Fantasy Basketball
| On Jun 18, 2022 9:25 PM IST

FKB vs WST Dream11 Prediction NZBL Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Franklin Bulls vs Wellington Saints


FKB vs WST Dream11: We are in a phase where most of the major men’s basketball leagues are wrapping up, whereas, on the other hand, some under-the-radar leagues like New Zealand’s Basketball League, Philippine Cup, and the Dominican Republic Basketball league are still in their initial ways. Coming back to the New Zealand Basketball League, in this game, the Franklin Bulls will host the Wellington Saints.

The Franklin Bulls have won half of their eight games and so far, they are yet to attain the depth to put on a long winning streak. However, the two-game winning streak surely has given the team some confidence. In the last game, the Bulls defeated the Rams 88:67 as Corey Webster clinched a 24 points effort. On the other hand, Wellington Saints have struggled so far with three wins and six losses. They have played much better lately but lost to the Giants 94:97 despite a 30 points night by Tom Vodanovich.

Home: Franklin Bulls
Visitors: Wellington Saints
Match Timing: 19 June, @ 08:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Franklin Pool and Leisure Center

NZBL Projections, Stats & Analysis

Saints much-better

Wellington has built a solid offensive unit and repeatedly goes past 90 courtesy of their offensive depth. The trouble is that their defense has been below-par and that is why their record has been so poor. Xavier Cooks has been a big factor offensively whereas Mike Smith has been dishing a bunch of dimes. Tom Vodanovich has been getting it done as an all-around presence whereas Tanee Samuel has been a decent offensive option as well. However, it is the defensive end that needs to come through.

Bulls are on the rise
The Bulls have done a great job on the defensive end recently. They have limited their last two opponents to the 60s and it is clear, that the defensive side has been their priority lately. Corey Webster has been a great acquisition, leading the team in both scoring and assists. Leon Henry is the number one rebounder for the team and has been clasping 10+ regularly. Jayden Bezzant has been getting it done on the offensive end but the offensive options for the Bulls are limited.

NZBL Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Xavier Cooks(WST)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 04
Blocks: 02

Xavier made 9 of his 17 shots in the last game and he has been an incredible scorer and rebounder. I believe he will be in 20-26 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 4-6 assists range.

Corey Webster(FKB)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 08
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01
Corey has been an incredible scorer and playmaker and made 9 of his 20 shots. I believe he will be in 20-26 points and 6-10 assists range. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Prediction scenario.

Mike Smith(WST)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 08
Smith made four of his 13 shots and he has been a terrific playmaker. I believe he will be in 11-16 points and 6-9 assists range.

Leon Henry(FKB)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 18
Assists: 05
Blocks: 05
Steals: 04
Henry is a sharpshooter who has incredible rebounding skills. I believe he will be in 15-22 points and 10-15 rebounds range.

Tom Vodanovich(WST)
Points: 30
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Blocks: 01
Vodanovich has been an incredible presence in multiple ways. I believe he will be in 14-20 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range.

Jayden Bezzant(FKB)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 04
Bezzant has been doing a decent job at playmaking. I believe he will be in 11-15 points and 3-6 assists range.

Tanee Samuel(WST)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Tanee made six of his 12 shots and has been doing a great job. I believe he will be in 12-17 points range.

Isaac Davidson(FKB)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Isaac made three of his seven shots. I believe he will be in 8-12 points, 3-5 rebounds, and 2-4 assists range.

Jordan Ngatai(WST)
Points: 07
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 01
Steals: 01
Lefty Jordan has done a decent job. I believe he will be in 6-11 points and 5-8 rebounds range.

Jett Thompson(FKB)
Points: 06
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Steals: 02
Jett made one triple in the last game. I believe he will be in 4-7 points and 1-3 steals range.

Kenneth Tuffin(WST)
Points: 04
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 00

Tuffin made two of his six shots. I believe he will be in 6-10 points and 2-4 rebounds range.

Anzac Rissetto(FKB)
Points: 06
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 00
Steals: 01
Anzac has been strong in terms of scoring and rebounding. I believe he will be in 6-10 points and 3-5 rebounds range.

Walker Miller(WST)
Points: 02
Rebounds: 00
Assists: 00

Miller doesn’t get many minutes.

FKB vs WST Dream11 Team

PG: J Bezzant
SG: J Ngatai, L Henry(PP), J Thompson
SF: K Tuffin, I Davidson
PF: X Cooks(SP)
C:    A Rissetto

Shubham Singh

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