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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Carolina @ N.Y. Jets
Chicago @ L.A. Lakers

Cleveland +7.5CLE +7.5

Jacksonville 19 @ Cleveland 7
11/19
JAC 19 @ CLE 7
11/19
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Sun 11/19

Jacksonville has been incredible this season - better than anyone could have expected them out to be. It's still hard to believe they are a 7.5 point favorite. The matchup for Cleveland is ideal, as Jacksonville struggles to defend the run, while Cleveland excels at stopping it. The only way Jacksonville covers is through the air, and Blake Bortles isn't there yet. Take the points.

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Denver -4.5DEN -4.5

Denver 109 @ L.A. Lakers 127
11/19
DEN 109 @ LAL 127
11/19
LOSS
Sun 11/19

The Nuggets are finally clicking on offense, as we saw them score 146 last time out with super star Nikola Jokic only taking five shots. When Jokic is passing to cutters and running the offense through the high post, the Nuggets are at their best. I don't see how the Lakers stop them, even at home. Lay the points.

UNDER 45UNDER 45

Atlanta 34 @ Seattle 31
11/20
ATL 34 @ SEA 31
11/20
LOSS
Fri 11/17

The Atlanta Falcons offense has struggled this season with the changes in coaching staff in the off-season. It's clear last season's elite play was heavily coaching influenced, and they'll struggle again against a stout Seahawks defense. Seattle has the biggest home-field advantage in the NFL with a loud crowd and an extremely tough trip for East Coast teams. I don't think the Seahawks have enough firepower to push this game Over the total, and the Falcons certainly don't. The play is the Under here.

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Portland -7.5POR -7.5

Portland 82 @ Sacramento 86
11/17
POR 82 @ SAC 86
11/17
LOSS
Fri 11/17

The Kings are in a tight battle with the Chicago Bulls for the worst team in the NBA. They get to face off against a competent Portland team tonight that needs wins badly. Portland is running an extremely tight rotation, and they'll keep their pedal on the gas until it turns into a blowout. Lay the large number.

Charlotte -6.5CHA -6.5

Charlotte 120 @ Chicago 123
11/17
CHA 120 @ CHI 123
11/17
LOSS
Fri 11/17

The Bulls are getting blown out left and right. They get Justin Holiday back, but that won't help much - the Bulls have a negative 4.1 net rating even with Holiday in the lineup. The Hornets have Nic Batum back, and his effect will be felt immediately. Lay the points.

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