Despite a dazzling performance from Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo just nine days removed from what many thought may be a season-ending knee injury, the Suns jumped out to a 2-0 series lead in the 2021 NBA Finals with a 118-108 win on Thursday. Devin Booker went 7 of 12 from the 3-point line on his way to 31 points in the win while Chris Paul had 23 points and eight assists. With Phoenix rolling, should NBA daily Fantasy players continue loading up on Suns in their NBA DFS lineups or is it time to pivot with the series heading to Milwaukee for Game 3 on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET?
The Bucks have averaged 120.3 points per game in their last three games at the Fiserv Forum. So can Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Brook Lopez come alive to get the Bucks back in the series or should you be looking elsewhere in the NBA DFS player pool for value? Before locking in any NBA DFS picks for Bucks vs. Suns, 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 Thursday, McClure has Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo as his MVP on FanDuel and his CPT on DraftKings in the majority of lineups. The result: Antetokounmpo went off for 42 points and 12 rebounds, producing over 71 points on both sites. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on the way to a profitable day.
Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Suns vs. Bucks NBA DFS slate for Game 3 on Sunday and locked in his top daily Fantasy basketball picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.
Top NBA DFS picks for Bucks vs. Suns, Game 3
One of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Sunday is keeping Antetokounmpo in your lineups. After a somewhat quiet game offensively in his first game back from injury, Antetokounmpo went 15 for 22 from the floor with 42 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in Game 2.
And despite facing criticisms for his struggles at the free-throw line, Antetokounmpo is averaging 28.5 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game now this postseason while shooting 55.6 percent from the floor. Milwaukee has already erased one 0-2 deficit against Brooklyn thanks in large part to Antetokounmpo taking over at home and now he’ll look to do the same against Phoenix.
Part of McClure’s NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Suns wing Mikal Bridges. With opposing defenses focusing so much of their efforts on slowing down Phoenix’s big three of Deandre Ayton, Paul and Booker, Bridges has the ability to provide a lot of value as a supplemental scorer and he’s coming off a big night on Thursday.
Bridges went 8-for-15 from the floor and 8-for-8 from the free-throw line on his way to 27 points in the Game 2 win and also had seven rebounds to produce over 40 points on DraftKings. With Antetokounmpo focusing his efforts on helping slow down Ayton inside, there’s a huge need for a slashing wing to produce and Bridges has proven he can fill that role.
How to set NBA DFS lineups for Sunday, July 11
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Sunday 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 Sunday? 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.