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Today's picks: Why the Pirates will beat the Cubs, plus more MLB best bets for Tuesday, June 21

SportsLine's proven experts share their favorite bets on the Early Edge podcast for Tuesday, June 21
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Jonathan Coachman is joined by top sports betting experts Larry Hartstein, Mike McClure and Zack Cimini on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. Get highlighted plays for Major League Baseball for Tuesday, June 21, and you can stream the show live every morning on the SportsLine YouTube page.

Coach starts things off with two SportsLine plays of the day. The first is Over 8.5 runs in the Blue Jays-White Sox game (8:10 p.m. ET). "I nailed this last night -- great hitting conditions," he says.

The second site play is the Dodgers (-1.5) to cover against the Reds (6:40 p.m. ET). "[The Dodgers] are 8-2 after a day off," he says.

McClure has one play: Cubs Team Total to go Over 3.5 runs (-125) against the Pirates (7:05 p.m. ET). "[Pittsburgh starter Roansy Contreras'] worst two starts were his last two starts," he says.

Cimini has two plays. The first is the Blue Jays (-130) to beat the White Sox. "I think this is a great bounce-back spot for the Toronto Blue Jays," he says. "[Chicago starter] Dylan Cease has had issues all month extending beyond five innings."

He also likes a quarter-unit sprinkle on the Rockies' Brendan Rodgers (+550) to hit a home run against the Marlins (6:40 p.m. ET). "Earlier this month in a three-game series against the Miami Marlins he went 5-for-10," he says. "He drew four walks. One of those games he hit three home runs."

Coach then chimes in with two Cash With Coach plays. The first is the Pirates (-150) to beat the Cubs. "Sometimes the juice is worth the squeeze, and today is one of those days," he says.

His second play is the Guardians (+1.5) to cover against the Twins (7:40 p.m. ET). "Joe Ryan for the Twins has not been great either," he says.

Hartstein closes out the show with one play: Cardinals Team Total to go Over 2.5 in the first five innings against the Brewers (8:10 p.m. ET). "The Cardinals have been shut out four times this season, and they've bounced back the next day and averaged seven runs," he says.

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