NBA DFS: Ben Simmons and top FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for the 2020 All-Star Game
Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2 million in career earnings, gives optimal lineup advice
The house that Michael Jordan built will play host to today's greatest talents as the United Center in Chicago hosts the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo were the two leading vote-getters and they're the captains for the 8 p.m. ET tip-off on Sunday. In addition to the Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis matchup, there will be plenty of exciting action in NBA DFS tournaments, cash games and 50-50s on daily Fantasy sites like FanDuel and DraftKings.
Second-year superstars Luka Doncic and Trae Young have both been named starters in their first NBA All-Star appearance, but can the two youngest stars in the game hold their own and produce for your NBA DFS lineups on Sunday? And who else should you roster in a loaded NBA DFS player pool that includes stars like James Harden, Anthony Davis, Joel Embiid and Kawhi Leonard? Before making any NBA DFS picks for the NBA All-Star Game 2020, be sure to check out the optimal NBA DFS advice and strategy from daily Fantasy pro Mike McClure, who has won almost $2 million in his career.
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. Anybody following him has seen huge returns.
Now, he's turned his attention to the 2020 NBA All-Star Game. Head to SportsLine to see his optimal NBA DFS picks.
McClure's top NBA DFS picks for the 2020 All-Star Game
For the 2020 NBA All-Star Game, McClure is banking on 76ers guard and Team LeBron member Ben Simmons. The 23-year-old is making his second NBA All-Star appearance on Sunday after averaging 16.9 points, 8.3 assists and 7.9 rebounds per game in the first half of the season. Simmons also leads the NBA in steals per game (2.2).
In the 2019 NBA All-Star Game, Simmons played nearly 17 minutes and went 5-for-5 from the field with 10 points, seven assists and six rebounds. As a facilitator in a game absolutely loaded with above-the-rim players where defense is limited, Simmons' attacking game is well-oriented to the format.
Part of McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy for Sunday includes rostering Bucks forward and Team Giannis captain Giannis Antetokounmpo. The defending NBA MVP is making his fourth NBA All-Star appearance and he's putting up even better numbers so far in 2019-20 than he did during his MVP season.
Antetokounmpo is averaging 30.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game, and he's become a more capable and willing 3-point shooter (31.3 percent) to help keep defenses honest from playing him off. Antetokounmpo is shooting a robust 68.5 percent from the floor in his three previous all-star games. Last season he had 38 points, 11 rebounds and five assists as one of the captains along with James, so he's a solid bet to turn in another big stat line on Sunday.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for the All-Star Game 2020
McClure is also targeting another player set to go off for a tournament-winning numbers on Sunday. 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 in the 2020 All-Star Game? Visit SportsLine now to see the full NBA DFS optimal tournament and cash game lineups from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.
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