Two huge 2020 NBA Playoff games are on tap Friday, as the Los Angeles Clippers can close out the Denver Nuggets in their Western Conference semifinal at 6:30 p.m. ET, and the Boston Celtics face the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference semifinal at 9 p.m. ET. That means the NBA DFS player pool has four teams’ worth of hungry players that will be playing all out for 48 minutes and even beyond. Are superstars like Kawhi Leonard, Nikola Jokic, Jayson Tatum and Pascal Siakam smart investments for NBA DFS rosters?

With DraftKings running a $450K tournament and FanDuel a $400K tournament that each offer $100,000 to the winner, nailing your NBA DFS rosters Friday is critical. And that means grabbing expert NBA DFS advice to help make NBA DFS picks that will return huge value relative to their price. Before locking in any NBA daily Fantasy lineups on Friday, be sure to see the core lineup selections, player pool and NBA DFS strategy from Mike McClure, a DFS pro who has won almost $2 million.

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. He’s returned 4x or more multiple times since that point. Anybody following him has seen huge returns. 

On Thursday, McClure identified Rockets guard Russell Westbrook as one of his top picks. The result: Westbrook scored a team-high 25 points with three rebounds and three assists — putting up over 40 points and an over 4x return on DraftKings. Now he’s turned his attention to Friday’s slate. 

Now, he’s turned his attention to Friday’s NBA DFS slate. Head to SportsLine to see his optimal NBA DFS picks. 

McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Sept. 11

For Friday, McClure is high on Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry at $8,600 on DraftKings and $8,900 on FanDuel. Lowry played an astounding 53 minutes Wednesday in a pivotal Game 6 double-overtime victory against the Celtics, scoring 33 points, grabbing eight rebounds and dealing six assists. It was a 60-point NBA DFS effort for Lowry, as well as his best scoring output since the Raptors’ first game back from the restart on Aug. 1.

Lowry has played well against the Celtics all season, averaging 21 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists during the regular season and scoring 21.5 points in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Lowry also went 6-of-10 from 3-point range Wednesday in Game 6, his third such effort of the season and first since March 8. With Pascal Siakam struggling at times from the field, the Raptors will depend on Lowry for scoring Friday, which is why McClure loves him in all NBA DFS formats.

Part of McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy for Friday includes Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart at $6,800 on DraftKings and $6,400 on FanDuel. Smart was a machine in Boston’s Game 6 loss to the Raptors on Wednesday, scoring 23 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and dealing 10 assists in 50 minutes. That effort earned Smart over 60 NBA DFS points for the first time since January.

Smart was one of three Celtics to play at least 50 minutes Wednesday, and he drilled six 3s for the second time in the series. Through six games of the Eastern Conference semifinals, Smart is 22-of-51 from deep (43.1 percent). Wednesday’s triple-double was his first of the season and the first since he went for 10-11-11 on Jan. 15, 2016. 

How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Sept. 11

McClure is also targeting another player who has a dream matchup on Friday. 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. You can only see who it is here. 

So who are DFS pro Mike McClure’s top picks for NBA DFS lineups on Friday? Visit SportsLine now to see the top NBA DFS picks and player pool from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.

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