After a 2-8 start to the season, the Los Angeles Lakers are 7-3 in their last 10 games, and are starting to pull themselves out of the Western Conference basement. They kicked off a six-game road trip with a win against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, and continue on Sunday against Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards, who have lost five of their last six games. Lakers center Anthony Davis missed a Nov. 26 start against the Spurs with a calf contusion, but over his last five games, he has been a star for NBA DFS lineups, averaging 31.6 points with 14.2 rebounds and 3.6 blocks.
LeBron James has been hot during that stretch as well, and will be a top name in the NBA DFS player pool again on Sunday after he's scored 28 points and snagged 8.2 rebounds per game over his last five starts. James has also hit half of his 3-point shots during that run, and the Wizards just saw the Charlotte Hornets hit 41.4% of their shots from deep in a 117-116 loss on Friday. 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 over $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, he highlighted Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards as one of his top NBA DFS picks on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: Edwards scored 26 points and had six steals with four assists to return 46.25 points on DraftKings and 48.6 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 NBA action on Sunday and locked in his top daily Fantasy basketball picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NBA DFS picks for Sunday, December 4
One of McClure's top NBA DFS picks for Sunday is Nets guard Kyrie Irving, who is listed at $8,200 on DraftKings and $8,100 on FanDuel. Irving scored 27 points with five assists for the second consecutive game on Friday in the Nets' win against Toronto. Over his last five games, Irving has averaged 23.2 points, 4.6 assists and three rebounds.
The Nets are at home on Sunday against Irving's former team, the Boston Celtics. Brooklyn has yet to play Boston this season, but in his only start against the Celtics last year, Irving scored 19 points with six assists and four rebounds. Celtics point guard Marcus Smart (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game, and in Boston's loss to Miami on Friday, Heat point guard Kyle Lowry scored 20 points and shot 61.5% from the field.
Another part of McClure's optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Pacers center Myles Turner ($7,200 on DraftKings and $7,700 on FanDuel). Turner bounced back from a season-low four-point performance on Friday with 18 points, four rebounds and a block against Utah. For the season, he is averaging 17.2 points with 8.1 rebounds while making 38.5% of his 3-point attempts.
The Pacers wrap up the NBA schedule on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers, who gave up 64 points in the paint to the Lakers in a 128-109 loss last Wednesday. Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic is carrying the second-worst defensive rating of his career (111) this season, and Turner should be poised for another solid performance against him. In the single start he made against Portland last season before a season-ending foot injury, Turner made three 3-pointers and had 16 points with six rebounds and a block.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Sunday, December 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.
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 over $2 million in career winnings, and find out.