NBA DFS: Ben Simmons and top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy basketball picks for April 3, 2021

Prior to the 2016-17 NBA season, Oscar Robertson was the only player in NBA history to average a triple-double per game for a season. However, Russell Westbrook has made history by accomplishing that feat in three of his last four seasons and he’s currently on track to do it for a fourth time after a dominant run with the Wizards. Westbrook has turned in a triple-double in eight of his last nine games and his 18 triple-doubles on the season makes him an almost nightly must-roster in NBA DFS lineups.

The Wizards will take on the Mavericks and perhaps the NBA’s next great triple-double machine in Luka Doncic, and both players will be popular options in the NBA DFS player pool for Saturday night. However, affording either (or both) will also require that you make some sacrifices elsewhere in your NBA daily Fantasy lineups. Before locking in any NBA DFS picks for Saturday’s action, 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.

On Friday, McClure included Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo in his core lineup picks. The result: Antetokounmpo went off for 47 points and 12 rebounds to return 6.7 DFS points per thousand on DraftKings. Anybody who had him in their lineup was well on the way to a profitable day.

Now, McClure has turned his attention to the Saturday, April 3 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, April 3

One of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for his Saturday NBA Daily Fantasy lineups is Sixers guard Ben Simmons at $7,800 on FanDuel and $8,700 on DraftKings. Simmons is averaging 15.5 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game so far this season and he’ll take on a Minnesota defense that has struggled to keep get stops all season.

The Timberwolves rank 28th in points allowed per game (116.9) and defensive rating (114.5) and have given up at least 120 points 22 times already in 49 games this year. With Joel Embiid (knee) still listed as questionable, Simmons will continue to be one of the most important elements of the 76ers’ offense and he’s a solid option for Saturday.

Part of McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy on Saturday is once again banking on Antetokounmpo at $10,800 on FanDuel and $10,900 on DraftKings. Not only is the Greek Freak coming off an unbelievable performance where he turned in over 72 points on both sites, he’s got an absolutely sensational matchup on Saturday against the Kings.

Sacramento is giving up 118.5 points per game this season (29th in the NBA) and ranks last in defensive rating (118.3). The Kings also rank 11th in the NBA in pace, while the Bucks rank third in pace, which contributes to the game having by far the night’s highest total (239) at William Hill Sportsbook. Antetokounmpo should be attack-minded after shooting 18-for-21 from the floor on Friday and that makes him a must-start for Saturday.

How to set NBA DFS lineups for Saturday, April 3

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.

Published: 2021-04-03 20:45:22

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