The Coach is joined by top sports betting experts Mike McClure and Larry Hartstein on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. The guys supply their favorite picks for MLB, the NBA and NHL for Monday, May 3.
Mike has several notable names to cover in his NBA injury rundown, including Malcolm Brogdon, Andrew Wiggins, Nikola Vucevic, Dejounte Murray, LeBron James and Dennis Schroeder. He provides updates on the Pistons, Jazz and more.
The Coach drops off his trio of SportsLine Picks of the Day. He is again going with the Florida Panthers -145 against the skidding Dallas Stars at 7 p.m. ET. In the NBA, he is backing the Nuggets -3.5 over the Lakers in the spotlight matchup of the night. The Coach also provides the numbers that point to the Pacers and Wizards going Under 245.5 at 7 p.m. ET.
Mike is on a 24-6 overall run, so you must heed his wisdom regarding the Dodgers and Cubs at 7:40 p.m. ET. It looks like a great pitching matchup at first glance, but he believes Los Angeles and Chicago will go Over 8.5 runs. "We've got Walker Buehler and Kyle Hendricks on the mound. Hendricks' actual wOBA of .446 is obviously awful. I went to do some digging and the expected numbers say that is right about where he should be, He has a .442 xwOBA, " he says. "On the other side, Walker Buehler's .272 looks good on paper. However, his expected number is all the way up to .342." Mike then delivers completely unique insights on how the weather will contribute to an ideal hitting environment.
Larry's featured NBA prop is another Michael Porter Jr, play, at Over 32.5 points, rebounds and assists. In MLB, he is going with the Royals +110 over the Indians at 8:10 p.m. ET as Kansas City puts prized rookie Daniel Lynch on the hill. He is also taking the A's -121 over the Blue Jays at 9:40 p.m. ET.
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