IND vs NOP Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Indiana Pacers vs New Orleans Pelicans
Match Timing: February 23, 2019, @ 05:30 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Bankers Life Fieldhouse
IND vs NOP Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Indiana Pacers will be looking to get back to winning ways when they host a struggling New Orleans Pelicans in a regular season NBA match at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, in Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, United States, on Saturday morning (IST).
It’s business for Indiana Pacers:
The Pacers’ fans will be ecstatic as NBA gets back to its business after the All-Star break. In truth, the All-Star was a low key affair for Indiana as they were the only team with no player participating in the NBA All-Star weekend. Though, Victor Oladipo as chose was a reserve, he couldn’t take part due to his knee injury.
For Indiana (38-20), keeping up the momentum is their primary target for the season. They have exceeded expectations to some extent as they sit at 3rd in the Eastern Conference. However, Basketball is like no other game, the luck has little room to fiddle with the proceedings. That’s why Pacers are no lucky team, they are 3rd because they deserve on the basis of their consistency throughout the season.
Building for the future:
After the transfer debacle involving their prized asset Anthony Davis, New Orleans Pelicans know one thing that their future lies away from Davis.
The team hierarchy has taken a big decision in that regard and the word is that Anthony Davis will be on a minutes restriction for the rest of the season.
That’s a big, big call and perhaps propelled by the fact that Pelicans (26-33 and 13th in the Western Conference) have a little chance of making into the playoffs.
Regular Season Record-
Indiana Pacers: W-38, L-20
New Orleans Pelicans: W-26, L-38
Players to watch out for:
Bojan Bogdanovic – With Victor Oladipo out with an injury, Bojan Bogdanovic will have to pull the strings for his team. And the 29-year-old is capable of performing as a leader, as he has been doing in the last 10 games or so, dropping points at 20.3 per game.
Domantas Sabonis – An indispensable part of the team, Domantas Sabonis’ contribution comes from all department. The 22-year-old is racking up the team’s 3rd most points per game this season, and is leading the rebounds charts as well for Pacers this season.
New Orleans Pelicans:
Anthony Davis – He has been with New Orleans Pelicans since 2012, and look how big a player he has become that the whole NBA is after him, for his signature as he is set to become a free agent come the next summer. The 25-year-old is scoring points at 28.1 points per game this season.
Jrue Holiday – The 28-year-old is averaging 21.1 points per game for New Orleans Pelicans. He is also accumulating 7.9 points per game.
IND vs NOP Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – Victor Oladipo is expected to miss the match as he is still recovering from the knee injury. The 26-year-old hasn’t played since January 23, 2019.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.
New Orleans Pelicans:
Injured – For the visitors, Elfrid Payton (ankle injury) and J. R. Smith (knee injury) have both been ruled out with their respective injuries.
Questionable – Superstar Anthony Davis suffered a shoulder injury just before the break but featured in Team LeBron’s All-Star game against Team Giannis. The 25-year-old is expected to feature here against the Pacers.
Suspended – None.
IND vs NOP Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
From the bench (Probables):
IND vs NOP Dream11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
With both Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday on minutes restriction, the rest of the players will have to raise their game. Talking about the performance, Indiana Pacers certainly have no issue here and we back the hosts to win the game.
NOTE: THIS IND vs NOP 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.