It’s a whole new series after the Raptors took Game 3 and Game 4 in Toronto to even up the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2019 NBA Playoffs. NBA DFS players saw some unexpected performances in Game 4 with several Toronto players coming up huge. Serge Ibaka (17 points), Norman Powell (18 points) and Fred VanVleet (13 points) all were strong off the bench, helping the Raptors get the pivotal win, even with Kawhi Leonard’s leg appearing less than 100 percent during the matchup. Game 5 is set for Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET, and there’s a lot on the line for NBA DFS players again. FanDuel is hosting a $375K NBA Shot, while DraftKings has a $500K Beast of the East tournament. And before entering these or any other contests, first be sure to see the top NBA DFS picks, optimal lineups for Bucks vs. Raptors and advice from DFS pro millionaire Mike McClure.
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 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 5 of Bucks vs. Raptors includes rostering Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Greek Freak had one of his worst shooting performances of the season in the double-overtime loss in Game 3, but found his shot a little more in Game 4, hitting 9 of 17 from the field on his way to 25 points as well as 10 rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots. He’ll look to be even more assertive in Game 5 with the series now very much hanging in the balance, so confidently lock him in for Thursday.
Another one of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Thursday is Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, who had a huge performance in Game 4 (25 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds) to help Toronto even the series up. It’s the second time he’s put up big numbers in this series after he dropped 30 in Game 1. His 3-point shooting has been impressive this series, as he’s hit 42 percent of better from beyond the arc in three of four games, and if he continues at that pace, he’ll have a great chance to return value for NBA DFS players in Game 5.
McClure is also targeting another player who has a dream individual matchup on Thursday. 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 5 of Raptors vs. Bucks? 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.