NBA DFS: Damian Lillard and top picks for March 7 FanDuel, DraftKings daily fantasy basketball lineups
Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo is having a career year. He enters Thursday’s matchup against the Pacers averaging 27 points, 12.6 rebounds and six assists per game. He’s also been an absolute stud for NBA DFS players, scoring 60 or more points on DraftKings in eight of his last 12 outings. But if your NBA DFS strategy includes rostering him on Thursday, it will cost you. He’s the most expensive player on both sites, going off at $12,500 on FanDuel and $11,200 on DraftKings. Making the right call on players such as him could be the difference between winning and losing on Thursday’s two-game NBA DFS slate. And with FanDuel hosting a $350K Thursday NBA Shot and DraftKings running a $400K Pull Up Jumper Championship, you’ll want to see what DFS pro millionaire Mike McClure has to say before locking in your final NBA DFS picks. His optimal lineups and advice can help you navigate some of the toughest choices for tonight’s NBA DFS slate.
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 is rolling through the 2018-19 NBA season, producing multiple lineups that have led to huge returns for followers, including as much as 40x on FanDuel and 84x on DraftKings.
For Thursday’s slate, McClure is banking on Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe at $7,300 on FanDuel and $6,400 on DraftKings. Bledsoe has been a consistent threat for the Bucks recently, scoring at least 26 points in two of his last three games as well as recording plenty of rebounds and assists during that span. And NBA DFS owners who have played Bledsoe have seen some big rewards recently, including 35 or more points on DraftKings in three of his last five contests. He’s a complete steal at this price point, so lock him in your NBA DFS lineups and look for a big return against the Pacers.
Another NBA DFS pick he’s all over: Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard at $9,800 on FanDuel and $8,100 on DraftKings. Lillard has been red-hot against the Thunder this season. In fact, Portland’s All-Star guard recorded 31 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals in his last meeting against Oklahoma City, returning over 50 points and 6x value on DraftKings. Lock him in as one of the top overall plays on Thursday.
McClure is also targeting a sleeper capable of putting up big numbers who has a dream matchup on Thursday. The stars are aligning for him to return 40, even 50 points on both sites, and he comes at an extremely affordable price. 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 for Thursday? Visit SportsLine now to see the full NBA optimal tournament lineups from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.