Thus far, the NBA bubble has been working as designed and the 2019-20 NBA season is rolling on with 22 teams competing for the 16 playoff spots. On Sunday, 14 teams will be in action, which will make for a deep NBA DFS player pool. Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard is coming off a brilliant 45-point performance against the Nuggets in which he hit 11 three-pointers earlier this week, and he'll have the second game of a back-to-back on Sunday against the 76ers. Joel Embiid and Philadelphia will be on a full day's rest, so NBA daily Fantasy players will have to weigh their options as they fill out their NBA DFS lineups.
In the late tip, Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers will take on a Nets squad that is giving up an average of 121.8 points per game in the bubble. L.A.'s Paul George will reportedly sit out (rest). With big money on the line in NBA DFS tournaments, cash games and 50-50s on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, the remaining Clippers could be among the popular NBA DFS stacks on Sunday. Before making any Sunday NBA DFS picks, be sure to check out the NBA DFS advice, stacks and optimal strategy from SportsLine DFS guru Mike McClure.
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 was all over Caris LeVert as one of his top picks. The result: LeVert went off for 22 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals, returning well over 40 points and 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 Sunday's NBA schedule. Head to SportsLine to see his optimal NBA DFS picks.
McClure's top NBA DFS picks for Sunday
For Sunday, McClure is high on Rockets guard James Harden at $11,300 on FanDuel and $10,800 on DraftKings. Harden, the league's leading scorer (34.3 ppg) is a regular centerpiece for NBA DFS lineups because of his ability to go off for tournament-winning numbers in any given game. Daily Fantasy basketball players have seen multiple examples of that in the NBA bubble already, as he scored 49 points in his Orlando opener and then scored 39, adding 12 assists and eight rebounds, in a win over the Lakers on Thursday.
He'll be asked to carry even more of the load with Russell Westbrook (quad) and Eric Gordon (ankle) both ruled out against the Kings on Sunday. Add in the fact that Sacramento ranks in the bottom 10 in the NBA in Fantasy points allowed to point guards and Harden is one of the must-roster NBA DFS picks for Sunday.
McClure's NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Rockets small forward Danuel House Jr at $5,100 on DraftKings and $4,500 on FanDuel. House should also see extended action due to the injuries to Gordon and Westbrook, and the third-year pro out of Texas A&M has been putting up some impressive numbers in Orlando.
He's scored at least 14 points in all four games inside the NBA bubble, while also contributing just over four rebounds per contest. He's provided NBA daily Fantasy players with returns of as much as 9x during that span. With more minutes likely coming his way and a very affordable price tag, House is a strong choice for NBA DFS lineups on Sunday.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups on Sunday
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.