Zack Cimini
Zack Cimini
Contrarian with Chutzpah
A Las Vegas handicapper who's never afraid to buck conventional wisdom, Zack excels in multiple sports. Over the past two NBA seasons, Zack is 134-101-1, returning $2,296 to $100 players. All-time in MLB, Zack sports a record of 535-468-6, returning $2,962 to $100 bettors. All-time in college basketball, Zack is 423-375, returning $1,331 to $100 players. Zack appears regularly on "The Early Edge," SportsLine's popular daily podcast hosted by Jonathan Coachman. Catch "The Early Edge" live at 10 a.m. ET on SportsLine's YouTube page. For Zack Cimini media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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Minnesota 2 @ Oakland 5 | 05/18 | 1:40 AM UTC

Minnesota -140


ANALYSIS: Oakland's scoring woes have continued. Over the last five games the A's have scored one run or fewer in four of them. This also has been a pattern in their games against the Twins this season. Minnesota has won all four games this season against Oakland, giving up an average of 1.25 runs a game. Despite Dylan Bundy’s recent struggles, I'm taking the Twins.

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+811 41-30 IN LAST 71 OAK ML PICKS

Pittsburgh 0 @ Chi. Cubs 7 | 05/17 | 11:40 PM UTC

Pittsburgh 125


ANALYSIS: The Cubs are 0-4 this season in games immediately after shutting out an opponent. Chicago shut out Pittsburgh on Monday. I'm taking the value with the Pirates.

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Dallas 123 @ Phoenix 90 | 05/16 | 12:00 AM UTC

Phoenix -6.5


ANALYSIS: Sometimes, when a series goes seven games, it just delays the inevitable. The Suns have been a disastrous road team in this series, but the Mavericks have been equally poor in Phoenix. Expect the Suns to rise to the occasion after an embarrassing showing in Game 6. Take Phoenix as it makes this look like a regular-season game instead of a Game 7.

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Cincinnati 1 @ Pittsburgh 3 | 05/14 | 10:35 PM UTC

Pittsburgh 105


ANALYSIS: After a prolonged losing streak, Cincinnati has suddenly won five of its past six. The Pirates have proven to be the right opponent, as the Reds defeated Pittsburgh in two of three games last week and have won both games to begin this series. Luis Castillo is making just his second start of the season, so expect the Pirates to be able to take advantage of an early call to the Reds bullpen. Play Pittsburgh.

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Houston 6 @ Washington 13 | 05/14 | 11:05 PM UTC

Houston -160


ANALYSIS: Houston has the longest win streak in MLB at 11 games. Stout pitching has allowed the Astros to surrender an average of just one run during that streak. One of those strong pitchers is Saturday starter Cristian Javier, who has a 0.83 ERA . Take the Astros to push their streak to 12.

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