Allan Bell is joined by top betting experts Mike McClure, Zack Cimini and Larry Hartstein on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. Get prime plays for the the NBA's opening night, MLB playoffs and UEFA Champions League for Tuesday, Oct. 19.
The guys provide a comprehensive review of the Monday night NFL thriller between the Bills and Ravens, and Zack then launches into an interesting NBA opening night trend involving LeBron James and the Lakers. Mike talks about how the totals for Tuesday's two games opened incredibly high. Larry tips us off to a props expert who is a must-follow.
Allan delivers the SportsLine Play of the Day, highlighting Paris Saint-Germain F.C. over RB Leipzig at -185 in UEFA Champions League action at 3 p.m. ET.
Mike opens the NBA season with his first-quarter play of the Nets and Bucks Under 59.5 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Not only have the opening night totals been too high, the Brooklyn defense will be fired up to spoil a championship celebration night for Milwaukee. This version of the Nets may also be more suited to slow the game down, and the Bucks will employ a half-court approach as well.
Zack tips off the hoops year by taking the Warriors +3.5 over the Lakers at 10 p.m. ET. "You look at the Warriors, they finished last season as one of the better teams in the NBA," he says. "In the preseason, this Warriors team was undefeated, and that included two wins over the Lakers, who did not win a game in the preseason, they were 0-6. It's not just the first unit I worry about with Russell Westbrook meshing with Anthony Davis and LeBron James, you have to worry about the bench. You have two units that just don't have that chemistry yet."
In Game 4 of the ALCS, Larry is on the Red Sox Over 4.5 runs vs. the Astros at 8:08 p.m. ET. Boston has been raking against right-handed pitching, and Houston is forced to go with Zack Greinke, who doesn't inspire any confidence when he works at Fenway Park.
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