Today's picks: Why Padres will beat Rockies, plus more MLB, College World Series and WNBA plays for Friday, June 17
Jonathan Coachman is joined by top sports betting experts Mike McClure, Larry Hartstein and Calvin Wetzel on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. Get highlighted plays for MLB, the WNBA and College World Series on Friday, June 17, and you can stream the show live every morning on the SportsLine YouTube page.
Larry starts us off from Major League Baseball by backing San Diego at sliding Colorado: "The Rockies have dropped seven in a row at home while playing shoddy defense. They lead the majors with 54 errors. Now they welcome a Padres team that's committed the fewest errors in MLB (23). San Diego is 24-11 on the road and coming off a four-game sweep at Wrigley. Padres starter MacKenzie Gore (4-2, 2.50 ERA) suffered his worst start of the season last time out vs. Colorado, allowing six earned runs in 2.1 innings. I like the rookie to bounce back strong and the Padres to win for their ninth time in 11 games."
Mike is on the Braves over 4.5 runs scored (-105) for their matinee at the Cubs: "I'd play this up to the -115 range. The wind isn't helping as much today hitting-wise but we will pick on Cubs starting pitcher Keegan Thompson. He's getting barreled up almost six percent of the time and has other worrisome peripherals. Once the Braves then get to the Chicago bullpen, it should be easy sailing for them."
In the WNBA, Calvin is leaning over the total of 155.5 points between the Dream and Sky: "All the totals below 160 in the league this year are hitting over at nearly 60 percent. I expect at least 160 points scored in this one."
Coach does have a U.S. Open Round 2 play: Rory McIlroy at -140 head-to-head from Brookline vs. Xander Schauffele.
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