IND vs TOR Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Toronto Raptors vs Indiana Pacers
Match Timing: January 07, 2019, @ 06:00 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Scotiabank Arena
IND vs TOR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
The current biggest winning streak in the NBA will be on the line when Toronto Raptors play host to Indiana Pacers in the battle between Eastern Conference pacesetters at Scotiabank Arena, in Toronto, Ontario, on Monday morning (IST).
The once indomitable and unbeatable looking Toronto Raptors are now staring at their gaping chinks. Not that they have gone down the hill but the form they showed at the start of the campaign is not in their recent performances.
Raptors are coming into this match after winning six times in the last nine games. However, they are 6-5 in the last 11 matches which reveals about the drop in their form.
But the last game was a statement as it came against the current Eastern Conference leaders Milwaukee Bucks.
Kawhi Leonard had a personal tussle with the red-hot Giannis Antetokounmpo. Though the Bucks man ended up scoring the game-high 43 points in the the match, Kawhi had the more formidable support with four players scoring more than 20 points in the match.
The former Spurs man dropped 30 points, while Pascal Siakam matched his superstar teammate as he scored 30 points by himself.
Though they lost their biggest star and the most talented player Paul George last season, Pacers haven’t spent time mourning about his departure, rather they have recruited well and now they look more of a team at this stage.
At the moment, they have the best winning streak in NBA across both the conferences. They have won the last six games, and have moved up in the table.
Regular Season Record-
Toronto Raptors: W-29, L-12
Indiana Pacers: W-26, L-12
Players to watch out for:
Kawhi Leonard – Superstar in his own terms, Kawhi Leonard traded for Raptors in the offseason for pastures new. And it’s not an exaggeration to say that the former San Antonio Spurs star has made the team even more formidable. This season, the 27-year-old is racking up 27.2 points per game.
Serge Ibaka – Scored 25 points in the last game as Raptors best Bucks. Serge Ibaka made a telling contribution, scoring 25 points in the match. No other player is averaging in the 20s for Toronto this season but players like Serge Ibaka and Pascal Siakam are playing the role of perfect supporting cast.
Victor Oladipo – His number may have gone down since he came back from the injury but he is an integral cog of Pacers’ wheel. Even in the last 9 post-injury games, he has averaged more than 16 points which is what Pacers’ second best player is averaging this season.
Bojan Bogdanovic – The 29-year-old is having a good season up until now and is averaging 16.3 points per game which is four points per game better than his career average.
IND vs TOR Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – Toronto Raptors have been inconsistent in the last few weeks and that could be down to the injury to key players. However, most of the players have returned with only Jonas Valanciunas remaining the only confirmed absentee with a finger injury.
Questionable – Kyle Lowry, meanwhile, has been listed as questionable ahead of the match.
Suspended – None.
Injured – Clean bill of health. No player has been listed as out.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
IND vs TOR Dream11 Teams (Probables):
From the bench:
IND vs TOR Dream11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Form is certainly with Pacers at the moment. However, the big games produce the best out of Raptors and this is a game between two of the best teams in NBA this Season.
A win for Raptors is our call.
NOTE: THIS IND vs TOR 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.