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Today's (Friday, February 19) picks: Sizzling 19-4 expert bet run backing Raptors vs. Timberwolves, more NBA, NHL and college basketball plays

The SportsLine crew provides prime expert bets for Friday, Feb. 19 on the Early Edge podcast.
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Coming off a 19-4 run over the past three days, Jonathan Coachman is joined by featured sports betting experts Mike McClure and Larry Hartstein on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. They supply their favorite bets for the NBA and college basketball for Friday, Feb. 19. The Coach also serves up his NHL Play of the Day. 

Mike opens with his daily and in-depth NBA injury rundown, with a high emphasis on Draymond Green's status. He also has his eye on Jaylen Brown and key potential returning players in the Jazz-Clippers rematch at 10 p.m. ET. 

The Coach is excited about his "Grade A" Play of the Day in the NHL, pumping up the Panthers -175 over the Red Wings at 7 p.m. ET. 

Moving back to the NBA, Mike is taking the Warriors -4.5 over the Magic at 7.5 at 7 p.m. ET while also strongly considering a Stephen Curry prop in that game. He then explains why he is all over the Raptors -3.5 over the Timberwolves at 9 p.m. ET. "Normally I wouldn't look to lay this chalk with a team on the second night of a back to back. However, I like the way the Raptors are playing. They have the depth that is required to win in this spot," he says. Kyle Lowry is out Friday night, and that only boosts Mike's enthusiasm on the selection. "I love the way Norman Powell plays. Frankly, I love the way this team plays without Kyle Lowry on the floor." 

Larry issues his favorite college basketball selections for Friday, starting with Cleveland State -4 over Fort Wayne at 7 p.m. ET.  He is also on Detroit -9 over Robert Morris at 6 p.m. ET. He reminds us that the Titans are "very explosive" and the Colonials will be without their top scorer. He finishes with St. Louis -5.5 over Dayton at 7 p.m. ET.  Larry says the Billikens are playing strong fundamental ball. 

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