Allan Bell is joined by top sports betting experts Larry Hartstein and Jon (Buckets) Eimer on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. Get highlighted plays for Major League Baseball and soccer for Tuesday, July 5, and you can stream the show live every morning on the SportsLine YouTube page.
Bell starts things off with the SportsLine play of the day, courtesy of Stephen Oh: the Brewers (-140) to beat the Cubs (8:10 p.m. ET). "Milwaukee has won three of four at home against Chicago this season," he says.
Eimer has two plays. The first is a two-team moneyline parlay (-130): Malmo to beat Vikingur Reykjavik (1 p.m. ET) and Shamrock Rovers to beat Hibernians (2:30 p.m. ET). "They are both playing at home, and they're looking to make a statement right out of the gate," he says.
He also likes Both Teams To Score: Yes (-120) in the Ballkani-Zalgiris match (2 p.m. ET). "These are two of the highest attacking, most aggressive teams in the competition," he says.
Bell has three plays, including two from the Yankees-Pirates game (7:05 p.m. ET). The first is the Yankees (-1.5) to cover. "Coming off a day off, the Yankees: 10-0 this season," he says. "Coming off a day off, the Pirates: 0-11 this season," he says. He also likes the Yankees Team Total to go Over 4.5.
Bell's final play is the Reds Team Total to go Over 3.5 (-110) against the Mets in Max Scherzer's first start since May 18 (6:40 p.m. ET). "First, I'm expecting a little bit of rust," he says of Scherzer. "Second, he's going to be on a little bit of a pitch count, probably."
Hartstein closes out the show with a MLB play: the Marlins (-141) to beat the Angels (6:40 p.m. ET). "This is a [Miami] team that comes home after several dramatic wins, all the momentum," he says.
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