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| On Jul 27, 2022 2:20 AM IST

ON vs SSK Dream11 Prediction NZBL Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Otago Nuggets vs Southland Sharks

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ON vs SSK Dream11: The New Zealand Basketball League’s season has matured significantly and we are deep into the season. This season has once again denoted improvements in the ever-growing league. To add to fun, the Otago Nuggets will take on the Southland Sharks to advance the Regular Season.

The Otago Nuggets’ season has been a rather mixed bag, a 5-2 start has not translated well and the team sits at eight wins and eight losses. They suffered a horrific 73-98 loss against Taranaki Airs despite Billy Boyd accumulating 29 points. Meanwhile, on the other hand, Southland Sharks have been struggling quite a bit with 5 wins and 10 losses. They have done rather well recently, currently on a two-game winning streak, and come in this game after defeating Taranaki Airs 81-74 as Daishon Knight pulled up 21 points.

Host: Otago Nuggets
Visitors: Southland Sharks
Match Timing: 27 July, @ 01:00 PM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Edgar Centre

NZBL Projections, Stats & Analysis

Nuggets have lost the way

The Nuggets have lost six out of their last nine games, which is a huge downer from the start when they were dominating the scene. Their play on both ends has been disappointing, especially on the offensive end. Billy Boyd III has led in scoring, averaging around 23 a game while also leading the team in assists during the last few games. Sam Timmins averages more than 10 rebounds a game. Timmins will likely return after an Asia Cup outing with the New Zealand national team.

Sharks have improved a bit
Although things look dire for the Sharks, they have played much better compared to earlier in the season, having won three of their last five encounters in big ways. Still, the road looks daunting for the Southland squad that has struggled to make amends. Mojave King has led the scoring effort, averaging around 20 points a game. Daishon Knight has led the team in assists.

NZBL Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Daishon Knight(SSK)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 02
Blocks: 01

Daishon made eight of his 16 shots and has been an effective passer too. I believe he will be in 18-23 points and 4-6 assists range.

Billy Boyd III(ON)
Points: 29
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Billy is a volume shooter and he has had a solid season so far. I believe he will be in 20-26 points and 4-7 assists range, He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 Prediction Fantasy scenario.

Alonzo Burton(SSK)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03

Alonzo made five of his eight three-pointers in the last game and his shot has been on these days. I believe he will be in 13-18 points range.

Keith Williams(ON)
Points: 27
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 01
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Keith has had a solid scoring season and I believe he will be in 20-25 points range.

Brayden Inger(SSK)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 01
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01

Inger has been a terrific rebounder and has been an effective scorer too. I believe he will be in 13-18 points and 6-10 rebounds range.

Todd Withers(ON)
Points: 03
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 01
Blocks: 03
Todd is an elite rebounder who has also contributed as a shot-blocker and scorer. I believe he will be in 9-15 points. 8-11 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.

Mojave King(SSK)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03

King is an elite scorer who has led the way in various ways. I believe he will be in 22-27 points range.

Sam Timmins(ON)
Timmins has missed the last few games due to international duty but he is LIKELY to play here.

Dru-Leo Leusogi-Ape(SSK)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

Dru-Leo is a decent scorer. I believe he will be in 10-14 points range.

Nikau McCollough(ON)
Nikau missed some games due to COVID-19. I believe he will be in 13-18 points range.

Romaro Gill(SSK)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 18
Assists: 01
Blocks: 05

Romaro is an elite rebounder and shot-blocker. I believe he will be in 4-8 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 1-3 blocks range.

Jack Andrews(ON)
Points: 04
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 02
Steals: 01
Jack made just two of his seven shots. I believe he will be in 5-8 points and 4-6 rebounds range.

Liam McRae(SSK)
Points: 02
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 00
Blocks: 02

Liam made his sole shot in the last game.

Josh Aitcheson(ON)
Points: 05
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Josh made 2 of his 5 shots. I believe he will be in 5-10 points and 4-7 rebounds range.

Dominique Kelman-Poto(SSK)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 00

Domonique made four of his five shots. I expect a 9-14 points range here.

Jaylen Gerrand(SSK)
Points: 02
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 02
Steals: 02

Gerrand has struggled a bit with his offense.

ON vs SSK Dream11 Team

(If Timmins plays)
PG: D Knight, B Boyd III(SP)
SG: N McCullogh
SF: M King(PP)
PF: B Inger
C:  J Andrew, S Timmins, R Gill

(If Timmins doesn’t play)
PG: J Gerrand, D Knight, B Boyd III(SP)
SG: N McCullogh, K Williams
SF: M King
PF: T Withers(PP)
C:  J Andrew

Shubham Singh

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