30 Apr

Top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy basketball picks for Monday, Apr. 29 include Michael Porter Jr.

Outside of similar names, Nikola Jovic will never be confused with Nikola Jokic, but the former is having a nice coming-out party in the 2024 NBA playoffs. Jovic has been a solid addition to NBA DFS lineups with averages of 12 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks versus the stacked Boston frontcourt of Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Kristaps Porzingis. He’s helped keep Miami in its series against the Celtics with Jimmy Butler sidelined, and Jovic could again be an undervalued NBA DFS pick for Monday on sites like FanDuel and DraftKings.

There are other low-cost but potentially high-reward options in Monday’s NBA DFS player pool such as Luguentz Dort and Trey Murphy III. Pairing these economical players with the top-end superstars is a tried-and-true NBA DFS strategy that has produced winning lineups. Before making your NBA DFS picks, 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 more than $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 Thursday (when he last made picks), McClure highlighted Lakers forward LeBron James as one of his top picks in his NBA DFS player pool on both sites. The result: James had 26 points, nine assists, six rebounds, two steals and a block, returning 52 points on DraftKings and 52.7 points on FanDuel. Anybody who included him in their lineups was well on the way to a profitable day.

McClure has turned his attention to NBA action on Monday and locked in his top daily Fantasy basketball picks. You can only see them by heading to SportsLine.

Top NBA DFS picks for Monday, April 29
For Monday, one of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks is rostering Nuggets forward Michael Porter Jr. who is listed at $6,600 on DraftKings and $7,100 on FanDuel. The talented sharpshooter has often been criticized for his inconsistency, but you can’t say that about his play versus the Lakers. Porter has at least 19 points and eight rebounds in all four games of the series and is coming off back-to-back double-doubles. He had a 20-10 stat line in Game 3, a 27-11 line in Game 4, and this marks just the fourth time all season he’s posted consecutive double-doubles.

Porter has increased his scoring in every game this series and is knocking down a blistering 44.1% from beyond the arc in the postseason. He also torched the Lakers in the regular season with averages of 21.3 points and 10 rebounds across three games, so he seems to have Los Angeles’ number. He has four double-doubles across seven games against the Lakers this year, compared to 12 double-doubles in his other 78 games of the regular plus post-season.

Another part of McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Pelicans forward Herbert Jones ($5,200 on DraftKings and $5,700 on FanDuel). The third-year pro made a leap in the regular season, thanks to increasing his 3-point percentage from 34% last year to 42% this year. He then made another leap in the 2024 NBA playoffs and is averaging 16.5 points over the last two games, compared to 11 ppg in the regular season. Jones has also logged seven rebounds in two of the three games, after posting at least seven boards in just seven of 76 regular-season contests.

Jones is known for his defense as he’s ranked in the top 12 of the NBA in steals per game in all three of his pro seasons, but he’s also found his offense against the Thunder. Over his last five games versus OKC dating back to last season, he’s scored at least 14 points four times and will continue to be a focal point of the offense with Zion Williamson (hamstring) sidelined. For someone listed outside the top eight most expensive SFs on both DraftKings and FanDuel, Jones presents great value for NBA DFS lineups. See McClure’s other NBA DFS picks right here.

How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Monday, April 29
McClure is also targeting a player who could go off for massive numbers on Monday 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.

Who is DFS pro Mike McClure putting in his optimal NBA DFS lineups for Monday? Visit SportsLine now to see optimal NBA DFS picks, rankings, advice, and stacks, all from a professional DFS player who has over $2 million in career winnings, and find out.

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