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R.J. White
R.J. White
Super Stat Geek
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.
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NFL | L.A. Rams 23 @ Cincinnati 20 | 02/13 | 11:30 PM UTC

UNDER 49

WIN

ANALYSIS: These two teams averaged an identical amount of points scored (27.1) in the regular-season, but Cincinnati has been below that mark in all three playoffs games as it has resorted to kicking four field goals in each game. While we better remember the exciting Super Bowl slugfests like Eagles-Patriots, half of the last eight Super Bowls have featured a team scoring 10 points or fewer as well. With the Rams strong in the red zone and good at defending deep passes, I think this could be one of those games where the Bengals have to take the points too often to get the number Over the total.

+750 13-5 IN LAST 18 CIN O/U PICKS
+370 7-3 IN LAST 10 LAR O/U PICKS

NFL | L.A. Rams 23 @ Cincinnati 20 | 02/13 | 11:30 PM UTC

L.A. Rams -4

LOSS

ANALYSIS: It's been an unpredictable and thrilling postseason, with both No. 4 seeds battling through to reach the Super Bowl. Joe Burrow and Matthew Stafford will garner the lion's share of the attention, but both defenses in this game have been critical to each team remaining alive. Ultimately, I believe the Rams defense is a bigger problem for the Bengals offense than vice versa. Jalen Ramsey and Co. can largely take away Cincy's deep passing attack, while the Rams defensive line is a major mismatch against Cincinnati's blockers. Sean McVay was overwhelmed in his first Super Bowl trip but I expect better from him here vs. his former assistant. Rams D carries the day as Los Angeles wins the Super Bowl.

+265 17-13-2 IN LAST 32 CIN ATS PICKS
+586 37-28-1 IN LAST 66 LAR ATS PICKS

NFL | Cincinnati 27 @ Kansas City 24 | 01/30 | 8:00 PM UTC

Cincinnati +7

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Bengals have found ways to win despite a crumbling offensive line that got Joe Burrow sacked nine times last week, but I'm optimistic he'll deal with less pressure this week, as Kansas City ranks 28th in adjusted sack rate. The Chiefs defense has been pretty bad down the stretch in non-Steelers matchups, including allowing 34 points and 475 yards against Cincinnati in Week 17. Even with Tyrann Matthieu's expected return, I think Burrow is capable of going toe to toe on the scoreboard and keeping this game close in the final moments. Since I'm more comfortable playing Cincy at +7.5 than K.C. at -6.5, I have to roll with the 'dog here.

+265 17-13-2 IN LAST 32 CIN ATS PICKS
+300 3-0 IN LAST 3 KC ATS PICKS

NFL | San Francisco 17 @ L.A. Rams 20 | 01/30 | 11:30 PM UTC

UNDER 46.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: The 49ers head to L.A. to try and earn a third win over the Rams to reach the Super Bowl, and a big reason why they're still alive is the play of the defense. Just one 49ers game since Week 14 has gone over 44 points, with San Francisco giving up no more than 307 yards in any game during that stretch. The last game between these teams ended up 27-24 but the Rams had just 265 yards of offense in that game. With Jimmy Garoppolo beat up and coming off a game where San Francisco scored zero offensive TDs, this seems destined to be a low-scoring battle between two teams that know each other well.

+370 7-3 IN LAST 10 LAR O/U PICKS
+80 3-2 IN LAST 5 SF O/U PICKS

NFL | Cincinnati 19 @ Tennessee 16 | 01/22 | 9:30 PM UTC

Tennessee -3.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: The Titans are getting Derrick Henry back for this game after the rushing attack did a solid job staying afloat without him, while the Bengals lost a key piece of the defensive line with Larry Ogunjobi's injury. Cincinnati's pressure rate drops nine points to 26% when Ogunjobi isn't on the field, so expect Ryan Tannehill to have time to throw to his receivers. The Titans defense can get consistent pressure without blitzing, and I think they have a major edge against the Bengals' offensive line. This Titans team is battle-tested with eight wins over winning teams, and with Mike Vrabel's excellent track record on long rest (8-0 SU and ATS), the Titans are the play for me.

+265 17-13-2 IN LAST 32 CIN ATS PICKS
+835 16-7 IN LAST 23 TEN ATS PICKS