One team aims to advance to the conference finals, and another is trying to even their conference semifinal series, when the two-game NBA DFS slate kicks off on Sunday. Former NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo has an excellent chance to rack up points as one of the top NBA DFS picks when he leads the Milwaukee Bucks against Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets at 3 p.m. ET. And Devin Booker, DeAndre Ayton and the Phoenix Suns have the chance to sweep Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets at 8 p.m. ET.
Are Antetokounmpo, Durant, Ayton, Booker or Jokic in line for standout NBA DFS efforts on Sunday? And what role players should you roster in NBA DFS tournaments, cash games and 50-50s on FanDuel and DraftKings? Before locking in any NBA daily Fantasy basketball lineups for Sunday's NBA DFS action, be sure to see the core lineup selections, player pool and NBA DFS strategy from SportsLine's Mike McClure.
McClure is a DFS professional with nearly $2 million in career winnings. He's 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.
And on Saturday, McClure included Clippers guard Paul George as one of his top NBA DFS picks. The result: George popped for 31 points, three rebounds and five assists against Utah to return over 45 points on DraftKings and over 41 on FanDuel. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Sunday, June 13 NBA DFS slate and locked in his top daily Fantasy basketball picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NBA DFS picks for Sunday, June 13
One of McClure's top NBA DFS picks for Sunday is Bucks guard Jrue Holiday. The 31-year-old went for 17.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 6.1 assists in the regular season. And Holiday is filling his 2021 postseason stat sheet with 14.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 7.6 assists per outing.
Holiday scored just nine points Thursday against the Bucks, but also snagged four rebounds, dealt five assists and nicked a steal in the Game 3 victory. It was the first time since March 2 that Holiday was in the single digits in scoring, but that multi-dimensional stat line was still good for 23 points on DraftKings and over 22 on FanDuel. McClure expects Holiday to continue to stuff the stat sheet, so confidently lock him in your NBA DFS lineups and look for a big return against Brooklyn.
Part of McClure's NBA DFS strategy for Sunday also includes Suns guard Chris Paul. Paul went off on the Nuggets for 27 points, six assists, eight rebounds and three steals on Friday. Paul is averaging 13.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game in the 2021 NBA Playoffs.
Paul may be on his fourth NBA team, but he hasn't lost much of his edge. The 36-year-old veteran delivered 16.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 8.9 assists during the regular season, and has the Suns on the brink of the Western Conference finals. Paul is an excellent complementary piece to Booker and Ayton, and McClure loves him to light up the Nuggets again in all NBA DFS formats on Sunday.
How to set NBA DFS lineups for Sunday, June 13
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Sunday because of a dream matchup. 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 is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NBA DFS lineups for Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NBA DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.