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    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 59 percent of his NBA pointspread picks since the start of the 2017 season, netting his followers 30.75 units. For Josh Nagel media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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    67-51-5 IN LAST 123 NFL PICKS

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    Josh's Pick (1 Live)

    Apr 17 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    Golden St.
    @ Sacramento
    Josh's PickSubscribers Only
    Unit1.0
    +1051
    29-17 in Last 46 GS ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Pick Made: 11:22 pm UTC

    Josh's Past Picks

    Mar 23 2024, 2:57 am UTC
    League
    Grand Canyon
    75
    @ Saint Mary's
    66
    +270
    5-2 in Last 7 CBB Picks
    +70
    3-2 in Last 5 CBB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Oddsmakers were shown to have undervalued Gonzaga in the first round and they've done the same with WCC champ Saint Mary's. Though Grand Canyon is a better team than the McNeese club the Zags were gifted, the Gael have the top scoring defense and rebounding margin in the country. Grand Canyon is second nationally in FTs made but that should be a footnote against a team that knows how to defend without fouling.

    Pick Made: Mar 23, 12:13 am UTC
    Mar 22 2024, 11:00 pm UTC
    League
    Texas A&M
    98
    @ Nebraska
    83
    +270
    5-2 in Last 7 CBB Picks
    Analysis:

    The Aggies rallied down the stretch with a five-game winning streak to salvage an NCAA Tournament bid against the intriguing Huskers, who have had a long-awaited breakout season. Buzz Williams' teams are typically built or the postseason and this one is no exception. The Aggies have a dynamic backcourt and should have a major edge on the boards, which should be the difference in this matchup.

    Pick Made: Mar 22, 9:26 pm UTC
    Mar 22 2024, 5:45 pm UTC
    League
    UAB
    65
    @ San Diego St.
    69
    +270
    5-2 in Last 7 CBB Picks
    +70
    3-2 in Last 5 CBB ATS Picks
    +90
    2-1 in Last 3 SDGST ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    We're missing the best of a number that opened at 7.5, but there's still value on the underdog. Although the Aztecs have shown more offensive punch than in past seasons, scoring nearly 75 points per game, they tend to revert to their grinding style in high-stakes contests. Considering that Colorado State, Nevada and Boise State of the Mountain West have already fallen by the wayside, this is not a club you want to lay points with against a potent UAB team.

    Pick Made: Mar 22, 5:08 pm UTC
    Mar 22 2024, 2:20 am UTC
    League
    Samford
    89
    @ Kansas
    93
    +270
    5-2 in Last 7 CBB Picks
    +70
    3-2 in Last 5 CBB ATS Picks
    +491
    15-9 in Last 24 KANSAS ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    The injury loss of scoring leader Kevin McCullar Jr. definitely hurts the Jayhawks' long-term outlook. But with Hunter Dickinson back in the fold, they should have more than enough to cruise past a Samford club that has some firepower but was clobbered on the few occasions it stepped outside of its weight class.

    Pick Made: Mar 21, 6:06 pm UTC
    Mar 21 2024, 11:47 pm UTC
    League
    McNeese
    65
    @ Gonzaga
    86
    +270
    5-2 in Last 7 CBB Picks
    +70
    3-2 in Last 5 CBB ATS Picks
    +190
    3-1 in Last 4 GONZAG ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    The Zags have had something of a down season by their lofty standards, with second-place finishes in the WCC regular season and tournament. Even so, they appear to be peaking toward season's end. The 30-win Cowboys crushed Southland competition but have one of the weakest strengths of schedule in the NCAA field.

    Pick Made: Mar 21, 11:23 pm UTC
    Mar 21 2024, 8:47 pm UTC
    League
    Nevada
    60
    @ Dayton
    63
    +270
    5-2 in Last 7 CBB Picks
    +70
    3-2 in Last 5 CBB ATS Picks
    +299
    14-10 in Last 24 NEVADA ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Steve Alford's Nevada clubs have a recent history of peaking early before faltering down the stretch. This year's Wolf Pack won seven down the stretch before giving a lackluster performance in the first round of the conference tournament. Dayton appears to be the mentally tougher team, which will likely prove the difference in this air-tight matchup.

    Pick Made: Mar 21, 5:52 pm UTC
    Mar 21 2024, 8:09 pm UTC
    League
    Oregon
    87
    @ S. Carolina
    73
    +270
    5-2 in Last 7 CBB Picks
    Analysis:

    The late-blooming Ducks came alive just in time to win the Pac-12 tournament and earn one of the final bids in the field. Now, they should reach the Round of 32 by getting past a South Carolina club that has overachieved most of the season but is now seeing some regression.

    Pick Made: Mar 21, 6:01 pm UTC
    Mar 21 2024, 7:34 pm UTC
    League
    Morehead St.
    69
    @ Illinois
    85
    +270
    5-2 in Last 7 CBB Picks
    +70
    3-2 in Last 5 CBB ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    This feels like a potential flat spot for a rugged Illini club that exuded a lot of effort on its way to the Big Ten tournament title. The Eagles have an experienced and poised core of players who won't be intimated by this stage and should push Illinois to the wire.

    Pick Made: Mar 21, 5:56 pm UTC
    Feb 11 2024, 11:30 pm UTC
    League
    San Francisco
    22
    @ Kansas City
    25
    Analysis:

    Although the price is a bit chalky, it has actually dropped from a high of -170 or steeper at some outlets. At this price, it's extremely playable as a straight bet or in a single-game parlay. Although TD production is subject to variance, this is still a meager milestone for the game's best QB to clip on a stage where we've seen him excel. Mahomes has hit this mark in two of his previous three Super Bowl appearances.

    Pick Made: Feb 11, 10:12 pm UTC
    Feb 11 2024, 11:30 pm UTC
    League
    San Francisco
    22
    @ Kansas City
    25
    Analysis:

    The dual-threat bellcow is a generational talent. and he's been well worth the multiple draft picks the 49ers traded to get him. He's found the end zone twice in each of the first two postseason games, and there's solid value for him to do it again as he performs on the sport's biggest stage for the first time.

    Pick Made: Feb 11, 10:04 pm UTC
    Feb 11 2024, 11:30 pm UTC
    League
    San Francisco
    22
    @ Kansas City
    25
    +99
    2-1 in Last 3 NFL Picks
    +90
    2-1 in Last 3 NFL O/U Picks
    +95
    2-1 in Last 3 KC O/U Picks
    Analysis:

    The 49ers' defense has been leaky in the playoffs, while the Chiefs' stagnant offense came alive just in time for the postseason. With the game on turf and numerous game-breakers on each side, this has the feel of a game script similar to when these clubs met in Super Bowl 54. It might be a bit sloe early, but look for second-half fireworks that send this Over the total.

    Pick Made: Feb 11, 10:07 pm UTC
    Jan 28 2024, 11:30 pm UTC
    League
    Detroit
    31
    @ San Francisco
    34
    Analysis:

    Reynolds has clipped this number 10 times this season, and his 15.2 yards per catch average illustrates he is a big-play threat. With top target Amon-Ra St. Brown destined to garner extra attention from the 49ers secondary, Reynolds should have plenty of opportunities to surpass this number.

    Pick Made: Jan 28, 7:24 pm UTC
    Jan 28 2024, 11:30 pm UTC
    League
    Detroit
    31
    @ San Francisco
    34
    +1209.5
    67-51-5 in Last 123 NFL Picks
    +85
    2-1 in Last 3 NFL ATS Picks
    +390
    9-5 in Last 14 SF ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    The 49ers looked a bit wobbly last week and were fortunate to escape against an upstart Green Bay club that self-destructed down the stretch. The Lions have come too far just to fold in the NFC title game, and, it's worth noting that QB Jared Goff already has won a road conference title game when he was with the Rams. While there's little doubt San Francisco has the better team, it would be a surprise if the Lions go down without a fight.

    Pick Made: Jan 27, 2:44 am UTC
    Jan 28 2024, 11:30 pm UTC
    League
    Detroit
    31
    @ San Francisco
    34
    +99
    2-1 in Last 3 NFL Picks
    +90
    2-1 in Last 3 NFL O/U Picks
    Analysis:

    Although both clubs feature an array of elite playmakers, there's value on the Under against this high total. San Francisco ranks in the top 5 of nearly every measurable defensive category, while Detroit's No. 2-ranked rushing defense should slow down the 49ers a little. Look for this one to sneak Under the total.

    Pick Made: Jan 28, 5:15 pm UTC