The 2020 NBA Finals begin on Wednesday and the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat will go head-to-head in Orlando at the NBA bubble. It’s been a postseason unlike any other with no home-court advantage. That’s also made setting NBA DFS lineups during the 2020 NBA Playoffs a serious challenge. Rookie Tyler Herro emerged seemingly out of nowhere as a massive star during the Eastern Conference Finals and that will make him a popular choice in the NBA DFS player pool during the finals.

But can Herro continue to provide scoring energy off the bench for Miami? And which role players for Los Angeles can help you afford stars like LeBron James, Jimmy Butler, Anthony Davis and Bam Adebayo? Before making any Lakers vs. Heat NBA DFS picks, don’t miss the NBA DFS advice, core lineup picks and player rankings from SportsLine’s Mike McClure, a daily Fantasy pro who has won almost $2 million in his career. 

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. 

In Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, McClure identified Celtics forward Jayson Tatum as one of his top picks. The result: Tatum filled the stat sheet with 24 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds — putting up over 57 points on DraftKings.

Now he’s turned his attention to Wednesday’s single-game Lakers vs. Heat DFS slate. Head to SportsLine to see his optimal NBA DFS picks. 

McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Sept. 30

For Wednesday, McClure is high on Lakers forward LeBron James. The superstar has averaged 26.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game so far during the 2020 NBA Playoffs, and he’s averaged 28.2 points, 10.0 rebounds and 7.7 assists per game during his extensive NBA Finals career.

Wednesday will be James’ 50th NBA Finals game and the three-time NBA champion had 30-point triple-doubles in two of the final three games of the Western Conference Finals against the Nuggets. James is a must-start during this single-game format and he’s the highest-upside player available in the 2020 NBA Finals DFS player pool.

Part of McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy for Wednesday also includes rostering Heat guard Goran Dragic. The veteran point guard has taken on a scoring role for Miami during this postseason and he’s averaging 20.9 points per game while shooting 45.2 percent from the floor these playoffs.

Dragic had four 20-point games during the Eastern Conference Finals and he had 19 points, seven assists and six rebounds over 34 minutes in his one matchup with the Lakers during the 2019-20 NBA season. With Butler, Herro and Duncan Robinson forced to deal with the length of James and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the Heat may be looking to Dragic to pick up an even larger scorer load this series.

How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Sept. 30

McClure is also targeting another player who has a dream matchup on Wednesday. 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 in Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals? 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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