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Josh Nagel
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 61 percent of his NBA spread picks since the start of the 2017 season, and has hit the NFL at a 56-percent clip over the same period. He also has connected on 59 percent of his CFB spread picks over the past two seasons. What's more, he has a documented 40-22 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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San Antonio 109 @ Indiana 94 | 04/20 | 12:00 AM UTC

Indiana +1.5

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ANALYSIS: The Spurs are coming off a Gregg Popovich special in which their already-thin and injury-depleted roster thumped the surging Phoenix Suns by 26 points on the road. It's also telling that the Spurs and Pacers have nearly identical records. Indiana has battled the injury bug as well but still has a significant edge in roster talent. The Pacers lost to former coach Nate McMillan and the Hawks on Sunday in what was a blowout most of the way. This isn't necessarily the greatest spot, but the value is on Indiana against an overachieving San Antonio club that could see a letdown.

+720 16-8 IN LAST 24 NBA PICKS
+680 9-2 IN LAST 11 SA ATS PICKS
+651 12-5 IN LAST 17 IND ATS PICKS

Baylor 86 @ Gonzaga 70 | 04/06 | 1:20 AM UTC

Gonzaga -4.5

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ANALYSIS: It's probably fitting that the most bizarre season in college basketball history gave us a perplexing penultimate act in the Final Four that saw the most competitive game on paper turn into a blowout early and one of the most dominant teams in recent memory was nearly sent home by a No. 11 seed that played in the First Four. Gonzaga sprained an ankle Saturday while finishing its lap around the field but should suck it up and come across the finish line with its first title Monday night. It's hard to imagine an NCAA Tournament with a finish like Saturday's not ending with the Zags completing the job.

+748 14-6 IN LAST 20 BAYLOR ATS PICKS

Houston 59 @ Baylor 78 | 04/03 | 9:14 PM UTC

Houston +5

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ANALYSIS: Houston's path to the Final Four has come with four wins against double-digit seeds, and the Cougars narrowly squeezed by Rutgers and Oregon State. Even so, their 57.6 ppg scoring defense (No. 2 nationally) is the most lethal weapon either side brings to this contest. They should slow down the powerful offense of Baylor (83 ppg) and force the Bears out of their comfort zone and into a half-court grinder. The slower tempo should bring more value to the points and, if the Cougars can avoid the long offensive droughts that have threatened a couple games, they could be headed to the national title game.

+748 14-6 IN LAST 20 BAYLOR ATS PICKS

Phoenix 104 @ Toronto 100 | 03/26 | 11:30 PM UTC

Toronto +3.5

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ANALYSIS: The Raptors lost some firepower at the trade deadline by dealing Norman Powell, but the decision to keep veteran leader Kyle Lowry suggests the team isn't headed toward a full rebuild. That should provide a morale boost to a team with somewhat mystifying struggles that is still eight games below .500 following its nine-game losing skid. That dreadful stretch was broken with a win over the Nuggets. The Suns have been solid on the road but could be due for a flat spot following a last-second loss at Orlando.

+720 16-8 IN LAST 24 NBA PICKS
+90 2-1 IN LAST 3 TOR ATS PICKS
+90 2-1 IN LAST 3 PHO ATS PICKS

Denver 111 @ Toronto 135 | 03/24 | 11:30 PM UTC

Toronto +1.5

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ANALYSIS: The reeling Raptors didn't find a cure for their woes in a two-game road trip against inferior foes, losing by double figures to the Cavaliers and Rockets. But their nine-game losing streak also has been marked by competitive games against upper-tier opponents. They have lost to the Celtics, Hawks and Jazz by seven combined points in that span. On Wednesday, they face a Denver team that could be in a flat spot on a back-to-back following a win in Orlando. The Nuggets showed their erratic tendencies by allowing a 24-point lead to go to 5 late. This club is still prone to the occasional nap and will find a desperate opponent eager to pounce.

+720 16-8 IN LAST 24 NBA PICKS
+1349 19-5 IN LAST 24 DEN ATS PICKS
+90 2-1 IN LAST 3 TOR ATS PICKS