Today's top picks: Why the Astros will beat the Blue Jays and more MLB, NBA and NHL expert bets for Sunday, June 6

The SportsLine crew shares its expert bets for Sunday, June 6, on the Early Edge podcast
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Jonathan Coachman is joined by expert sports bettors Justin Perri and Larry Hartstein on the Early Edge podcast. They give you their best bets for Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL for Sunday, June 6.

Coach starts things off with two SportsLine Plays of the Day. The first is the Braves (+120) over the Dodgers (1:20 p.m. ET). "The Braves have won two of the last three games that Max Fried has started against the Dodgers, outscored LA 11-7," he says. 

The second play is the Avalanche (-105) over the Golden Knights (8:30 p.m. ET). "(The Avalanche) have been the far superior team," Coach says. "They should not have lost a game yet in this series."

Perri then weighs in with three plays, all in MLB. The first is Under 9.5 runs in the Red Sox-Yankees game (7:08 p.m. ET). "I really don't think that the Yankees or the Red Sox have been hitting the ball well," he says. 

Perri's second play is Over eight runs in the Rays-Rangers contest (2:35 p.m. ET). "I really like that (Tampa Bay's) Michael Wacha and (Texas') Dane Dunning both have pretty bad peripheral numbers," he says.

The final play by Perri is the Brewers -1.5 (-115) against the Diamondbacks (2:10 p.m. ET). "(The Brewers have) won each game in the series by at least two (runs)," he says. "They're looking for the (four-game) sweep tonight, and I think they're going to get it."

Hartstein's first play comes in MLB: Milwaukee's Corbin Burnes goes Over 7.5 strikeouts (-135) versus Arizona. "He had (at least) nine in every single start up until the last two," Larry says. "Arizona struck out 14 times yesterday, I believe 11 and 10 in the two previous games."

His second play is also a prop bet, but in the NBA: Reggie Jackson of the Clippers goes Over 21.5 points, assists and rebounds against the Mavericks (3:30 p.m. ET). "(The Clippers) put him into the starting lineup in Game 3. Since then, he's gone Over this in all four (games)," Larry says.

Hartstein goes back to MLB for his final play: The Astros (101) over the Blue Jays (1:07 p.m. ET). "(Houston's) Luis Garcia has been on fire," he says. "The Astros have the second-best OPS versus lefties in the American League."

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