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Matt Severance
+3113 85-33 IN LAST 118 NBA ML PICKS
+3243 119-58-4 IN LAST 181 NHL PICKS
+2459 105-73-4 IN LAST 182 CBB ATS PICKS
+2394 117-66 IN LAST 183 MLB PICKS
Matt Severance is a well-connected writer and handicapper who has worked in the industry since 2005. After joining SportsLine, Matt quickly established himself as a top expert in multiple sports. Over the past two college basketball seasons, Matt is 391-286 (plus $2,714). He also went 187-129 (plus $1,068) last season in the NHL, 409-310 (plus $948) last season in MLB and 101-86 (plus $364) in college football. He believes in buying points in football to get off a push number like 3 or 7. He understands that oddsmakers don't do as much homework on lower-tier FBS games, creating betting opportunities. And he says homefield advantage is underrated in some markets and overrated in others. For Matt Severance media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Micah Roberts
Micah Roberts
Former Vegas Bookmaker
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+2122 55-30 IN LAST 85 CBB PICKS
+350 13-9 IN LAST 22 MLB ML PICKS

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Micah Roberts has worked in the Las Vegas sportsbook industry for 20-plus years, including a 13-year run as Station Casinos' book director. Armed with an elaborate network of sources, Roberts has unmatched info in multiple sports. He is arguably the nation's premier NASCAR betting expert and was the first bookmaker to offer expanded NASCAR betting. Micah is coming off a strong 2021-22 college basketball season, finishing 80-65-3 (plus $725). For Micah Roberts media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Larry Hartstein
+1601 93-70-3 IN LAST 166 CBB ATS PICKS
A former lead writer for Covers and The Linemakers, Larry combines a vast network of Vegas sources with an analytical approach he honed while working for Pro Football Focus. Entering the 2022 NFL season, Larry is 427-344 all-time on NFL sides (plus $3,764 for $100 players), including 394-330 ATS. He went 68-50 ATS (58 percent) and 8-3 on moneyline plays last season for a profit of $1,552. Larry also excels in college basketball: Despite a down 2021-22 campaign, he is 379-328-13 ATS (plus $1,740) over the past three seasons. Larry enters the 2022 MLB season looking to build off a strong year in which he finished 88-61 (plus $1,273) while also returning $981 in MLB prop plays given out on Twitter or "The Early Edge." Catch the popular daily show, hosted by Jonathan Coachman, at 10 a.m. ET on SportsLine's YouTube page. For Larry Hartstein media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
John Bollman
+1160 69-51 LAST 120 MLB SIDES
John Bollman is coming off a monster 2021 MLB season: He went 380-309-1, returning $3,855 to $100 bettors and finishing as SportsLine's No. 1 expert. John combines MLB front-office experience with a deep statistical background. In 2018 Bollman, who has a master's degree in biostatistics, worked in the Toronto Blue Jays' analytics department, focusing on high-performance sports science and player development. In addition to his elite baseball mind, John’s expertise encompasses the NHL and NFL. He is known for his ability to quantify the unquantifiable. For John Bollman media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Zack Cimini
Zack Cimini
Contrarian with Chutzpah
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+890 21-11 IN LAST 32 NBA ATS PICKS
+871 17-7 IN LAST 24 MLB ML PICKS
+380 6-2 IN LAST 8 CBB PICKS

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A Las Vegas handicapper who's never afraid to buck conventional wisdom, Zack excels in multiple sports. Over the past two NBA seasons, Zack is 134-101-1, returning $2,296 to $100 players. All-time in MLB, Zack sports a record of 535-468-6, returning $2,962 to $100 bettors. All-time in college basketball, Zack is 423-375, returning $1,331 to $100 players. Zack appears regularly on "The Early Edge," SportsLine's popular daily podcast hosted by Jonathan Coachman. Catch "The Early Edge" live at 10 a.m. ET on SportsLine's YouTube page. For Zack Cimini media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Max Gorenstein
+667 32-23-1 IN LAST 56 CBB O/U PICKS
Max is just 22 but he knows numbers and sports inside out. He understands matchups and trends -- which are relevant, which are fluff. In June 2021, Max debuted with SportsLine and promptly crushed MLB props and team totals, going 106-88 (plus $3,047 for $100 bettors) the rest of the season. All plays were given out on Twitter (@MaxGorenstein) or on The Early Edge podcast, which can be watched daily on SportsLine's YouTube page. Now Max will be posting his picks with analysis here, exclusively for SportsLine members. For Max Gorenstein media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Stephen Oh
+580 8-2 IN LAST 10 NBA ATS PICKS
+1140 14-3 IN LAST 17 NHL PICKS
+190 12-9-1 LAST 22 CBB SIDES

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SportsLine's principal data engineer, Stephen specializes in sports simulations, projections and advanced statistical analysis. He is a co-founder of AccuScore. Stephen's March Madness model crushed its picks last tournament, beating over 92 percent of all CBS Sports brackets for the second time in three years. The model also had three of the Final Four teams and predicted the championship game between Gonzaga and Baylor. Over the past six seasons, Stephen's model has called 17 first-round upsets by double-digit seeds. In MLB, Stephen has excelled four straight seasons, returning $2,512 to $100 bettors. And in the NFL, Stephen has posted six straight winning seasons. For Stephen Oh media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Allie O'Neill
+526 18-11-2 IN LAST 31 MLB PICKS
Allie O'Neill was pursuing her biochemical engineering degree when she started betting MLB and NHL sides, totals and props. Through predictive modeling and data mining, she created algorithms that quickly made her successful in both sports. Allie loves the analytics of sports betting and constantly is trying to apply advanced metrics to get an edge. A 22-year-old diehard Crimson Tide fan, Allie (@allie_sports on Twitter) appears regularly on the "Early Edge" hosted by Jonathan Coachman. The show airs daily at 10 a.m. ET on SportsLine's YouTube page. For Allie O'Neill media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Ameer Tyree
+480 18-12 IN LAST 30 NBA ATS PICKS

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Ameer Tyree is a Charlotte-based sports betting and DFS analyst who made a name for himself covering various sports for DraftKings Nation as a staff writer. While Tyree specializes in basketball and has hit on an impressive 61 percent of his NBA picks since the 2019-20 NBA season, he also prides himself on finding undervalued options in the gambling and fantasy landscape across the NFL, EPL, the Bundesliga and college sports. He strives to find diamonds in the rough by scouring sportsbooks for the most desirable plus-money props. For Ameer Tyree media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Matt Snyder
Matt Snyder
Stick With What Works
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+431 23-16 LAST 39 MLB SIDES

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CBS Sports' longest-tenured baseball expert, Matt crushed the 2021 MLB season for SportsLine subscribers, finishing 92-66-2 while returning $2,119 to $100 players. Baseball-obsessed since a young child, a fan of gambling from nickel-and-dime poker as a teen to $5 blackjack as a broke college kid and eventually onto major sports betting, the transition always seemed inevitable for Matt. He teams simple logic learned back from his baseball-playing days, such as "stick with what works," with extensive background analytics. For Matt Snyder media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com
Jeff Hochman
Jeff Hochman
West Coast Wiseguy
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+300 3-0 IN LAST 3 NBA PICKS
+218 5-3 IN LAST 8 NHL PICKS
+180 4-2-1 IN LAST 7 CBB PICKS
Jeff Hochman burst onto the sports betting scene in the 1990s. Today he's one of the nation's most respected handicappers. "This is not a hobby of mine," Hochman says. "It's my business and I take it very seriously." The selective Hochman dominates multiple sports -- he went 14-6 (plus $740) in the 2021 college football season, for example -- but is perhaps best known for his NHL acumen. Over the past seven years, Hochman has hit over 60 percent of his NHL plays while returning healthy profits to those following him. For Jeff Hochman media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Brad Botkin
+215 3-1 IN LAST 4 NBA ML PICKS

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Brad Botkin is a senior NBA writer who has been with CBS Sports since 2011, the first seven as an editor, and over that time he has refined his wagering approach down to one basic rule: Do not trust your first instinct. This most often applies to the glamorous teams and players, but Overs fall into this category, too. Casual gamblers love the big teams and Overs, and the books steal value accordingly. When Brad sees a bet that screams one way, he is always intrigued to look deeper into the opposite angle. For Brad Botkin media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Kenny White
+180 4-2 IN LAST 6 CBB ATS PICKS

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Kenny White learned the bookmaking business on his father's knee. By age 24 he was running a sportsbook and at 26 he was setting lines for Vegas' biggest casinos. A two-time winner of the prestigious Stardust Football Invitational, the originator of Player Power Ratings and the former head of the powerful Las Vegas Sports Consultants, Kenny arrived to SportsLine armed with new algorithms, ready to exploit mistakes in the betting line. Look for this legendary oddsmaker's picks, analysis and videos in every major sport. For Kenny White media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Chip Patterson
+90 2-1 IN LAST 3 CBB O/U PICKS

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Chip has covered college football, college basketball and golf for CBS Sports since 2010. He’s a high-volume shooter who loves to spray the board with a well-balanced mix of statistical insight, matchup-specific trends and a feel for the games built up from his experience as an analyst. February 2022 marked his debut as a SportsLine expert. You can also find him hosting the Cover 3 Podcast, contributing on CBS Sports HQ or dropping some of his favorite plays on SportsLine’s Early Edge, where he went 56-42 (57.1 percent) during the 2021 college football season. For Chip Patterson media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Tim Doyle
Tim Doyle
Big Ten Baller
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+70 4-3 IN LAST 7 NBA PICKS

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Tim Doyle is a former All-Big Ten basketball player at Northwestern. He made his bones on the playgrounds of New York City and was featured in the book “Asphalt Gods” about his outstanding play at the famed Rucker Park in Harlem. Doyle has called games for CBS, the Big Ten Network and ESPN and appears regularly on the SportsLine show on CBS Sports HQ. He handicaps games based on matchups, and focuses heavily on coaches. For Tim Doyle media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Mike Barner
+65 5-3 IN LAST 8 NBA ML PICKS

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Mike is a nationally-acclaimed NBA Fantasy expert, both season-long and DFS, who uses in-depth knowledge of every roster to find betting advantages. Over the past two seasons, Mike crushed sportsbooks with a 291-229-8 record, returning $3,876 to $100 bettors. Mike was nominated in 2018 for Basketball Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and on Yahoo, RotoWire and KFFL. He's also been featured on ESPN Radio. The day-in, day-out NBA grind is the fun part for Mike. He digs deep into the data, examining team trends and projecting game outcomes, while watching as many games as possible to gain an edge. For Mike Barner media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com
Barrett Sallee

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A nationally known CBS Sports college football writer, Sallee shares his top plays each week with SportsLine subscribers. Over the past three years, he is 105-89 in his popular best bets column. Sallee hosts shows on SiriusXM College and appears regularly on CBS Sports HQ. He is a regular on local, regional and national radio programs, including The Paul Finebaum Show on ESPN Radio and the SEC Network. For Barrett Sallee media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Tom Fornelli
Tom Fornelli
#TrustTheProcess
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A CBS Sports writer since 2010, the entertaining Fornelli is perhaps best known for his college football expertise. He demonstrated it again in the 2021 season, going 69-52-2 (57 percent) while returning $1,255 to $100 players. You'll get maximum access to Fornelli's picks only on SportsLine. For Tom Fornelli media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Adam Silverstein

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CBS Sports' managing editor, Adam has been picking college football and NFL since 2002. Born and raised in Florida, he has been covering sports since 1996 when he began his own newsletter and has not stopped following the ins and outs of the games we love. Though he will take the occasional underdog, Adam often looks for value with the favorites, especially after sharp money comes in and lines fall below key numbers. Since joining SportsLine, he's a strong 272-235-16 in the NFL, returning $1,375 to $100 players. For Adam Silverstein media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Hank Goldberg

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Legendary handicapper Hammerin' Hank Goldberg joined SportsLine in 2018 and promptly cashed huge for SportsLine members, predicting each of Justify's Triple Crown wins. A beloved national treasure, Hammer enjoyed a 17-year ESPN run in which he had only two losing seasons picking NFL games. He's continued to cash in on the NFL for SportsLine members. Each week, Hammer releases his three top plays, and he enters the 2022 season on a 75-63 best bets run. For Hank Goldberg media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
R.J. White
R.J. White
Super Stat Geek
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CBS Sports' managing editor of Fantasy and gambling, R.J. twice has cashed huge in the world's most prestigious handicapping tournament, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest. In 2017 he tied for 18th out of 2,748 contestants with a 52-29-4 mark against the spread. In 2015 he tied for 39th out of 1,727 entries with a 51-32-2 record. Over the past seven years, R.J.'s SuperContest picks are 329-250-21 (56.8 percent). He shares those five weekly picks on SportsLine. Beyond his weekly SuperContest column, R.J. consistently crushes the NFL: He went 445-378-24 on ATS picks from 2017-21, returning $2,542 to $100 players as SportsLine's No. 1 NFL expert in against the spread picks. R.J. has many years of experience analyzing NFL statistics and trends, beginning with Super Bowl XXV, and it shows in his insightful writeups and winning picks. For R.J. White media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Allan Bell

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Allan Bell was a founding creator of NFL coverage at 247Sports where he served as managing editor before joining the SportsLine team in 2019. You have likely heard him in radio markets from Los Angeles to New York, Nashville and everywhere else in between. He brings a wealth of knowledge to attack the boards, using both an analytical approach and his connections to former players and front office members to understand the 'why' and truly get inside the lines. Allan believes a winning wager only has value when you bring others with you. His method is simple: We win together. Let's have a day!
Mike Tierney

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A veteran sportswriter whose work appears periodically in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Mike Tierney has covered the NFL for decades and reported from seven Super Bowls. Mike does not consider himself a pet lover. But he likes 'dogs, preferring to evaluate each game from the underdog's point of view. Over the past four seasons, Mike is 232-204 ATS in the NFL. For Mike Tierney media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Mike McClure

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Mike is a professional DFS player and SportsLine predictive data engineer, specializing in player projections and advanced statistical analysis. Mike has nearly $2 Million in DFS winnings in addition to being recognized in the book “Fantasy Football (and Baseball) for Smart People: How to Turn your hobby into a Fortune” as a top Daily Fantasy Baseball Player. He appears regularly on "The Early Edge," SportsLine's popular daily podcast hosted by Jonathan Coachman. Catch "The Early Edge" live at 10 a.m. ET on SportsLine's YouTube page. For Mike McClure media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Brett Anderson

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A CBS Sports NFL editor, Brett Anderson is coming off a dominant 2021 NFL season in which he went 23-9 (72 percent), returning $1,315 to $100 players. He was a perfect 4-0 in the playoffs, nailing Bengals +4.5 in the Super Bowl to cap it off. Brett has been covering the NFL and other sports for 25-plus years, from the Midwest to Midtown Manhattan to South Florida. He joined his first NFL picks pool at age 12 and has been hammering home dogs ever since. Brett's strategy is a hybrid of data, game film and gut instinct, and he also seeks out prognosticators on a serious streak to either ride along with the red hot or, often more profitably, fade the ice cold. For Brett Anderson media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Emory Hunt
Emory Hunt
The Czar of the Playbook
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No one knows college football personnel and X's and O's better than Emory Hunt. Born and raised in New Orleans, Hunt played running back at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette and coached high school football before starting Football Gameplan, an in-depth analysis site. A CBS Sports HQ analyst, Hunt regularly can be seen breaking down CFB and NFL matchups. For Emory Hunt media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
Josh Nagel
Josh Nagel
Senior Analyst
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Josh Nagel is a Reno-based analyst and radio host who has worked in the sports handicapping industry for more than 20 years. SportsLine's assistant managing editor has covered the wagering industry on a variety of platforms, and has won numerous sports handicapping contests. He prides himself on consistency and insightful analysis. He has hit 61 percent of his NBA spread picks since the start of the 2017 season, and has hit the NFL at a 56-percent clip over the same period. He also has connected on 59 percent of his CFB spread picks over the past two seasons. What's more, he has a documented 40-22 record on SportsLine proposition-bet specials, which includes a 5-0-1 mark in the 2019 NFL conference championship games. For Josh Nagel media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.