NBA DFS: Kyrie Irving and top picks for March 6 FanDuel, DraftKings daily fantasy basketball lineups
NBA DFS players entering tournaments, cash games, or 50-50s on FanDuel or DraftKings for Wednesday’s 10-game main slate have plenty of tough choices to make. Investing in LeBron James, Karl-Anthony Towns or Nikola Jokic is a great way to guarantee production, but all three come with a hefty price tag on both sites. They’ll eat up a large portion of your salary cap right off the bat, so making the right call on the value of players such as them will be critical when evaluating tonight’s NBA DFS slate. And before you enter an NBA DFS tournament like the $300K Wednesday NBA Shot on FanDuel or the $$400K Showtime Championship on DraftKings, first be sure to check in with Mike McClure. He’s a professional DFS player with almost $2 million in career winnings and his top picks, optimal lineups and NBA DFS advice can help you build the perfect roster.
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 Wednesday’s slate, McClure is banking on 76ers guard Ben Simmons at $9,900 on FanDuel and $8,900 on DraftKings. Simmons has been virtually unstoppable in recent outings, having recorded a triple-double in two of his last three games. Now he gets an ideal matchup on Wednesday against a Bulls squad that has struggled to guard him. In his last meeting against Chicago, Simmons filled the stat sheet with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, producing over 50 points on DraftKings. Lock him in as one of the top overall NBA DFS plays on Wednesday.
Part of McClure’s NBA DFS strategy also includes rostering Celtics guard Kyrie Irving at $9,400 on FanDuel and $9,300 on DraftKings.
Irving is coming off an extremely impressive performance against the Warriors. Boston’s All-Star led the Celtics to a dominant 128-95 victory over Golden State on Tuesday, recording 19 points, 11 assists and five rebounds in the process. His solid showing produced well over 40 points on both FanDuel and DraftKings, and he’ll look to duplicate those numbers again on Wednesday against the Kings, who give up over 115 points per game. Plus, Sacramento has given up some huge numbers to point guards in recent weeks, including Russell Westbrook’s 41 points and 10 rebounds.
McClure is also targeting a sleeper capable of putting up big numbers who has a dream matchup on Wednesday. The stars are aligning for him to return 30, even 40 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 Wednesday? 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.