Galin Dragiev

The Dragon

Galin Dragiev started in the sports industry by covering Daily Fantasy basketball and soccer 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 finding out 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 puts his strong analytical background to the test every time he makes a pick. Galin?s expertise is in the NBA and the Premier League. He supports Chelsea FC, the Orlando Magic, and the Florida Gators but never lets bias come into play in his decision-making. For Galin Dragiev media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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UNDER 230.5UNDER 230.5

Cleveland 120 @ Golden St. 129
6/12
CLE 120 @ GS 129
6/12
LOSS
Mon 6/12

The total in Game 1 was just 224.5 but has now risen to 230.5 after three straight Over results. I'm expecting Golden State's defense to be at its peak in Game 5, holding Cleveland to under 100 points and thus keeping the total low. Play the Under here.

Golden St. -8.5GS -8.5

Cleveland 120 @ Golden St. 129
6/12
CLE 120 @ GS 129
6/12
WIN
Mon 6/12

Golden State showed up unfocused ahead of Game 4 in Cleveland but they aren't going to do that twice after last year's disaster. They're all healthy, rested, and back home to close out this series with the newly added Kevin Durant playing at his best. Look for a blowout and lay the points.

Cleveland +3.5CLE +3.5

Golden St. 118 @ Cleveland 113
6/07
GS 118 @ CLE 113
6/07
LOSS
Tue 6/6

The Warriors were very sloppy in Game 2 and were lucky to come out with such a big win. With the series moving back to Cleveland, this is the Cavs? best shot at bringing the series back. Role players play better at home and I expect LeBron James to get some help in this one. Take the points.

Golden St. -8.5GS -8.5

Cleveland 113 @ Golden St. 132
6/04
CLE 113 @ GS 132
6/04
WIN
Sun 6/4

The Golden State Warriors are simply the better team here. They won with ease in Game 1 even though Klay Thompson shot 3-16 from the field. Thompson will improve, and even if one of their other stars struggles, Golden State has too much firepower to lose this one. Lay the points.

Cleveland -15.5CLE -15.5

Boston 99 @ Cleveland 112
5/23
BOS 99 @ CLE 112
5/23
LOSS
Tue 5/23

The last game in this series came down to LeBron James having a really poor shooting night and he?s not one to have those often. There is zero doubt Cleveland wins this series and Boston?s success was based off of a number of unlikely factors all combining in Game 3. Marcus Smart won?t shoot this well again and Boston will crumble. Lay the large number.

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