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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Milwaukee +2.5MIL +2.5

Milwaukee 108 @ Boston 100
10/18
MIL 108 @ BOS 100
10/18
WIN
YESTERDAY 4:23 PM

The Celtics hung around with Cleveland last night but they face another tough test on a back-to-back without their second-best player in Gordon Hayward. Jayson Tatum will struggle against Milwaukee?s lengthy wings, so look for Giannis Antetokoumpo to take over and keep this game close. Take the points.

2-1-0 in last 3 NBA picks | +90

OVER 198.5OVER 198.5

Atlanta 117 @ Dallas 111
10/18
ATL 117 @ DAL 111
10/18
WIN
YESTERDAY 4:11 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have spent the entire offseason talking about upping their pace this year. They added a perfect point guard for that in Dennis Smith Jr. Smith has been given the green light to run any time he gets the ball and Dallas will play faster as a result, especially at the beginning of the season. The Hawks are in a similar spot with the absence of Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard. Take the Over in this game.

2-1-0 in last 3 NBA picks | +90

Golden St. -9.5GS -9.5

Houston 122 @ Golden St. 121
10/17
HOU 122 @ GS 121
10/17
LOSS
Mon 10/16

The Warriors got stronger in the off-season with additional backups and had an extra summer to incorporate Kevin Durant into their scheme. Houston will also be better, but making two ball-dominant guards mesh takes time. In a fast-paced game that suites Golden State, look for the Warriors to blow Houston out and start the season off strong.

2-1-0 in last 3 NBA picks | +90

OVER 212.5OVER 212.5

Boston 99 @ Cleveland 102
10/17
BOS 99 @ CLE 102
10/17
LOSS
Mon 10/16

NBA teams tend to run a lot more at the beginning of the season when everyone is healthy and fresh. On top of that, these two teams will both be near the top of the league in offense and below league average on defense. There will plenty of scoring tomorrow, take the Over in Cleveland.

2-1-0 in last 3 NBA picks | +90

Green Bay +3GB +3

Green Bay 35 @ Dallas 31
10/08
GB 35 @ DAL 31
10/08
WIN
Sat 10/7

Green Bay is a much stronger team on both sides of the ball and Dallas is currently struggling to reproduce last year?s success in running the ball. The biggest concern for me is Dallas? pass defense, which has been leaky the entire season. Aaron Rodgers will pick that apart, so I?m taking Green Bay to cover on the road.

7-3-0 in last 10 NFL picks | +415

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