Galin Dragiev

The Dragon

Galin Dragiev started in the 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 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. 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 affect his decision-making. For Galin Dragiev media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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Miami -6MIA -6

L.A. Clippers 85 @ Miami 90
12/16
LAC 85 @ MIA 90
12/16
LOSS
6:52 PM

The Clippers are insanely banged up, playing on the second night of a back-to-back, in Miami. This is the worst possible spot for them to be in, especially on a Saturday night. Look for Miami to blow them out early. Lay the points.

Milwaukee -8.5MIL -8.5

Chicago 115 @ Milwaukee 109
12/15
CHI 115 @ MIL 109
12/15
LOSS
YESTERDAY 7:10 PM

The Bulls have won a few games here with the help of Nikola Mirotic, but he'll be shut down tonight by Giannis Antetokoumpo, and the Bucks will win this one by a margin. Look for both Giannis and Middleton to score with ease, and the Bucks length to cause problems for the Bulls scorers. Lay the points.

Brooklyn +12.5BKN +12.5

Brooklyn 87 @ Toronto 120
12/15
BKN 87 @ TOR 120
12/15
LOSS
YESTERDAY 7:08 PM

The Nets are on the second night of a back-to-back, but they have enough quality to at least keep this game close. Spencer Dinwiddie has been playing lights out, and he will carry the Nets to a competitive loss. Take the points here.

Golden St. -11.5GS -11.5

Dallas 97 @ Golden St. 112
12/14
DAL 97 @ GS 112
12/14
WIN
Thu 12/14

Steph Curry is still sidelined by the ankle injury but Kevin Durant is playing like an MVP Candidate in his absence. From scoring to rim protection, Durant has done it all, and even without Draymond Green and Steph Curry, this line is too low for the defending champions. Lay the points on the home team.

Detroit -3.5DET -3.5

Detroit 105 @ Atlanta 91
12/14
DET 105 @ ATL 91
12/14
WIN
Wed 12/13

The Pistons are simply the better team here, and the line is too small for them taking on Atlanta. Andre Drummond should be unstoppable against a small Atlanta front-court, and Detroit will be able to lock down defensively. Lay the small number.

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