Galin Dragiev

The Dragon

Galin specializes in the NBA and NFL. In 2017-18, he went 27-19 (59 percent) on NFL picks. Galin started in the industry covering DFS for a number of outlets, including Rotoworld, DailyRoto, and numberFire. From the beginning, he realized one must first predict the outcome of the game before determining how success trickles down to individual players, so he spent more time studying team outcomes than projecting individual players. When it comes to predictions, Galin trusts numbers above all else. Having graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Physics, Galin uses his strong analytical background every time he makes a pick. For Galin Dragiev media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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Oklahoma City 100 @ Golden St. 108
10/17
OKC 100 @ GS 108
10/17
LOSS
Mon 10/15

Things are always different at the start of an NBA season. For one, teams play faster as they're fresher and coaches are always trying to instill an environment that pushes the pace to get easy buckets. That trend results in some slightly deflated Totals to start. This game will go fast even if Russell Westbrook doesn't get a chance to play. I'm taking the Over.

4-1 IN LAST 5 GS O/U PICKS | +290

Boston -5 BOS -5

Philadelphia 87 @ Boston 105
10/17
PHI 87 @ BOS 105
10/17
WIN
Mon 10/15

Both teams will have to adjust to start the season as there are some pretty significant changes on both rosters. Philadelphia gets a healthy Markelle Fultz and is planning on inserting him into the starting lineup, which gives them a completely new look as Fultz is a very different player than J.J. Redick. Boston also gets back a player they didn't see much of last season in Gordon Hayward. Both will be adjustments, but I expect Boston to have a smoother transition as Hayward is a great fit into their existing system, while Philly will be testing out a lot of new things. I'm laying the points.

18-7 IN LAST 25 BOS ATS PICKS | +1063

6-2-1 IN LAST 9 PHI ATS PICKS | +380

New England -3.5 NE -3.5

Kansas City 40 @ New England 43
10/15
KC 40 @ NE 43
10/15
LOSS
Sun 10/14

I like the Chiefs and what they've done this season but their hot start has translated into some slightly skewed lines. The Patriots are still great, they're playing at home, and have extra weapons than what they started the season with. I'm looking for Patrick Mahomes to start making some mistakes and for the Chiefs offense to slightly regress. I don't think the game turns into a blowout but 3.5 points is too little for this line. I'm laying the points.

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