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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Toronto +2.5 TOR +2.5

Toronto 114 @ Golden St. 110
6/14
TOR 114 @ GS 110
6/14
WIN
Thu 6/13

With Kevin Durant now out for the season, can the Warriors stay alive at home in Game 6? It should be noted that Kevon Looney (chest) was unable to finish Game 5 due to his injury. He?s expected to try and tough it out Thursday, but if he can?t stay on the floor, his absence would deal a huge blow to their interior defense. I think this game is close and give the Raptors a favorable chance to win, so I?ll take the points.

17-11 IN LAST 28 GS ATS PICKS | +483

3-0 IN LAST 3 TOR ATS PICKS | +300

Golden St. +1.5 GS +1.5

Golden St. 106 @ Toronto 105
6/11
GS 106 @ TOR 105
6/11
WIN
Mon 6/10

It looks like Kevin Durant (calf) is going to return for Game 5, potentially providing a huge boost for the Warriors. Even if he is limited, just having him out on the floor causes the Raptors to focus on him defensively, taking some of the pressure off of Stephen Curry. It would likely also provide a huge emotional boost. I don?t think the Warriors go down without a fight, so I?ll take them and the points.

17-11 IN LAST 28 GS ATS PICKS | +483

3-0 IN LAST 3 TOR ATS PICKS | +300

Toronto +4.5 TOR +4.5

Toronto 105 @ Golden St. 92
6/08
TOR 105 @ GS 92
6/08
WIN
Fri 6/7

The good news for the Warriors is that Klay Thompson (hamstring) is expected to return. However, who knows how effective he will be, especially with regards his mobility on the defensive end. Kevin Durant (calf) is still out and DeMarcus Cousins couldn?t get anything going in Game 3. I still think the Warriors can win, but it will be close, so I?ll take the points.

17-11 IN LAST 28 GS ATS PICKS | +483

3-0 IN LAST 3 TOR ATS PICKS | +300

Golden St. -4.5 GS -4.5

Toronto 123 @ Golden St. 109
6/06
TOR 123 @ GS 109
6/06
LOSS
Wed 6/5

This is a tough one to call with the uncertainty surrounding Golden State guard Klay Thompson and his hamstring injury. It appears that he?s going to try and play, but who knows for how long or how effective he will be when he is on the floor. With that being said, the Warriors' DeMarcus Cousins emerged in Game 2 and should be a big presence in the middle once again with Golden State now getting to play its first game of the series at home. I?ll take the Warriors to win and cover.

17-11 IN LAST 28 GS ATS PICKS | +483

3-0 IN LAST 3 TOR ATS PICKS | +300

Toronto -1.5 TOR -1.5

Golden St. 109 @ Toronto 118
5/31
GS 109 @ TOR 118
5/31
WIN
Thu 5/30

It?s been a while since we?ve seen the Warriors, who made quick work of the Blazers in the Western Conference Finals. Kevin Durant (calf) still won?t be back for Game 1, but DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala will. Cousins has been out for well over a month, so he is likely to see limited playing time. The Raptors know if they are going to pull off the series upset, they need to protect home court. Look for them to do that and win the series opener.

17-11 IN LAST 28 GS ATS PICKS | +483

3-0 IN LAST 3 TOR ATS PICKS | +300

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