Mike Barner

NBA Fantasy Analyst

Mike is a respected NBA Fantasy expert, both season-long and DFS, who was just nominated for Basketball Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. His work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and on Yahoo, RotoWire and KFFL. He's also been featured on ESPN Radio. The day-in, day-out NBA grind is the fun part for Mike. He digs deep into the data, examining team trends and projecting game outcomes, while watching as many games as possible to gain an edge. With his unmatched analysis and 24-7 dedication, Mike spots opportunities against the spread as well as on totals. For Mike Barner media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com

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Brooklyn -2.5 BKN -2.5

Brooklyn 111 @ L.A. Lakers 106
3/23
BKN 111 @ LAL 106
3/23
WIN
Fri 3/22

The free-falling Lakers have lost nine of their last 10 games by an average of 11 points. This downward spiral includes losses at the hands of the Knicks and Suns. Even with LeBron James (groin) expected to play, their roster is extremely thin right now. This is a small line, so I like the Nets' chances to cover friday.

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7-2-1 IN LAST 10 LAL ATS PICKS | +476

6-4 IN LAST 10 BKN ATS PICKS | +153

Orlando -8.5 ORL -8.5

Memphis 119 @ Orlando 123
3/22
MEM 119 @ ORL 123
3/22
LOSS
Fri 3/22

It looks like the tanking Grizzlies will rest Mike Conley on Friday (he's listed as doubtful), taking away their best player. They are already just 13-22 ATS on the road and will be facing a Magic team with playoff aspirations that has won its last three games by an average of 20.7 points. I?ll take the Magic to cover.

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6-2-1 IN LAST 9 ORL ATS PICKS | +378

6-3 IN LAST 9 MEM ATS PICKS | +268

Dallas +9 DAL +9

Dallas 100 @ Sacramento 116
3/22
DAL 100 @ SAC 116
3/22
LOSS
Thu 3/21

The Mavericks might be just 6-29 on the road, but they are 18-17 ATS away from home. As long as Luka Doncic is healthy, they can keep games close. Scoring shouldn?t be a problem for them Thursday because the Kings allow the fifth-most points per game (115) in the league. I think the Kings win, but I?ll take the points based on this lofty line.

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6-4 IN LAST 10 DAL ATS PICKS | +159

Washington -3.5 WAS -3.5

Washington 120 @ Chicago 126
3/21
WAS 120 @ CHI 126
3/21
LOSS
Wed 3/20

Picking the Wizards to cover on the road isn?t the most reassuring route to take since they are just 12-23 there ATS. However, the Bulls aren?t great at home with a 13-22 mark there ATS. Otto Porter Jr. (shoulder) is listed as doubtful for this matchup while Zach LaVine (thigh) is listed as questionable. If they both sit, that puts the Bulls in a huge hole. The Wizards come into this contest healthy, so I?ll take them to cover.

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4-1 IN LAST 5 CHI ATS PICKS | +288

7-5 IN LAST 12 WAS ATS PICKS | +146

Dallas +10 DAL +10

Dallas 118 @ Portland 126
3/21
DAL 118 @ POR 126
3/21
WIN
Wed 3/20

This seems like an awfully large spread considering C.J. McCollum (knee) is out. The Mavericks are playing out the string, but each of their last six losses has been by nine points or fewer. That included a one-point loss on the road versus the Nuggets and a one-point loss at home to the Rockets. I don?t think they win, but I?ll take the points.

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10-3 IN LAST 13 POR ATS PICKS | +667

6-4 IN LAST 10 DAL ATS PICKS | +159

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