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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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Michigan St. 50 @ Michigan 69 | 03/05 | 12:00 AM UTC

Michigan St. +12

LOSS

ANALYSIS: The historically late-blooming Spartans have had their share of injuries and pandemic-related obstacles leading to a rare season in which they are a bubble team in early March. But they have won six of nine to breathe life into their season and likely need at least a split against rival Michigan in order to help their chances. That win probably won't come Thursday against a Wolverines club that is coming off its worst performance of the season against Illinois. But expect the desperate Spartans to hang around long enough to cover this enticing number.

+265 6-3 IN LAST 9 CBB ATS PICKS
+185 3-1 IN LAST 4 MICHST ATS PICKS

Sacramento 121 @ New York 140 | 02/26 | 12:30 AM UTC

Sacramento +1

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Before the Kings plummeted to eight consecutive losses, they were heading toward a potential breakout season and had a stretch in which they won seven of eight. That window started with a victory over the Knicks, who are worth fading when posted as a favorite until further notice. The Kings have the worst defense in the NBA, but that weakness is offset by New York's NBA-worst offense. The Kings took to the Nets to the wire in their last game and have found perhaps the steal of the draft in spark plug Tyrese Haliburton.

+650 12-5 IN LAST 17 NBA ATS PICKS
+561 10-4 IN LAST 14 NY ATS PICKS
+470 8-3 IN LAST 11 SAC ATS PICKS

Golden St. 114 @ New York 106 | 02/24 | 12:30 AM UTC

Golden St. -3.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Warriors have lost consecutive road games in frustrating fashion that included poor late-game execution and the tiring antics of supposed "leader" Draymond Green. On Tuesday, they welcome the return of Steph Curry and also will reportedly have the services of big men James Wiseman and Kevon Looney. The announcement of the latter likely caused the half-point spread jump but this should still be a solid spot for the Warriors. the Knicks won the first matchup in the Bay Area but gritty center Mitchell Robinson, who was the difference in that contest, remains sidelined by a broken wrist.

+650 12-5 IN LAST 17 NBA ATS PICKS
+951 28-17 IN LAST 45 GS ATS PICKS
+561 10-4 IN LAST 14 NY ATS PICKS

Charlotte 110 @ Utah 132 | 02/23 | 2:00 AM UTC

Charlotte +12.5

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ANALYSIS: The Jazz were due to regress from their mind-blowing run of winning and spread crushing and this is as good of a spot we can probably hope to find. They come home after splitting a two-game road set with the Clippers and have the Lakers waiting to visit Salt Lake City on Wednesday. The uneven but improving Hornets are on an upswing that has seen them win four of their last six and one-time Jazz standout Gordon Hayward should have motivation for a strong performance and he will have familiar surroundings.

+650 12-5 IN LAST 17 NBA ATS PICKS
+428 13-8-1 IN LAST 22 UTA ATS PICKS
+90 2-1 IN LAST 3 CHA ATS PICKS

Miami 118 @ Sacramento 110 | 02/19 | 3:00 AM UTC

Miami PK

WIN

ANALYSIS: Both teams are slumping as they have combined to lose seven straight. the reeling Heat need a win Thursday in order to avoid a guaranteed losing road trip. Miami outplayed Golden State most of the way before letting it slip away into an overtime loss. This might normally seem like a letdown spot but the playoff-tested Heat should come out intent on a focused effort even in the second of a back-to-back. The Kings have allowed at least 119 points in each of their past four losses.

+650 12-5 IN LAST 17 NBA ATS PICKS
+470 8-3 IN LAST 11 SAC ATS PICKS
+461 9-4 IN LAST 13 MIA ATS PICKS