Today's picks: Why Giants will beat Diamondbacks, plus more MLB, UEFA Champions League and basketball picks for Tuesday

SportsLine's featured experts share their highlighted bets on the Early Edge podcast for Tuesday, August 3
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Jonathan Coachman is joined by top sports betting experts Allan Bell, Zack Cimini and Matt Severance on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. Get the best plays for Major League Baseball, UEFA Champions League and The Basketball Tournament for Tuesday, August 3.

The guys open with some key storylines that will affect betting lines, including the reality of "trap" games in MLB, how the Carson Wentz injury affects player props and AFC South win totals, and a primer on how to approach the NBA Summer League. 

The Coach drops the SportsLine Plays of the Day from the site models and experts. In the UEFA Champions League, he highlights the pick of Rangers in 90 at +145 at 1 p.m. ET. He also backs the pick of both teams to score at -110. 

Matt has a pair of MLB plays, leading with the Rockies -135 over the Cubs at 8:40 p.m. ET. Kyle Freeland is on a roll and faces a trade deadline-depleted Chicago lineup. He is also looking at the Cardinals +1.5 over the Braves at 8:15 p.m. ET. Max Fried is in for another rough road outing. 

Allan's featured pick is the Giants -1.5 over the Diamondbacks at 9:40 p.m. ET. "The Giants are 10-1 straight up this season against Arizona," he says. "Plus, Arizona has former Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner on the mound. In the last three games for the Diamondbacks have given up 32 runs."

In the finals of the Basketball Tournament at 9 p.m. ET, Zack is going with Boeheim's Army -3.5 over Team 23. Boeheim's Army has the experience and motivational factors to give them the edge. The Coach tells us why the TBT is fun to watch and wager on, and then concludes with the Jeweler's Gem. 

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SportsLine Staff