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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N.Y. Giants @ Philadelphia
Tampa Bay @ Minnesota
Oakland @ Washington

UNDER 42.5UNDER 42.5

Detroit 24 @ N.Y. Giants 10
9/18
DET 24 @ NYG 10
9/18
WIN
Mon 9/18

The total for this game is moving up due to the news that Odell Beckham Jr. is playing. Despite him being active, there?s a good chance he acts as a decoy tonight. The Giants offense is horrendous, and the Lions? offensive line is extremely thin. Neither offense will be able to move the ball in what will be a low-scoring affair. Take the last minute Under as the total continues to rise.

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UNDER 47.5UNDER 47.5

Philadelphia 20 @ Kansas City 27
9/17
PHI 20 @ KC 27
9/17
WIN
Fri 9/15

Kansas City was involved in a high-scoring affair last week but that was mainly the result of a few huge plays. This offense isn?t naturally built on big plays and Andy Reid likes to run the ball at home. I expect Alex Smith to regress after his explosive first game, after all, he?s never thrown for more than 300 yards twice in a season. If the Chiefs defense does its job, this game will stay low scoring. Take the under.

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Washington +2.5WAS +2.5

Washington 27 @ L.A. Rams 20
9/17
WAS 27 @ LAR 20
9/17
WIN
Fri 9/15

Giving two and a half points to the Rams is simply too much. They destroyed the arguably worst team in the league last week and this line makes it seem like that was more of a reflection on the Rams than the Colts. The truth is, Todd Gurley is not good and Jared Goff remains untested in the NFL. Back Washington to cover the small number.

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Arizona PKARI PK

Arizona 23 @ Detroit 35
9/10
ARI 23 @ DET 35
9/10
LOSS
Fri 9/1

I liked this better when Arizona was +1 but I?ll still take them at even odds. This one is simply a situation where Arizona is the better team from a talent perspective, and that?s true for both sides of the ball. Detroit has one of the worst defenses in the league and Matt Stafford isn?t good enough to overcome that versus an elite Arizona defense. Take the road team here.

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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.

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