AT vs CAR Dream11: The New Zealand Basketball League has done a great job of presenting us with great action on both ends as the level keeps improving. We are in for fun when the league will move into its final stages and we are around a month away from the conclusion. In this game, the Auckland Tuatara will take on Canterbury Rams.
Auckland Tuatara has won nine of their 14 games, and they have the second-best record in the league. They have won two games in a row after they had lost four in a row. They come into this game after defeating the Nuggets 105-74 as Takiula Fahrensohn accumulated 25 points. The Canterbury Rams have won just six of their 13 games and they have lost four of their last five games. They lost to the Bulls 76-86 in the last game despite a 19 points performance by Mike Karena. Can the Rams get it done here?
Host: Auckland Tuatara
Visitors: Canterbury Rams
Match Timing: 10 July, @ 10:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: North Harbor Stadium
Tuatara’s defense is back
Tuatara hit a spell in the middle where they were losing games by 1-6 points range. Auckland has done a great job of defending in the last two games while their offense has been clicking even during their losing streak. Siler Schneider has scored 20+ points these days. Robert Loe has recorded 11+ rebounds a game. There are plenty of playmakers in the team who can contribute in that area.
Rams are not going anywhere
Rams’ offense has hit kind of a cold spree and their long-range shooting has been rather abysmal. The defensive work has been decent but not good enough to hold teams off in low scorers, which means work is needed on both ends. Sunday Dech has gotten it done on most nights but more is needed out of shooters. Matthew Moyer has averaged around 8 rebounds. The team has a decent passing unit.
(Last Game Stats)
Dech missed the last game because of international duty but he is most likely going to play here. I believe he will be in 16-21 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
Takiula made eight of his 13 shots and he has done a decent job. I believe he will be in 12-17 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Forward Maxwell has been doing a decent job but didn’t play in last game. He can be in 12-16 points and 4-7 rebounds range. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in theDream 11 NBA Prediction scenario.
Nance made nine of his 16 shots and is a great all-around player. He can be in 14-21 points, 6-9 assists, and 5-7 rebounds range.
Matthew made around 37% of his shots and has been a strong rebounder. I believe he will be in 9-14 points and 10-13 rebounds range.
Schneider has been a strong scorer and a lethal all-around presence. I believe he will be in 18-24 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
Taylor made 6 of his 13 shots. I believe he will be in 13-19 points range.
Loe has been a strong scoring, rebounding, and defensive presence. I expect a 12-17 points, 10-15 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.
Mike Karena (CAR)
Karena made 9 of his 18 shots. I believe he will be in 9-15 points range.
Chris made 2 of his five shots from deep range. I believe he will be in 4-7 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
Larry is an impressive all-around player. I believe he will be in 8-12 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range.
Braydon made four of his five shots. Iuli can be in 8-12 points range here.
Brown made 3 of his seven shots. I believe he will be in 7-10 points range here.
Barrow can be in 4-8 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
Joe made 1 of his eight shots. I believe he will be in 4-8 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
PG: D Russo-Nance, W Brown
SG: T Britt, B Iuli, S Schneider(SP)
SF: T Fahrensohn
PF: R Loe(PP)
C: M Karena