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 and the Stanley Cup for Wednesday, June 22, 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 the Lightning (-105) to beat the Avalanche in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals (8 p.m. ET). "Home team wins in the Stanley Cup playoffs," he says. "That's just the way it goes."
The second play also comes from Game 4: Lightning Team Total Over 2.5 goals (-160).
McClure has one play, from MLB: Blue Jays Team Total to go Over 4.5 runs (-110) against the White Sox (2:10 p.m. ET). "This game is priced as if [Chicago's Lucas Giolito] is still an elite starting pitcher, and what he has shown us he definitely is not," he says.
Cimini also has one play: Over 5.5 strikeouts (-145) for Marlins pitcher Pablo Lopez against the Rockies (6:40 p.m. ET). "I like two things here: Lopez' history versus the Rockies, and he is going to be motivated," he says.
Coach, who has gone 8-1 the last two days, has two Cash With Coach plays. The first is the Red Sox (-130) to beat the Tigers (7:10 p.m. ET). "I could not even believe that this number was this short at -130," he says.
His second play is Over 7.5 runs (-118) in the Rockies-Marlins game. "A very conducive pitching matchup for a lot of runs to be scored," he says.
Hartstein closes out the show with one play: the Blue Jays (+0.5) to cover in the first five innings (-134) against the White Sox. "Three of [Giolito's] last four starts he has been shelled, including one by the Blue Jays where they got six earned runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings," he says.
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