The 2019-20 NBA season continues on Saturday and four games with totals of 226.5 or higher should make for a deep NBA DFS player pool. Hawks vs. Mavericks will pit second-year phenoms Trae Young and Luka Doncic against each other in a game with the highest over-under of the night at 240. That game will certainly be a popular source of NBA DFS stacks on Saturday given that the Mavericks are No. 1 in the NBA in offensive rating 117.1, while the Hawks play at the fourth-fastest pace (103.3).
But if you’re trying to turn a profit in NBA DFS tournaments, cash games and 50-50s, you’ve still got your work cut out to identify where to splurge and where you can find value for your NBA DFS lineups. Before making any NBA DFS picks for Saturday, be sure to check out the optimal NBA DFS picks, strategy and advice from Mike McClure. He’s a professional daily Fantasy 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 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. Anybody following him has seen huge returns.
Now, he’s turned his attention to Saturday’s NBA schedule. Head to SportsLine to see his optimal NBA DFS picks. Here are five of the most expensive players in Saturday’s NBA DFS player pool:
- Giannis Antetokounmpo ($11,300 on FanDuel, $11,200 on DraftKings)
- James Harden ($11,100 on FanDuel, $10,900 on DraftKings)
- Russell Westbrook ($10,300 on FanDuel, $9,800 on DraftKings)
- Trae Young ($10,200 on FanDuel, $10,600 on DraftKings)
- Joel Embiid ($10,100 on FanDuel, $9,400 on DraftKings)
McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Saturday
For Saturday, McClure is high on Doncic at $10,000 on FanDuel and $10,200 on DraftKings. Last year’s NBA Rookie of the Year has taken the next step towards superstar status this season and has become a triple-double machine.
The 20-year-old has 12 of them on the season and has also posted an impressive 30 double-doubles in 45 games. In his last two appearances (one before the All-Star break and one after), Doncic has averaged 33 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists per game. Now he’ll get to take on an Atlanta squad that ranks 28th in the NBA in defensive rating
Part of McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy for Saturday includes rostering Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo ($9,100 on FanDuel, $8,600 on DraftKings), who had a 9x return on DraftKings on Thursday night. Adebayo had 28 points, 19 rebounds, seven assists, three steals and a blocked shot in Miami’s loss to Atlanta.
He’s now averaging 16.1 points, 10.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.2 blocks, so he’s a true five-category producer that can rack up points in a number of ways for NBA daily Fantasy players. And after averaging 14 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block per game in his first two appearances against the Cavaliers this season, expect Adebayo to stuff the stat sheet yet again on Saturday.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups on Saturday
McClure is also targeting another player who has a dream matchup on Saturday. 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.
So who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NBA DFS lineup on Saturday? Visit SportsLine now to see the full NBA DFS optimal tournament and cash game lineups from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.