The Los Angeles Clippers acquired Kawhi Leonard and Paul George with the express purpose of playing in the NBA Finals, a goal the Clippers can get one step closer to Sunday if they provide strong NBA DFS production and beat the Denver Nuggets in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals. Tip-off is at 1 p.m. ET from the NBA bubble in Orlando. Leonard won the NBA Finals MVP last season in leading the Raptors to their first title, while George came over after two seasons in Oklahoma City and seven in Indiana.
Are Leonard and George value options to bank on in daily Fantasy basketball contests on DraftKings and FanDuel for Sunday? Or are you better off turning to less expensive options to fill your NBA DFS lineups? Utilizing smart NBA DFS advice is critical to make NBA DFS picks that will return huge value relative to their price. Before locking in any NBA DFS lineups on Sunday, be sure to see the core lineup selections, player pool and NBA DFS strategy from Mike McClure, a DFS pro who has won almost $2 million.
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 Friday, McClure identified Celtics guard Marcus Smart as one of his top picks. The result: Smart had 16 points, two rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block -- putting up nearly 40 points and an over 5x return on DraftKings.
Now, he's turned his attention to Sunday's NBA DFS slate. Head to SportsLine to see his optimal NBA DFS picks.
McClure's top NBA DFS picks for Sept. 13
For Sunday, McClure is high on George. After a forgettable Game 4 in which George scored just 10 points, he rebounded in Game 5 for 26 points, six rebounds and six assists. That effort was good for 50.5 points in DraftKings, his highest total since March 8.
George and Leonard combined to score 62 of the Clippers' 105 points in Game 6, with no other player scoring more than 12. George averaged 21.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 48 regular-season games. And while George's playoff scoring average (20.0) is a tick lower than his 21.5 ppg regular-season average, his rebound average (6.3) and assist average (4.0) are both up.
Part of McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy for Sunday includes banking on Denver Nuggets forward Jerami Grant. The seven-year veteran went for 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks in 36 minutes of Game 5 on Friday. That effort was good for 22.75 points on DraftKings, a 4.6 points-per-thousand average.
Grant was strong against the Clippers during the regular season, scoring 18.7 points per game in three appearances. And while his 38.9 shooting percentage from deep was respectable during the regular season, Grant's 42.9 percentage from the arc against the Clippers demands defensive attention. At a modest price point, Grant has the goods to be a force in Game 6, which is why McClure likes him in all NBA DFS formats.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Sept. 13
McClure is also targeting another player who has a dream matchup on Sunday. 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 Sunday? 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.