HOU vs PHI Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Houston Rockets vs Philadelphia 76ers
Match Timing: March 09, 2019, @ 06:30 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Toyota Center
HOU vs PHI Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Houston Rockets will be seeking their seventh straight win when they host a highly talented Philadelphia 76ers in a regular season NBA match at Toyota Center, in downtown Houston, Texas, on Saturday morning (IST).
February 24th, Houston Rockets faced the mighty Golden State Warriors and they didn’t have James Harden in their ranks. While Dubs were at full strength. The matchup had defeat written all over it.
But it’s indelibility was checked by the shorthanded and motivated Rockets. as they upstaged the Warriors 112-118 at Oracle Arena. Eric Gordon led a trinity of players scoring in the 20s for last season’s beaten conference finalists.
Rockets haven’t looked back since then and are on a six-game winning streak. The run looks even more impressive considering they faced Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors on the road in the last two games.
Now they look every ounce of a team which can better the last season’s achievement. There are reasons for that. James Harden has been outstanding, to say the least, breaking and setting up records. While the likes of Chris Paul, Clint Capela, and Eric Gordon are playing the role of perfect supporting cast.
As things stand, Rockets are 3rd in the Western Conference with a 39-25 record. If nothing extraordinary happens, this is the highest they can fly this season in the regular season.
Philadelphia 76ers suffered a shocking result against one of the least fancied teams in NBA, Chicago Bulls. Joel Embiid wasn’t in the matchday squad. He hasn’t played since the All-Star break for precautionary reasons, still, Sixers were by far the superior team on paper. They lost 108-107 at United Center.
Joel Embiid hasn’t played since the All-Star break, and the Sixers have gone 4-3 in his absence.
Regular Season Record-
Houston Rockets: W-39, L-25
Philadelphia 76ers: W-41, L-24
Players to watch out for:
James Harden – If the last season was his best in his professional career, the current campaign has taken even his lofty heights to unchartered clouds. The reigning MVP is racking up 36.7 points per game. And his 2.2 steals per game show that he can be equally effective in the defensive department as well. The reigning MVP scored 35 points against Toronto Raptors in the last match.
Eric Gordon – Though Clint Capela is Rockets’ 2nd best player this season, Eric Gordon is in a better form at the moment. The 30-year-old shooting guard has averaged 16.7 points per game in the last 10 matches.
Tobias Harris – He has carried his Los Angeles Clippers form over to Philadelphia after trading for Sixers in the midseason transfer. The 26-year-old is averaging 21.5 in the last 10 matches.
Jimmy Butler – The former Minnesota Timberwolves superstar is racking up 19.1 points per game this season. The 29-year-old is also averaging 1.9 steals per game.
HOU vs PHI Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – Kenneth Faried has been ruled out for the next two games, including the clash against Sixers. The 29-year-old is suffering from a hip injury.
Questionable – Iman Shumpert, meanwhile, has been upgraded to questionable, and will be assessed ahead of the match.
Suspended – None.
Injured – According to reports, Joel Embiid will not play against Houston Rockets. He has been Sixers’ best player by a stretch and his absence can be seen on the team’s results. While his replacement, Boban Marjanovic is also out with a knee injury. Furkan Korkmaz has been ruled out with a knee injury as well.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
HOU vs PHI Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
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INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Philadelphia 76ers are 25-9 in home games, while Houston Rockets have recorded a 17-16 record on the road this season. We back the Rockets to win the match.
NOTE: THIS HOU vs PHI 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.