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Today's top picks: Brewers to beat Pirates is among best bets, plus more MLB and Wimbledon picks for Thursday, June 30

SportsLine's proven experts share their favorite bets on the Early Edge podcast for Thursday, June 30
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Host Jonathan Coachman is joined by Mike McClure, Allie O'Neill and Larry Hartstein on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. Get highlighted plays for MLB and Wimbledon tennis for Thursday, June 30, and you can stream the show live every morning on the SportsLine YouTube page.

Coach starts off by recapping the crew's success on Wednesday, when the experts went 7-2-1 on their Early Edge picks. Then the experts go over the betting trends and storylines before Coach gives the SportsLine Play of the Day, which is Brewers Over 4 Runs on the team total (-140) against the Pirates (7:05 p.m. ET)  

Mike offers up a play on Wimbledon, and he is backing Jack Sock +1.5 sets (-105) in his match with Maxime Cressy. I lean toward the moneyline with Jack Sock +170, but I've elected to play it on plus 1.5 sets," McClure says. "He can still lose the match here and cash this ticket for us." Cressy "shocked the world" with his victory against Felix Auger-Aliassime in the first round, but Mike thinks Sock's play at the net will be the difference. 

Allie has an MLB pick, taking the Dodgers -135 at home against the Padres (10:10 p.m. ET). O'Neill knows the Dodgers just lost two of three to the Rockies, but she expects them to wake up and go on a strong run. They have won 11 of their last 12 against San Diego.

Then it's time for Cash With The Coach, and the host has been on fire, going on a 26-7-1 current run. Coachman's MLB play is Mariners -1.5 (-105) at home against Oakland (10:10 p.m. ET).  "You're gonna give me Logan Gilbert against an A's team that's been traveling all over the country, all over on these jet planes?" Coachman asks. "And you're going to throw a pitcher out there against him that's pitched all of one time this year? I'll take (Seattle) on the run line all day long." Mariners starter Gilbert is 8-1 with a 2.44 ERA and 89 strikeouts, while Oakland's Adrian Martinez's only start was in May, a 4-0 win against the Tigers.

The Maestro wraps things up with an MLB pick, as well, and he is backing Milwaukee -120 against the Pirates. The Brewers are 6-0 against Pittsburgh this season. The low price "might look like a trap, but I'm gonna take it," Hartstein says. "I'm gonna take (Brewers starter Adrian) Houser, because he has owned the Pirates in his career." The right-hander "has been shaky this season," Larry says, "but this is just a great matchup for him." Milwaukee is one of the best road teams in MLB at 25-18, and Hartstein is all over the Brewers at this number.     

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