The 2019 NBA Playoffs roll on Saturday evening at 9 p.m. ET with Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers. The Warriors dominated in Game 1, but then had to battle to extend their series lead to 2-0 on Thursday evening. Now the series shifts to Portland, and NBA DFS players will need to predict what’s in store in this pivotal Game 3 matchup if they want to cash in on daily Fantasy tournaments such as the $350K NBA Shot on FanDuel or the $450K Best of the West on DraftKings. Before finalizing any of your own Warriors vs. Blazers NBA DFS lineups for Saturday night, be sure to check in with Mike McClure. He’s a professional DFS player who has won almost $2 million in his career, and his advice, optimal lineups and best NBA DFS picks can help you make the right calls on your Saturday rosters.
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 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 Friday, May 10, his lineups for Warriors vs. Rockets finished second in a $100k to first NBA GPP. Anybody following his picks is up huge. Now he’s turned his attention to Saturday’s single-game slate.
Part of McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy for Game 3 of Warriors vs. Blazers includes rostering Klay Thompson at $12,500 on FanDuel and $8,400 on DraftKings. Sometimes overlooked this season as Steph Curry and Kevin Durant grabbed the headlines, Thompson has made a huge impact in the postseason, especially since Durant (calf) went down. Thompson has averaged 26 points per game over the last four outings, a span that has seen him nail 19 total 3-pointers.
McClure is stacking Thompson with Curry ($15,500 on FanDuel, $10,400 on DraftKings), who has been in MVP form recently. The Rockets and Blazers have thrown a variety of defensive looks at him in the past several games, but none have been able to slow him. He’s averaged 32.2 points in his last five outings, and he dropped 37 on Portland in Game 2.
He did it despite a poor performance from beyond the arc (4 of 14). He got to the free-throw line 11 times and hit them all, while also adding eight rebounds and eight assists, proving that he can be a massive DFS asset even if his 3-pointers aren’t consistently falling.
McClure is also targeting another player who has a dream individual matchup on Saturday. 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 3 of Warriors vs. Blazers? 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.