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Tom Fornelli
Tom Fornelli
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A CBS Sports writer since 2010, the entertaining Fornelli is a consistent winner who was 271-232 in his popular college football "Six Pack" column entering the 2020 season. He's spreading his wings on SportsLine, demonstrating his expertise in every single sport. You'll get maximum access to Fornelli's picks only on SportsLine. For Tom Fornelli media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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Sacramento 106 @ Golden St. 137 | 01/05 | 3:00 AM UTC

UNDER 234

LOSS

ANALYSIS: So Steph Curry put up 62 points last night to answer his critics, but he did so in a game where defense was optional. That's not to say he's not capable of doing it again, it's just I don't see the Warriors and Steph having the same kind of performance on the second night of a back-to-back. Particularly against a Sacramento team that does provide some resistance on the defensive end, which is a lot more than I can say about Portland. This total is just too high. Maybe Steph goes for 60 again, but I don't think everybody else on the court will combine for 174 if he does.

+271 6-3 IN LAST 9 GS O/U PICKS

Cleveland 83 @ Orlando 103 | 01/05 | 12:00 AM UTC

UNDER 216.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: These are two teams off to hot starts to the NBA season, but both of their offenses have begun to cool down as of late. The Cavs still have one of the better defenses in the league, however, ranking second in efficiency, and the Magic are in the top-half as well. I'm expecting a low scoring, close battle in Orlando on Monday.

+889 10-1 IN LAST 11 CLE O/U PICKS

Charlotte 101 @ Philadelphia 118 | 01/05 | 12:00 AM UTC

Charlotte +8

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Here's the thing you have to understand about the Hornets. They aren't awful. Now, don't get me wrong, they aren't all that good, either, but they don't deserve to be this considerable an underdog against the Sixers. The Hornets aren't great offensively, ranking 22 in the league in efficiency, but Philly hasn't lit the world on fire, either, as it's 17th. Where the Hornets might surprise you is on the defensive end, where they rank 15th in efficiency. Also, these two just played a couple of days ago. While the Sixers won that game by 15, I'm of the opinion that the familiarity will lead to a closer affair tonight.

+90 2-1-1 IN LAST 4 PHI ATS PICKS

L.A. Clippers 116 @ L.A. Lakers 109 | 12/23 | 3:00 AM UTC

UNDER 219.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: These rivals met four times last season and the Under hit in all four contests. More importantly, the average game between them featured 212.5 points, which is well below where the total has been set for tonight. Toss in a new-look Clippers squad, and that fact it's the first time both teams will be playing in an empty Staples Center (it'll be a much different atmosphere than the bubble) and I don't expect it to be a high-scoring affair.

+179 4-2 IN LAST 6 LAC O/U PICKS

Purdue 55 @ Iowa 70 | 12/23 | 2:00 AM UTC

Purdue +6.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: It's important that you understand when making this pick that you're putting your life at risk betting against Luka Garza. He's a monster. That said, he was a much bigger monster against Iowa's early schedule against mostly nobodies. Against a Gonzaga team with size, the Hawkeyes struggled. Now, Purdue isn't Gonzaga, but it does have enough size to make life a bit more difficult for Garza, and I'm not sure Iowa has a reliable counter yet.

+190 3-1 IN LAST 4 CBB ATS PICKS
+290 4-1 IN LAST 5 IOWA ATS PICKS