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Max Gorenstein
Max Gorenstein
Mad Max
Max is just 22 but he knows numbers and sports inside out. He understands matchups and trends -- which are relevant, which are fluff. Since he debuted with SportsLine in June 2021, Max has crushed MLB props and team totals, returning 54.2 units or $5,420 for $100 bettors. All plays were given out on Twitter (@MaxGorenstein) or on The Early Edge podcast, which can be watched daily on SportsLine's YouTube page. Now Max will be posting his picks with analysis here, exclusively for SportsLine members. For Max Gorenstein media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.
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CFB | Wake Forest 31 @ Florida State 21 | 10/01 | 7:30 PM UTC

Wake Forest +6.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: This is a very generous line. The Demon Deacons just took the Clemson Tigers to double overtime last week. The Seminoles are 4-0 but they haven't looked great. They beat LSU by a blocked PAT and they struggled against Louisville. Deacons quarterback Sam Hartman has looked amazing this season and he is now in the running for the Heisman. He is averaging 320.7 pass YPG and has a 13-2 TD-INT. Hartman should have an amazing day as the Deacons cover this spread.

+470 8-3 IN LAST 11 CFB PICKS

CFB | Purdue 20 @ Minnesota 10 | 10/01 | 4:00 PM UTC

Minnesota -12

LOSS

ANALYSIS: The Golden Gophers are far and away the best team in the Big Ten West. The Golden Gophers are one of four teams in the FBS that are 4-0 SU and ATS. The Gophers had a their first test last week when the went into Lansing and beat the brakes off of the Michigan State Spartans. The Boilermakers starting quarterback Aiden O'Connell is a game-time decision and if he is ruled, this spread is going to go up. Golden Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim is second in FBS in rushing yards and in rushing touchdowns. Ibrahim will be able to run all over the Boilermakers and carry the Golden Gophers to an easy win and cover. Lay the points.

+470 8-3 IN LAST 11 CFB PICKS

CFB | Illinois 34 @ Wisconsin 10 | 10/01 | 4:00 PM UTC

Illinois +7

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Badgers defense isn't what it used to be. They couldn't stop the run game against the Buckeyes last week and it isn't going to get easier against the Illini and Chase Brown. Brown leads the nation in rushing yards at 604 yards. He is going to have an amazing game against this poor rush defense. Getting this at plus-seven is a great line for the Illini. This game is going to be a grind for both teams. It will be close throughout the game. Take the points in this low scoring game.

+470 8-3 IN LAST 11 CFB PICKS

CFB | Washington 32 @ UCLA 40 | 10/01 | 2:30 AM UTC

Washington -2.5

LOSS

ANALYSIS: I love getting this number at under a field goal. The Washington Huskies have looked dominant through their first four games. The Huskies have their first 4-0 start since 2017. Grad transfer quarterback Michael Penix Jr. has been arguably the best player in the nation. The Huskies are one of four teams in the FBS that are 4-0 SU and ATS this season. On the other side, the UCLA Bruins are also 4-0 but it has been ugly. They have had no real competition and had to rally to defeat South Alabama at home. The Bruins defense has looked terrible and will be tested throughout this game. The Huskies have too much fire power for the Bruins to keep up with. Lay the points.

+470 8-3 IN LAST 11 CFB PICKS

CFB | Clemson 51 @ Wake Forest 45 | 09/24 | 4:00 PM UTC

Wake Forest +7.5

WIN

ANALYSIS: After a scare from Liberty last week, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons look to make a statement against the fifth ranked Clemson Tigers. The Demon Deacons have an explosive offense with a very tough defense. Tigers quarterback DJ Uiagalelei is looking better this season than he did last season, but he hasn't been tested yet. This will be the first test for Clemson to see if this is the season they can return to the CFP. This will be a grind-it-out type of game that will be decided by one possession. Take the points with the Demon Deacons.

+470 8-3 IN LAST 11 CFB PICKS