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NBA DFS: Draymond Green and best picks for Warriors vs. Raptors, Game 1 FanDuel, DraftKings daily fantasy basketball lineups

NBA DFS players have a maximum of seven opportunities remaining to cash in on the 2018-19 NBA season. Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals tips off at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, and there are some tough calls to make since Steph Curry and Kawhi Leonard have put up massive numbers this postseason. Both are almost guaranteed to provide significant production in Game 1, but fitting their salaries into single-game tournament lineups, and having enough room to build a balanced roster, will be a challenge. Before locking in an NBA DFS lineup for Warriors vs. Raptors, Game 1, be sure to see what Mike McClure has to say. He’s won almost $2 million in his career as a DFS pro and his top NBA DFS picks, optimal lineups and advice can help you crush your selections for tournaments such as the $2.5M Fantasy BBall Millionaire on DraftKings or the $1M Thursday NBA Game 1 Final Shot on FanDuel. 

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 statistical trends, matchups 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 regular season, producing multiple lineups that have led to huge returns for followers, including as much as 40x on FanDuel and 84x on DraftKings. On May 10, his lineups for Warriors vs. Rockets finished second in an NBA GPP that paid $100K to first. Anybody following his picks is up huge. Now he’s turned his attention to Thursday’s single-game slate. You can only see his full lineup at SportsLine.

Part of McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy for Game 1 of Warriors vs. Raptors includes rostering Leonard, who comes at a significant price on both sites, but still should return value, based on his production recently. He averaged 29.8 points per game against the Bucks and was a dominant force in Toronto’s decisive Game 6 victory. Leonard finished with 27 points, 17 rebounds, seven assists, two blocks and two steals.

Another one of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Thursday is Draymond Green. With Kevin Durant (calf) out for Game 1 and DeMarcus Cousins (quad) questionable, Green is in position to put up more big numbers, just like he did against the Blazers in the Western Conference Finals. 

Despite averaging just 7.4 ppg, 7.3 rpg and 6.9 apg in the regular season this year, he averaged a triple-double over the last three games against Portland. He also recorded seven steals during that span, so he’s an NBA DFS pick who can put up big numbers in several statistical categories. 

McClure is also targeting another player who has a dream individual matchup in Game 1. The stars are aligning for him to return huge points on both sites, and he comes at a lower price than you would expect. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing.

So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NBA DFS lineup for Game 1 of Warriors vs. Raptors? Visit SportsLine now to see the full NBA optimal tournament lineups from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out. 

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