Today's picks: Akron-Kent State best bet, plus more NFL, college basketball and Premier League picks for Friday

SportsLine's top experts share their favorite bets on the Early Edge podcast for Friday, Jan. 14
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Jonathan Coachman is joined by proven sports betting experts Mike McClure, Justin Perri, and Larry Hartstein on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. Get prime plays for the NFL, college basketball, and Premier League for Friday, Jan. 14, and you can stream the show live every morning on the SportsLine YouTube page.

The Coach and Mike remind us of the latest episodes and live streams for multiple sports and all of the NFL playoff games. Larry takes a look at the injury report for the Patriots, while the Bills have no one on their report. Justin spotlights a pair of college basketball teams that have been terrific against the spread on the road so far this season. 

The SportsLine Play of the Day is from a site expert on an 18-5 run. The Coach highlights Brighton and Crystal Palace both to score in Premier League action at 3 p.m. ET. He provides the numbers that will make you lock in the pick. 

Mike delivers his featured teaser for NFL Super Wild Card Weekend, which includes the Patriots and Cardinals at +10. New England travels to Buffalo for an 8:15 p.m. ET kickoff on Saturday and the Cardinals are at the Rams on Monday at 8:15 p.m. ET. He believes the New England-Buffalo line is slightly inflated. Mike notes if you enter his pick on a sportsbook as a typical teaser, it will come back at -120, but when building the alternate spreads, it comes back at +103. 

Justin supplies a trio of college basketball plays, including Monmouth -3.5 over St. Peter's at 7 p.m. ET. The Hawks have been road warriors so far this season. He is also on Akron +2 over Kent State at 8 p.m. ET. He is surprised the Zips are actually not favored. Justin finishes with Iona -15 over Manhattan at 7 p.m. ET in a compelling coaching battle of teacher vs. former assistant. 

Larry serves up a pair of wild card props for Saturday's action, leading with Devin Singletary Over 13.5 receiving yards in Patriots-Bills. "I can tell you that the last time they played, Singletary had five catches on six targets for 39 yards, and the Patriots give up the 30th-most targets to running backs," he says. "Look at what has happened in that Buffalo backfield. Singletary has taken over." Larry is also taking Josh Jacobs Over 3.5 receptions in Raiders-Bengals at 4:30 p.m. ET. Jacobs has been a very good dual threat down the stretch for Las Vegas, and Cincinnati is very vulnerable to pass-catching RBs. 

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