Coming off the exhilaration of a 5-0 showing on Tuesday, Jonathan Coachman returns with featured sports betting experts Mike McClure, Zack Cimini and Larry Hartstein on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. The guys share their preferred picks for the NBA, college basketball and the NHL for Wednesday, March 24.
Mike prepares us for a busy NBA slate with a full player news rundown, including injuries in Pistons-Pacers, Bucks-Celtics, situations involving the Magic and Nets, and much more. He also tells us why we have to keep a close eye on the status of Victor Oladipo. Zack then steers us to an important NBA Futures outlook, as there is a new favorite for Rookie of the Year honors.
The Coach supplies the SportsLine Play of the Day, going with the Lightning -110 against the Sharks at 10:30 p.m. ET. He says Tampa Bay has the edge in every important statistical category.
Mike proclaims that he absolutely loves the Bucks at -4.5 over the Celtics at 7:30 p.m. ET. Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed as questionable, but he is confident that we will see him in action, especially when you consider how he wants to be recognized in the MVP race. Milwaukee plays at a quicker pace and a new addition can only help them more on defense.
Zack issues a pair of player props for Harrison Barnes in Kings-Hawks at 10 p.m. ET. He expects Barnes to go over 10.5 assists and rebounds and also over 0.5 steals. Zack is all over the Suns -8.5 over the Magic at 8 p.m. ET. "The Suns are playing a Magic team that is a mess right now," he says. "Aaron Gordon wants to be traded out. They've lost 11 of 12. Even though the Suns are in a back to back scenario, I think they will come out with the aggression that they have shown. They want to continue to distance themselves from the L.A. Lakers."
Larry is on an unreal 15-4 college basketball run, so you have to ride with him as he takes Pepperdine -5 over Coastal Carolina in the CBI finals at 8 p.m. ET. The Waves are on a roll from the ATS perspective. in the NBA, Larry is tabbing Marcus Morris to go under 4.5 rebounds in Clippers-Spurs at 8:30 p.m. ET.
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