The 2020 NBA Playoffs continue on Friday, and with DraftKings running a $500K Playoff Shootaround and FanDuel running a $500K Friday NBA Clutch Shot, NBA daily Fantasy player will be scouring the NBA DFS player pool in search of value. Nuggets guard Jamal Murray had a monster performance on Monday with 36 points on 13-of-20 shooting with nine assists and five rebounds, but followed it up with a more pedestrian 14-4-3 effort on Wednesday. So which Murray will show up on Friday as the Nuggets take on the Jazz?And is he worth squeezing into your NBA DFS lineups.?
Meanwhile, Luka Doncic had an epic 42-point night in Game 1 against the Clippers but he was plagued by 11 turnovers in the loss. Doncic came back with 28 points in Game 2 and cut his turnovers to just one as the Mavericks won, but his overall NBA daily Fantasy scoring was down on both sites. With four games on tap and so many options to choose from as you make your NBA DFS picks, be sure to check out the NBA DFS advice, stacks and projections from Mike McClure, a daily Fantasy pro who has almost $2 million in winnings.
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 Wednesday, McClure was all over Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson as one of his top picks. The result: Clarkson, who was just $4,700 on DraftKings, recorded 26 points, four rebounds and three assists -- returning over 8x value. Anybody who built lineups around him was well on the way to a strong return.
Now, he's turned his attention to Friday's NBA DFS slate. Head to SportsLine to see his optimal NBA DFS picks.
McClure's top NBA DFS picks for Aug. 21
For Friday's NBA Playoff slate, McClure is high on high on Doncic at $10,800 on DraftKings and $10,500 on FanDuel. Doncic has flirted with a triple-double in the first two games against the Clippers. He hit a sizzling 61.9 percent of his shots from the field in Game 1, leading to 42 points to go along with nine assists, seven rebounds and three steals.
In Game 2, he got hot from deep, sinking 57.1 percent of his 3-pointers on his way to a 28 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Both efforts returned over 4x value on DraftKings. Los Angeles hasn't had much of an answer for him thus far, making Doncic a logical choice for NBA DFS lineups on Friday in this potentially high-scoring Clippers vs. Mavericks matchup.
McClure's NBA DFS strategy also includes rostering Clippers guard Reggie Jackson at $3,500 on both sites. He's a huge value at his price because Patrick Beverley (calf) is doubtful for this Game 3 matchup against the Mavericks. That would put Jackson in the starting lineup for the second straight game.
As a starter in Game 2, Jackson scored 11 points and grabbed four boards, returning almost 6x value on DraftKings. Clippers vs. Mavericks has the highest projected score (232) at William Hill for Friday's slate. Getting a starter in that matchup in your NBA DFS lineups at under $4,000 on both sites is a complete steal, so you can confidently bank on Jackson in this spot.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Aug. 21
McClure is also targeting another player who has a dream matchup on Friday. 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 Friday? 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.