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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). To help Football 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)

    Feb 25 2024, 5:00 am UTC
    League
    LBSU
    @ Hawaii
    Larry's PickSubscribers Only
    Unit1.0
    +939
    35-23-2 in Last 60 CBB ATS Picks
    +85
    2-1 in Last 3 HAWAII ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Hawaii goes for its fourth straight home win. ...

    Pick Made: 2:39 am UTC

    Larry's Past Picks

    Feb 24 2024, 8:30 pm UTC
    League
    South Carolina
    72
    @ Ole Miss
    59
    +939
    35-23-2 in Last 60 CBB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    South Carolina has the rest advantage, but I like Chris Beard's team to avenge its 68-65 loss in Columbia, S.C. The Rebels are at home and they need this one for their NCAA Tournament resume. Look for Ole Miss, which ranks 13th nationally in 3-point percentage (38.3), to deliver a much-needed win in front of its raucous fans.

    Pick Made: Feb 23, 10:03 pm UTC
    Feb 24 2024, 7:00 pm UTC
    League
    BYU
    74
    @ Kansas St.
    84
    +939
    35-23-2 in Last 60 CBB ATS Picks
    +472
    8-3 in Last 11 BYU ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    BYU won the first meeting 72-66, but I see the Wildcats turning the tables Saturday in a desperate home spot. Kansas State has endured a series of heartbreaking losses; this team is not as bad as its conference record. The Cougars have lost three of their last four road games, the exception coming at last-place West Virginia. Grab the points but don't be surprised by an outright upset.

    Pick Made: Feb 23, 8:26 pm UTC
    Feb 24 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    Fairfield
    85
    @ Quinnipiac
    81
    +939
    35-23-2 in Last 60 CBB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    This is going to be a close, hard-fought game -- the first meeting went 66-64 to Quinnipiac -- but I like the host Bobcats to win and cover. First-year coach Tom Pecora is doing a tremendous job at Quinnipiac, which leads the MAAC and sits 19-6 overall. Veteran guards Matt Balanc (18.5 ppg) and Savion Lewis (7.3 apg) are a lethal combo for Quinnipiac; the Bobcats won the first matchup despite committing 16 turnovers and getting a subpar game from Balanc. Coming off consecutive losses, expect a very focused effort from Quinnipiac against in-state rival Fairfield.

    Pick Made: Feb 23, 6:37 pm UTC
    Feb 23 2024, 4:00 am UTC
    League
    LMU
    55
    @ Santa Clara
    65
    +939
    35-23-2 in Last 60 CBB ATS Picks
    +95
    2-1 in Last 3 LOYMRY ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Loyola Marymount has lost six straight, the last two in blowout fashion. Due to injuries, the Lions are down to six healthy scholarship players. They really miss leading scorer Dominick Harris (14.0 ppg, 43.6 percent from beyond the arc). The Broncos also are dealing with injuries, but not to the same degree. Santa Clara won the first meeting by 11 in the conference opener and I like the Broncos to win Thursday by double digits.

    Pick Made: Feb 22, 8:33 pm UTC
    Feb 23 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    Washington
    84
    @ Arizona St.
    82
    +939
    35-23-2 in Last 60 CBB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Washington had hopes of securing an at-large NCAA Tournament berth until the Huskies lost 82-80 at home to Cal on Saturday. They shot 9 of 16 from the foul line in that crushing defeat. With their bubble burst, the Huskies visit Arizona State, where they have lost three straight times. Washington is 4-8 in games decided by five or fewer points and coach Mike Hopkins is expected to be fired. The Sun Devils got embarrassed last time out by rival Arizona but should bounce back at home. They won their previous two games and have been excellent in close games, going 5-2 in games decided by six or fewer points this season and 17-7 dating to last season.

    Pick Made: Feb 22, 1:57 pm UTC
    Feb 23 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    Charlotte
    115
    @ Utah
    107
    +500
    5-0 in Last 5 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    For the season, the Jazz rank 28th in 3-point defense (38.9 percent). But over their last three games, the Jazz have allowed a league-worst 46.2 percent from deep. It's a dream matchup for Brandon Miller. The rookie has the green light to fire away and he's made at least three 3-pointers in seven of his last 10 games. He's shooting 42.9 percent from deep this month while averaging 33.6 minutes.When he faced Utah at home on Jan. 27, Miller went 0 of 7 from beyond the arc. Look for him to make amends Thursday.

    Pick Made: Feb 22, 5:18 am UTC
    Feb 23 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    Brooklyn
    93
    @ Toronto
    121
    +500
    5-0 in Last 5 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    Scottie Barnes grabbed 41 rebounds in his last four games, clearing this prop total each time. He also had 11 in the earlier matchup with Brooklyn. With the small lineup Toronto is starting, Barnes is relied upon as a rebounder.

    Pick Made: Feb 22, 10:34 pm UTC
    Feb 22 2024, 4:00 am UTC
    League
    UNLV
    72
    @ Air Force
    43
    +939
    35-23-2 in Last 60 CBB ATS Picks
    +380
    6-2 in Last 8 AF ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Air Force has not covered a home game since Nov. 17, against William & Mary. The Rebels are in serious revenge mode after getting embarrassed 90-58 by the Falcons a month ago. That was Air Force's only Mountain West win, a clear outlier. Look for UNLV to win for the sixth time in seven games and cover.

    Pick Made: Feb 21, 6:00 pm UTC
    Feb 22 2024, 3:00 am UTC
    League
    Pepperdine
    89
    @ Pacific
    70
    +939
    35-23-2 in Last 60 CBB ATS Picks
    +376
    6-2 in Last 8 PEPPER ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Pacific probably won't win its first WCC game Wednesday against Pepperdine, but the Tigers should keep it competitive, as they've done in losses to San Diego, San Francisco, Portland and even Gonzaga. Pacific lost the first matchup at Pepperdine 93-78 as the Waves shot 56.7 percent from the floor. Pepperdine is 2-7 on the road. Grab the points.

    Pick Made: Feb 22, 2:22 am UTC
    Feb 22 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    Tulsa
    63
    @ Wichita St.
    79
    +939
    35-23-2 in Last 60 CBB ATS Picks
    +282
    5-2 in Last 7 WICHST ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Despite going a horrific 13 of 77 from deep during a four-game skid against some of the conference's top teams, Tulsa ranks eighth in 3-point percentage in the 14-team conference at 33.1. Wichita State sits 11th at 31.2 percent. That played out in the first meeting as Tulsa shot 40.7 percent from beyond the arc and Wichita State shot 28.6 percent. Tulsa won by 11. Now the Golden Hurricane are coming off an OT win over Rice in which they shot 11 of 24 from deep. With freshman guard PJ Haggery (20.2 ppg, 3.6 apg) coming into his own, I bet Tulsa to keep this close.

    Pick Made: Feb 21, 5:54 pm UTC
    Feb 22 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    St. John's
    90
    @ Georgetown
    85
    +939
    35-23-2 in Last 60 CBB ATS Picks
    +275
    5-2 in Last 7 GTOWN ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    The Red Storm have lost eight of 10, but they've led at halftime in five of those. They've played the nation's 13th-toughest schedule. They've also won five straight over Georgetown, which has been getting blown out at home routinely. St. John's coach Rick Pitino took responsibility for his team's downward spiral, alleviating some of the controversy surrounding his postgame comments after the Seton Hall collapse. Look for his players to respond and win by double digits.

    Pick Made: Feb 21, 8:20 pm UTC
    Feb 21 2024, 3:30 am UTC
    League
    San Jose St.
    50
    @ Boise St.
    82
    +939
    35-23-2 in Last 60 CBB ATS Picks
    +180
    4-2 in Last 6 BOISE ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    San Jose State slots right in between Fresno State and Air Force in the Mountain West Conference pecking order. Teams of that caliber typically get destroyed at Boise State. Air Force lost by 38, Fresno State by 24. The Spartans played a great first half in the first meeting with the Broncos, building a 40-33 lead. Boise State stormed back and won by nine on the road. Tuesday, expect a wire-to-wire beatdown and cover.

    Pick Made: Feb 20, 7:42 pm UTC
    Feb 21 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    Akron
    64
    @ Toledo
    72
    +939
    35-23-2 in Last 60 CBB ATS Picks
    +400
    4-0 in Last 4 TOLEDO ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    MAC-leading Akron won the first meeting 77-70, setting up a payback spot for the host Rockets. Toledo made a season-low two 3-pointers in that defeat. The Rockets are a lethal offensive team with four players averaging at least 13 points. Back the Rockets to win their seven straight home meeting with Akron and cover the small number.

    Pick Made: Feb 20, 3:54 am UTC
    Feb 21 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    Saint Louis
    66
    @ Duquesne
    81
    +939
    35-23-2 in Last 60 CBB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Billikens leading scorer Sincere Parker, who broke a bone in his right foot early in the season, played a season-high 36 minutes in Friday's 10-point loss to VCU. He scored at least 30 points for the third straight game. SLU has lost eight of nine, but this is too many points for a team that can score and has been very competitive in losses to Dayton, Fordham and Saint Joseph's, among others.

    Pick Made: Feb 20, 8:25 pm UTC