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

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WST vs FKB Dream11: With the conclusion of the NBA season and also the wrapping up of leagues such as the Spanish Basketball League and Russian Basketball League, some lesser heralded leagues are in limelight. This means attention needs to be shifted to the New Zealand Basketball League, and in this game, the Wellington Saints will take on the Franklin Bulls.

The Franklin Bulls have been decent so far this season, winning five out of their nine games. Their record has seen dramatic improvement as they have won three games in a row. On the other hand, the Wellington Saints have been one of the bottom-ranked teams, continuously struggling to find their way. They have lost two in a row after enjoying a decent period and their fortunes need to improve at this point. In their last battles, these two teams met each other, and, in that tussle, the Franklin Bulls defeated the Saints 90:73 as Corey Webster ringed in 28 points. Can the Bulls win four ina  row?

Home: Wellington Saints
Visitors: Franklin Bulls
Match Timing: 26 June, @ 08:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: TSB Bank Arena

NZBL Projections, Stats & Analysis

Saints’ defense has been a huge problem

The Saints were hitting a decent note before the last two games. Familiar struggles cropped up and their defense has been on the down since the beginning of the season. The team has been incredible on the offensive end and has amazing offensive options in the form of Tom Vodanovich, Xavier Cooks, and Mike Smith. Tom and Xavier have also averaged over 10 rebounds a game, signifying brilliant form. Mike Smith has led the playmaking efforts with around 5 assists a game.

Bulls defense has been amazing
The Bulls have limited teams to the 60s and 70s range during the last few games and their defense has been strict. The Bulls have been able to launch big-time wins in terms of points differential due to that. Corey Webster has been the leading scorer, nabbing 20+ points in three straight, in fact, it has been his inclusion that has directly ensued the three-game winning streak. Leon Henry has been the leading rebounder, grabbing around 10 a game. Meanwhile, Webster has also led in assists.

NZBL Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Xavier Cooks(WST)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 13
Assists: 02
Blocks: 02

Cooks was red-hot before the last game when he turned it over five times and shot a so-so 33%. I believe he will be in 17-24 points, 10-14 rebounds, and 3-5 assists range here.

Corey Webster(FKB)
Points: 28
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 13
Steals: 05
Webster has been one of the best players this season. I believe he will be in 24-32 points, 7-10 assists, and 6-9 rebounds range. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Prediction scenario.

Mike Smith(WST)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Mike was off the mark in the last game, making just four of his 13 shots. I believe he will be in 12-17 points and 4-7 assists range.

Leon Henry(FKB)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Leon has been an enforcer on the rebounding end but has lost his edge a bit recently. I believe he will be in 11-17 points and 8-13 rebounds range..

Tom Vodanovich(WST)
Points: 28
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Blocks: 01
Tom has been solid in the last two games. I believe she will be in 19-26 points and 8-11 rebounds range.

Giddy Potts(FKB)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 03
Steals: 02
Giddy made seven of his 21 shots and can be an all-around factor. I believe he will be in 14-19 points range.

Tanee Samuel(WST)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03
Tanee’s production is a bit down but he remains a huge factor. I believe he will be in 12-16 points range.

Isaac Davidson(FKB)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
Davidson made four of his nine shots and has been a decent factor. I believe he will be in 9-14 points and 3-5 rebounds range.

Jordan Ngatai(WST)
Points: 02
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 02
Jordan had a rather off night in the last game but I believe he will bounce back. I believe he will be in 5-9 points and 4-7 rebounds range.

Anzac Rissetto(FKB)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 00
Steals: 02
Anzac made seven of his nine shots. Rissetto can be in 6-10 points range.

Kenneth Tuffin(WST)
Points: 03
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 01

Kenneth connected on one of his three attempts from long-range. I believe he will be in 2-5 points range.

Kael Robinson(FKB)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 00
Kael made three of his five shots and has been a decent factor. I believe he will be in 4-7 points and 3-5 rebounds range.

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

Miller doesn’t play for many minutes.

Kane Keil(FKB)
Points: 01
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 01
Kane couldn’t make any of his two attempts. I believe he will be in 3-5 points and 4-7 rebounds range.

WST vs FKB Dream11 Team

PG: C Webster(SP), M Smith
SG: L Henry
SF: K Robinson, J Ngatai
PF: K Keli
C:    A Rissetto, T Vodanovich(PP)

Shubham Singh

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