Jonathan Coachman is joined by top sports betting experts Larry Hartstein, Mike McClure, Justin Perri and Zack Cimini on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. Get highlighted plays for the NBA, college basketball and golf for Wednesday, Jan. 26, and you can stream the show live every morning on the SportsLine YouTube page.
Coach starts things off with the SportsLine play of the day: the Clippers (-1) to cover against the Magic (7 p.m. ET). He says L.A. faces "the worst team in all of basketball."
Mike's lone play comes in the Farmers Insurance Open, which begins Wednesday: Will Zalatoris (+100) in a head-to-head over Scottie Scheffler. "This track sets up really well for Will Zalatoris," he says. "You need to be accurate off the tee, long off the tee, gaining strokes off the tee [and] gaining strokes on the approach. That's what Will Zalatoris does really well."
Justin has two college basketball plays. The first is George Mason (+3) to cover against St. Bonaventure (7 p.m. ET). "The Bonnies aren't the team that they were last year, 2-8 ATS in the last 10 games," he says.
He also likes Saint Joseph's (-3.5) to cover against Duquesne (7 p.m. ET). "Duquesne hasn't really been all that great this year," he says. "They are due for a little bit of road regression."
Zack also has a college basketball play: East Tennessee State (-3) to cover against UNC Greensboro (7 p.m. ET). "[The Spartans] don't score very well, ranked 383rd in the country," he says.
Larry closes out the show with one final college basketball play: Abilene Christian (-5.5) to cover against UTRGV (8 p.m. ET). "[Airion Simmons] is back [healthy]," he says. "[The Wildcats] are playing one of the lower-level teams. They [scored] 36 points off turnovers the last game."
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