LAL vs CHI Dream11: Two teams from different conferences come face-to-face in this match-up. Here the Los Angeles Lakers host the Chicago Bulls in a cross-conference affair. The Lakers have two more wins than total losses but have not been performing up to their billing so far. On the other hand, the Bulls are having their best season in the last few seasons.
Lakers have been thinned down with LeBron out at the wing position. The guard-Forward combo of Westbrook and Davis is overwhelming but Westbrook has not figured how to process the Lakers system yet. Monk has come alive in the last two games, Anthony has been one of the shining lights while the return of Talen Horton-Tucker certainly helps the team. Bulls are an isolation specialist team with DeRozan and LaVine who are two high-yielding one-on-one players. AT PG position, Ball provides shooting and Caruso gives tremendous defensive energy. The team is missing Vucevic, White, and Williams right now but still packs a lot of punches.
Host: Los Angeles Lakers
Visitors: Chicago Bulls
Match Timing: 15 November, @ 08:00 AM
Venue: Staples Center
Lakers: Favourable schedule wasted
Even though they won against Spurs in the last game, most of the Lakers have been against below 50% win opponents, having lost two against Thunder and one of the bottom dwellers in Timberwolves. The team gives away more than 110 PPG which places them among the bottom-five teams in the league. It is clear that the team is missing LeBron and against tougher opponents, the team will face only more trouble. And in this game, they will face one of those tougher opponents.
Bulls: Pride on the defensive end
Unlike the Lakers, the Bulls are a superb defensive unit, figuring in the top 5 and holding their opponents under 103 PPG. The team scores about 106 PPG and so the net difference gives them a winning hold in the season so far. The team does need to cut down on turnovers as they figure among the teams who commit the most turnovers. Still, all in all, Chicago has come out banging into the season after acquiring DeRozan and Ball.
LA Lakers| Chicago Bulls
Games: 14| 13
Wins: 08| 09
Defeats: 06| 04
Los Angeles Lakers Team News
Lakers Expected Starting Five
PF: Carmelo Anthony SF: Avery Bradley C: Anthony Davis
SG: Russell Westbrook PG: Talen Horton-Tucker
BENCH: Wayne Ellington, Deandre Jordan, Dwight Howard, Rajon Rondo, Malik Monk, Jay Huff, Sekou Doumbouya.
Chicago Bulls News:
Bulls Expected Starting Five
PF: Javonte Green SF: DeMar DeRozan C: Tony Bradley
SG: Zach LaVine PG: Lonzo Ball
BENCH: Alex Caruso, Derrick Jones Jr., Troy Brown Jr., Ayo Dosummo, Tyler Cook, Alize Johnson, Matt Thomas, Devon Dotson, Marko Simonovic, Coby White.
DeRozan is one of the most remarkable isolation scorers to play in the game. The high-quality Guard has scored more than 35 points thrice already this season. He is one of the options for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-52
Anthony Davis continues to be an intimidating presence on both ends of the floor and has kept the Lakers afloat so far. The big Forward has 32 or more points in two of the last four games, while also clamping down on 12 boards or more thrice in that window. The Foward is also averaging 2.75 BPG and 2.25 SPG in that period.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 52-70
Zach LaVine (CHI)
Zach LaVine has proven time and time again that he is a legitimate scoring threat through his isolation game. Now, he is finally playing with a winning roster. He is averaging around 26 PPG this month.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-47
Russell Westbrook (LAL)
Westbrook has been rather conservative in shooting the ball recently. The triple-double phenom has continued to rack up points, rebounds, and assists, but turnovers are still a major issue. He has pulled down 11 rebounds or more in three of the last five games while composing two games of 14 assists in that period.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-55
Alex Caruso (CHI)
Caruso has become an elite defender in the league. Caruso has made this Bulls a stronger defensive unit. He has collected 2.6 SPG in the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-39
Talen Horton Tucker(LAL)
With LeBron and guards like Reaves, Kendrick out, the Lakers needed a spark from someone. Talen Horton provided that spark in his season debut, going 7/14 from the floor.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-33
PG: A Caruso
SG: M Monk, Z LaVine, T Horton-Tucker
SF: D DeRozan(SP)
PF: A Davis(PP), C Anthony
C: T Bradley