The Los Angeles Clippers received an unexpected contribution in Game 5 versus the Suns as DeMarcus Cousins turned back the clock with 15 points in 11 minutes. Cousins had scored just 14 total points in the first four games of the Western Conference finals, and he didn’t even play in Game 3. An injury to Ivica Zubac (knee) allowed for more playing time for the former All-Star, and now he has put himself into consideration for NBA DFS lineups. With Cousins and Deandre Ayton of Phoenix, this series has two old-school centers as part of Wednesday’s NBA DFS player pool.
There’s a good chance that whichever team gets better production out of its big men will be the team that wins Game 6 when play tips off at 9 p.m. ET. Should you trust Cousins or Ayton as part of your NBA DFS strategy, or will perimeter players take the lead as they’ve done most of the series? Before locking in any NBA DFS picks for Suns vs. Clippers, be sure to see the NBA DFS advice, player rankings and top daily Fantasy basketball lineups 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.
And on Tuesday, McClure included Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic as one of his top NBA DFS picks. The result: Bogdanovic went off for 20 points, five assists, four steals and three rebounds to return over 41 points on both DraftKings and FanDuel, his most this postseason. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Wednesday, June 30 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, June 30
One of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Wednesday is Suns guard Devin Booker. After struggling in his first two games since breaking his nose, Booker rekindled his shooting stroke in Game 5 and posted 31 points. Through eight regular and postseason games versus the Clippers this year, Booker has scored at least 20 points in seven of them.
After waiting six years to make his postseason debut, Booker hasn’t disappointed with averages of 27.3 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.8 assists. Those are all increases over his regular-season numbers and Booker is looking forward to heading to Los Angeles for Game 6. That’s because his last Game 6 in the Staples Center — which took place in the first round vs. the Lakers — Booker exploded for 47 points and 11 rebounds in arguably the best game from any player this postseason.
Part of McClure’s NBA DFS strategy also includes rostering Clippers forward Paul George. The swingman had the game of his life on Monday with 41 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and three steals to keep the Clippers’ season alive.
The six-time All-NBA selection has provided consistency to a Clippers team that’s had numerous players in and out of the lineup this postseason. George has scored at least 20 points in all 18 postseason games and is just the fourth player in NBA history to post a streak that long. He’s also made a concerted effort to attack the boards more as George is averaging 14.7 rebounds over the last three games, to go along with 30.3 points. George is playing his best when it matters the most, so you can see why McClure is high on him on Wednesday night.
How to set NBA DFS lineups for Wednesday, June 30
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.