Today's sports betting picks: Illinois vs. Michigan First-Quarter Under among best bets, plus more college football, college basketball and soccer best bets for Saturday

The SportsLine crew shares its expert bets for Saturday, Nov. 19 on The Early Edge podcast
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Host Allan Bell is joined by sports betting experts Micah Roberts, Jon "Buckets" Eimer, Bob "BurghBets" Konarski and Mike McClure on The Early Edge podcast. They give you their best bets for college football, college basketball, NBA and soccer for Saturday, Nov. 19.

Allan starts things off with a recap of Friday, when the Early Edge crew hit all seven picks. Bob joins the show for the first time, and he will be offering up college basketball picks. Of course, Buckets is fired up about the World Cup, starting with Sunday's Qatar vs. Ecuador match (11 a.m. ET).

The first pick is Mike's weekly First-Quarter Under college football pick, and he is going under 7.5 in Illinois vs. Michigan (noon ET). "Fading, basically, two scores in this first quarter," McClure says. "Two great defenses here, in very different emotional spots." Illinois is trying to rebound from last week's loss, and the Wolverines could be looking ahead to their huge matchup with Ohio State. Weather also will have an impact on this first-quarter total, and a cold and windy day should mean the teams bank on their run games.

Bob's first college basketball pick on the show is from Hofstra vs. St. Mary's (8:30 p.m. ET). He is backing the Pride +14, as they come off a big win at San Jose State and have been excellent from three-point range. "They will pass the ball around," Konarski says of Hofstra, "they will be able to get their shots." He knows St. Marys is good defensively and it will be a hostile environment, but he says "14 is way too many points."

Micah has three plays, the first from college football. He is on Connecticut vs. Army (noon ET), taking the Huskies +10.5. "They've been beating the number all season," Roberts says of the Huskies. UConn is 9-2 against the spread and has won five of its past six.

Roberts also has an NBA pick, backing Portland -4 in Blazers vs. Jazz (10 p.m. ET) with Utah playing a back-to back and Portland wrapping up a three-game homestand. On his NFL pick, Micah is backing Arizona +8 in 49ers vs. Cardinals on Monday Night Football from Mexico City (8:15 p.m. ET).

Buckets is so ready for the World Cup to start that he can't wait, so he has a soccer pick on a friendly matchup. He has a play on Turkey vs. Czech Republic (noon ET), backing Both Teams to Score (-110). Turkey have scored in 18 straight games and the Czechs come off a 5-0 victory. "This game just screams Both Teams to Score," Eimer says, and he says -110 is amazing value.    

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