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. In June 2021, Max debuted with SportsLine and promptly crushed MLB props and team totals, going 91-66 (plus $2,010 for $100 bettors) in his first three months. 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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Texas Tech 68 @ Providence 72 | 12/02 | 1:30 AM UTC

Texas Tech -2


ANALYSIS: The Red Raiders are doing exactly what they should be against these bad teams, averaging 88.3 PPG and only allowing 57.3 PPG. They were without their best player, Kevin McCullar, in their last two games and they still won both of them by an average of 44 points. The Friars are missing two rotational players including their starting point guard, Jared Bynum. They have another starter, Justin Minaya, who is questionable tonight after missing the last game. The Red Raiders offense is too good. They will easily win and cover this spread.

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Va. Tech 62 @ Maryland 58 | 12/02 | 12:15 AM UTC

Va. Tech +1


ANALYSIS: Here's another fade on the Terrapins. They are just 2-5 against the spread and have looked terrible. The Hokies have looked really good to start this season. Their defense has been amazing, only allowing 52.7 points per game while holding opponents to 36.7 percent from the field. The Terrapins offense was only able to score 55 points against Louisville. The Hokies have a very similar defense. I expect Maryland to struggle offensively again. The wrong team is favored. Take the Hokies.

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Villanova 71 @ Penn 56 | 12/02 | 12:00 AM UTC

Villanova -18


ANALYSIS: The Wildcats have beaten up on every team that they have faced outside of Purdue and UCLA, who are both top-five teams in the nation. The Quakers have been playing well but they haven’t faced a team like the Wildcats. Kenpom ranks the Wildcats as the third best offense and the Quakers as 283rd best defense in the nation. The Wildcats offense will score too many points for Penn to keep up. Lay the points.

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Hawaii 58 @ Santa Clara 70 | 12/01 | 2:00 AM UTC

Hawaii +11.5


ANALYSIS: The Broncos have looked terrible in their last two games, losing both as favorites. They have scored a total of just 116 points in those two games. The Rainbow Warriors have looked good, going 3-2 but not losing a game by more than three points. Their offense has been really good as they are averaging 81 PPG. This spread is too high, as the Hawaii offense will score enough points to cover.

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Florida St. 65 @ Purdue 93 | 12/01 | 12:30 AM UTC

Purdue -11


ANALYSIS: Purdue's offense is unstoppable. It is averaging 92.3 PPG, and the Boilermakers have shot at least 50 percent from the field in all six of their games so far this season. The Seminoles have been bit by the injury bug, as they are missing three players in their rotation, including two starters. Florida State went to overtime with Boston University and only had four players record over 20 minutes. The Seminoles are very thin right now, and the Boilermakers should blow them out and easily cover. Lay the points.

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