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    Larry Hartstein

    The Maestro

    A former lead writer for Covers and The Linemakers, Larry combines a vast network of Vegas sources with an analytical approach he honed working for Pro Football Focus. Larry tied for 52nd place (out of 1,598 entries) in the 2022 Westgate Las Vegas SuperContest, going 53-34-3 ATS (61 percent). His weekly Vegas contest selections form the basis of Larry's SportsLine NFL best bets article, which is 79-48-2 (62.2 percent, +25.95 units) since its inception in 2022. Entering the 2024 season, Larry is 739-599 all-time on NFL sides and props (plus $4,860 for $100 players, every bet 1 unit) at SportsLine, including 547-452 ATS (55 percent long-term). Larry also debuted an NFL officiating column in 2023, using refs' tendencies to help make informed bets. The collaboration with NFL officiating guru Joe Gibbs went 37-23 (+11.7 units) and will return for the 2024 season. For NFL Office Pool players, Larry picked every game straight-up in 2023, going 178-93. Larry also excels in college basketball and is coming off a 116-98 season (plus $825 for $100 players, every bet 1 unit). Over the past four seasons in college hoops, Larry is 494-426 ATS (plus $2,465). For Larry Hartstein media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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    Larry's Pick (1 Live)

    Mar 02 2024, 10:30 pm UTC
    League
    Wake Forest
    @ Va. Tech
    Larry's PickSubscribers Only
    Unit1.0
    +560
    40-31-3 in Last 74 CBB ATS Picks
    +400
    4-0 in Last 4 VATECH ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Wake Forest has lost seven of its last eight road games. ...

    Pick Made: Fri 9:09 pm UTC

    Larry's Past Picks

    Mar 01 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    UMKC
    84
    @ Denver
    69
    +560
    40-31-3 in Last 74 CBB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Denver is averaging 83.9 points per game and I like the Pioneers to avenge their earlier loss at UMKC in what will be a high-scoring affair. The Pioneers are 10-3 at home and feature the nation's leading scorer, fifth-year guard Tommy Bruner. He and three other seniors will be honored before this game. The Roos enter on a four-game win streak, but this night should belong to the Pioneers.

    Pick Made: Fri 12:02 am UTC
    Mar 01 2024, 1:30 am UTC
    League
    Michigan
    52
    @ Rutgers
    82
    +560
    40-31-3 in Last 74 CBB ATS Picks
    +840
    15-6 in Last 21 MICH ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Rutgers has lost three straight and just put up 46 points in an embarrassing home loss to Maryland. At one point, the Scarlet Knights went 11 1/2 minutes without a basket. Michigan was competitive at home against Purdue as the Wolverines shot 42.9 percent from deep. The Wolverines aren't likely to duplicate that shooting effort (including 48.3 percent overall) against a Rutgers team that ranks fourth nationally in defensive efficiency. Rutgers has defeated Wisconsin, Northwestern and Nebraska at home, among others, and should bounce back here.

    Pick Made: Thu 5:34 pm UTC
    Mar 01 2024, 1:30 am UTC
    League
    Oklahoma City
    118
    @ San Antonio
    132
    +428
    7-2 in Last 9 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    Josh Giddey isn't playing huge minutes, but he's creating for others when he's on the floor. Giddey racked up nine assists in the past two games versus Houston, a strong defensive team. Now he faces a Spurs team that gives up the fifth-most assists (28.4), and an even higher rate (30.7) over the past three games. Giddey has 11 assists in OKC's two previous meetings with San Antonio this season.

    Pick Made: Thu 6:53 pm UTC
    Mar 01 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    William & Mary
    71
    @ Elon
    76
    +560
    40-31-3 in Last 74 CBB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    The Tribe have lost eight straight, the last five defeats coming by eight or more points. Now they visit an Elon team looking to avenge an early-season 77-70 loss. The Phoenix have won the past three home meetings with William & Mary. They also shoot 37.7 percent from deep at home, compared to the Tribe's 29.3 percent on the road. Back Elon to cover for the fourth time in its last five games.

    Pick Made: Thu 8:04 pm UTC
    Feb 29 2024, 3:00 am UTC
    League
    L.A. Lakers
    116
    @ L.A. Clippers
    112
    +428
    7-2 in Last 9 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    With Paul George sidelined, Clippers guard Terance Mann played 39 minutes in LA's loss at Sacramento on Sunday. George is out again so look for Mann to play big minutes versus the Lakers. He has cleared this prop total in four straight regardless and took 24 shots over the past two games combined. Three other Clippers starters are 30 or older, but coach Tyronn Lue doesn't have to worry about Mann's workload.

    Pick Made: Wed 7:04 pm UTC
    Feb 29 2024, 1:00 am UTC
    League
    Wichita St.
    74
    @ UAB
    66
    +560
    40-31-3 in Last 74 CBB ATS Picks
    +186
    3-1 in Last 4 UAB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    The Shockers are 1-8 on the road, winless in conference road games. They're coming off a disheartening home loss to Temple and now visit UAB, which is vying for a coveted double-bye in the AAC Tournament. Blazers junior Yaxel Lendeborg has been incredible the past five games, racking up 102 points and 63 rebounds. Back UAB to cover for the 11th time in its last 13 games.

    Pick Made: Wed 4:41 pm UTC
    Feb 29 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    Louisville
    59
    @ Duke
    84
    +560
    40-31-3 in Last 74 CBB ATS Picks
    +290
    4-1 in Last 5 LVILLE ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    At this point in the conference season, it can be beneficial to get a week off. Especially for a team like Louisville. The Cardinals should be refreshed and obviously have no pressure on them as everyone expects a blowout. Duke will win this game comfortably, but this is too many points. Louisville put together strong efforts in losses at Clemson and Syracuse, and only lost the first meeting by 14.

    Pick Made: Wed 10:20 pm UTC
    Feb 29 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    Providence
    69
    @ Marquette
    91
    +560
    40-31-3 in Last 74 CBB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    The Friars are 8-1 ATS in their last nine as underdogs, and I like them to hang within this massive number at Marquette. Providence has won four of five, the loss coming by three at Butler. The Friars rank 17th nationally in defensive efficiency and boast capable scorers in Devin Carter (19.3 ppg) and Josh Oduro (16.5 ppg). Marquette likely wins for the 11th time in its last 12 games, but this is too many points.

    Pick Made: Wed 10:05 pm UTC
    Feb 29 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    FGCU
    79
    @ North Florida
    60
    +560
    40-31-3 in Last 74 CBB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    North Florida is back home after three straight road games, and it's a favorable matchup. In the first meeting with Florida Gulf Coast, the Ospreys surged to a 23-point halftime lead and won by 20. They held the Eagles to 4 of 18 from deep. North Florida leads the conference in 3-pointers per game (12.0) and shoots better from deep at home (36.3 percent).

    Pick Made: Wed 7:27 pm UTC
    Feb 28 2024, 3:30 am UTC
    League
    Nevada
    77
    @ Colo. St.
    74
    +560
    40-31-3 in Last 74 CBB ATS Picks
    +182
    3-1 in Last 4 NEVADA ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Colorado State is 14-1 at home, but the best Nevada team in Steve Alford's five-year tenure can keep this close. Sophomore forward Nick Davidson has a big matchup edge for Nevada; he's scored 19-plus in six of the past seven games. Over that same span, the Wolf Pack are 6-1 with the loss coming by one point to New Mexico.

    Pick Made: Wed 2:34 am UTC
    Feb 28 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    Texas
    81
    @ Texas Tech
    69
    +560
    40-31-3 in Last 74 CBB ATS Picks
    +90
    2-1 in Last 3 TEXAS ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    This line is dropping, which indicates sharpshooter Chance McMillian (hip) might not play. Big man Warren Washington also is banged up for the Red Raiders. But the atmosphere will be incredible -- Texas Tech students have been camping out for days for tickets -- in support of a team that's 14-1 at home. Texas Tech has covered five straight meetings with the Longhorns, who have not been able to get Max Abmas going lately. He's 7 of 32 over the last three games. Texas has been held under 70 points in four of its last five. I bet the host Red Raiders despite the injury questions.

    Pick Made: Tue 10:50 pm UTC
    Feb 28 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    Va. Tech
    71
    @ Syracuse
    84
    +560
    40-31-3 in Last 74 CBB ATS Picks
    +400
    4-0 in Last 4 VATECH ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    The Hokies have dropped five of seven and have really struggled away from Blacksburg, Va. They've lost four straight road games, all by eight or more points. Look for Syracuse to score inside against Virginia Tech's suspect rim protection as the Orange improve to 14-2 at home.

    Pick Made: Tue 6:29 pm UTC
    Feb 28 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    Pittsburgh
    62
    @ Clemson
    69
    +560
    40-31-3 in Last 74 CBB ATS Picks
    +190
    3-1-1 in Last 5 PITT ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    This is a huge game for Pitt's NCAA Tournament chances, after the Panthers lost the home meeting with Clemson by nine. Pitt enters on an 8-2 ATS tear and should be competitive in this spot. The Panthers are 6-2-1 ATS in true road games and have done a great job lately of defending 3-pointers. Back Blake Hinson and the Panthers to keep it close.

    Pick Made: Tue 7:56 pm UTC
    Feb 28 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    N. Illinois
    75
    @ Toledo
    72
    +560
    40-31-3 in Last 74 CBB ATS Picks
    +290
    4-1 in Last 5 TOLEDO ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    The Rockets are in bounceback mode after a rare conference loss, and this is the perfect matchup for them. Northern Illinois has been demolished in two of its last three games, all losses, and gives up a MAC-high 36.6 percent from deep. Toledo won the first meeting by 16 after the game was tied at halftime. Look for the Rockets to beat the Huskies for the sixth straight time and cover in a home blowout.

    Pick Made: Tue 7:45 pm UTC