Josh Nagel is a Reno-based analyst who has worked in the Nevada sports handicapping industry for more than 16 years. He has covered the wagering industry on a variety of platforms, and also has won numerous sports handicapping contests. He specializes in college sports and prides himself on consistency. Last year, he hit a documented 61 percent of his college football picks, 59 percent of NFL selections and 58 percent of college basketball selections for SportsLine. From 2010 to 2014, Nagel picked college football games for the Reno Gazette-Journal, also at a 61 percent accuracy rate. His work also has been featured in USA Today, on Covers.com and Poker News. He is the former managing editor of the Reno-based gaming and entertainment magazine Best Bets. For Josh Nagel media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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17-5-1 LAST 23 MLB PICKS | +1446
Although lefty Matt Moore has been a borderline disaster for the moribund Giants, he has been better at home. He has a 4.20 ERA at AT&T Park, as opposed to 7.61 on the road. He also has a 3.67 ERA in day games, as opposed to 7.67 at night. I like the relatively thin price on the Giants mostly because they have a history of beating up Padres starter Luis Perdomo, who is allowing San Francisco to hit 337 against him. He has a 4.50 ERA against the Giants in four starts.
17-5-1 in last 23 MLB picks | +1446
The Rockies have won five straight home starts by German Marquez, who is 4-2 with a 4/57 ERA at Coors Field. The Pirates have lost four straight road starts by Chad Kuhl and are 3-7 in his past 10 road outings. Kuhl gave up three earned runs in five innings to take a loss against the Rockies in their previous meeting.
Anytime you can take 1.5 runs in MLB and still get a plus-money payback, it?s a wager that merits consideration. The Braves are in this spot Friday against the Dodgers, and there is a good case for value on Atlanta at +105 or better. Its lineup is hitting .381 against Dodgers starter Alex Wood, whom they beat the last time they faced him, with six runs in four innings. Jaime Garcia is the subject of trade talks but is still expected to start for the Braves. He has split four career starts against Los Angeles.
The Braves are worth a play Thursday as massive underdogs against the red-hot Dodgers. Atlanta?s lineup is hitting .368 against Los Angeles starter Brandon McCarthy, and the Braves have won seven straight starts by Mike Foltynewicz. Atlanta could catch Los Angeles in a flat spot coming off a long road trip.
The Astros are just 1-4 in their last five home games against left-handed starters and their lineup is hitting just .216 against Seattle starter James Paxton. The Mariners are 5-1 when Paxton faces winning teams, and are 7-2 when he starts Game 3 of a series.
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