White

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R.J. cashed in the world's most prestigious handicapping contest, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, in 2015. He tied for 39th out of a record 1,727 entries with a 51-32-2 record on NFL picks. R.J. has been with CBS Sports for five years as a writer and editor and previously contributed to FanHouse, FanDuel, Razzball and the Fantasy Cafe. R.J. has many years of experience analyzing NFL statistics and trends, beginning with Super Bowl XXV. For R.J. White media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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L.A. Dodgers -1.5LAD -1.5

L.A. Dodgers 6 @ L.A. Angels 2
6/29
LAD 6 @ LAA 2
6/29
WIN
Thu 6/29

With the brilliant Clayton Kershaw on the mound tonight, I'll take the Dodgers to win by two or more at this price. The Angels are mediocre against lefties as a whole, so think of what they'll be able to do against the game's best pitcher.

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Atlanta +118ATL +118

Atlanta 0 @ San Diego 6
6/29
ATL 0 @ SD 6
6/29
LOSS
Thu 6/29

The Padres rank last in the league in OPS vs. lefties, so Jaime Garcia is set up to have a nice start tonight after consecutive rough outings. The Braves' solid offense should be able to score some runs on Dinelson Lamet, who has a 6.60 ERA in six starts. Even if he performs well, the Padres' splits against lefties make me think the Braves will win a low-scoring game.

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Milwaukee +102MIL +102

Milwaukee 11 @ Cincinnati 3
6/29
MIL 11 @ CIN 3
6/29
WIN
Thu 6/29

Brewers starter Jimmy Nelson has been largely excellent this year while posting a 3.50 ERA that's backed up by a 3.19 FIP. Reds starter Homer Bailey's first start of the season was horrendous, and it's possible he's finished as a viable MLB pitcher. The Brewers also just got Ryan Braun and Jonathan Villar back, making their lineup even more dangerous. They should be favored here, so we're getting great value.

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Tampa Bay -125TB -125

Tampa Bay 0 @ Pittsburgh 4
6/29
TB 0 @ PIT 4
6/29
LOSS
Thu 6/29

The Rays have won five of Chris Archer's last six starts, and his 2.88 FIP this year shows he been one of the league's best pitchers. The Rays also have a much better offense as a team than the Pirates. With both the pitching and hitting advantage and the Pirates not a particularly strong home team, I'm jumping on the Rays here.

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OVER 8.5OVER 8.5

Atlanta 4 @ San Diego 7
6/28
ATL 4 @ SD 7
6/28
WIN
Wed 6/28

This is a relatively high total for a game in San Diego, but that's because Bartolo Colon and his 7.78 ERA is making his return for the Braves. The Atlanta lineup features a strong top six, and though they've only scored six runs combined in their last three games, their run production has vastly improved in June, and they're a threat to hang a big number against any mediocre pitcher.

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