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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 61 percent of his NBA pointspread picks since the start of the 2017 season, netting his followers 34.6 units. For Josh Nagel media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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    Jun 15 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    Boston
    84
    @ Dallas
    122
    +278
    5-2 in Last 7 NBA Picks
    Analysis:

    The Celtics squandered a 21-point lead in Game 3 but still found the resolve to close it out when Dallas had all the momentum on its side. Barring a borderline no-show by the Celtics, it's difficult to envision the Mavericks having the motivation and execution to avoid the sweep.

    Pick Made: Jun 14, 10:00 pm UTC on DraftKings
    Jun 13 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    Boston
    106
    @ Dallas
    99
    +388
    5-1 in Last 6 NBA ATS Picks
    +864
    14-5 in Last 19 BOS ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    This spread now represents a 10-point swing from the closing number in Game 2. This isn't too surprising, given the dynamics of home-court advantage, motivation and public perception. But to use a term that's thrown out way too often and is rarely accurate, the wrong team is favored. The Celtics are 6-0 in the road this postseason and, although a banged-up Kristaps Porzingis might not play, Mavericks star Luka Doncic reportedly needed a pain-killing shot to get through the last game. Boston proved against the Pacers that it can withstand a spirited effort from the home team and watch its depth take over down the stretch. Take the points with the superior team that can essentially clinch the series with a Game 3 victory.

    Pick Made: Jun 12, 9:41 pm UTC on Caesars
    Jun 10 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    Dallas
    98
    @ Boston
    105
    +388
    5-1 in Last 6 NBA ATS Picks
    +864
    14-5 in Last 19 BOS ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    The ever-popular "zig-zag" theory will be implemented by many bettors in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. It has some practical contextual value, considering both of Boston's playoff losses have come in Game 2s on its home floor and Dallas has won a pair of playoff Game 2s on the road after losing the opener. But with Luka Doncic didn't get much help in Game 1, and now he's playing through multiple ailments. Moreover, the Celtics cruised to a Game 1 blowout despite modest production from stars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. Expect Dallas to sick around a little longer but Boston to notch another double-figure win.

    Pick Made: Jun 09, 11:10 pm UTC on FanDuel
    Jun 07 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    Dallas
    89
    @ Boston
    107
    +388
    5-1 in Last 6 NBA ATS Picks
    +864
    14-5 in Last 19 BOS ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    The road-tested Mavericks have lost two games away from their home court in the postseason, and their gentleman's sweep of the Timberwolves included three road victories. Even so, their valuable role players could struggle in their first foray under the bright lights of the NBA Finals. Moreover, the return of Kristaps Porzingis for Boston will give the Celtics a needed boost and create a matchup nightmare. Look for the Celtics to pull away and cover Game 1.

    Pick Made: Jun 06, 9:54 pm UTC on Caesars
    May 20 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    Minnesota
    98
    @ Denver
    90
    +388
    5-1 in Last 6 NBA ATS Picks
    +1337
    20-6 in Last 26 DEN ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    This wildly entertaining series has seen both teams win twice on the opponent's home floor. Denver's Game 6 no-show in Minnesota is cause for concern, but this is still a championship-caliber team that has shown its mettle in crunch time spots. The Timberwolves have a great young core and will probably be a thorn for the Nuggets in years to come, but Denver feels like a safe bet to take care of business and reach the conference finals.

    Pick Made: May 19, 10:41 pm UTC on DraftKings
    May 18 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    New York
    103
    @ Indiana
    116
    +388
    5-1 in Last 6 NBA ATS Picks
    +761
    12-4 in Last 16 NY ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    This clunky yet entertaining series, with 90s throwback vibes, seems destined to go the full seven games. The severely short-handed Knicks managed an unlike 30-point blowout in Game 5 behind another gem from Jalen Brunson. And while he might do it again in Game 7, it's asking a lot for the Knicks to give a cover-worthy performance Friday against a deeper opponent with home-court advantage.

    Pick Made: May 17, 9:55 pm UTC on Caesars
    Apr 18 2024, 1:30 am UTC
    League
    Atlanta
    116
    @ Chicago
    131
    Analysis:

    Young has yet to clip this threshold in the three games since his return from a finger injury, But he has been on limited minutes in an attempt to build back his game shape and essentially prepare for a heavy workload in this play-in clunker between two depth-lacking teams. Despite his sometimes-erratic ways, Young has averaged more than 26 points in 27 playoff games and there's little doubt he'll take over as the top option in this do-or-die format. Take the Over on this modest total.

    Pick Made: Apr 17, 9:36 pm UTC on Caesars
    Apr 17 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    Golden St.
    94
    @ Sacramento
    118
    +388
    5-1 in Last 6 NBA ATS Picks
    +1151
    30-17 in Last 47 GS ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    These clubs split four regular-season meetings, with three of them decided by exactly one point. In last year's playoffs, the Warriors rallied to win the seven-game series, but not before dropping the first two games in Sacramento. Amid the backdrop of one of the best home-court edges in the NBA, the right move is to fade the public and back the home underdog.

    Pick Made: Apr 16, 11:22 pm UTC on Caesars
    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 on Caesars
    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 on FanDuel
    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 on FanDuel
    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 on FanDuel
    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 on Caesars
    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 on Caesars
    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 on FanDuel