NBA DFS: Joel Embiid and top picks for Dec. 2 FanDuel, DraftKings daily fantasy basketball lineups
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup advice
The 2018-19 NBA season rolls into December on Sunday with a four-game NBA DFS main slate that tips off at 6 p.m. ET. There's no shortage of star power available with players such as DeMar DeRozan, Ben Simmons, Damian Lillard and Mike Conley among the top-priced options. FanDuel is running a $150K Sunday NBA Shot, while DraftKings is hosting a $175K Pull Up Jumper that awards $50K to the winner. Before you enter these NBA DFS tournaments or any others for Sunday evening, you'll want to see the top NBA DFS picks and lineups from Mike McClure. He's a professional DFS player 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 is off to a blistering start, cashing his first five lineups on DraftKings to open the season, as well as producing multiple other optimal lineups that have led to huge returns for followers. And he was all over Kawhi Leonard's big night on Saturday as he stuffed the stat sheet with 34 points, nine rebounds and two blocks -- returning over 55 points on FanDuel and over 5x value for owners.
For Sunday's slate, McClure is banking on Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge at $8,000 on FanDuel and $7,600 on DraftKings. Aldridge is averaging over 17 points and 10 rebounds this season and enters Sunday having scored 30 or more points on DraftKings in three of his last five outings. He's a complete steal at this price point, so lock him in for Sunday's slate.
Another pick he loves: 76ers center Joel Embiid at $11,200 on FanDuel and $10,600 on DraftKings. Embiid has recorded a double-double in seven straight games, and he has a great chance to produce big numbers again on Sunday against a Grizzlies team that has given up 110 or more points in three of their last four games. Lock him in as one of the top overall plays on Sunday.
McClure is also targeting a player capable of putting up big numbers who has a dream matchup on Sunday. The stars are aligning for him to return 40, even 50 points on both sites, and he comes at a great price. This pick could be the difference between winning your tournaments and cash games or going home with nothing.
So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NBA DFS lineup Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to see the full NBA optimal tournament lineups from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings.
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