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Today's top picks: Why the Clippers will cover against the Jazz and more MLB, French Open, Euro 2020 and auto racing expert bets for Saturday, June 12

The SportsLine crew shares its expert bets for Saturday, June 12, on The Early Edge podcast
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Jonathan Coachman is joined by expert sports bettors Mike McClure, Zack Cimini and Justin Perri on The Early Edge podcast. They give you their best bets for Major League Baseball, the NBA, the French Open, the NASCAR Truck Series and Euro 2020 for Saturday, June 12.

Coach starts things off with two SportsLine Plays of the Day: Belgium (-107) to beat Russia in Euro 2020 and Romelo Lukaku (+125) to score in that game (3 p.m. ET).

McClure then chimes in with his trio of picks. The first is the Astros (-105) to beat the Twins in the second game of their series in Minnesota (7:15 p.m. ET). "[The Twins'] Jose Berrios has a lot more name value in this starting pitching matchup, but he's actually been the worse of the two pitchers," McClure says.

His second play comes in the SpeedyCash.com 220 NASCAR Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway: Chase Elliott (+150) over John Hunter Nemechek (1 p.m. ET). "The talent gap between Chase Elliott and some of the other drivers in the field makes this matchup much closer to a pick 'em than the +150 suggests," McClure says. "I think it should be +125."

McClure's final play comes in Sunday's French Open men's final: Match result and both players to win a set: Novak Djokovic (+150) (9 a.m. ET). 

Cimini's first play comes in MLB: the Padres (-125) to beat the Mets at Citi Field (4:10 p.m. ET). "The Mets don't provide support for Marcus Stroman at home: four home starts this year, just 2.25 runs averaged," he says.

Cimini's second play is the Clippers (-4.5) to cover against the Jazz (8:30 p.m. ET). "Over their last 70 games, [the Jazz] have been an underdog just twice: a 21-point loss to the Phoenix Suns and a 12-point loss to the L.A. Lakers," he says.

Perri's three-pack of picks comes in MLB. The first is Under 7 runs in the Mets-Padres game (4:10 p.m. ET). "The Under at Citi Field is 15-3-3 this season," he says.

He also likes Over 9 runs in the Reds-Rockies game (4:10 p.m. ET). "The ball's really going to be flying, and I'm really not a big fan of either of the pitchers on the mound today," he says.

Perri closes things out with the Brewers (-135) to cover the run line against the Pirates (4:10 p.m. ET). "[Brewers starter Corbin Burnes] is just nasty," he says. "He has a weighted on-base average of .186."

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SportsLine Staff