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John Bollman
John Bollman
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John Bollman is coming off 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 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. In addition to his elite baseball mind, John’s expertise encompasses the NHL and NFL. He is known for his ability to quantify the unquantifiable. For John Bollman media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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Minnesota @ N.Y. Rangers | 01/29 | 1:00 AM UTC

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ANALYSIS: Rangers are 13-3-2 at home ... Join Sportsline here to see... Join SportsLine here to see the full pick!

+835 41-26-1 IN LAST 68 NHL PICKS
+380 12-7 IN LAST 19 NYR ML PICKS
+565 9-3 IN LAST 12 MIN ML PICKS

Washington @ Dallas | 01/29 | 2:00 AM UTC

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ANALYSIS: Stars have won 4 games in a row ... Join Sportsline here to... Join SportsLine here to see the full pick!

+835 41-26-1 IN LAST 68 NHL PICKS
+1270 24-9 IN LAST 33 DAL ML PICKS

Vancouver 5 @ Winnipeg 1 | 01/28 | 1:00 AM UTC

Winnipeg -175

LOSS

ANALYSIS: I wanted to make sure Hellebuyck was starting before playing this because he should be getting a night off soon, but he will be starting. Jets have now lost 5 in a row, but they haven’t been playing poorly. The Canucks have lost 7 of 10 games and they will still be without their top two goaltenders, despite Halak and Demko being activated from the COVID list today. Spencer Martin will start again. Games in Canada barely have any people right now (I believe I heard 250 total in the last broadcast) so home ice advantage is kind of mute in terms of crowd noise. However, we can’t overlook the effect of a team going on the road and not being able to feed off the boos either. I think the Jets end their losing streak with a bang tonight.

+835 41-26-1 IN LAST 68 NHL PICKS

Los Angeles 3 @ N.Y. Islanders 2 | 01/28 | 12:00 AM UTC

OVER 5

PUSH

ANALYSIS: Islanders have scored 4 goals in 4 of their last 5 games and the Kings have been on a bit of a scoring drought. However, 5 is just super low for an NHL game with a push scenario at 3-2 and 4-1. I think the only way we lose this is if there is a 1-1 tie for most of the game and both teams start playing more conservative, but other than that I think there will be at least 5 goals in this game. Take the value in the over.

+835 41-26-1 IN LAST 68 NHL PICKS
+280 4-1-1 IN LAST 6 LA O/U PICKS
+100 2-1-1 IN LAST 4 NYI O/U PICKS

Calgary 1 @ St. Louis 5 | 01/28 | 1:00 AM UTC

St. Louis -135

WIN

ANALYSIS: This is a bit of a weird matchup because it is a home and home for the Blues, but the Flames made a stop in Columbus to play last night. Blues were just lit up 7-1 in Calgary but that was on the back end of a back-to-back with Jordan Binnington starting. Ville Husso has been significantly better and he will be the starter tonight, unless the Blues want to get Binnington going by sacrificing wins like the Bruins have been doing with Tuuka Rask. But I am willing to take that chance. Daniel Vladar should be starting for the Flames on the back end of a back-to-back and the Blues had won 6 of 7 before their loss to the Flames. I like the Blues to get revenge tonight.

+835 41-26-1 IN LAST 68 NHL PICKS
+405 5-1 IN LAST 6 CGY ML PICKS
+785 13-5 IN LAST 18 STL ML PICKS