The 2021-22 NBA season continues with three games on Sunday and the NBA-best Phoenix Suns will be in action against the Indiana Pacers in the late matchup. The Suns are on a five-game winning streak and are now 35-9 on the season with Chris Paul proving that he is still an elite floor general at age 36 as he averages 14.0 points and 10.0 assists per game. Paul has 23 assists in his last two games and is also 15-for-26 from the floor in that span, which will make him a popular option for NBA DFS lineups.
But with a shallow NBA DFS player pool on Saturday night, you’ll definitely want to make sure that you’re exploiting the best matchups. There’s big money on the line in NBA DFS tournaments, cash games and 50-50s on FanDuel and DraftKings. Before making your NBA DFS picks for Saturday, 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 Friday, McClure included Grizzlies guard Ja Morant as one of his top NBA DFS picks on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: Morant finished with 38 points, six assists, six rebounds and two steals to return 56.5 points on DraftKings and 54.2 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 Saturday, January 22, 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 Saturday, January 22
One of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Saturday is Thunder forward Luguentz Dort, who is listed at $5,300 on DraftKings and $5,400 on FanDuel. The undersized third-year guard has continued to develop into a capable NBA starter and is now averaging 16.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game this season.
And while Dort was limited to three points in his last outing against the Hornets, he was averaging 18.0 points per game in his seven previous games. That included a 17-point game against the Cavaliers, who he is playing again on Saturday night. The Cavaliers are coming off a poor defensive performance against the Bulls where they allowed 117 points and the Thunder will be looking to catch them off guard.
Another key in McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Booker ($8,900 on DraftKings, $9,200 on FanDuel). Booker is on an absolutely torrid scoring pace of late, scoring 28 points, 48 points, 30 points and 35 points in his last four outings while shooting 50.5 percent from the floor during that span.
For the season, Booker is now averaging 24.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while shooting a career-high 39.4 percent from the 3-point line. Without DeAndre Ayton (ankle) in the lineup, Booker is an even clearer No. 1 scoring option and he’s playing like one heading into a juicy matchup against the Pacers.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Saturday, January 22
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Saturday 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 Saturday? 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.