Sunday's NBA DFS slate promises plenty of excitement for NBA DFS players, with three games featuring a total of 220 points or higher. With high-scoring matchups likely translating to huge offensive outputs, you'll want to identify the players who present the best value before entering your NBA DFS lineups. That will help you afford more expensive, less risky options like 76ers guard Ben Simmons or Nuggets center Nikola Jokic.
Jokic enters Sunday's showdown against the Magic averaging 26.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 8.4 assists per game. Simmons, meanwhile, is producing 15.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.3 assists per outing. With FanDuel hosting a $300K NBA Clutch Shot and DraftKings running a $300K Shootaround that awards $100K to the winner, there are some difficult decisions for NBA DFS players to make. Before locking in any NBA DFS picks for Sunday's action, be sure to see the NBA DFS advice, player rankings and top daily Fantasy basketball lineups 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.
And on Saturday, McClure included Wizards guard Russell Westbrook in his core lineup picks. The result: Westbrook stuffed with stat sheet with 26 points, 14 rebounds, five assists and one block, returning over 52 points on DraftKings. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Sunday, April 4 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 4
One of McClure's top NBA DFS picks for his Sunday NBA daily Fantasy lineups is Rockets center Christian Wood at $8,600 on DraftKings and $8,000 on FanDuel. Wood is coming off a strong showing against the Celtics, recording a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Wood posted his third double-double since the All-Star break, while adding exactly three assists and two steals for the second straight game.
Wood gets an ideal matchup on Sunday against a Pelicans squad that has struggled on the defensive end of the floor all season. In fact, New Orleans is giving up 114.9 points per game this season, the 27th worst mark in the NBA. Wood is a complete steal at this price point, so lock him in your NBA DFS lineups and look for a big return against the Pelicans.
Part of McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy on Sunday includes rostering Warriors guard Stephen Curry at $9,000 on FanDuel and $9,800 on DraftKings. After missing Friday's contest against the Raptors, Curry is expected to be back in the mix on Sunday.
Curry has been virtually unstoppable in recent outings, averaging 27.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.6 steals in 32.0 minutes per game since the start of March. He's scored 32 or more points in three of his last five games and DFS owners who have rostered Curry have also seen some big rewards recently, including 40 or more points on DraftKings in six of his last eight outings. Lock him in as one of the top overall NBA DFS picks on Sunday.
How to set NBA DFS lineups for Sunday, April 4
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.