Mike Tierney

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A veteran sportswriter whose work appears periodically in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Mike Tierney has covered the NFL for decades and reported from seven Super Bowls. Mike does not consider himself a pet lover. But he likes 'dogs, preferring to evaluate each game from the underdog's point of view. Mike used that philosophy to post a sparkling 63-46 ATS mark for the entire 2018 NFL season. For Mike Tierney media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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UNDER 137.5 UNDER 137.5

UT-Arlington 64 vs Georgia St. 73
3/17
TXARL 64 vs GAST 73
3/17
WIN
Sun 3/17

The points scored in the regular-season series offers conflicting data. One matchup generated 121, another 148. Making a case for the Under here are recent records on neutral floors -- 4-0 for Texas-Arlington, 9-2 for Georgia State. The normally giddy-up Panthers played an ultra-low 105-point game in their first Sun Belt Tournament game on Saturday. The Mavericks, with 125, weren?t exactly through-the-roof.

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St. Bonaventure -1.5 STBON -1.5

Saint Louis 55 vs St. Bonaventure 53
3/17
STLOU 55 vs STBON 53
3/17
LOSS
Sun 3/17

In this clash of the saints, Bonaventure appears more saintly than Louis. The Bonnies have covered in five of the last six meetings and won by nine in their lone meeting of the season. Plus, the Billikens are facing their fourth game in as many days, one more than the Bonnies. Three St. Louisans logged 38 or 39 minutes in the week?s opener, three 37 or 38 on the next night and four between 36 and 39 in Saturday?s semifinals. Fatigue will kick in.

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2-1 IN LAST 3 STBON ATS PICKS | +91

Florida St. +8 FSU +8

Florida St. 63 vs Duke 73
3/17
FSU 63 vs DUKE 73
3/17
LOSS
Sat 3/16

In the opening act Friday to the Duke-North Carolina main event, FSU looked darned good in knocking of Virginia, the top ACC Tournament seed. The Blue Devils could cope with a slight letdown, and Zion Williamson plays his third game in three nights after a long layoff, which could test his stamina. The Seminoles have covered in the last four meetings and have failed to cover but once in their past 11 neutral-site outings.

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UNDER 159 UNDER 159

Texas Southern 86 vs Prairie View 92
3/16
TEXSO 86 vs PVAM 92
3/16
LOSS
Sat 3/16

The SWAC finals has delivered a sky-high total. The regular season meetings drew figures in the mid-150s, so the hike has unjustified. This one has risen because Texas Southern and Prairie View produced a 185-point game. However, the previous one had 157 points. In four combined tournament outings this week, neither squad exceeded 152 points. And remember Texas Southern?s NCAA Tournament play-in a year ago? A measly 110 points tallied.

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UNDER 136 UNDER 136

NC Central 50 vs Norfolk St. 47
3/16
NCCU 50 vs NORFLK 47
3/16
WIN
Sat 3/16

Do not be misled by the high score in their regular season matchup. At the end of regulation, N.C. Central and Norfolk had combined for 128 points. Both of Norfolks?s MEAC tournament games have landed well under this number, while N.C. Central has been Under five in a row. On neutral floors such as Saturday?s -- i.e., mostly league tournaments -- the Eagles have climbed over the total just six out of the past 27 games.

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