With eight games on the NBA schedule all tipping off at 8 p.m. ET or later on Saturday night, the main slate for NBA DFS tournaments, cash games and 50-50s on FanDuel and DraftKings is loaded. That variety of options in the NBA DFS player pool creates a lot of opportunity for variance and to find value, but it also creates some incredibly difficult start-or-sit decisions as you set your NBA DFS lineups. Bam Adebayo, Christian Wood, Kristaps Porzingis and DeAndre Ayton make for a tough choice among upper-echelon centers on Saturday night.
Meanwhile, dynamic backcourt options abound with Luka Doncic, Stephen Curry, Zach LaVine and De'Aaron Fox all scheduled to be in their respective lineups. So which stars should you splurge for and who are some of the value plays with upside that will allow you to afford Saturday's top NBA DFS options? Before locking in any NBA DFS picks for Saturday's action, be sure to see the NBA DFS advice, player rankings and top daily Fantasy basketball lineups 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.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Saturday, Jan. 30 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 Saturday, Jan. 30
One of McClure's top NBA DFS picks for his Saturday NBA daily Fantasy lineups is Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard at $10,600 on DraftKings and $9,700 on FanDuel. With CJ McCollum out at least four weeks with a fracture in his left foot, Lillard has taken on an even larger scoring load, making him a threat for 50 on any given night without another star to share shots with.
Lillard has scored at least 30 points in four of his last five games and has also averaged 8.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds per game during that span. He's put up at least 44 points on both FanDuel and DraftKings in each of those last five games and he's got a juicy matchup on Saturday against a Bulls squad that ranks 28th in the NBA in points allowed per game (118.2).
Part of McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy also includes banking on Kings guard Tyrese Haliburton at $4,900 on DraftKings and $4,900 on FanDuel. The rookie out of Iowa State has proven he belongs early, averaging 11.1 points, 5.4 assists, 3.1 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 0.8 blocks per game.
Haliburton is shooting a solid 47.9 percent from the floor and 42.9 percent from the 3-point line. He's produced a minimum 6x return on investment for DraftKings players six times already this season and he's coming off his first career double-double on Friday with 10 points and 11 assists (along with six rebounds) to turn in nearly 40 points on both sites against the Raptors. He'll take on a struggling Heat squad that has lost five straight entering Saturday night.
How to set NBA DFS lineups for Saturday, Jan. 30
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Saturday 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 Jan. 30? 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.