DAL vs DEN Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Denver Nuggets vs Dallas Mavericks
Match Timing: December 19, 2018, @ 07:30 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Pepsi Center
DAL vs DEN DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Denver Nuggets will be looking to extend their winning streak to four games when they host Dallas Mavericks in an NBA match at Pepsi Center, in Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday morning (IST).
If Denver Nuggets’ progress this season needed a timely reality check, it had to be against Toronto Raptors, a team playing like a proper champion, and welcoming superstar Kawhi Leonard to their matchday squad for the trip to Colorado.
While Nuggets were beleaguered, hit hard by injuries to key players and the effect could be seen in their points tally which is hovering just around 100 in the past few games.
But momentum and confidence are esoteric qualities which Denver are boasting about as much as Toronto could at any point this season.
Backed up by the sheer intensity and the immense work rate of Torrey Craig, Jamal Murray and Monte Morris, the hosts managed to frustrate the visitors, almost suffocating them to the point that they ended up with their lowest points tally of the season, 86 to be precise.
To some extent, Nuggets were lucky that Raptors’ best point-guard Kyle Lowry didn’t travel for the match with a foot injury while Pascal Siakam and Fred Van Vleet went missing as well.
Denver are still leading the Western Conference, ahead of the mighty Golden State Warriors.
While Dallas are coming into this match after losing their last two games. And if they are to finish the season in the playoff positions, then those were the games they have to kill and start winning on a more regular basis.
First of the two games was against Phoenix Suns; a team at the foot of the table and with the worst record in NBA this season across both the conferences. But Dallas lost the match by 10 points, couldn’t even touch the 100-point mark’ losing 99-89.
While the last match was against Sacrament Kings. A team on the rise this season and with a positive record. Luka Doncic dropped the joint game-high 28 points in the match while four other players scored in the double digits. But it wasn’t even as Mavericks couldn’t cope with Buddy Hield and De’Aaron Fox who dropped a combined 56 points in the match.
Regular Season Record-
Denver Nuggets: W-20, L-9
Dallas Mavericks: W-15, L-13
Players to watch out for:
Nikola Jokic – It’s quite amazing to look at Denver Nuggets record and at the players’ stats this season. Despite Nuggets boasting the best record across both the conferences, they have no player in their ranks averaging in the 20s. The one who can come closest is Nikola Jokic who is scoring at 17.7 points per game this season.
Jamal Murray – We all know how big a future this player has and he is not afraid to have a go against the ‘best’ on the court. For the season, his numbers are good enough for his age, 17.5 points per game.
Luka Doncic – Still only 19 and playing like a seasoned player for his team. Luka Doncic is averaging 18.2 points per game for Dallas this season and has four scores in the 20s in the last seven games coming into this match.
Harrison Barnes – The 26-year-old is racking up good numbers in comparison to his career average. The North Carolina born 2012 1st round pick is going for 17.8 points per game, way higher than his 13 points per game career average.
DAL vs DEN DREAM11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – The injury list is as big and brutal as it can be for Denver Nuggets at any point in the season. The hosts will be without at least five key players in this match – Will Barton (Hip injury), Gary Harris (Ankle injury), Michael Porter Jr. (Back injury), Isaiah Thomas (Hip injury), and Jarred Vanderbilt (Foot injury) all have been ruled out due to their respective injuries.
While Paul Millsap will also be missing the match with a toe injury.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None
Injured – The visitors have no fresh injury concerns ahead of this match.
Questionable – However, two players are carrying knocks and will be assessed ahead of the match – J. J. Barea (ankle injury) and Dennis Smith Jr. (wrist injury) have been listed as questionable.
DAL vs DEN Dream11 Teams (Probables):
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DAL vs DEN DREAM11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
With just three home defeats this season, Denver have one of the best records in front of home support. And we are backing them to stretch it by one more game after the encounter against Dallas Mavericks.
A Home Win.
NOTE: THIS DAL vs DEN 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.