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Mike Tierney
Mike Tierney
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A veteran sportswriter whose work appears periodically in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Mike Tierney has covered the NFL for decades and reported from seven Super Bowls. Mike does not consider himself a pet lover. But he likes 'dogs, preferring to evaluate each game from the underdog's point of view. Over the past four seasons, Mike is 232-204 ATS in the NFL. For Mike Tierney media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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World Cup | France @ Tunisia | 11/30 | 3:00 PM UTC

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CFB | UCF @ Tulane | 12/03 | 9:00 PM UTC

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World Cup | United States 1 @ Iran 0 | 11/29 | 7:00 PM UTC

United States +100

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Under (2.5 goals) is tempting but without value at -155. So let's go with a projected clean sheet for the U.S. against a team that scored just three goals in its pre-2022 Cup games and managed a pair in a 6-2 loss to England only with an 11-on-10 advantage. (Iran then fell to Wales 2-0.) The lone U.S. goal allowed in this Cup was off a free kick. Its defense has been air-tight. Can the Americans find a goal? Needing a win to advance, they will send players forward to secure a 1-0 lead, then lay back to keep it that way.

World Cup | Serbia 3 @ Cameroon 3 | 11/28 | 10:00 AM UTC

Serbia -140

LOSS

ANALYSIS: The odds are not user-friendly, but the difference in talent and experience between the two sides is a chasm. Serbia was not half-bad in its 2-0 setback to Brazil. Cameroon was so-so in a 1-0 loss to Switzerland. The Serbs entered the tournament with one defeat in its last 14 matches, while the 'Roons have fallen in their last eight Cup outings, with a grand total of three goals tallied. Serbia needs this badly to keep pace with the Swiss for the group's No. 2 spot.

NFL | Atlanta 13 @ Washington 19 | 11/27 | 6:00 PM UTC

OVER 40.5

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ANALYSIS: The Falcons' offense is far from flashy, but somehow they engage in medium-score games -- and sometimes high-scoring. Only two have ended as low as the 30s, and those produced 36 and 37. They are ground-oriented going against an opponent that has allowed the sixth most rushing yards per outing. Commanders QB Taylor Heinicke has kick-started his offense since replacing Carson Wentz. Atlanta's D has permitted more yards per game than all but three teams. This does not add up to such a low total.

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