2020-21 NBA playoff picks: Experts split on Nets, Bucks, Clippers as champion; Lakers expected to top Suns

Find out who our experts pick as their champion By CBS Sports Staff May 22, 2021 at 12:23 am ET1 min read Getty Images After a long and difficult five months, which included a brief period with calls for the league to suspend play over a rising number of COVID-19 casts, the 2020-21 NBA season…Continue Reading

Packers vs. Rams odds, line: NFL playoff picks, 2021 Divisional Round predictions from top expert who’s 42-11

Not including Super Bowl LIII, the Los Angeles Rams have played two playoff road games since returning to their original home from St. Louis in 2016, winning both. After posting a controversial overtime victory at New Orleans in the 2018 NFC Championship Game, they upset Seattle 30-20 in this year’s Wild Card round. The Rams…Continue Reading

Drew Brees: Playoff matchup vs. Tom Brady was ‘inevitable’

Way back in the spring of 2020 — what feels like ages ago — when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed quarterback Tom Brady, it was foretold the aged quarterback would clash with division rival Drew Brees for NFC South supremacy. With both NFC South teams winning on Super Wild Card Weekend, the quadragenarians are set…Continue Reading

NFL Playoff Odds 2021: Super Bowl Lines for AFC, NFC Contenders After Week 16

Jeff Roberson/Associated PressEven after the Kansas City Chiefs turned in one of their worst performances of the 2020 NFL season, they are still viewed as a significant favorite to win the Super Bowl. The reigning NFL champion carries the best record in the league and will not have to leave home until the league championship contest. Kansas…Continue Reading

NFL Playoff Standings, Likely Match Ups After Sunday in Week 12

The craziness of 2020 has no doubt seeped into the NFL standings after three quarters of regular-season play. The overall standings, and current potential playoff standings, have changed after the Thanksgiving weekend games.These conclude with Sunday night’s games, which culminated with Green Bay’s 41-17 win over the Chicago Bears. There is one game on Monday…Continue Reading

OU/OKPreps Playoff Preview

The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association threw every school a bone this year. Because of COVID-19 and how weird 2020 has been, the OSSAA allowed every team who wanted to compete in the playoffs do just that.It was a nice gesture, although it was odd to see some schools playing and others with a free…Continue Reading

Reds Clinch 1st Playoff Berth Since 2013 with Win vs. Twins

Aaron Doster/Associated PressThe Cincinnati Reds clinched their first postseason berth in seven years thanks to their 7-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins.Cincinnati Reds @RedsSNUCK ON IN! Up next: #RedsOctober https://t.co/NLlXw7AhElCincinnati has been building toward playoff contention dating back to the 2019 offseason when the front office acquired Sonny Gray from the New York Yankees. He anchored a…Continue Reading

MLB standings: Playoff upsets seem more likely than ever

With more playoff teams than ever before, October will be ripe for a big upset or two. The postseason begins with the best-of-three wild-card round, underscoring just how much of a crapshoot this all might be. Even the best teams throughout the regular season will lose a three-game series every so often–and no one seems…Continue Reading