NBA DFS: Best Bucks vs. Nets FanDuel, DraftKings daily Fantasy basketball picks for June 5, 2021

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There’s a case that the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks are the NBA’s two best teams, yet they’ll be meeting in just the Eastern Conference semifinals. Milwaukee got to this point in the 2021 NBA Playoffs by exacting revenge from last year’s postseason exit at the hands of Miami by sweeping the Heat, while the Nets extinguished the Celtics via a five-game sweep. Three former MVPs will be on the floor with Kevin Durant and James Harden of Brooklyn taking on two-time reigning MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo. They will be among the top NBA DFS picks when Game 1 tips off at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Saturday’s entire NBA DFS player pool will come from these two teams as the only game on Saturday. While the focus will be on Brooklyn’s Big Three, don’t forget about Antetokounmpo’s supporting cast of Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday. Middleton averaged 21.5 points in the series versus Miami, while Holiday posted three double-doubles, so both are desirable options for your NBA DFS lineups. Before locking in any NBA daily Fantasy basketball lineups for Saturday’s NBA DFS action, be sure to see the core lineup selections, player pool and NBA DFS strategy from Mike McClure, a DFS pro who has won almost $2 million. 

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 Friday, McClure included Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard as one of his top picks. The result: Leonard exploded for 45 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals to post his second-most fantasy points all season 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, June 5 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, June 5

One of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Saturday is Antetokounmpo, who averaged 39.7 points in three regular-season games vs. the Nets. The two-time defending MVP was clearly excited to take on the Nets as that scoring average was his second-highest versus any team this season.

While the Nets can score with anyone, they have a bottom-10 scoring defense, while the Bucks have the league’s top scoring offense. Antetokounmpo should be able to easily exploit Brooklyn’s porous defense, just as he did in the regular season. He will also fill up the box score with other stats as he averaged 15.0 rebounds, 7.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game in the team’s series vs. Miami. 

Part of McClure’s NBA DFS strategy for Saturday also includes stacking Antetokounmpo with guard Pat Connaughton, who was originally drafted by the Nets in 2015. Connaughton averaged 7.0 points per game in the series vs. Miami, but he’s now been elevated to a starter’s role with Donte DiVincenzo (ankle) out for the season.

Connaughton started four games during the regular season and showed what he can do with expanded minutes. He averaged 13.8 points and 5.0 rebounds in those contests, which more than doubled his scoring average when coming off the bench (6.4 points). His season-high of 20 points also came in one of those four starts. Connaughton is a good defender as well, so coach Mike Budenholzer will have no problem keeping him on the floor, further increasing his value for your NBA DFS lineups.

How to set NBA DFS lineups for Saturday, June 5

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.

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