Galin Dragiev

The Dragon

Galin specializes in the NBA and NFL. He's currently wrecking the books as one of SportsLine's top NBA experts, after going 27-19 (59 percent) last NFL season. 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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Minnesota -10MIN -10

L.A. Lakers 111 @ Minnesota 119
2/15
LAL 111 @ MIN 119
2/15
LOSS
Thu 2/15

The Lakers are playing on a road back-to-back with their team struggling and quite injured. The Wolves are healthy and fighting for playoff positioning in the tough West. Minnesota will try to dominate and come better prepared. Lay the large number.

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Milwaukee -3MIL -3

Denver 134 @ Milwaukee 123
2/15
DEN 134 @ MIL 123
2/15
LOSS
Thu 2/15

Denver has gone through a somewhat tough part of its schedule and the Nuggets haven't been good on the road this season. A visit to the Bucks right before the break will find them complacent. Look for them to drop this one. Lay the points.

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Toronto -6.5TOR -6.5

Toronto 122 @ Chicago 98
2/14
TOR 122 @ CHI 98
2/14
WIN
Wed 2/14

The Raptors continue to demolish everyone. They play great on both sides of the ball and their second unit is crushing opponents. Zach LaVine will shoot Chicago out of this game, and Kris Dunn is only playing 20 minutes so he won't get enough playing time to keep Chicago in this one. Lay the points.

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Charlotte -6CHA -6

Charlotte 104 @ Orlando 102
2/14
CHA 104 @ ORL 102
2/14
LOSS
Wed 2/14

The Magic are in full tank mode, pulling off a masterful loss to Chicago on Monday. Charlotte, on the other hand, is in a stretch that will define whether or not they stay in the playoff race post the All-Star break. They need this win badly. Lay the points.

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Detroit -8DET -8

Atlanta 98 @ Detroit 104
2/14
ATL 98 @ DET 104
2/14
LOSS
Wed 2/14

The Pistons are playing great basketball since they acquired Blake Griffin through trade and now get the tanking Hawks right before the All-Star break. With days off coming up, they won't be afraid to push their starters heavy minutes if needed. They win comfortably here. Lay the points.

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