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John Bollman
John Bollman
The Executive
John Bollman enjoyed a monster 2021 MLB season: He went 380-309-1, returning $3,855 to $100 bettors and finishing as SportsLine's No. 1 expert. John also dominated the 2022 college baseball season, going 126-102 (plus 19.2 units). He combines MLB front-office experience with a deep statistical background. In 2018 Bollman, who has a master's degree in biostatistics, worked in the Toronto Blue Jays' analytics department, focusing on high-performance sports science and player development. He is known for his ability to quantify the unquantifiable. For John Bollman media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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NHL | Edmonton 3 @ St. Louis 1 | 10/27 | 12:00 AM UTC

St. Louis -105

LOSS

ANALYSIS: The Oilers haven’t really found their stride to start this season yet and they lost earlier this season to the Blues 2-0. Jordan Binnington should be back in net after getting the last game off and the Blues have won all three games he has started. I like the Blues at home.

NHL | Minnesota 3 @ Montreal 1 | 10/25 | 11:00 PM UTC

Montreal +175

LOSS

ANALYSIS: The Wild have looked brutal to start the season while the Canadiens are playing well. This is pretty much a value play, the Canadiens are solid at home and Marc-Andre Fleury has been awful to start this season.

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NHL | Pittsburgh 1 @ Calgary 4 | 10/26 | 1:00 AM UTC

Calgary -180

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Penguins are coming off a game last night in Edmonton where they lost 6-3 and then they had to travel late last night to Calgary. The Flames have had three days off and they are 3-1-0 at home this season. Casey DeSmith should be starting tonight after Tristan Jarry got the start last night, I like the Flames at home.

+950 11-2 IN LAST 13 CGY ML PICKS
+250 5-3 IN LAST 8 PIT ML PICKS

NHL | New Jersey 6 @ Detroit 2 | 10/25 | 11:00 PM UTC

Detroit -105

LOSS

ANALYSIS: The Red Wings were significantly better at home last season and it has proved true so far this season with the Red Wings going 2-0-1 at home. The Devils are coming off a game last night at home that they lost to the Caps and they will most likely be going with their backup goalie in Vitek Vanecek after he was off last night.

+135 19-15 IN LAST 34 DET ML PICKS
+255 16-10 IN LAST 26 NJ ML PICKS

MLB | Houston 6 @ N.Y. Yankees 5 | 10/24 | 12:30 AM UTC

Houston +105

WIN

ANALYSIS: Why are the Yankees still favored? Lance McCullers Jr. is starting this game for the Astros and he didn’t allow a run in his first postseason start. He has plenty of playoff experience. Nestor Cortes Jr. has pitched well in his first two games but he hasn’t been able to go more than five innings. He also allowed 3 ER in 5 IP against the Astros earlier this season. Honestly, Cortes is the exact type of pitcher the Astros crush. They love facing lefties, especially lefties that pitch to contact like Cortes does. The Astros bullpen has been unhittable this postseason and the Astros were able to save their top bullpen arms last night in the win. The Yankees have scored 4 runs in the three games this series and they really don’t have anyone going right now. I like the Astros to break out the brooms for the sweep.

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+1530 44-23 IN LAST 67 HOU ML PICKS