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Galin Dragiev
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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Portland 96 @ Utah 117 | 12/26 | 3:30 AM UTC

Portland +6.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: The last game on Christmas is a great one as two Western Conference rivals face off in the heated playoff race. The Jazz are rolling over the past few weeks and host a Portland team that is still 3.5 games ahead of them in the standings. Every game feels like a must-win for the Jazz at this stage in the season, but Portland is no easy roll-over. This game stays close. Take the points.

+336 12-8 IN LAST 20 POR ATS PICKS
+79 3-2 IN LAST 5 UTA ATS PICKS

L.A. Lakers 127 @ Golden St. 101 | 12/26 | 1:00 AM UTC

Golden St. -9

LOSS

ANALYSIS: The Warriors will use this game as a test to see where their team is almost midway through the regular season. They've struggled with injuries the entire season but are mostly healthy at this point and will look to defeat LeBron James and company on the big stage. Lay the points.

+85 3-2 IN LAST 5 GS ATS PICKS

Phoenix 103 @ Brooklyn 111 | 12/23 | 11:00 PM UTC

Brooklyn -9.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: Similarly to the Wizards, Phoenix has a road game on the second night of a back-to-back after playing three overtimes last night. The Suns run a fairly tight rotation and most of their important players exceeded 40 minutes last night, with star guard Devin Booker playing 55. If Booker even plays tonight, he'll be limited. Lay the points.

+483 21-15 IN LAST 36 PHO ATS PICKS
+88 2-1 IN LAST 3 BKN ATS PICKS

Washington 89 @ Indiana 105 | 12/23 | 10:00 PM UTC

Indiana -10

WIN

ANALYSIS: Washington played three overtimes last night and now has to go face Indiana on the road. The Pacers have won eight of their past ten games and are rolling with the return of Victor Oladipo to the lineup. Look for them to be prepared as always and run this tired Wizards team off the court. Lay the points.

+278 5-2 IN LAST 7 IND ATS PICKS
+77 3-2 IN LAST 5 WAS ATS PICKS

Phoenix 146 @ Washington 149 | 12/23 | 12:00 AM UTC

Washington -6.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: One of the flukiest runs of the season ends tonight as Phoenix continues it's road trip at Washington. The Suns don't have the talent nor the preparation to continue winning and Washington's revamped team will expose them. Trevor Ariza gets revenge tonight. Lay the points.

+483 21-15 IN LAST 36 PHO ATS PICKS
+77 3-2 IN LAST 5 WAS ATS PICKS