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Today's picks: Why Dayton will cover spread vs. St. Bonaventure, plus more NBA and college basketball plays

The SportsLine team issues prime expert bets for Monday, March 1 on the Early Edge podcast.
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Jonathan Coachman is joined by top sports betting experts Mike McClure and Zack Cimini on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. They reveal their favorite bets for college basketball and the NBA for Monday, March 1. 

The Coach begins by delivering the SportsLine Plays of the Day from Larry Hartstein. "The Maestro" is on Oklahoma -1 over Oklahoma State at 9 p.m. ET, and Prairie View -12.5 over Alabama State at 9 p.m. ET. The spotlight begins to shine on the Chicago Bulls, who face the Denver Nuggets at 8 p.m. ET. Larry's preferred player prop is Coby White Over 4.5 rebounds. 

Zack is excited to begin the month of March, and is looking forward to Dayton vs. St. Bonaventure at 5 p.m. ET, going with the Flyers at +7.5. He notes that these two teams are coming off contrasting results in their most recent games. "St. Bonaventure blew out George Washington. I think it was the best win of the weekend," he says. "Dayton lost to one of the worst teams in college basketball in St. Joseph's. I think Dayton is going to turn it around today. Remember that last year, Dayton was undefeated in the conference. He says the Flyers have "not been the same this year." But Zack hammers it home, proclaiming, "I like Dayton to play much stronger in this one." He then breaks down his selection of UNC-Asheville -3.5 over Longwood at 7 p.m. ET. 

In the NBA, Mike believes Cleveland has the advantage in the frontcourt over Houston, so is taking the Cavaliers +2.5 in the 9 p.m. tipoff. He is also going with the Bulls -5 over the Nuggets. The Coach backs the Chicago selection, as it is the SportsLine "Dog of the Day." 

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SportsLine Staff
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