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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. In the 2019-20 NBA season, Mike crushed sportsbooks with a 156-107-5 (59 percent) record, returning $3,864 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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Atlanta 127 @ New York 137 | 04/22 | 12:00 AM UTC

New York +1.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Knicks have won seven straight games, four of which they entered as underdogs. They are 19-10 ATS at home, and although this is the second game of a back-to-back set for them, they are 7-4 ATS in such situations. The Hawks are dealing with injuries to Danilo Gallinari (foot), De’Andre Hunter (knee) and Tony Snell (ankle), who all are in jeopardy of missing Wednesday's contest. I think the Knicks keep their winning streak alive.

+930 17-7 IN LAST 24 NBA ATS PICKS
+590 7-1 IN LAST 8 NY ATS PICKS
+491 17-11 IN LAST 28 ATL ATS PICKS

Brooklyn 103 @ Toronto 114 | 04/21 | 11:00 PM UTC

Toronto -3.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Raptors are finally looking healthy for once with Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and OG Anunoby all expected to play in this game. The same can’t be said for the Nets, who are still without James Harden (hamstring). Kevin Durant (thigh) is also questionable to play. With the Nets having just played Tuesday, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Kyrie Irving get the night off for rest, either. If he does sit out, this line could move dramatically in the Raptors’ favor. I’ll take a chance and lock it in now.

+930 17-7 IN LAST 24 NBA ATS PICKS
+861 24-14-1 IN LAST 39 TOR ATS PICKS
+770 11-3 IN LAST 14 BKN ATS PICKS

Charlotte 97 @ New York 109 | 04/20 | 11:30 PM UTC

New York -5.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: Not only have the Knicks won six straight games, but they have covered the spread in nine straight. They have a sparkling 18-10 record ATS at home, which includes going 10-2 ATS as a home favorite. With the Hornets still missing LaMelo Ball (wrist), Gordon Hayward (foot) and Malik Monk (ankle), look for the Knicks to continue their excellent performance at home.

+930 17-7 IN LAST 24 NBA ATS PICKS
+1334 20-6 IN LAST 26 CHA ATS PICKS
+590 7-1 IN LAST 8 NY ATS PICKS

San Antonio 109 @ Indiana 94 | 04/20 | 12:00 AM UTC

San Antonio -1

WIN

ANALYSIS: These two teams both have been better on the road than at home this season. The Pacers are just 9-16 at home, compared to 17-14 on the road. Meanwhile, the Spurs are 15-10 as visitors and just 12-18 on their own court. Add in the fact Indiana will be playing the second game of a back-to-back set, and I think San Antonio pulls out the win on Monday.

+930 17-7 IN LAST 24 NBA ATS PICKS
+190 3-1 IN LAST 4 IND ATS PICKS
+160 6-4 IN LAST 10 SA ATS PICKS

Cleveland 105 @ Detroit 109 | 04/19 | 11:00 PM UTC

Cleveland -2.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: The Pistons are in full tank mode right now. For Monday's game, they already have ruled out Jerami Grant (quadriceps), Mason Plumlee (rest), Wayne Ellington (rest), Cory Joseph (illness), Sekou Doumbouya (concussion) and Dennis Smith Jr. (knee). The only key rotation player who is expected to be out for the Cavaliers is Larry Nance Jr. (personal), so I’ll take them to cover this modest line.

+930 17-7 IN LAST 24 NBA ATS PICKS
+90 2-1 IN LAST 3 DET ATS PICKS