Larry Hartstein is joined by fellow sports betting experts Mike McClure and Justin Perri on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. Get your best plays for MLB, the NBA playoffs, Euro 2020 and the French Open for Friday, June 11.
Mike talks about how excited he is for the French Open, and he and Larry look back at the end of the Nets-Bucks game from Thursday night. Larry then reveals the SportsLine Plays of the Day from the site models and experts. SportsLine's newest expert "Mad Max" is again taking Nikola Jokic Under 6.5 assists in Suns-Nuggets at 10 p.m. ET. The trends in the playoffs so far point to him going under the number. In Euro 2020 (rescheduled to this year due to the pandemic), Martin Green is on Italy to win to nil at +120 over Turkey in a Group A matchup at 3 p.m. You can find all of Martin's Euro 2020 picks here.
Mike then issues his featured French Open play of Novak Djokovic +220 over Rafael Nadal. Even though Nadal is great on clay, the value on Djokovic is just too good in what he believes to be the most compelling matchup in the entire sports world. He is also taking the match to go five sets at +300. In MLB, Mike is on the Astros on the run line in the first five innings at -110. Mike is always ready to pounce on a matchup involving Matt Shoemaker.
The Orioles have a platoon advantage over the Rays at 7:10 p.m. ET, so Justin is riding with Baltimore at +150. "We always look to see what teams are doing really well vs. left-handed pitchers and the Orioles have actually moved into the top spot," he says. "I think the pitching environment for the Orioles starter (Keegan Akin) might be a plus transition for him and I think you will be able to use the Orioles again to score on a lefty (Ryan Yarbrough) who doesn't normally necessarily have the best numbers." Justin is also taking the Reds -1.5 over the Rockies at 7:10 p.m. ET. Tyler Mahle and the Cincinnati lineup will prove to be too much to handle.
Larry goes back to Tarik Skubal for his MLB prop at Over 6.5 strikeouts in White Sox-Tigers at 7:10 p.m. ET. Skubal has made some adjustments that have led to greater strikeout totals in his recent starts. He also has a pair of NBA playoff props from Sixers-Hawks at 7:30 p.m. ET. He is taking Bogdan Bogdanovic Over 25.5 points assists and rebounds, as he plays much better at home. He is also going Over 1.5 3-pointers for Kevin Huerter, as he expects him to attempt five to six shots from beyond the arc.
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