The Los Angeles Lakers have won three consecutive games after dropping Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinals series with the Houston Rockets. They’ll be looking to close things out on Saturday night at 8 p.m. ET in the NBA’s Orlando bubble. It’s the only game on the schedule and single-game NBA DFS slates are always a challenge because of the lack of overall depth in the NBA DFS player pool. 

However, there’s still some massive star power available for NBA DFS lineups on Saturday with LeBron James, Anthony Davis, James Harden and Russell Westbrook all available for selection. But where can you find value to get into your lineups for NBA DFS tournaments, cash games and 50-50s on FanDuel and DraftKings? Before locking in any NBA daily Fantasy lineups on Saturday, 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 Friday, McClure identified Celtics guard Marcus Smart as one of his top picks. The result: Smart had 16 points, two rebounds, six assists, a steal and a block — putting up nearly 40 points and an over 5x return on DraftKings. 

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

McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Sept. 12

For Saturday, McClure is high on Lakers forward Anthony Davis. After struggling at times earlier in the NBA restart, Davis has been a massive presence in this series against the Rockets, using his size to attack Houston’s small lineup on the inside.

Davis has posted four consecutive double-doubles against the Rockets and he’s now averaging 27.5 points, 12.8 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 blocks per game during this series. Davis has been good for at least 54.5 points on DraftKings in every game so far. You’ll want to get potential 50-60 point scorers into your NBA DFS lineups regardless of price in a single-game format.

Part of his optimal NBA DFS strategy for Saturday includes Rockets guard Austin Rivers. The former Duke star played sparingly in the first three games of the series, averaging just over 11 minutes per game. However, Rivers was given nearly 28 minutes of playing time on Thursday and he delivered in a big way.

Rivers went 5-of-8 from the floor and 2-for-3 from the 3-point line on his way to 14 points, five rebounds and five assists. He produced 29.25 points on DraftKings, which was good for a 13.3x return on his $2,200 price. With Houston needing more depth to deal with the Lakers, look for Rivers to play significant minutes again in Game 5.

How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Sept. 12

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. You can only see who it is here. 

So who are DFS pro Mike McClure’s top picks for NBA DFS lineups on Saturday? 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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