The Miami Heat have the Eastern Conference’s best record, despite their best players in Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Kyle Lowry all missing at least 14 games. Lowry will be out again on Wednesday — as he was on Monday — but his replacement in Gabe Vincent assured that there was no drop off at the point guard position. Vincent scored 20 points in the Monday win over the Bulls, and that performance alone should have him on the NBA DFS radar for Wednesday.
With relatively low NBA DFS price tags ($4,200 on DraftKings, $4,000 on FanDuel), Vincent would bring value to your daily Fantasy basketball lineups. A bonus is that rostering him would then allow you to splurge on pricier options such as Butler or Adebayo. But which other players around the league can be had at a discount on Wednesday? Before you finalize 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 listed Mavericks guard Luka Doncic as one of his top NBA DFS picks on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: Doncic finished with 25 points, eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks to return 55.25 points on DraftKings and 50.2 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, March 2, 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, March 2
One of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks on Wednesday is Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo who is listed at $12,200 on DraftKings and $11,300 on FanDuel. The two-time MVP has four straight double-doubles and averaged 34.3 points, 13.8 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks over this stretch.
The Bucks will face a tough test versus Miami on Wednesday but they get the luxury of playing the game at home. Antetokounmpo takes his game to another level in front of the Milwaukee crowd as he’s averaging 4.7 more points and 1.8 more rebounds in home games than road games. The Heat have also been susceptible to opposing power forwards in recent games, such as allowing Keita Bates-Diop of the Spurs to post 22 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday. Antetokounmpo is exponentially more talented than Bates-Diop and should be the latest PF to exploit Miami.
Another part of McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Kings forward Trey Lyles ($3,300 on DraftKings, $3,600 on FanDuel). In the five games since he was acquired by Sacramento in a trade, Lyles has increased his playing time in each, with 31 minutes of court time on Monday. He’s a proven performer when given ample playing time and dropped 24 points along with six boards on Monday vs. OKC.
Lyles got the start in that game and could get another on Wednesday with Richaun Holmes (back) questionable. Lyles faced tonight’s opponent, the New Orleans Pelicans, earlier this season when he was with the Pistons. In that December game, the veteran posted 18 points, five rebounds and knocked down 88 percent of his FGAs. Lyles is a low-cost, high-reward player so you can see why McClure is high on him for Wednesday.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Wednesday, March 2
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.