The Spurs have just two players in health and safety protocols, but one is their most important player in Dejounte Murray. The point guard is doing everything for San Antonio as he leads the team in total points, rebounds, assists and steals. With that kind of production exiting the lineup, look for other Spurs such as Keldon Johnson, Derrick White and Devin Vassell to elevate their games tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET when the team hosts Miami. None of the three would handicap your NBA DFS salary cap and they could exploit a Heat team that’s depleted due to injuries and illnesses.
Johnson particularly looks like he could be an NBA DFS sleeper pick as he leads the league with a 47.2 3P percentage. That will be paramount tonight as Miami allows the fewest points in the paint, thus most points against them come from jump shots. But who else around the league has a matchup to exploit when evaluating your NBA DFS lineups? Before finalizing your NBA DFS picks for Wednesday, be sure to check out the NBA DFS advice, player rankings, stacks and top daily Fantasy basketball picks from SportsLine’s Mike McClure.
McClure is a DFS professional with nearly $2 million in career winnings. He’s 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.
On Tuesday, McClure included Lakers superstar LeBron James as one of his top NBA DFS picks on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: James dropped his third triple-double with 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. His performance returned 72.75 points on DraftKings and 67.7 points on FanDuel. Anybody that included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Wednesday, December 29 NBA DFS slate and locked in his top daily Fantasy basketball picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NBA DFS picks for Wednesday, December 29
One of McClure’s top Wednesday NBA DFS picks is Grizzlies guard Ja Morant ($8,800 on DraftKings and $8,600 on FanDuel). Morant is coming off 33 points, four rebounds and four assists vs. the Suns on Monday, which included the game-winning basket with 0.5 seconds remaining.
The 2019-20 Rookie of the Year has an ideal matchup on Wednesday as his Grizzlies take on the Lakers who will be on the second night of a road back-to-back. Not only will he be facing a veteran team with heavy legs, but Morant had his best game of the season earlier this year vs. the Lakers. In an October game, Morant set season-highs both in points (40) and assists (10). With Memphis shorthanded without Dillon Brooks and De’Anthony Melton, look for Morant to be ultra-aggressive on Wednesday.
Another key in McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering the Lakers’ James ($11,800 on DraftKings and $11,200 on FanDuel). His masterpiece on Tuesday was the 13th 30-point game for James this season which is the most in the NBA. That comes despite him missing roughly one-third of the season as he’s played in just 23 of the Lakers’ 35 games.
The four-time MVP has played just one back-to-back this season, but there was no drop-off in production in the second game. James had 33 points, six assists and five rebounds in that Dec. 10 contest, which came one day after the Lakers played the Grizzlies. James posted another triple-double in that game vs. Memphis and that just happens to be the team he’ll see again on Wednesday. Thus, everything seems to be going in James’ favor and he’s a no-brainer for tonight’s NBA DFS lineups.
How to set NBA DFS lineups for Wednesday, December 29
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Wednesday because of a dream matchup. 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 is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NBA DFS lineups for Wednesday? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NBA DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a professional DFS player who has almost $2 million in career winnings, and find out.