BKN vs POR Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Portland Trail Blazers vs Brooklyn Nets
Match Timing: March 26, 2019, @ 07:30 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Moda Center
BKN vs POR DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Portland Trail Blazers can extend their winning streak to four games when they host an in-form Brooklyn Nets in a regular season NBA match at Moda Center, in Portland, Oregon, United States, on Tuesday morning (IST).
Getting to the playoffs has never been a hard task for Portland Trail Blazers for they are a regular fixture in the post-season. This campaign as well, they are on course for yet another playoff appearance. In fact, a third-place finish in the regular season is well within grasp as Houston Rockets are just one-game away from them.
But for Blazers, the real battle starts in the playoffs. They are considered as a bit of a choker as usually, they fail to get past the first round.
If the current positions are taken into consideration, Los Angeles Clippers will be their first opponent in the playoffs. Again it’s hard to guess the winner as both the teams have an almost identical record in the regular season.
As things stand, Portland have a 45-27 record and sit at fourth in the Western Conference.
In the last match, Blazers got the better of Detroit Pistons, beating them 117-112 at Moda Center. Damian Lillard scored 28 points, while Al-Farouq Aminu ended up with 22 points.
Brooklyn Nets, on the other hand, have been one of the surprise packages of the season. With a 38-36 record, they are sitting at 6th in the Eastern Conference, two and a half game advantage over 9th placed Orlando Magic.
Brooklyn are on a 7-game away trip at the moment. They lost the first three before winning two consecutive against Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers. But the things are about to get nastier as they face Portland Trail Blazers and Philadelphia 76ers in the last 2 away matches.
Regular Season Record-
Portland Trail Blazers: W-45, L-27
Brooklyn Nets: W-38, L-36
Players to watch out for:
Portland Trail Blazers:
Damian Lillard – Portland’s best player by some margin, and it has been the case for a few years now. The team wouldn’t have been here had it not for Damian Lillard’s incredible consistency this season. The 28-year-old is close to 30 points per game in the last 10 matches or so, which shows that he can touch any lofty height in his career. The 2012 round-one pick is averaging 26.3 points per game.
Jusuf Nurkic – The big Center is in good form all season. He is racking up career-high numbers in the 2018-19 campaign so far, scoring at 15.4 rebounds per game. The 24-year-old is also averaging a team-high 10.3 rebounds per game this season.
De’Angelo Russell – His career-best night came just a few days ago as he dropped 44 points against Los Angeles Lakers. He has been doing this all-seaosn, leading his team towards the playoffs. The team’s rise coincides with the break out season De’Angelo Russell is having with the team. The 23-year-old has managed to carve out a name for himself through various incredible performances. He is averaging a team-high 20.7 points per game and is the only Nets player to average in the 20s this season.
Spencer Dinwiddie – Has been in good form all season. He normally features from the bench but still is the 2nd best player in terms of points per game for Nets. The 25-year-old is averaging 17.4 points per game.
BKN vs POR DREAM11 TEAM NEWS:
Portland Trail Blazers:
Injured – The tenacious C.J.McCollum went through a light training, and a little ball movement. Portland will hope to have him back soon, but this game may have come too soon for him.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None
Injured – Shooting guard Allen Crabbe will be missing the match due to a knee injury. He remains Bets’ only injury casualty at the moment.
Questionable – Shabazz Napier missed the last few games due to an illness and he could be available here after reports indicating that the 27-year-old has recovered.
Suspended – None.
BKN vs POR Dream11 Teams (Probables):
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INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Portland Trail Blazers’ home form has been outstanding all season. They are one of the two teams in the Western Conference and sixth across both the conferences to lose less than 10 home games this season. That’s incredible considering that the season is long and arduous.
That’s why Moda Center could be the key for Portland’s long quest to bury the ghost of the first round playoffs.
And talking about this match we think Portland are favourite in this match against a Brooklyn Nets team which has a negative away record.
A win for Blazers is our call.
NOTE: THIS BKN vs POR DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.