The NBA wraps up the regular season on Sunday, and teams in the Western Conference play-in tournament are likely to make lineup changes to rest players with an eye on the postseason. The Spurs take on the Mavericks, and Lonnie Walker will look to follow-up his 24-point performance against the Warriors on Saturday with another big showing. Anthony Edwards scored 49 points for Minnesota against San Antonio on Thursday, but how much will he be on the floor against Chicago, and will he benefit NBA DFS lineups?
The other two teams with play-in games on the horizon, the Los Angeles Clippers and New Orleans Pelicans, are also both in action against Oklahoma City and Golden State, respectively. Which players from those matchups are worth considering from the NBA DFS player pool? Before you make your NBA DFS picks for Sunday, be sure to check out the NBA DFS advice, player rankings, stacks and top daily Fantasy basketball picks 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.
On Saturday, McClure listed Clippers star Paul George in his top NBA DFS picks on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: George was the top-scoring player at his position and recorded 23 points, 12 assists, eight rebounds and two steals. His performance returned 57.5 points on DraftKings and 52.6 points on FanDuel. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Sunday, April 10, 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 Sunday, April 10
One of McClure's top NBA DFS picks for Sunday includes Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic at $12,200 on DraftKings and $11,600 on FanDuel. Doncic took advantage of a matchup against the tanking Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, recording 39 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists in a 50-point Dallas win. In his eight games since missing one due to ankle soreness, Doncic has averaged 32.3 points, 10 assists and 9.4 rebounds.
Dallas takes on the Spurs, who are likely to put a skeleton crew lineup on the floor again tonight, so Doncic should have no trouble keeping up his production. He was already a reliable option against the Spurs, averaging 26.7 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in three previous meetings with San Antonio this season. Dallas' most recent game against the Spurs was all the way back in November, but in that matchup, Doncic finished with 32 points, 15 assists and 12 boards.
Another part of McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Nuggets center Nikola Jokic ($12,400 on DraftKings and $12,200 on FanDuel). Jokic is coming off of a big game last Thursday against the Grizzlies, where he scored 35 points to go with 16 rebounds, six assists and four steals. Over his last five games, Jokic has averaged 37.8 points, 16.6 rebounds and 6.6 assists.
On Sunday, Denver takes on the Lakers, who are also likely to field a non-threatening lineup after their season has been off the rails for a while now. The Nuggets came away with an 11-point win against the Lakers last Sunday, where Jokic scored 38 points and grabbed 18 rebounds. Jokic leads the NBA in triple-doubles, and looks poised to make it 20 for the season on Sunday.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Sunday, April 10
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Sunday 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 Sunday? 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.