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Adam Silverstein
Adam Silverstein
Florida Favorite
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.
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NFL | Jacksonville @ Philadelphia | 10/02 | 5:00 PM UTC

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+380 6-2 IN LAST 8 NFL PICKS
+285 4-1 IN LAST 5 JAC ATS PICKS
+1089 23-11-1 IN LAST 35 PHI ATS PICKS

CFB | Okla. St. 36 @ Baylor 25 | 10/01 | 7:30 PM UTC

Okla. St. +2.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: It seems unlikely this moves to a full field goal before kickoff, but you should wait until the last second to pick. While Baylor has been the more tested team one-third of the way through the season, Oklahoma State had two weeks to prepare for a revenge game and enters with what is clearly an improved offense. This as BU is coming off a hard-fought road win at Iowa State. One hesitation for the Cowboys is that they're starting their road schedule at a tough environment in Waco, but their offense is clicking at a tremendous rate. The Pokes are on a 9-1-1 ATS streak in Big 12 play, and while I like them straight up, it's worth taking any points you can get in what should be a close game.

+380 6-2 IN LAST 8 CFB PICKS
+279 5-2 IN LAST 7 OKLAST ATS PICKS

CFB | Oklahoma 24 @ TCU 55 | 10/01 | 4:00 PM UTC

Oklahoma -5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: This is a good spot at which to take Oklahoma coming off a loss to a Kansas State team that, simply, just has its number. Meanwhile, TCU is sitting at 3-0 with its lone notable victory 42-34 over SMU despite it nearly blowing a 28-7 lead by allowing 28 points over the final 17 minutes. The number has come down far below a touchdown, creating value that did not exist earlier in the week. OU has won eight straight and 11 of the last 12 meetings against TCU since 2008. Six of its last seven wins have been by a touchdown or more, including 52-31 last year and 33-14 the last time these programs met in Fort Worth, Texas. If there's anyone in college football who can fix a one-week defensive lapse, it's Brent Venables. Look for Dillon Gabriel to manage another thorough offensive effort.

+380 6-2 IN LAST 8 CFB PICKS
+90 2-1 IN LAST 3 TCU ATS PICKS

NFL | Dallas 23 @ N.Y. Giants 16 | 09/27 | 12:15 AM UTC

Dallas +1

WIN

ANALYSIS: It's been an interesting week in the NFL as the spread has not been a factor in 15 of 16 games played thus far. Despite Dallas opening as a 3-point underdog and that line falling to what basically amounts to a pick 'em, there's not a hesitancy to go with the Cowboys here. Why? Primarily because Dallas has the best single unit on the field: its defense. Other than Saquon Barkley, Giants' playmakers are not necessarily concerning. The Cowboys, meanwhile, still have Ezekiel Elliott, Tony Pollard and CeeDee Lamb even with Michael Gallup and Dalton Schultz out. Cooper Rush should play well enough to lead a Dallas team that beat New York by a combined 65-26 last season and has won nine of the last 10 meetings since 2017.

+380 6-2 IN LAST 8 NFL PICKS
+545 11-5 IN LAST 16 DAL ATS PICKS
+430 11-6 IN LAST 17 NYG ATS PICKS

NFL | L.A. Rams 20 @ Arizona 12 | 09/25 | 8:25 PM UTC

L.A. Rams -3.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Rams are my side here no matter the final line. The Cardinals are not overly sound up front giving Sunday's visitors an advantage at a key position. Not only is Sean McVay 5-1-1 ATS (6-1 straight up) against Kilff Kingsbury, Los Angeles has dominated Arizona in those games, winning most of them by multiple scores. Followers know that fading Kingsbury is one of my favorite pastimes, and this is a fantastic spot at which to do it. Some are down on the Rams after they let the Falcons back into the game as 10-point favorites, while the Cardinals came back as an underdog winner last week. The value is on LA. Some action is pushing this line to -3 (-125), which is a bit too rich per our expert RJ White, but if see if you can get -3 (-120) before kickoff.

+380 6-2 IN LAST 8 NFL PICKS
+300 3-0 IN LAST 3 ARI ATS PICKS
+65 5-4 IN LAST 9 LAR ATS PICKS