loading...
League Logo
NBA
League Logo
NBA
League Logo
MLB
League Logo
NHL
All
    loading...
    Avatar
    Avatar

    Mike Barner

    Triple Threat

    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.

    @rotomikebarner
    44-30 in Last 74 NBA Player Props Picks
    +650
    RECORD: 44-30-0
    +650
    44-30 in Last 74 NBA Player Props Picks

    Get Access To
    ALL PICKS FROM Mike & THE REST OF OUR EXPERTS

    Get Today's Winners Here
    All

    Mike's Past Picks

    Apr 21 2024, 11:00 pm UTC
    League
    Indiana
    94
    @ Milwaukee
    109
    +650
    44-30 in Last 74 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    Tyrese Haliburton didn’t have a great second half of the season. However, he showed signs of turning things around, including shooting 46.7% from the field and 38.8% from behind the arc over his last 12 games. He dominated the Bucks this season, averaging 27.0 points against them over five games. He scored at least 22 points in each of those matchups. With plenty of minutes and shot attempts coming his way as the Pacers try to steal a game on the road, look for Haliburton to reach this over.

    Pick Made: Sun 12:35 pm UTC
    Apr 21 2024, 7:30 pm UTC
    League
    Dallas
    97
    @ L.A. Clippers
    109
    +527
    66-48 in Last 114 NBA Picks
    +9
    10-7 in Last 17 NBA ML Picks
    +57
    2-1 in Last 3 LAC ML Picks
    Analysis:

    The big news for Game 1 is that Kawhi Leonard (knee) is listed as questionable. After getting an injection in his knee Thursday, he might actually be closer to doubtful. The Clippers went 7-7 across the 14 games that he missed during the regular season. The Mavericks had a terrific finish to the regular season, going 16-4 over their final 20 games. Two of those losses came in their final two games when they rested players. They were 25-16 on the road this season, and with Leonard possibly not playing, I like their chances to begin this series with a victory.

    Pick Made: Sun 12:26 pm UTC
    Apr 21 2024, 5:35 pm UTC
    League
    Chi. White Sox
    2
    @ Philadelphia
    8
    +400
    4-0 in Last 4 MLB Picks
    +300
    3-0 in Last 3 PHI ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    The Phillies have dominated this series. Friday, they won 7-0. Saturday, they won 9-5. They actually had a 9-0 lead Saturday before giving up five runs in the top of the ninth. The White Sox are now 3-17 this season with a -65 run differential. The Phillies have a huge starting pitching advantage Sunday with Aaron Nola set to face off against Nick Nastrini. The Phillies are set up for another convincing victory.

    Pick Made: Sun 12:07 pm UTC
    Apr 21 2024, 12:30 am UTC
    League
    L.A. Lakers
    103
    @ Denver
    114
    +650
    44-30 in Last 74 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    Austin Reaves averaged 5.5 assists per game during the regular season. He closed out the campaign by dishing out at least five assists in nine of his last 13 games. When the Lakers took on the Pelicans in the Play-In Tournament, Reaves registered six assists over 36 minutes. Reaves had at least five assists in three of four games against the Nuggets in the playoffs last year, and in two of three meetings with them during the regular season this year. I like his chances of finishing with at least five assists again.

    Pick Made: Apr 20, 2:07 am UTC
    Apr 20 2024, 10:05 pm UTC
    League
    Chi. White Sox
    5
    @ Philadelphia
    9
    +400
    4-0 in Last 4 MLB Picks
    +300
    3-0 in Last 3 PHI ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    Friday, we paid the juice and took the Phillies to win on the moneyline. They won 7-0. Saturday’s moneyline has more juice than Tropicana, so we’ll play this instead. The Phillies will start their ace Zack Wheeler, who has a 1.04 WHIP and 30 strikeouts over 24 innings. The White Sox will start Michael Soroka, who has a 1.76 WHIP and has given up at least four runs in three of his four outings. The Phillies should win this in convincing fashion.

    Pick Made: Apr 20, 12:06 pm UTC
    Apr 20 2024, 10:00 pm UTC
    League
    Philadelphia
    104
    @ New York
    111
    +527
    66-48 in Last 114 NBA Picks
    +9
    10-7 in Last 17 NBA ML Picks
    +438
    6-1 in Last 7 NY ML Picks
    Analysis:

    It took Nicolas Batum scoring 20 points and hitting six three-pointers for the 76ers to squeak out a win over the Heat and secure the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference. Joel Embiid labored throughout the game and may still not be 100 percent. The Knicks are well rested and have OG Anunoby and Mitchell Robinson back in the fold. During the regular season, the Knicks went 27-14 at home. Look for them to start off the series with a victory.

    Pick Made: Apr 20, 1:56 am UTC
    Apr 20 2024, 1:30 am UTC
    League
    Sacramento
    98
    @ New Orleans
    105
    +650
    44-30 in Last 74 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    The Pelicans will try to advance with their star power forward Zion Williamson (hamstring) sidelined. Domantas Sabonis is a handful in the middle, so expect Jonas Valanciunas to see a boost in playing time. During the regular season, he averaged 27 minutes across five meetings with the Kings. He posted at least 26 combined points, rebounds and assists in each of those meetings. Look for him to play enough Friday for him to reach this over.

    Pick Made: Apr 19, 5:34 pm UTC
    Apr 20 2024, 12:10 am UTC
    League
    Detroit
    5
    @ Minnesota
    4
    Analysis:

    Joe Ryan just faced the Tigers in his last outing. In that matchup, he allowed three runs (one earned) and recorded 12 strikeouts over six innings. He has logged six innings in both of his last two starts and has a favorable opportunity to last at least that long again Friday. The Tigers’ lineup has struggled mightily, posting the fifth-worst OPS in baseball.

    Pick Made: Apr 19, 4:47 pm UTC
    Apr 19 2024, 11:00 pm UTC
    League
    Chicago
    91
    @ Miami
    112
    +650
    44-30 in Last 74 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    The Heat are missing two of their top scorers in Jimmy Butler (knee) and Terry Rozier (neck). When Butler missed 11 out of 12 games during a span from late December into mid-January, Jaime Jaquez Jr. averaged 16.3 points over 35 minutes per game. Jaquez had success against the Bulls this season, scoring at least 18 points in three of their four meetings. With more minutes and shot attempts likely coming his way, I’ll take the over here.

    Pick Made: Apr 19, 5:39 pm UTC
    Apr 19 2024, 10:40 pm UTC
    League
    Chi. White Sox
    0
    @ Philadelphia
    7
    +400
    4-0 in Last 4 MLB Picks
    +845
    10-1 in Last 11 CHW ML Picks
    Analysis:

    The White Sox will deploy their best starter in Garrett Crochet. As good as he has been, the White Sox are just 1-3 in the games that he has started. Their lineup has been dreadful, averaging 2.1 runs per game for the season. That has resulted in them posting a 3-15 record. The Phillies have a much more dangerous lineup and will be rolling with a serviceable starter in Spencer Turnbull. I’ll pay the juice and take the Phillies to win.

    Pick Made: Apr 19, 4:41 pm UTC
    Apr 17 2024, 11:00 pm UTC
    League
    Miami
    104
    @ Philadelphia
    105
    +650
    44-30 in Last 74 NBA Player Props Picks
    Analysis:

    Across the six games that Herro played since returning from a foot injury, he averaged 5.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists. That was despite logging fewer than 30 minutes in three of those games. He should play a ton against the 76ers since Terry Rozier (neck) has been ruled out. The first time Herro faced the 76ers this season, he recorded six rebounds and five assists over 38 minutes. The second time, he posted seven rebounds and seven assists over 38 minutes. Take the over here.

    Pick Made: Apr 17, 3:19 pm UTC
    Apr 17 2024, 11:00 pm UTC
    League
    Miami
    104
    @ Philadelphia
    105
    +527
    66-48 in Last 114 NBA Picks
    +498
    6-1 in Last 7 NBA ATS Picks
    +563
    43-34 in Last 77 MIA ATS Picks
    Analysis:

    The playoffs are when the Heat come alive. They were in the Play-In Tournament last season and ultimately advanced to the NBA Finals. Jimmy Butler tends to coast through the regular season, but he goes to another level when the lights are the brightest. He also loves to stick it to his former team. When the Heat faced the 76ers in the 2022 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Butler averaged 27.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists to help his squad advance to the next round. Give me the points, and I also don’t mind taking the Heat to win outright.

    Pick Made: Apr 15, 12:15 pm UTC
    Apr 17 2024, 5:10 pm UTC
    League
    Texas
    5
    @ Detroit
    4
    Analysis:

    Dane Dunning only had three strikeouts in his last start against the Astros. However, he had seven strikeouts in both of his first two starts. The Tigers don’t do a great job of making contact, which has resulted in them striking out the ninth-most times in baseball. Dunning faced them two times last season and posted at least six strikeouts in both outings. There’s plenty of juice here, but I’ll pay it and take the over.

    Pick Made: Apr 17, 2:53 pm UTC
    Apr 17 2024, 2:00 am UTC
    League
    Golden St.
    94
    @ Sacramento
    118
    +527
    66-48 in Last 114 NBA Picks
    +9
    10-7 in Last 17 NBA ML Picks
    +460
    9-3 in Last 12 GS ML Picks
    Analysis:

    Finishing with the 10th seed in the West is certainly a disappointment for the Warriors. However, they finished the regular season on a high note, winning 10 of their last 12 games. Just as impressive is that six of those 10 wins came on the road, where they finished 25-16. The Kings have gone in the other direction, losing five of their last seven games. The Warriors enter this matchup with no key injuries, while the Kings are down Kevin Huerter and Malik Monk. Their absences further tilt the scales in the Warriors’ favor to earn a victory.

    Pick Made: Apr 15, 12:13 pm UTC
    Apr 16 2024, 12:10 am UTC
    League
    Atlanta
    6
    @ Houston
    1
    Analysis:

    The Braves are averaging 6.5 runs per game this season. The Astros haven’t been as potent, but they have done plenty of damage while averaging 4.7 runs per game. Expect both teams to score in bunches in a pitching matchup between Darius Vines and Spencer Arrighetti. Vines didn’t miss a ton of bats at Triple-A and had just a 16.7 percent strikeout rate over 20 1/3 innings with the Braves last year. Arrighetti had a 4.64 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP at Triple-A last year. In his first start in the majors last week, he allowed seven runs over three innings to the Royals.

    Pick Made: Apr 15, 5:10 pm UTC