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Micah Roberts has worked in the Las Vegas sports book industry for over 18 years, including a 13-year run as Station Casinos' book director. Roberts has covered the Las Vegas sports betting industry over the past decade for VegasInsider.com, Gaming Today, and Sporting News. One innovation in Las Vegas he is credited with is being the first to offer propositions and matchups in weekly NASCAR races. In 2016, Micah began selling MLB selections and his followers netted more than 86 units. He crushed college football for SportsLine members, going 70-44-3 (61 percent) on the season. For Micah Roberts media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
LAST 11 CBB ATS PICKS
8-3 LAST 11 CBB ATS PICKS | +480
Minnesota has had five home games and the average score has been 93-72 with all five games going Over the total. They don't figure to get much resistance from Drake who allow opponents to shoot 48 percent from the field. What I like about the Over in this spot is Drake's offense wanting a fast pace as well and they shoot 40 percent from long range. Five of their seven games with a total went Over, including their last three. Over is the play.
8-3-0 in last 11 CBB ATS picks | +480
The Nuggets are still without top players Jokic and Millsap but they managed to pull off a win at Orlando Friday after losing badly in their previous two road games at New Orleans and Dallas. This is the fourth of their current six game road trip. Indiana has won three straight and come off the biggest win of their season Friday halting the Cavs 13 game win streak. They're playing very well. Pacers are the play.
4-2-0 in last 6 NBA OU picks | +192
Illinois lost a lot of players and the new ones are still raw. They have struggled against upper-tier competition. This game is at the MGM, not UNLV's normal home, but I still give the Rebels four points for home court and I have UNLV five points better than Illinois. So htis spread provides value. UNLV is shooting 51 percent from the field and has held opponents to 38 percent. UNLV gets a double-digit win Saturday.
We're getting get a gift with the price Friday because USC has lost two straight and also because the home-court edge isn't factored in because it's a "neutral" court. But the Staples Center is right around the corner from the USC campus. There's no shame with USC losing to Texas A&M and SMU, two of the better programs in college hoops. The Sooners played one good team, Arkansas, and lost. They haven't been living up to their high rating and have gone 1-4 ATS in their last five. USC is the play.
St. John's is off to a fast start at 8-1, but they haven't played anyone to really give them a test. In their last five games they're only shooting 40 percent from the field. That's not going to get it done against ASU (7-0 SU, 6-1 ATS), which shoots 53 percent and average 93 ppg. The Sun Devils' three-guard offense hasn't been stopped yet this season and they keep it going here.
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