Mike Barner

NBA Fantasy Analyst

Mike is a respected NBA Fantasy expert, both season-long and DFS, whose 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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Houston -5 HOU -5

Brooklyn 145 @ Houston 142
1/17
BKN 145 @ HOU 142
1/17
LOSS
YESTERDAY 3:54 PM

The Rockets can?t catch a break on the injury front, but James Harden still has them on a roll with nine wins across their last 12 games. They are also 15-7 ATS at home this season. The Nets are a tough team despite not having a true superstar on their roster, but I think Harden carries the Rockets to the cover on his home floor.

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Detroit -3.5 DET -3.5

Orlando 115 @ Detroit 120
1/17
ORL 115 @ DET 120
1/17
WIN
YESTERDAY 3:52 PM

The Magic have lost seven of their last eight games on the road by an average of 16.6 points. Yikes. The Pistons aren?t exactly playing well right now, but they are 3-0-1 ATS over their last four home games and are mostly healthy heading into this contest. This is a favorable spot for them to cover.

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Chicago +7 CHI +7

Chicago 100 @ L.A. Lakers 107
1/16
CHI 100 @ LAL 107
1/16
PUSH
Tue 1/15

This is a matchup between two struggling teams. The Bulls have lost seven straight and the Lakers have lost seven of their last 10 games, including an embarrassing defeat at home to the Cavaliers on Sunday. I?m not convinced the Bulls can pull out the win, but I think they keep it close enough, so grab the points.

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San Antonio -8.5 SA -8.5

Charlotte 108 @ San Antonio 93
1/15
CHA 108 @ SA 93
1/15
LOSS
Mon 1/14

This game has blowout written all over it. The Hornets have lost seven of their last 10 games with their last five losses coming by an average of 21.6 points. They are also 5-15 on the road, overall, while the Spurs are 18-5 on their home floor. This is a big spread, but I still like the Spurs to cover.

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Houston -5.5 HOU -5.5

Memphis 94 @ Houston 112
1/15
MEM 94 @ HOU 112
1/15
WIN
Mon 1/14

The Rockets suffered a disappointing loss on the road Sunday against the Magic, but they have an excellent opportunity to rebound at home Monday. They are 14-7 ATS at home while the Grizzlies are just 8-14 ATS on the road. The Grizzlies also lost Kyle Anderson (ankle) over the weekend, who is an important part of their rotation. I?ll take the Rockets to cover.

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