The Coach brings in proven top-flight sports betting experts Mike McClure, Zack Cimini and Larry Hartstein on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. Get your prime plays for MLB, the NBA playoffs and NHL for Tuesday, June 8.
The Coach opens with the SportsLine Plays of the Day from the site models and experts. He recommends the pick of the Indians and Cardinals over 7.5 runs at 8:15 p.m. ET. He shares trends on Carlos Martinez and Cleveland in the opening game of a series that back the selection. In the NHL playoffs, he endorses the Avalanche -145 over the Golden Knights at 9:00 p.m. ET, citing how dominant Colorado has been at home.
Mike returns to the action with his pair of featured MLB plays, leading with the Red Sox and Astros over 10 runs at 7:10 p.m. ET. Both teams hit lefties well and will be playing in superb hitting conditions. No team, though, hits lefties better than the White Sox, and that is why he is all in on Toronto and Chicago over eight runs at 8:10 p.m. ET. Robbie Ray has been pitching well, but he could be headed for a rough outing.
Zack looks to extend his 8-0 run by going with the Astros -121 over the Red Sox. "I think this a good spot to do a one-day sell on the Red Sox," he says. "We know they won all three games against the Yankees and swept them as underdogs. Yesterday they also had a game against the Marlins. So I think they are going to have a letdown spot here. Framber Valdez is a fresh arm, and this is just his third start of the season." Zack is also taking the the Rangers +125 over the Giants at 8:05 p.m. ET. Alex Wood has been struggling recently and this may be another in a line of bumpy turns.
Larry has a trio of prop plays, starting in the NBA playoffs with Bogdan Bogdanovic over 24.5 points assists and rebounds in Hawks-Sixers at 7:30 p.m. ET. Bogdanovic is the clear No. 2 weapon for Atlanta and Larry says the number is too low. in MLB, he is taking the disappointing Drew Smyly under 6.5 strikeouts in Braves-Phillies at 7:05 p.m. ET. Larry also likes Chris Bassitt to go over 6.5 strikeouts in A's-Diamondbacks at 9:40 p.m. ET.
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