MIA vs DEN Dream11: The NBA season becomes trickier as it gets deeper and deeper. There are a ton of injuries to deal with and some players lose form while some get in their groove. In this game, an injury-riddled Denver Nuggets team pays a visit to the Miami Heat. More information such as injury list, last game stats, major picks, and the fantasy lineup are given below.
Miami is a solidly built squad because both offensive and defensive needs have been addressed. With Lowry, Butler, and Tucker guarding the perimeter along with Robinson, the athletic feet of Adebayo protect both the paint and the long-range. Herro comes off the bench with a scoring punch while Gabe Vincent has shown promising play recently.
Denver is plagued with injuries. More than six months ago, Jamal Murray went down and is yet to return. Then Michael Porter Jr. suffered a nerve issue and can end up missing the season, while the team has played without MVP Jokic for 10 days or so. The burden has shifted to Morris, Green, Gordon, and Campazzo in this case.
Host: Miami Heat
Visitors: Denver Nuggets
Match Timing: 30 November, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: FTX Arena
Heat: Not far from elite status
What makes Heat special is the defensive end as Miami is top five in restricting opponents in terms of points per game and allows around 102. The team also sucks up the rebounding end and allows just around 41 rebounds, thus the team has shown that it has reliable box-out and hustle players. With Butler scoring around 20 a game, Adebayo giving 15-20, Herro providing 20 or so, and shooters like Robinson and Lowry at the perimeter, Heat can mount up a potent offense too. Robinson and Lowry are finding their feet and once they get going, Miami can win around 55-60 games if no injuries happen.
Nuggets: Derailed season
Really, can you blame Denver for the recent 6-game losing streak, a squad that is playing without its three star players? While Jokic’s absence has hurt the Nuggets on offense , the defense has suffered without dynamic wing Michael Porter, who was among the top players in defensive win shares before the injury bug hit him. The Nuggets need some relief from injury and the trouble is that the schedule has been brutal on them for the past six games, as they have faced five teams with winning records. God bless the Nuggets!
Denver Nuggets| Miami Heat
Games: 19| 20
Wins: 09| 13
Defeats: 10| 07
Miami Team News
Heat Expected Starting Five
SF: Jimmy Butler PF: PJ Tucker
C: Bam Adebayo
SG: Duncan Robinson PG: Kyle Lowry
Miami Heat Bench: Tyler Herro, Dewayne Dedmon, Max Strus, Omer Yurtseven, Gabe Vincent, KZ Okpala, Marcus Garrett, Markieff Morris, Victor Oladipo, Caleb Martin, Udonis Haslem.
Nuggets Expected Starting Five
PF: Aaron Gordon SF: Jeff Green
C: JaMychal Green
SG: Will Barton PG: Monte Morris
BENCH: Austin Rivers, Bol Bol, Markus Howard, Zeke Nnaji, Petr Cornelie, Davon Reed, Matt Ryan, Nah’shon “Bones” Hyland.
Butler continues to be the leader of this sturdy Miami outfit. He has been in fantastic touch again at the wing position and has scored 29 or more in two of the last five games, also getting 4 or more steals twice in the window. He is questionable for the game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-50
Barton was on fire to begin the season but with defenses closing on him without Jokic and Porter, he has shot around 30% since Jokic went down. Still, the above-stated numbers are something you’d expect from him consistently.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-48
Bam Adebayo (MIA)
Adebayo impacts the game in many ways that a stat sheet can reflect at times but his presence on the defensive end is equally important as the offensive end. He has scored 15 points or more four out of the last five encounters while grabbing 9 rebounds thrice in that window.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-45
Aaron Gordon (DEN)
Aaron’s load has increased recently due to the aforementioned injuries. The Forward is more comfortable being a fourth option on offense but right now he is one of the go-to-guys. He has done well in the last four games, scoring 16 or more in three of them.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-44
Kyle despite his shooting struggles can do a lot of things that make the Heat a better offensive and defensive unit. He has scored 15 or more twice in the last five matches while giving 6 assists or more thrice in that window.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-49
Monte Morris has rendered quality services with Jamal Murray out at guard and has given the team both playmaking and scoring. He has scored 15 or more twice in a row while dishing 5 or more assists in three of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33
PG: K Lowry, F Campazzo
SG: W Barton(PP), D Robinson, T Herro
SF: M Strus
PF: A Gordon
C: B Adebayo(SP)
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