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Today's picks: Expert on 7-0 run says Padres will beat Cubs, plus more NBA, MLB and NFL futures picks for Monday

SportsLine's experts reveal their featured bets on the Early Edge podcast for Monday June 7
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The Coach brings in proven top-flight sports betting experts Zack Cimini and Larry Hartstein on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. Get your prime plays for MLB, the NBA playoffs and NFL Futures for Monday, June 7.    

Zack opens with his look at the Suns-Nuggets series, as Denver has appeared to be the better team in recent matchups. He also has his eye on the rekindling of the fiery rivalry between Chris Paul and Austin Rivers. Larry then talks about how the acquisition of Julio Jones has shifted Tennessee's outlook and why he is now on the Titans to win the AFC South. 

The Coach dishes out the SportsLine Plays of the Day from the site models and experts. He recommends the play of the Suns -4.5 over the Nuggets at 10 p.m. ET. Denver is coming off a grueling first-round series and Phoenix should be fresher. He also backs the Bucks +1.5 over the Nets at 7:30 p.m. ET as both Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant had to log a ton of minutes in Game 1 and now James Harden is out. The Coach's highlighted MLB play is the Marlins and Red Sox over nine runs at 5:10 p.m. ET. 

Zack, who is on a 7-0 run, takes center stage with his MLB selection of the Padres -125 over the Cubs at 10:10 p.m. ET. "I think they will get payback for last week at Chicago, losing all three games as they were swept on the road," he says. "I look at last week, when Adbert Alzolay had a great game, but it was a 2 p.m. ET start time. It's a spot the Padres play in a couple of times a year. Fernando Tatis Jr. also did not play in that game. Alzolay is an inexperienced pitcher and this will be his first career West Coast start." The Coash agrees the time change will negatively affect the Chicago starter, as any athlete can be jarred by such a significant shift in their internal clock. 

Larry supplies a pair of prop plays from the NBA playoff games, going with Brook Lopez over 13.5 points, as he expects Milwaukee to own the paint. He says Deandre Ayton over 22.5 rebounds is a superb play, as he will see heavy minutes and has posted outstanding numbers in recent Suns-Nuggets matchups. 

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SportsLine Staff