Today's picks: Red-hot 15-1 expert bet run backing Kings covering, more NBA, NHL and college basketball plays

The SportsLine crew delivers featured expert bets for Thursday, Feb. 18 on the Early Edge podcast.
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Coming off a 15-1 ATS record over the past two nights, Jonathan Coachman is joined by top sports betting experts Mike McClure and Larry Hartstein on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. They reveal their favorite bets for the NBA and college basketball for Thursday, Feb. 18. The Coach also slips in an NHL Play of the Day. 

Mike supplies his NBA injury rundown at the opening tip of the show, talking about the "massive implications" of Kyle Lowry's status and the expected return of Kyrie Irving. He also provides a personnel update on the Sacramento Kings. 

The Coach then shares his two Picks of the Day from SportsLine, endorsing Heat-Kings Over 223.5 at 10 p.m. ET and tossing in a bonus NHL selection of the Sabres and Capitals Under 6.5 at 7 p.m. ET. 

Mike takes the reins for more NBA selections, starting with the Nets +2.5 over the Lakers at 10 p.m. ET, and you won't want to miss his comprehensive breakdown of the attention-grabbing matchup. He is also on the Kings +1.5 over the Heat. "You know my simulations have loved the Sacramento Kings quite often this season," Mike says. "The Heat are on the second night of a road back-to-back after a disappointing overtime loss. Now they're going to be playing this Kings team that is going to be playing up in pace. The Kings are the better team in terms of offensive efficiency." The Coach also notes that SportsLine's Matt Severance is taking the Kings as well. 

Larry has been perfect three nights in a row, so you must ride with him on Thursday. You can get his set of picks, plus listen to Thursday's entire episode of the Early Edge, below. 

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SportsLine Staff
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