NBA DFS: Devin Booker and top DraftKings, FanDuel daily Fantasy basketball picks for Jan. 22, 2022

According to the oddsmakers, the NBA schedule could be a little lopsided on Saturday night with three games featuring favorites of at least 9.5 points. Both the Suns and Cavaliers are favored by 12 over the Pacers and Thunder, respectively, and with the potential for both those games to get out of hand, you want to try to avoid putting players into your NBA DFS lineups who might only play three quarters. On the flip side, you won’t want to miss out on a team like the Suns with studs like Chris Paul and Devin Booker in a matchup they might dominate.

It’s a delicate balancing act and with a shallow NBA DFS player pool on Saturday, you want to make sure you’re choosing the right players for your NBA DFS rosters. So who should you be putting in your NBA daily Fantasy lineups and what role players canyou target an affordable price to get high-upside stars into your squad? Before making your NBA DFS picks for Saturday, 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 Friday, McClure included Grizzlies guard Ja Morant as one of his top NBA DFS picks on both DraftKings and FanDuel. The result: Morant finished with 38 points, six assists, six rebounds and two steals to return 56.5 points on DraftKings and 54.2 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 Friday, January 21, 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, January 22

One of McClure’s top NBA DFS picks for Saturday is Cavaliers forward Kevin Love, who is listed at $5,100 on DraftKings and $5,400 on FanDuel. The five-time NBA all-star has transformed into a role player on a surprisingly good, young Cavaliers squad and it seems to be a job he’s taken to.

Love is averaging 14.0 points and 7.1 rebounds per game in 21.3 minutes per contest off the bench and is being used to stretch the floor as a 40.3 percent 3-point shooter who can play power forward or center. He’s reached double-figures scoring in 29 of his 38 games this season and has six double-doubles off the bench and he’s a candidate for another against an outmatched Thunder squad on Saturday.

Another key in McClure’s optimal NBA DFS strategy includes rostering Booker ($8,900 on DraftKings, $9,200 on FanDuel). Booker is on an absolutely torrid scoring pace of late, scoring 28 points, 48 points, 30 points and 35 points in his last four outings while shooting 50.5 percent from the floor during that span.

For the season, Booker is now averaging 24.6 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while shooting a career-high 39.4 percent from the 3-point line. Without DeAndre Ayton (ankle) in the lineup, Booker is an even clearer No. 1 scoring option and he’s playing like one heading into a juicy matchup against the Pacers.

How to set your NBA DFS lineups for Saturday, January 22

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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