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    Mike Barner

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    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 four seasons at SportsLine, Mike went 462-397 against the spread, returning $2,509 to $100 bettors (every play 1 unit). Twice recently, Mike was nominated for Basketball Writer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He also excels at MLB and NFL props. Mike's work has appeared in Sports Illustrated as well as on Yahoo and RotoWire. Mike appears regularly on CBS Sports HQ and the "Early Edge," SportsLine's popular daily betting show. For Mike Barner media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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    Mike's Pick (1 Live)

    May 20 2024, 10:50 pm UTC
    League
    Boston
    @ Tampa Bay
    Mike's PickSubscribers Only
    Unit1.0
    +381
    6-2 in Last 8 MLB Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    Taj Bradley logged five innings against the Red Sox in his last outing.

    Pick Made: 2:52 pm UTC

    Mike's Past Picks

    May 17 2024, 11:05 pm UTC
    League
    Chi. White Sox
    2
    @ N.Y. Yankees
    4
    +381
    6-2 in Last 8 MLB Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    Aaron Judge has firmly put his slow start behind him. Over his last 11 games, he is 18-for-39 (.462) with a 1.077 slugging percentage. He hit five home runs and nine doubles during that span. That enabled him to finish with at least two total bases in a game seven times. Look for him to stay hot at home against Mike Clevinger and a White Sox bullpen behind him that has a 1.40 WHIP.

    Pick Made: May 17, 2:44 pm UTC
    May 15 2024, 11:10 pm UTC
    League
    Tampa Bay
    4
    @ Boston
    3
    +381
    6-2 in Last 8 MLB Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    Taj Bradley missed plenty of bats last season, recording a 28.0 percent strikeout rate. In his two rehab starts while recovering from a pectoral strain, he combined for 15 strikeouts across 11 innings. In his season debut against the Yankees, he posted seven strikeouts over six innings. The Rays would likely love to get some length out of Bradley, given that they used six relievers in Tuesday’s game. A long leash against a Red Sox team that is tied for the second-most strikeouts in baseball leaves Bradley with a favorable opportunity to hit this over.

    Pick Made: May 15, 1:58 pm UTC
    May 15 2024, 12:00 am UTC
    League
    Indiana
    91
    @ New York
    121
    Analysis:

    Throw out Game 4. The Knicks were blown out and turned things over to their bench early. Prior to that, Donte DiVincenzo had scored at least 25 points in each of the first three games of this series. Over those three games, he hit 18 total three-pointers. He shot 40.1 percent from behind the arc during the regular season, so his proficiency in that department is nothing new. The Knicks will need him to score more with OG Anunoby (hamstring) out and their lack of overall depth. With all of the minutes and shot attempts that he can handle coming his way at home, look for DiVincenzo to hit this over.

    Pick Made: May 14, 6:11 pm UTC
    May 14 2024, 1:40 am UTC
    League
    Colorado
    5
    @ San Diego
    4
    +381
    6-2 in Last 8 MLB Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    After batting .354 last season, Luis Arraez is hitting .308 this year. He is a contact hitter who rarely strikes out, making him a nightmare matchup for Dakota Hudson. Hudson pitches to contact, registering just a 15.4 percent strikeout rate for his career. He does issue a lot of walks, but Arraez doesn’t walk much. This year, he has a 4.9 percent walk rate. At plus odds, I think the over here is a risk well worth taking.

    Pick Made: May 13, 2:27 pm UTC
    May 10 2024, 11:10 pm UTC
    League
    Washington
    5
    @ Boston
    1
    +381
    6-2 in Last 8 MLB Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    Patrick Corbin continues to struggle for the Nationals, recording a 6.45 ERA and 1.81 WHIP this season. Across 37 2/3 innings, he has given up 53 hits. That comes on the heels of him giving up a staggering 420 hits combined the last two seasons. Tyler O’Neill has a .606 slugging percentage this season and has a career .478 slugging percentage against left-handed pitchers. Expect him to have a big night at the plate.

    Pick Made: May 10, 1:16 pm UTC
    May 10 2024, 10:40 pm UTC
    League
    Chi. Cubs
    7
    @ Pittsburgh
    2
    +381
    6-2 in Last 8 MLB Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    There is a lot to like about Javier Assad in this matchup. He has a 1.66 ERA this season, recording at least five strikeouts in four of his seven starts. The Pirates have the worst home OPS in baseball and the worst OPS against right-handed pitchers. They have also struck out the fifth-most times in baseball. Expect Assad to pitch deep enough into this game to reach the over on his strikeouts prop.

    Pick Made: May 10, 1:11 pm UTC
    May 10 2024, 1:30 am UTC
    League
    Dallas
    119
    @ Oklahoma City
    110
    Analysis:

    It’s no secret that the Thunder have trouble slowing down opposing centers. In their first round series against the Pelicans, Jonas Valanciunas averaged 14.5 points and 11.0 rebounds. In Game 1 against the Mavericks, Daniel Gafford produced 16 points and 11 rebounds. He logged 27 minutes in that game and should continue to play more with Maxi Kleber (shoulder) out. Look for him to hit the over on this prop again.

    Pick Made: May 09, 2:06 pm UTC
    May 09 2024, 11:00 pm UTC
    League
    Cleveland
    118
    @ Boston
    94
    Analysis:

    The absence of Kristaps Porzingis has opened up added playing time for Luke Kornet. Kornet hauled in seven rebounds over 18 minutes in Game 5 against the Heat, then logged 10 rebounds over 21 minutes versus the Cavaliers on Tuesday. The Celtics don’t seem to want to play Xavier Tillman Sr. much, given that he didn’t surpass seven minutes in either of those matchups. At plus money, I’ll take a chance on this over.

    Pick Made: May 09, 2:25 pm UTC
    May 08 2024, 5:05 pm UTC
    League
    Toronto
    5
    @ Philadelphia
    3
    Analysis:

    The starting pitching matchup for this game will be Aaron Nola versus Chris Bassitt. Both players had extreme home and road splits last season. Nola only had a 5.43 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP on the road, but he had a 3.29 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP at home. Bassitt had a 2.86 ERA and a 0.99 WHIP at home, but a 4.50 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP on the road. This game being played in Philadelphia is important, so I’m backing the Phillies to win.

    Pick Made: May 08, 2:28 pm UTC
    May 08 2024, 1:30 am UTC
    League
    Dallas
    95
    @ Oklahoma City
    117
    Analysis:

    Kyrie Irving generates a lot of headlines because of his scoring prowess. However, he also averaged 5.0 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game during the regular season. In the playoffs, he has recorded at least 10 combined rebounds and assists in five of six games. During the regular season, he combined for at least 14 rebounds and assists in both of the two games that he played against the Thunder. With added minutes coming in the playoffs, this is a great matchup for Irving to hit this over.

    Pick Made: May 07, 12:49 pm UTC
    May 07 2024, 2:10 am UTC
    League
    Miami
    3
    @ L.A. Dodgers
    6
    +381
    6-2 in Last 8 MLB Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    Shohei Ohtani is locked in right now. He hit three home runs against the Braves over the weekend, giving him 10 total for the season. He is slugging .685, which includes a .711 slugging percentage at home. Across his last 16 games, he has recorded at least two total bases 10 times. Look for him to do plenty of damage against Roddery Munoz, who has allowed six home runs over 26 2/3 combined innings at Triple-A and the majors this year. Last year, he gave up 11 home runs across 66 innings at Triple-A.

    Pick Made: May 06, 3:25 pm UTC
    May 05 2024, 5:00 pm UTC
    League
    Orlando
    94
    @ Cleveland
    106
    +458
    20-11 in Last 31 NBA Picks
    +68
    14-9 in Last 23 NBA ML Picks
    +960
    13-2 in Last 15 CLE ML Picks
    Analysis:

    The home team has won all six games in this series. The Cavaliers were 26-15 at home during the regular season, while the Magic were 18-23 on the road. Before this series started, I was on the Cavaliers to win it in seven games. I haven’t seen anything through the first six games that has changed my mind, so I’ll take the Cavaliers to emerge from Game 7 with a win and advance to take on the Celtics.

    Pick Made: May 05, 2:35 pm UTC
    May 03 2024, 11:10 pm UTC
    League
    L.A. Angels
    6
    @ Cleveland
    0
    Analysis:

    The Angels are reeling. They have lost 11 of their last 13 games and are now without Mike Trout (knee). Starting for them Friday will be Jose Soriano, who has shown significant control issues during his time in the minors and majors. Over his last three starts, he has walked 11 batters across 12 2/3 innings. The Guardians are 20-11 and will be starting Tanner Bibee, who has allowed two or fewer runs in four of his last five starts. I’ll pay the juice and take the Guardians to win.

    Pick Made: May 03, 1:44 pm UTC
    May 03 2024, 10:40 pm UTC
    League
    San Francisco
    3
    @ Philadelphia
    4
    +300
    3-0 in Last 3 SF ML Picks
    Analysis:

    This has the potential to be a good pitching matchup between Aaron Nola and Jordan Hicks. Last season, Nola had a 3.29 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP at home. After getting roughed up by the Braves in his first start this year, he has a 2.06 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP since. Hicks can rack up strikeouts in bunches, but he did battle side tightness in his last outing. Another concern with the Giants is that they are just 6-10 on the road. Look for Nola to lead the Phillies to a victory.

    Pick Made: May 03, 1:09 pm UTC