Golden State is just one of two NBA teams playing the second of back-to-back games on Thursday, and is coming off of a rare loss after Utah defeated it on Wednesday. Stephen Curry was outscored by teammate Jordan Poole, and hit just 38 percent of his shots from the field. The Warriors have played games on consecutive days nine times this season, but average more points (106.9) than at any other interval. Much of that is because Curry has played some of his best basketball without time off in between starts.
This season, Curry averaged 28 points with 6.4 assists and 4.8 rebounds in five starts with no rest. Can the Golden State superstar bounce back on Thursday against the Knicks to reward those that add him to their NBA DFS lineups? Before you lock in your NBA DFS picks for Thursday, 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 Wednesday, McClure included Hornets point guard LaMelo Ball as one of his top NBA DFS picks on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: Ball scored 33 points with nine rebounds, five assists and four steals to return 60.25 points on DraftKings and 59.3 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 Thursday, February 10, 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 Thursday, February 10
One of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Thursday is Suns star Devin Booker, who is listed at $8,900 on DraftKings and $8,800 on FanDuel. Booker has gone over 32 points in four of his last five starts, and has hit 50.9 percent of his shots during that span. Against Chicago on Monday, he scored 38 points and added five assists with a steal.
Phoenix hosts Milwaukee on Thursday night, and although the Bucks have won their last four games, their last two opponents scored 229 total points. Over their last three games, the Bucks have allowed others to hit 58 percent of their two-point attempts, which is the sixth-highest rate in the NBA over that sample. Booker hasn’t been particularly sharp from downtown (32.5 percent over last five starts), but has still produced big offensive totals, so he should come up big again on Thursday.
Another part of McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy includes Rockets center Alperen Sengun ($4,800 on DraftKings and $5,100 on FanDuel). Sengun has started in the last two games for Houston, but he nearly matched his season-high scoring total last Friday, when he finished with 18 points off the bench in a loss to the Spurs. Houston just played two games against New Orleans in three days, and Sengun was much better in the second, when he scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
Sengun also blocked eight shots over his last four games, and had three against San Antonio. The Toronto Raptors will play the second game of a back-to-back against Houston on Thursday, and Raps opponents average 5.5 blocks in such matchups this season. Sengun may not make a third straight start, but he has been more efficient as a reserve on offense anyway and has a significantly higher usage rate of 23.2 percent compared to 18.2 as a starter.
How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Thursday, February 10
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Thursday 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 Thursday? 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.