The Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers will go head-to-head on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET with a spot in the 2020 NBA Playoffs on the line. As the No. 8 seed, Portland is in with a win. But if Memphis wins, the teams will play a winner-take-all game on Sunday. NBA daily Fantasy owners are taking it one day at a time with big money on the line in NBA DFS tournaments, cash games and 50-50s on FanDuel and DraftKings on Saturday.
Ja Morant is coming off a triple-double in a 119-106 win against the Bucks on Thursday to help the Grizzlies limp over the finish line with a chance to play their way in at the NBA bubble. Morant will be an undoubtedly popular option for NBA DFS lineups on Saturday in the single-game format, but with a shallow NBA DFS player pool, you'll also have to find unique lineup combinations to turn a profit. Before locking in any Grizzlies vs. Blazers NBA DFS picks for this showdown slate, be sure to see the NBA DFS advice and core lineup picks from Mike McClure, a DFS pro 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. He's returned 4x or more multiple times since that point. Anybody following him has seen huge returns.
On Thursday, McClure was all over Blazers guard Damian Lillard as one of his top picks. The result: Lillard erupted for 42 points, 12 assists, three rebounds and two steals -- returning a whopping 72 points and well over 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 Grizzlies vs. Blazers on Saturday. Head to SportsLine to see his optimal NBA DFS picks.
McClure's top NBA DFS picks for Blazers vs. Grizzlies
For Saturday's showdown slate, McClure is high on Lillard again. He's been perhaps the best overall player in the Orlando bubble as he's put up tournament-winning type of numbers on a regular basis. He's hit the 40-point mark four times inside the bubble, and with Portland's season on the line in the past three games, he's averaged an eye-popping 51.3 points during that span.
He's at his best when looking for his shot, but he's also capable of dishing out double-digit assists, as he's done three times in Orlando as well. Additionally, he returned over 5x value on DraftKings in a matchup against Memphis on July 31 in Orlando as he recorded 29 points, nine assists and five rebounds. Look for him to be on the floor for over 40 minutes as the Blazers try to wrap up a postseason spot, making him a smart choice for NBA DFS lineups.
McClure's NBA DFS strategy also includes rostering Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks. The 24-year-old guard from Oregon has really elevated his game in 2019-20 as a young Memphis roster emerged as a playoff contender. Brooks averaged career-highs in points (16.2 ppg), rebounds (3.3 rpg) and assists (2.1 apg). He's been even better since arriving in the NBA bubble.
Brooks had 31 points in the monumental win over Milwaukee on Thursday. He shot 12-of-18 from the floor and 4-of-7 from the 3-point line during that performance, and has averaged 20.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in the eight games Memphis has played in Orlando. Look for Brooks to continue to get a lot of shots for Memphis on Saturday, making him a strong value for your NBA daily Fantasy lineups.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Blazers vs. Grizzlies
McClure is also targeting another player who has a dream individual 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.