We roll out an All-Star starting five of Jonathan Coachman and featured sports betting experts Allan Bell, Mike McClure, Zack Cimini and Larry Hartstein on a very special edition of the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. Get the best plays for Game 6 of the NBA Finals and Major League Baseball for Tuesday, July 20.
The team comes out of the tunnel with a layup line of major storylines for Suns-Bucks at 9 p.m. ET. Zack draws parallels between the Bucks and one of the great Miami Heat teams of the past as Milwaukee looks to close the series out with the rare feat of four consecutive wins. Larry confirms doom for Phoenix based on the officiating crew. Mike takes an advanced statistical dive that reveals more advantages for Milwaukee. Allan peers ahead to a potential Game 7 and indicates how home teams have dominated those matchups.
The Coach tosses in the SportsLine Play of the Day in MLB. He endorses another Milwaukee team, the Brewers -172 over the Royals at 4:10 p.m. ET. The Brewers are going to jump on a struggling Mike Minor.
Mike is all in on a pair of Devin Booker props, as he is taking the Suns superstar Over 30.5 points and Over 40.5 points, rebounds and assists. "It's obviously win or go home. You look at the last two games for Booker, his usage rate has crept up all the way to 43 percent, about a 10 percent increase in the last two games," he says. "He's actually covered this point total in six playoff games this season. I like him here to get it done again and I think he's going to play close to 47-48 minutes." Mike is also taking Pat Connaughton to go Over 14.5 points, assists and rebounds, much to the approval of the Coach.
Allan is going with the Bucks Over 55.5 points in the first half, reminding us of a trend in recent seasons where the team closing the series out has performed very well in the first half of the wrap-up game. He is also taking Milwaukee -2.5 in the first half, as the Suns have been very much outpointed overall in the first half of the last three games.
Zack is confident the Bucks will end it on Tuesday, so he will ride with Milwaukee at -5. He believes the Suns will go down as having a great postseason run that ultimately ended in futility. He also slides in a MLB play, recommending the Rangers +110 over the Tigers at 7:10 p.m. ET. He is buying in on his theory to roll with a team that was shut out and allowed double digit runs in the previous game.
Larry puts in the buzzer beater, highlighting Khris Middleton Over 4.5 assists. Middleton has gone over the number frequently recently. Larry also tells us when and where to find more of his top prop plays later in the day.
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