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.

20-9 IN LAST 29 NBA ATS PICKS | +1016

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Colorado -119 COL -119

Colorado 5 @ Pittsburgh 0
5/21
COL 5 @ PIT 0
5/21
WIN
YESTERDAY 9:24 PM

The Rockies have had some bad luck on their current road trip with a handful of close losses while also facing Chris Sale of Boston and Aaron Nola of Philadelphia. They have dropped four straight before heading Tuesday to face Pittsburgh, which is coming off a 7-4 road trip. But Pirates starter Chris Archer (1-3, 5.58_ has been ailing and inconsistent. He was roughed up against Arizona in his first start off the injured list. The Rockies should have a prime opportunity Tuesday to get their bats going and the thin price provides more incentive.

3-1 IN LAST 4 MLB PICKS | +200

11-3 IN LAST 14 PIT ML PICKS | +917

3-2 IN LAST 5 COL ML PICKS | +93

Portland +2.5 POR +2.5

Golden St. 119 @ Portland 117
5/21
GS 119 @ POR 117
5/21
WIN
Mon 5/20

we are missing the best of this number, but there is still is some value on Portland in a six-point shift from the Game 3 spread. The Blazers received a ton of wagering support in their home series debut Saturday, only to blow a double-figure lead and put the Warriors on the brink of another NBA Finals appearance. Now there seems to be a lot of sentiment for the sweep and, although Portland has shown its limitations, it should find a way to at least extend the series back to Oakland in a natural letdown spot for the Warriors.

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21-13 IN LAST 34 GS ATS PICKS | +695

5-1 IN LAST 6 POR ATS PICKS | +390

Boston +126 BOS +126

Houston 3 @ Boston 1
5/17
HOU 3 @ BOS 1
5/17
LOSS
Fri 5/17

Both teams come in hot for this rematch of last year's American League Championship Series. Some Astros have openly spoken of their desire for some measure of revenge, but the value Friday is on the home underdog. The Red Sox have won five straight starts behind Rick Porcello and have won six straight against AL West opponents. Houston starter Gerrit Cole has won three straight decisions but he has struggled against some of the better-hitting lineups on the road in the American League.

3-1 IN LAST 4 MLB PICKS | +200

Golden St. -6.5 GS -6.5

Portland 111 @ Golden St. 114
5/17
POR 111 @ GS 114
5/17
LOSS
Fri 5/17

The old zig-zag theory is getting a ton of use Thursday, as steam behind Portland has caused this spread drop 1.5 points from an opener of Golden State -8. Sure, the Blazers are likely to give an improved performance, but we saw in Game 1 was simply a sing of things to come. with Kevin Durant sidelined, Steph Curry and Klay Thompson can actively hunt more shots, and Curry is eager to silence his postseason critics. Portland will likely find a way to win a home game in this series, but the Blazers are severely outmatched and the Warriors will cover Game 2 on Thursday night.

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21-13 IN LAST 34 GS ATS PICKS | +695

5-1 IN LAST 6 POR ATS PICKS | +390

Cincinnati -139 CIN -139

Chi. Cubs 2 @ Cincinnati 4
5/16
CHC 2 @ CIN 4
5/16
WIN
Thu 5/16

This price has a moved a bit from the opening number with what appears to be justified support for the Reds in their series finale against the Cubs.Cincinnati is coming off a walk-off victory in which the struggling Yasiel Puig smacked the game-winning hit. Starter Luis Castillo (4-1, 1.76 ERA) has won four straight decisions and threw six shutout innings against the Giants in his last outing. Cubs starter Jose Quintana has a respectable 3,.69 ERA in four career starts against the Reds. But Joey Votto is 7-for-14 against him with four doubles.

3-1 IN LAST 4 MLB PICKS | +200

4-0 IN LAST 4 CIN ML PICKS | +415

3-2 IN LAST 5 CHC ML PICKS | +162

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