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Mike Barner
Mike Barner
NBA Specialist
Mike is a nationally-acclaimed NBA Fantasy expert, both season-long and DFS, who uses in-depth knowledge of every roster to find betting advantages. Over the past two seasons, Mike crushed sportsbooks with a 291-229-8 record, returning $3,876 to $100 bettors. Mike was nominated in 2018 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. For Mike Barner media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com
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Boston @ Atlanta | 01/29 | 12:30 AM UTC

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ANALYSIS: The Hawks are the healthiest that they have been in a... Join SportsLine here to see the full pick!

+935 71-56-1 IN LAST 128 NBA PICKS
+90 2-1 IN LAST 3 ATL ATS PICKS
+433 22-16-2 IN LAST 40 BOS ATS PICKS

Memphis 118 @ San Antonio 110 | 01/27 | 1:30 AM UTC

Memphis -4.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: This is a tough spot for the Spurs, who will be playing the second game of a back-to-back set. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies haven’t played since Sunday and could get Desmond Bane (COVID-19) back. The last time these two teams met, the Grizzlies won by 13 points in Memphis. This game might be a little closer in San Antonio, but I still like the Grizzlies to cover.

+935 71-56-1 IN LAST 128 NBA PICKS
+290 4-1 IN LAST 5 SA ATS PICKS
+459 31-24-1 IN LAST 56 MEM ATS PICKS

Phoenix 105 @ Utah 97 | 01/27 | 3:00 AM UTC

Phoenix -2

WIN

ANALYSIS: These two teams just played each other Monday in what was a six-point win for the Suns in Phoenix. The final score was much closer than many had expected given that the Jazz were missing most of their starters. They won’t be resting as many players in this game, but Donovan Mitchell (concussion) and Rudy Gobert (calf) will remain sidelined with injuries. Add in the Suns being 13-6 ATS as road favorites and I like them to cover this small number.

+935 71-56-1 IN LAST 128 NBA PICKS
+1261 38-23-2 IN LAST 63 PHO ATS PICKS
+475 7-2 IN LAST 9 UTA ATS PICKS

L.A. Lakers 106 @ Brooklyn 96 | 01/26 | 12:30 AM UTC

L.A. Lakers -3

WIN

ANALYSIS: With this game being played in Brooklyn, that means Kyrie Irving will join Kevin Durant (knee) on the sidelines for the Nets. They have only played one home game without Durant since Irving returned, and they lost that by 21 points to the Thunder. Anthony Davis is also listed as probable for the Lakers, setting him up to play for the first time in over a month. Despite him likely being on a minutes restriction, I still like the Lakers to cover this small number with Irving and Durant out.

+935 71-56-1 IN LAST 128 NBA PICKS
+990 32-20-2 IN LAST 54 LAL ATS PICKS
+1120 20-8 IN LAST 28 BKN ATS PICKS

Atlanta 113 @ Charlotte 91 | 01/24 | 12:00 AM UTC

Charlotte -3

LOSS

ANALYSIS: The Hornets have been a very good team at home, posting a 15-4 record there ATS. As a home favorite, they are 6-2 ATS. They have been playing well, regardless of location, winning seven of their last eight games, overall. The Hawks have struggled on the road, recording an 8-15 record there ATS, including 5-10 ATS as road underdogs. Add in the Hornets not having any major health issues and I like their chances of covering.

+935 71-56-1 IN LAST 128 NBA PICKS
+90 2-1 IN LAST 3 ATL ATS PICKS
+1194 23-10 IN LAST 33 CHA ATS PICKS