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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Golden St. -6.5 GS -6.5

Golden St. 101 @ Houston 92
5/29
GS 101 @ HOU 92
5/29
WIN
Mon 5/28

With Chris Paul likely missing, this game is set up perfectly for the Warriors to make it to the finals once again. James Harden is incredible, but he is not as good as LeBron James and will find it difficult beating a strong Warriors teams by himself. Lay the points.

10-6 IN LAST 16 HOU ATS PICKS | +366

4-1 IN LAST 5 GS ATS PICKS | +290

Golden St. -1 GS -1

Golden St. 94 @ Houston 98
5/25
GS 94 @ HOU 98
5/25
LOSS
Wed 5/23

The Golden State Warriors shot 3-18 in the fourth quarter last game. There is no way Kevin Durant and Steph Curry allow that to happen again in a quarter this series, and as we saw throughout the rest of the game when Steph is playing well, this team is nearly unbeatable. Look for the Warriors to take the lead in this crucial Game 5. Lay the small number.

10-6 IN LAST 16 HOU ATS PICKS | +366

4-1 IN LAST 5 GS ATS PICKS | +290

Boston -1 BOS -1

Cleveland 83 @ Boston 96
5/24
CLE 83 @ BOS 96
5/24
WIN
Wed 5/23

Boston has won every playoff game at home this season and this one will be no different. Brad Stevens will figure out a way to switch Terry Rozier less and might even start with more size with someone like Aron Baynes. I like Boston to take the lead again in this series. Lay the points.

17-7 IN LAST 24 BOS ATS PICKS | +963

13-5 IN LAST 18 CLE ATS PICKS | +750

Golden St. -8.5 GS -8.5

Houston 95 @ Golden St. 92
5/23
HOU 95 @ GS 92
5/23
LOSS
Mon 5/21

Andre Iguodala is doubtful for this game but the Golden State Warriors have been just as good with Kevon Looney in the lineup. Looney has been able to stay in front of Houston shooters when he gets the switch just good enough to where Steven Kerr isn't sending a double team, which is all the Warriors need. Steph Curry carries the Warriors to another big win. Lay the points.

10-6 IN LAST 16 HOU ATS PICKS | +366

4-1 IN LAST 5 GS ATS PICKS | +290

Boston +7 BOS +7

Boston 102 @ Cleveland 111
5/22
BOS 102 @ CLE 111
5/22
LOSS
Mon 5/21

Boston got blown out in the last game in what was a perfect combination of great LeBron James play, streaky-hot Cleveland shooters, and not enough tactical adjustments. LeBron is going to be great again, but Brad Stevens will have his team prepared for this game. Look for Boston to take control of the series here. I'm taking the points.

17-7 IN LAST 24 BOS ATS PICKS | +963

13-5 IN LAST 18 CLE ATS PICKS | +750

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