HOU VS LAL Dream11 Team Prediction, NBA Regular Season: HOU vs LAL Dream11 Basketball Match Season match-up: This game will be a back-to-back situation for the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers beat the Rockets comprehensively in the last game and a repeat of that situation will not bring many surprises to anyone. In the last match-up between the two squads, Anthony Davis top-scored with 27 points and LeBron James and co. didn’t have much trouble in putting off the struggling Rockets. The Lakers have begun the season just like reigning champions are expected to play, and have won 8 of their first 11 games, placing them at the top of the NBA Western Conference Rankings. Meanwhile, the Rockets have not found their groove yet and are placed in a tough situation after winning only 3 of their 8 games. The Rockets still have a long season to figure out their rotations and will hope that the former-MVP James Harden stays with the squad amidst trade rumors. On the other, the buoyant Lakers will likely scythe through this season again, and barring any injury will be favorites to make the NBA Finals. More information regarding HOU vs LAL Dream11 Line-up will be given here.
HOU vs LAL Dream11 Basketball Match Season match-up:
Games 08 | 11
Wins: 03 | 08
Defeats: 05 | 03
HOU vs LAL Dream11 Match Prediction Match Basics:
Host: Houston Rockets
Visitors: Los Angeles Lakers
Match Timing: 13 January, @06:30 AM
Venue: Toyota Center
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Team News:
Houston Rockets team News:
Status out: Brodric Thomas: The Shooting Guard won’t play in the fixture against the Lakers.
Chris Clemons: Chris won’t be able to play against the Lakers.
Danuel House: Danuel will not participate in the game against Los Angeles due to health and safety protocols.
Status Questionable: John Wall: Wall is questionable for the game because of a migraine issue
Eric Gordon: The Shooting Guard is questionable for the game against the Lakers.
Houston Rockets active roster: James Harden, David Nwaba, Jae’Sean Tate, P.J. Tucker, Christian Wood, DeMarcus Cousins, Kenyon Martin Jr., Mason Jones, Sterling Brown, Bruno Caboclo
Los Angeles Lakers team News:
Status out: Jared Dudley: Jared has been ruled out of the game against the Rockets.
Wesley Matthews: The Guard will not be able to play in the game against the Rockets.
Status Questionable: LeBron James: The Lakers leader is still suffering from his ankle issue, and is questionable in the match-up against the Rockets. The Finals MVP is yet to miss a game this season.
Anthony Davis: Apart from James, the superstar PF is also listed as questionable because of a hip issue.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope: Pope is probable for the game against the Rockets and is likely to return.
Los Angeles Lakers active roster: LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Anthony Davis, Dennis Schroder, Marc Gasol, Montrezl Harrell, Talen Horton-Tucker, Alfonzo McKinnie, Markieff Morris, Alex Caruso, Kostas Antetokounmpo, Devontae Cacok, Quinn Cook
HOU vs LAL Dream11 Match Prediction
Rockets are dealing with a ton of issues this season while the Lakers have the luxury of having a stable squad. If the last match is any indication then the Lakers can garner an easy win over the Rockets. However, James Harden is due for a monster game, and if he gets hot then the Lakers can have some problems. Still the reigning NBA champions remain a favorite for this game and if both James and Davis play in this game then it will be a difficult game for the Rockets like the last one.
Houston Rockets vs Los Angeles Lakers, Key Players:
LeBron James is the undisputed King of the NBA and has played like one in this season. Although his averages are down since last season, his impact remains the same. He is coming off 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists outing against the Rockets and it will not be a surprise if he increases his scoring compared to the last game. LeBron can be picked as a Super-player(SP) in the Dream11 Fantasy basketball scenario for his chops.
Harden is playing in the Rockets jersey amidst a long line of trade rumors and the uncertainty has certainly affected the team chemistry. Nonetheless, he has put up great scoring numbers and will continue to do so no matter in what jersey he is playing in. He tallied 20 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks in the loss to Los Angeles Lakers. He can be considered as a Pro-Player(PP) pick in this fantasy showdown.
If LeBron is the King of the NBA, then his Power Forward partner Davis is the prince and has no less impact on both sides of the floor. He has been stellar this season and picks up the slack for the Lakers on a consistent basis. He put up 27 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, and 3 blocks in the Lakers' win over the Rockets. He is also a potential Pro-Player(PP) in this Fantasy scenario.
Christian has been a bright spot for the Rockets at the Center position and has performed admirably. He has racked up impressive numbers and he has helped the Rockets in points, rebounds, and the defensive end. He posted 23 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block in the loss to the Lakers.
Dennis Schroeder: The German PG has been an incredible addition to the Lakers squad. He is averaging 14.3 PPG, 5.0 APG, and 4.1 RPG. He registered 8 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 2 steals in the win against Houston.
Montrezl Harrell: The back-up Center has been phenomenal in his role. He is averaging 12.9 PPG and 8.0 RPG. He lodged 16 points, 8 rebounds, 1 block, and 1 steal in the Lakers’ win against Houston.
Kyle Kuzma: Kuzma is averaging 10.8 PPG and has surprisingly hasn’t been in his groove. He is coming off 13 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 block outing against the Rockets.
Ben Mclemore is averaging 10.5 PPG for the Rockets.
Talen Horton-Tucker is averaging 8.1 PPG off the bench for the Lakers.
David Nwaba is averaging 8.7 PPG for the Houston Rockets.
Number of teams : 6