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📽️ NBA DFS Picks: Deeper Dive and Live Before Lock for DraftKings and FanDuel | Today 5/2/21 5:30 p.m. ET

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DraftKings + FanDuel NBA DFS picks show tonight. A doubleheader of The Deeper Dive + Live Before Lock on 5/2 with Kristaps Porzingis

Awesemo’s experts have everything you need to take down the NBA DFS slates on Sunday, May 2. From tools and projections to the best lineup advice in the business. We have an extended double-header of shows leading you up to the lock of the DraftKings and FanDuel main slates. First up, Eytan Shander and Terry McBride host “The Deeper Dive,” looking at their top daily fantasy basketball picks of the day. Then, Jason Floyd and Eric Lindquist hop on for an extended edition of “Live Before Lock,” where they analyze late-breaking lineup and injury news for all games, including what the Mavericks will look like in the absence of Kristaps Porzingis. Jason and Eric are giving some bonus insight today as they take a 30-minute look at the top plays of the day at No House Advantage.

The stream starts at 5:30 p.m. ET, brought to you by No House Advantage.

NBA DFS Picks Deeper Dive and Live Before Lock | May 2


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