After falling behind 3-1 to start the series, the Denver Nuggets have rallied to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat will begin their Eastern Conference Finals matchup. NBA daily Fantasy players will be scouring the NBA DFS player pool for this two-game slate in search of value. Kemba Walker, Jimmy Butler, Jayson Tatum and Bam Adebayo are all sure to be popular options for NBA DFS lineups with Heat vs. Celtics carrying a 209.5 total, according to the NBA odds from William Hill.

But even though the Clippers vs. Nuggets total is at 207.5, you could argue that the higher-upside players are all playing in the West on Tuesday with Nikola Jokic, Paul George, Jamal Murray and Kawhi Leonard all set to play in that matchup. Which stars should you be rostering, and what role players have matchups that you can take advantage of? Before locking in any NBA DFS lineups on Tuesday, 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 Sunday, McClure identified Nuggets center Nikola Jokic as one of his top picks. The result: Jokic had 34 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists against the Clippers — putting up nearly 70 points and an over 6x return on DraftKings. 

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

McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Sept. 15

For Tuesday, McClure is high on Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George at $8,600 on DraftKings and $7,900 on FanDuel. George hasn’t been shooting the ball all that well from the floor overall so far this postseason, as he’s hitting just 41.0 percent of his shots.

However, he is shooting 42.9 percent from the 3-point line during this series and has managed to get to the free-throw line 17 times in the last two games to help him score 59 points during that span. He’s also been extremely active on the defensive end with six steals and three blocked shots in the last couple games, making him a high-upside NBA DFS play that you won’t want to miss out on.

Part of McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy for Tuesday includes Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart ($6,900 on DraftKings and $6,400 on FanDuel). Smart averaged 15.9 points per game in Boston’s win over Toronto during the Eastern Conference Semifinals and his blocked shot late in Game 7 helped seal the deal.

Smart got at least 30 minutes in every game of that series and crossed the 40-minute threshold in three of the last four games, so we know that he’ll be getting plenty of playing time against Miami. Given that he averaged nearly 12 shots per game against Toronto, there’s some scoring upside there as he knocked down at least five 3-pointers on three occasions last series.

How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Sept. 15

McClure is also targeting another player who has a dream matchup on Tuesday. 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 Tuesday? 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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