HOU vs POR Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Houston Rockets vs Portland Trail Blazers

 

MATCH DETAILS:
Match Timing: October 31, 2018, @ 05:30 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Capacity- 18,300

 

HOU vs POR DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW:

Houston Rockets host Portland Trail Blazers in an NBA match at the Toyota Center, Houston, Texas, on Wednesday morning.

 

Houston Rockets:

Houston Rockets will be aiming to snap their three-game losing streak against Portland Trail Balzers. And the size of the task at hand couldn’t have been so big had James Harden playing this match. But unfortunately, the reigning NBA MVP will be sidelined through a muscle injury he sustained in the 89-100 loss against Utah Jazz.

With 1-4 in the first five games, the Rockets are 2nd from the bottom in the Western Conference and if they end up losing this game, the last year’s Western conference runners-up may finish this round at the foot of the table.

Against Clippers, Houston’s defence looked thin in the absence of Harden. How poor Rockets were in the last game against the Lob City – they couldn’t win any quarter, let Clippers enjoyed their best offensive performance; surreal to think considering Tobias Harris and co. rank in the bottom third in offensive efficiency.
Certainly, Rockets will have to show some fight when James Harden isn’t around.

 

Portland Trail Blazers:

Portland Trail Blazers are 3-2 this season, sixth in Western Conference and tied with Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs.

In the last game, Miami Heat beat them 120-111 despite Damian Lillard making the mockery of sorts of the scoring charts as he scored a game-high 42 points in the match. This was also Blazers’ first loss on the road in the four games.

Heat were cruising along when they took a 19 point lead in the 3rd quarter. But Lillard’s’ another monster performance saw the visitors clawed their way back into the match and took a lead late in the 4th quarter. But it wasn’t enough to defeat the Heat (3-2), who rode the first-half defensive dominance of Hassan Whiteside, a turn-back-the-clock flurry from Dwyane Wade and several clutch late-game shots.

 

Regular Season Record-
Houston Rockets: W-1, L-4
Portland Trail Blazers: W-3, L-2

 

Players to watch out for:

Houston Rockets:

Chris Paul – James Harden’s shoes are too big to fill even for a talent like Chris Paul. But he can at least be a leader in the absence of Harden. The former Clippers Point-Guard found it tough in the last game, but he is too good a talent to misfire in two consecutive games.

Carmelo Anthony – The Oklahoma City Thunder misfit topped the scoring charts in the last match. He dropped 24 points against Clippers in the last match.

 

Portland Trail Blazers:

Damian Lillard – He is only behind Stephen Curry on the scoring charts. The 28-year-old is averaging 33.8 points-per-game and is fresh from dropping a magnificent 42 points against Miami Heat. If you are looking to double-up your points, he is the man to be the star player in your fantasy team.

CJ McCollum – The 27-year-old is Blazers’ 2nd most important player. He is also the 2nd on the points-table for Portland this season.

 

HOU vs POR DREAM11 TEAM NEWS:
Houston Rockets:
Injured – There in no team worst hit in this department than Houston Rockets and throw in the name of James Harden to that list, how they are going to win a game of Basketball only God knows.
James Harden is the most notable absentee for the hosts in this match. The reigning NBA MVP missed the last as well and has been ruled out from the clash against Blazers through muscle injury.
Marquese Chriss (ankle), James Ennis III (muscle), Brandon Knight (knee), Nene Hilario (calf) and Zhou Qi (knee) all have been ruled out of this match due to their respective injury.
Questionable – None
Suspended – None

 

Portland Trail Blazers:
Injured – For the away team, only Maurice Harkless has been ruled out through injury. All other players are fit to play this match.
Questionable – Gary Trent Jr. has been listed as questionable and will be assessed ahead of this match.

Suspended – None

 

HOU vs POR Dream11 Teams (Probables):

  • Houston Rockets: Carmelo Anthony (F), P. J. Tucker, (F), Clint Capela (C), Chris Paul (G), Eric Gordon (G)
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Al-Farouq Aminu (F), Jake Layman (F), Jusuf Nurkic (C), Damian Lillard (G), C. J. McCollum (G)

 

From the bench:

  • Houston Rockets: Gerald Green, Michael Carter-Williams, Isaiah Hartenstein, Gary Clark
  • Portland Trail Blazers: Evan Turner, Zach Collins, Seth Curry, Meyers Leonard, Nik Stauskas

 

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INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:

With James Harden expected to miss this game due to a muscle injury, Houston Rockets are well short of the firepower they may need to match a high-scoring Portland Trail Blazers. There could turn out to be a home shock here.
We are backing the away team to win this game.

 

NOTE: THIS HOU 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.