Six teams set to take the floor in Orlando on Sunday rank inside the top 10 in scoring offense in the NBA. That means there are plenty of ways to build NBA DFS lineups with fast-paced matchups like Bucks vs. Rockets and Mavericks vs. Suns on the Sunday NBA schedule. Expect players like Luka Doncic, Russell Westbrook and Giannis Antetokounmpo to be popular NBA DFS picks.
But a winning NBA DFS strategy also means finding value in games like Magic vs. Kings, where players may have more affordable prices because of the lower projected score. Before locking in any NBA DFS picks for Sunday's slate on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, be sure to see the NBA daily Fantasy picks, advice and top stacks from Mike McClure, a DFS 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.
And on Friday, McClure was all over Russell Westbrook as one of his top picks. The result: Westbrook absolutely went off for 31 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists -- returning over 60 points and almost 7x 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 $10,900 on FanDuel and $11,100 on DraftKings. The NBA's leading scorer proved to have no issues adjusting to the NBA bubble as he piled up eye-popping stats in his opener against Dallas with 49 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. Daily Fantasy players who rostered him on DraftKings got an insane total of over 85 points and close to 8x value.
He has that kind of tournament-winning upside against the Bucks on Sunday as well. Milwaukee plays at the fastest pace in the NBA, while Houston ranks fourth in that category. That means these contenders should each get a ton of possessions in this potential NBA Finals preview, so don't hesitate to splurge a little to get Harden's productivity in your NBA DFS lineups.
McClure's NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Spurs guard Lonnie Walker IV at $3,500 on DraftKings and $4,400 on FanDuel. The second-year pro out of Miami has been more of a role player for Gregg Popovich this season, but he showed in the team's Orlando opener on Friday that he can be used in an expanded capacity, as he scored 16 points and dished out four assists against the Kings.
The Spurs will likely be without both Marco Belinelli (ankle) and Bryn Forbes (quad) on Sunday against the Grizzlies, opening the door for more opportunities for Walker. The Grizzlies have struggled to defend opposing guards and rank 21st overall in scoring defense (114.1 ppg), making Walker one of the NBA DFS picks who should be a steal for Sunday's slate.
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.