HOU vs MIL Dream11: Injuries and COVID-19 continue to disturb the roster balances and the way we predict and set up fantasy line-ups. In this game, the Milwaukee Bucks visit the Houston Rockets in a cross-conference affair. Rockets are on an impressive seven-game winning streak while Milwaukee Bucks have won 10 out of the last 11 games.
Rockets’ have beaten some heavyweights too during the current run and they have played some top-level basketball lately. For a team that had lost 14 in a row earlier, the Rockets have shown that the long 82-game season provides an opportunity to correct the record.
Milwaukee has been on a roll lately and does that surprise, anyone? The team is the defending champion and has done a wonderful job of keeping opponents at bay on both ends of the floor. A team like Bucks is well-versed on both ends of the floor which spells doom for oppositions.
Host: Houston Rockets
Visitors: Milwaukee Bucks
Match Timing: 11 December, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Toyota Center
Rockets: Can you take them lightly anymore
Many teams don’t end up winning seven games in a row but the Houston outfit has just done that. While most people who follow the Rockets know the 20+ points, 10+ rebounds capabilities of Wood and Eric Gordon’s heavy scoring but for me, the biggest difference-maker has been Garrison Matthews, who has compiled around 15 points or so regularly at the off-guard position. The Rockets are winning in rousing fashion and their current run is one of the highlights of the season. Can they put a dent on the Bucks too?
Bucks: Too deep
Milwaukee is a deep deep team. You dig in to the rotations and you wonder how the team has been so ruthless without two of their starters in Lopez and DiVincenzo in the mix. The thing is that their replacements Bobby Portis and Grayson Allen are equally effective in influencing the game. With Middleton, Antetokounmpo, and Holiday, you get an insurance for three 20+ points scorers, three immaculate passers, and rebounds, and there is no doubt in my mind that Bucks are the deepest team in the East and can give trouble to any squad in the Playoffs, even if it is the Suns or the Warriors.
Milwaukee Bucks| Houston Rockets
Games: 26| 24
Wins: 16| 08
Defeats: 10| 16
Houston Rockets Team News
Rockets Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Jae’Sean Tate
Middle: C: Christian Wood
Guards: SG: Garrison Matthews SG: Eric Gordon PG: D.J. Augustin
BENCH: Kenyon Martin Jr., Danuel House Jr., Dawid Nwaba, Alperen Sengun, Dante Exum, Armoni Brooks, Josh Christopher, Daishen Nix.
Milwaukee Bucks News:
Bucks Expected Starting Five
Forwards: PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo SF: Khris Middleton
Middle: C: Bobby Portis
Guards: SG: Grayson Allen PG: Jrue Holiday
BENCH: Rodney Hood, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, George Hill, Georgios Kalaitzakis, Sandro Mamukelashvili, Jordan Nwora, Semi Ojeleye, Justin Robinson, DeMarcus Cousins, Pat Connaughton.
Giannis is an MVP-level player and leads the Bucks in virtually all major statistics. You can expect him to bag 23-28 points, 10-15 rebounds, 4-7 assists, 1-2 blocks or steals on most nights. He is one of the options for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 48-62
Christian Wood (HOU)
Wood is the backbone for this Houston team as he clears the boards and also provides high-quality scoring. The Center revolves around 15-24 points, 10-15 rebounds, and 2-3 blocks on most nights.
Jrue Holiday (MIL)
Holiday has been on fire since Mid-November or so and has upped his scoring a lot recently. These days, Holiday has been in the 20-27 points range, dishing 6-8 assists, and 4-7 rebounds constantly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-50
Eric has been a more than reliable scorer at the off-guard position and has raised his game as the season has progressed. The guard has scored 21 or more in three straight games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-33
Middleton has been a constant scoring presence at the wing but he is more than a scorer. Khris has scored 20 or more in five straight games and also hoards 4-6 assists and 6-8 rebounds on a regular basis.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-36
Garrison Matthews (HOU)
Garrison has been playing some inspirational brand of basketball recently and his scoring has been a huge factor during the Rockets winning streak. He has scored in the 13-19 points range.
HOU vs MIL LINEUP BALANCERS
PG: J Holiday, G Matthews
SG: E Gordon, P Connaughton
SF: A Brooks
PF: G Antetokounmpo(SP), C Wood(PP)
C: B Portis
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