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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Milwaukee -7 MIL -7

Toronto 105 @ Milwaukee 99
5/24
TOR 105 @ MIL 99
5/24
LOSS
Thu 5/23

As good as the Bucks looked in the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Raptors took advantage of the series shifting to Toronto to tie things up. The Raptors are 6-3 ATS at home during the playoffs, but just 2-5 ATS on the road. Meanwhile, the Bucks are 6-1 ATS at home during their playoff run. This is a big number, but I?ll still take the Bucks to cover Thursday.

Milwaukee -3 MIL -3

Milwaukee 102 @ Toronto 120
5/22
MIL 102 @ TOR 120
5/22
LOSS
Tue 5/21

Giannis Antetokounmpo had a rare off night from the field in Game 3, scoring just 12 points despite logging 45 minutes. Even with him struggling, it took the Raptors two overtimes to get the win. Giannis isn?t likely to shoot 5-for-16 again, so look for the Bucks to bounce back with a win and cover.

Golden St. -3.5 GS -3.5

Golden St. 119 @ Portland 117
5/21
GS 119 @ POR 117
5/21
LOSS
Mon 5/20

Despite Kevin Durant (calf) being out, the Warriors are in a position to sweep the Blazers on Monday. They?ve won two of the three games in this series by at least 11 points with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green all playing well. Damian Lillard is currently battling a rib injury, which isn?t going to help the Blazers? cause any. I?ll take the Warriors to close out this series and cover.

13-10 IN LAST 23 GS ATS PICKS | +191

Milwaukee +2 MIL +2

Milwaukee 112 @ Toronto 118
5/19
MIL 112 @ TOR 118
5/19
LOSS
Sun 5/19

The Bucks took care of business at home, which included a dominant 22-point win in Game 2. As good as Kawhi Leonard is, the Raptors just don?t have enough offensive firepower to keep up with the Bucks. I think the Bucks have an excellent opportunity to win despite this game being played in Toronto, so I?ll take the points.

Milwaukee -6.5 MIL -6.5

Toronto 103 @ Milwaukee 125
5/18
TOR 103 @ MIL 125
5/18
WIN
Fri 5/17

After racing out to a double-digit lead in the first quarter of Game 1, the Raptors couldn?t hold on, falling by eight points. That?s a tough way to lose, especially since Khris Middleton, Nikola Mirotic and Eric Bledsoe shot a combined 2-for-18 from behind the arc. Don?t expect Brook Lopez to score 29 points again, but it?s not unreasonable to think that the other three should be more productive. Kyle Lowry also won?t go 7-for-9 from behind the arc again like he did for the Raptors, so I?ll take the Bucks to cover.

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