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Today's picks: Why the Over will hit in Yankees-Astros, plus more MLB, WNBA, and soccer best bets for Thursday, July 21

SportsLine's proven experts share their favorite bets on the Early Edge podcast for Thursday, July 21
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Jonathan Coachman is joined by top sports betting experts Larry Hartstein, Mike McClure and Calvin Wetzel on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. Get highlighted plays for MLB, the WNBA, and soccer for Thursday, July 21, 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: Over eight runs in the first half of the Yankees - Astros double-header (1:10 p.m. EST). "The Yankees have covered this Over in 10 straight games," Coach says. 

McClure is also playing that game. He likes Yankees TT Over 3.5 (-120). "[Astros starter Cristian Javier] has really struggled in his first trip through the order," McClure says. "I don't think that's a recipe for success against this Yankees lineup.

Wetzel has some WNBA plays again. He's taking Washington Mystics First to Score (-140) in their game with the Liberty (11:30 a.m. EST) "Shakira Austin is one of the best at jump balls in the league and Stefanie Dolson is one of the worst," he says. Calvin's also taking A'ja Wilson Over 19.5 points (-113) in tonight's Aces - Fever game (10:00 p.m. EST). "We regularly see big posts go over their scoring averages against [the Fever]," he says.

Coach's Cash With Coach play is out of the Europa Conference League. He likes Norway's Molde FK to hit the Over on their team total of 1.5 (-155) against IF Elfsborg (12:00 p.m. EST). "They should be scoring three goals," Coach says. 

Hartstein pivots back to Yankees - Astros to hammer Martin Maldonado Over 0.5 bases (-131). "He's actually coming off a very good pre-All-Star break in July, hitting .275," Larry says.

Producer Allan Bell wraps up the show with three MLB plays: Tigers - A's Under 7.5, Rangers - Marlins Under 7.5, and Giants - Dodgers Under 8.5

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