Josh Nagel

Senior Analyst

Josh Nagel is a Reno-based analyst and radio host who has worked in the sports handicapping industry for more than 20 years. SportsLine's assistant managing editor has covered the wagering industry on a variety of platforms, and has won numerous sports handicapping contests. He prides himself on consistency and insightful analysis. He has hit 64 percent of his NBA spread picks over the past two seasons, and has hit the NFL at a 60-percent clip over the same period. He also has connected on 59 percent of his CBB picks and 58 percent in CFB. What's more, he has a documented 35-17 record on SportsLine proposition-bet specials, which includes a 5-0-1 mark in the 2019 NFL conference championship games. For Josh Nagel media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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Chi. White Sox +1.5 CHW +1.5

Chi. White Sox 1 @ Oakland 5
7/13
CHW 1 @ OAK 5
7/13
LOSS
Fri 7/12

There's decent value Friday in taking the +1.5 runs (+105) with a White Sox team that might be a bit under valued against an Oakland team that should be headed for its traditional second-half regression. A's starter Mike Fiers is having a great year, but this price nearly puts him in an elite category where he doesn't belong. White Sox starter Ivan Nova beat the Cubs in his last outing and a few Chicago hitters, including Tim Anderson, have had decent success against Fiers.

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Chi. Cubs -117 CHC -117

Chi. Cubs 5 @ Pittsburgh 6
7/03
CHC 5 @ PIT 6
7/03
LOSS
Wed 7/3

The hot-hitting Pirates have taken the first two games of this series, but the Cubs should be in a strong position Wednesday to get back on track. Pirates starter Chris Archer is 2-4 with a 6.17 ERA since returning from the injured list and said he "doesn't feel great" but plans to pitch Wednesday. He has allowed at least one homer in 10 of his past 11 starts. Chicago starter Yu Darvish has an ERA of 3.12 in three career starts against Pittsburgh.

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11-4 IN LAST 15 PIT ML PICKS | +800

Baltimore +1.5 BAL +1.5

Baltimore 3 @ Tampa Bay 6
7/02
BAL 3 @ TB 6
7/02
LOSS
Tue 7/2

The Orioles might be the worst team in baseball, but the price in their game Tuesday suggests they are facing the best. This is far from the case from a Rays team that ranks fourth in the AL in victories and has been mostly solid but also erratic at times. Tampa Bay starter Charlie Morton is having a great year, but he is just 1-2 with a 4.41 ERA against the Orioles. The pitching-desperate Orioles answer with newly acquired Asher Wojciechowski, who was voted to the Triple-A All-Star team before his call-up. There's enough value to pocket the runs (+1.5, +160) with a sweet price.

San Francisco +148 SF +148

San Francisco 13 @ San Diego 2
7/02
SF 13 @ SD 2
7/02
WIN
Mon 7/1

There's a window of value Monday night on San Francisco against a San Diego club that appears to be getting slightly overvalued in the market. Padres castoff Alex Dickerson returns to Petco Park as a member of the Giants. He has hit .375 with two homers and 12 RBI in 10 games for his new team. Jeff Samardzija appears to be on the decline as an effective MLB starter, but he is 8-3 in his career against the Padres and 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA at Petco Park.

2-1 IN LAST 3 MLB ML PICKS | +154

2-1 IN LAST 3 SD ML PICKS | +148

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