Today's picks: Why England will beat the USMNT, plus more college football, World Cup, and NFL best bets for Friday, Nov. 25

SportsLine's proven experts share their favorite bets on the Early Edge podcast for Friday, Nov. 25
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Jonathan Coachman is joined by top sports betting experts Emory Hunt, Jon "Buckets" Eimer and Allan Bell on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. Get highlighted plays for college football, the World Cup, the NFL and more. You can stream the show live every morning on the SportsLine YouTube page.

Emory starts us off with some college football. He's taking Eastern Michigan on the moneyline (-110) over Central Michigan (Noon ET). "Expect a heavy dose of Samson Evans," Emory says. "[Eastern Michigan] is not afraid to run the football." He's also on Tulane +1 vs. Cincinnati (Noon ET), citing the Green Wave's running game and defense. Emory's final CFB pick for Friday is Toledo -7.5 vs. Western Michigan (Noon ET). "They have the offense," he says. "They have the ability."

Buckets is turning his back on his country -- he's on England's moneyline and Over 1.5 goals (-125) vs. the USA (2:00 p.m. ET). The calculus has changed for the USMNT with Iran's victory over Wales earlier today. The USA no longer needs an outright win over England to advance out of Group B -- a win against the Iranians is now much more important. Buckets expects USA coach Gregg Berhalter to play the long game and give some key players a bit of extra rest against England.

Allan has three CFB plays -- two for Friday, one for Saturday. First, he's playing Florida State Second Half Team Total Over 16.5 (-125) vs. Florida (7:30 p.m. ET). "There is no team on the planet that would love and cherish the opportunity to hammer the Florida Gators more than Florida State," Allan says. Like Emory, he's also eying Tulane vs. Cincy -- he's playing Over 44.5 there. "I trust both of their offenses today," Allan says. "It'll almost look like a heavyweight fight." For Saturday's action, Allan's playing Tennessee -13.5 vs. Vanderbilt (7:30 p.m. ET). He likes that it's a home game for the Volunteers, which should help them overcome the loss of Hendon Hooker. 

For Saturday, Emory's going Over 51.5 in Grambling State at Southern (2:00 p.m. ET). "The Bayou Classic is a wild game," he says. "It goes back and forth." He's also going back to the well with the Fordham Rams. He's taking the Rams (PK) vs. New Hampshire (2:00 p.m. ET). "I don't know that [New Hampshire] has the offense to keep up with Fordham," Emory says. He also likes Eastern Kentucky -3 vs. Gardner-Webb (5:00 p.m. ET). "Eastern Kentucky has a great quarterback in Parker McKinney," he says. Finally, Emory's taking St. Francis +9 vs. Delaware (2:00 p.m. ET). "This is going to be the upset of the weekend," he says.

As always, if you want to mirror Emory's FCS plays, check your sportsbook of choice on Saturday morning around 11:00 a.m. EST. That's when the lines usually become available to the public.

Allan closes the show out with three NFL picks for Sunday. His first is Titans Team Total Over 20.5 vs. the Bengals (1:00 p.m. ET). Allan points out that Mike Vrabel's Titans are 9-0 both straight up and against the spread with extra rest. He's also playing Broncos Team Total Over 18.5 vs. the Panthers (1:00 pm. ET). "We're actually betting on the Denver Broncos defense here," Allan says. "They'll give the offense short fields." Finally, he's on Commanders Team Touchdowns Over 2.5 vs. the Falcons (1:00 p.m. ET). "The Falcons are toast," Allan says. "It's done. They're banged up everywhere. Their defense is banged up. Their defense can't stop the pass to begin with."

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