The Los Angeles Lakers secured an emphatic victory over the Denver Nuggets in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. NBA DFS players who rostered Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope saw some huge returns as he scored 18 points and knocked down three shots from behind the arc. Will Caldwell-Pope reproduce those types of numbers and be one of the top NBA DFS picks for Game 2?
Which players can you bank on in your NBA DFS strategy for Lakers vs. Nuggets? And what value NBA DFS picks could lead you to big cashes in tournaments on sites like DraftKings or FanDuel? Before locking in any NBA DFS lineups for Game 2 of Nuggets vs. Lakers, don't miss the NBA DFS advice, core lineup picks and player rankings from SportsLine's Mike McClure, a daily Fantasy 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.
Last time these teams met on Friday, McClure identified Lakers forward Anthony Davis as one of his top picks. The result: Davis filled the stat sheet with 37 points, 10 rebounds and four assists -- putting up over 55 points on DraftKings.
Now he's turned his attention to Sunday's single-game Lakers vs. Nuggets DFS slate. Head to SportsLine to see his optimal NBA DFS picks.
McClure's top NBA DFS picks for Sept. 20
For Sunday, McClure is high on Nuggets guard Jamal Murray. Murray recorded 21 points, five assists and one rebound in 29 minutes during Friday's 126-114 loss to the Lakers. With the Nuggets losing by a substantial margin, Murray was rested in the fourth quarter which also affected his bottom line. The former Kentucky standout enters Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals averaging 26.7 points and 6.3 assists per game in the postseason.
Murray has scored 40 or more points four times in the postseason, and he's finished with 45 or more points on DraftKings seven times in the NBA Playoffs. He's also knocking down 49.6 percent of his 3-point attempts in the playoffs, which bodes well for his NBA DFS value on Sunday.
Part of McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy for Sunday includes rostering Lakers forward LeBron James, who has recorded a double-double seven times during these playoffs. James did it all for the Lakers in Los Angeles' Game 1 victory, recording 15 points, 12 rebounds and six assists. DFS owners who have rostered James have seen some big rewards in the playoffs, including 50 or more points on DraftKings in seven of his last nine games. Lock him in as one of the top overall NBA DFS plays and look for a big return against Denver on Sunday.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Sept. 20
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.