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. Mike used that philosophy to post a sparkling 63-46 ATS mark for the entire 2018 NFL season. For Mike Tierney media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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UNDER 147.5 UNDER 147.5

Murray St. 62 vs Florida St. 90
3/23
MURYST 62 vs FSU 90
3/23
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YESTERDAY 4:40 PM

The Ja Morant train is rolling, which is being reflected more in the total than the spread. The total has shot up 6.5 points. Morant, the transcendent Murray State guard, will not easily get to the rim against Florida State's tall, active defenders. These Under numbers speak less to the current Murray and FSU teams than to the public?s inflated expectations of scoring in NCAA Tournament games; The Racers have gone Under in seven of their past eight NCAA games while FSU has gone Under in four of the last five.

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Texas St. -7 TEXST -7

FIU 87 @ Texas St. 81
3/23
FIU 87 @ TEXST 81
3/23
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YESTERDAY 4:33 PM

Only one team in the country plays at a faster pace than FIU, which relies on a full-court press. Yet Texas State went 7-2 straight-up against the highest-tempo members of its Sun Belt Conference. The Bobcats have been afforded time to gear up for the press and the ensuing track meet. Take Texas State.

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