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. One of his specialties is picking NFL totals. In the past two seasons, Mike is 52-30 (63.4 percent) on NFL Over/Unders. For Mike Tierney media inquiries, contact SportsLine@CBSInteractive.com.

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San Diego 76 @ Portland 55
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USD 76 @ PORT 55
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San Diego trailed Pepperdine by three points Saturday when its No. 2 scorer, Olin Carter (16.5 ppg), departed with an abdominal injury. The Toreros lost by 15, their first setback at home. He will be idled at Portland, where the Toreros have failed to cover in the last four visits. Their previous five games this season have produced just one cover. The Pilots have not impressed lately but can cash in on Carter?s absence.

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