The Milwaukee Bucks clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference on Thursday with their win over the Heat. That’s great news for the team, but it will present some dilemmas for NBA daily Fantasy players. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton are regulars in NBA DFS lineups, but with nothing more to gain, they could see limited minutes before the playoffs start.
Are they safe picks for Saturday, or should you load up on some of Milwaukee’s depth pieces as top NBA DFS picks when they take on the Mavericks? And which other games around the league should you target in your NBA DFS strategy? Daily Fantasy pro Mike McClure has won almost $2 million in his career and his top NBA DFS picks, advice and core player pool can help you answer those questions and nail your selections on Saturday.
McClure is also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best NBA DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They’re a must-see for any NBA DFS player.
McClure rolled through the 2018-19 NBA season, producing multiple lineups that led to huge returns for followers, including as much as 40x on FanDuel and 84x on DraftKings. He saw multiple huge cashes again early in the 2019-20 NBA season and got 2020 off to a blistering start with his optimal lineup returning at least 7x on DraftKings on three of the first five days of the new year. He’s returned 4x or more multiple times since that point. Anybody following him has seen huge returns.
On Friday, McClure was all over Caris LeVert as one of his top picks. The result: LeVert went off for 22 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals — returning well over 40 points and 6x value on DraftKings. Anybody who built lineups around him was well on the way to a strong return.
Now, he’s turned his attention to Saturday’s NBA schedule. Head to SportsLine to see his optimal NBA DFS picks.
McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Saturday
For Saturday, McClure is high on Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo at $7,600 on FanDuel and $7,400 on DraftKings. The Kentucky product has been a solid producer for NBA daily Fantasy players, returning at least 5x value on DraftKings in five of his last seven outings, dating back to before the shutdown. He was especially effective on Tuesday against Boston, scoring 21 points and grabbing 12 rebounds.
Jimmy Butler (foot) remains out for Miami, while Goran Dragic (ankle) is listed as questionable for Saturday’s matchup against the Suns. McClure is expecting a lot of the offense to run through Adebayo, and that could lead to some huge returns against a Phoenix defense that gives up 113.7 points per game, making him a strong choice to build NBA DFS lineups around.
Part of McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy for Saturday includes stacking Adebayo with power forward Kelly Olynyk, who is $4,900 on DraftKings and $4,800 on FanDuel. On the season, the big man out of Gonzaga averages just 8.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. But he’s been leaned on heavily in Orlando, and his numbers have seen a big jump.
He’s seen 30 or more minutes in three out of his four games in the bubble, and is averaging 16.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His 3-point shooting has been a huge asset as he’s knocking down almost 40 percent of his shots from beyond the arc in Orlando. Despite his recent burst, he’s nowhere near the top of the NBA DFS price list at his position on either site, making him a smart choice for your NBA DFS picks on Saturday.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups on Saturday
McClure is also targeting another player who has a dream matchup on Saturday. The stars are aligning for him to return 50, even 60 points on DraftKings and FanDuel. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing. You can only see who it is here.
So who are DFS pro Mike McClure’s top picks for NBA DFS lineups on Saturday? Visit SportsLine now to see the top NBA DFS picks and player pool from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.