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MIL vs IND Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers

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MIL vs IND Dream11: Well, with All-Star festivities just a few days, the dial of the NBA has turned to a vigorous chase for the Playoffs spots. For some teams, sealing a top-six spot is necessary, while others are more focused upon getting to the 7th-10th positions after a slow start to the season. It is a season in which each team features 82 games which surely indicates that there can be ebbs and flows for various teams. For the Indiana Pacers who will meet the Milwaukee Bucks here, there hasn’t been any flow.

The Milwaukee Bucks lost their last game against the Trail Blazers in a rather embarrassing fashion. The Trail Blazers are a new-look team that has not fared well so yes the loss may bite the team however not having your best player(Giannis Antetokounmpo) can hurt you. That is where the Bucks have had some problems this season, their bench has to be one of the most shallow in the league and this can spell trouble.

On the other hand, the Pacers have been going through one of their worst seasons in recent memory. They are on a six-game losing streak and this has been a habit for this team. Now, after trading Sabonis, the team landed Tyrese Haliburton to perhaps build around. I have read in some columns that the Pacers are not the type that likes to wait for a long rebuild so they can focus on bringing in established talent in the offseason rather than investing in the draft picks until they land someone who can help out immediately.

Host: Milwaukee Bucks
Visitors: Indiana Pacers

Match Timing: 16 February, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Fiserv Forum

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Bucks: Can they come out of the East again?
The Eastern Conference has wrapped itself into a tough cover recently and has become a tough shell to crack. With the advancement of the Bulls, Heat, Celtics, Sixers, and Raptors, the road to the Eastern Finals can be tough for the Bucks who surely have an inferior bench compared to Heat and Celtics. Bucks have had some tough spells and their lack of depth has made it so that even if one of the big three among Giannis, Middleton, or Jrue is missing, they can lack cohesion on both ends of the floor. Losing Tucker in the offseason has surely been a problem for the team that has lacked depth.

The team has a strong trio of Giannis, Khris, and Jrue, all three carried the weight last season but their road looks much more thorny this time around. However, let me be clear, come postseason, these three can surely turn it on and can take care of business even if the East is rising. When the postseason arrives, Giannis’ inside finishes become even more potent while the defensive dial will be clicked too. The trouble is can the team sustain the same energy as last season. Brook Lopez is needed to attach some depth now as Portis can lead the bench unit.

Pacers: Where will they go from here?
As I said above, writers claim that the Pacers management isn’t the type that waits for long rebuilds like Kings, Pistons, or Magic. They like the win-now mode but alas, it hasn’t worked out for the last two seasons. The combination of Brogdon-Sabonis-Turner had been entrusted to fetch results but Sabonis was traded for Tyrese Haliburton. However, I do have a question here. The guard rotations look like a logjam with Malcolm Brogdon, Chris Duarte, Tyrese Haliburton, and Buddy Hield, three of those in Brogdon, Duarte, and Haliburton like to have the ball in their hands rather than playing off-the-ball and even Hield needs his touches. So, is the team going to field a three-guard lineup in the future or will they trade Brogdon or Hield? Well, the next offseason is crucial for the Franchise.

The frontline looks a little lean despite the terrific play of Oshae Brissett and a young promising player in Jalen Smith. The team will look better once Turner returns but I think Turner has to be even more assertive when he returns. The wing depth is in tatters since Justin Holiday was traded so yes, the Pacers lineup is surely guard-heavy with Lance Stephenson too in the mix. Lord, are Pacers fielding a lot of players who want the ball in their hands in dribble situations. The defense is weak more so because the team lacks the chemistry as the roster was blown up. The Pacers are far away from a Play-in spot as the East has grown deeper even in lower rankings but this is a great opportunity for Haliburton to run the show!

Indiana Pacers | Milwaukee Bucks

Games: 58| 58
Wins: 19| 35
Defeats: 39| 23

Milwaukee Bucks vs Indiana Pacers NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Indiana Pacers Team News

  • Isaiah Jackson is OUT for the game
  • Malcolm Brogdon is QUESTIONABLE for this contest.
  • Chris Duarte is OUT for this game
  • Myles Turner, TJ Warren, TJ McConnell, Ricky Rubio are OUT for long term.

Pacers Expected Starting Five
Middle: PF: Oshae Brissett | C: Goga Bitadze
Guards: SG: Buddy Hield | PG: Tyrese Haliburton | PG: Malcolm Brogdon(QUESTIONABLE)/ Duane Washington Jr./ Lance Stephenson/ Keifer Sykes
BENCH: Jalen Smith, Tristan Thompson, Lance Stephenson, DeJon Jarreau, , Keifer Sykes, Duane Washington Jr.

Milwaukee Bucks Team News:

  • Grayson Allen, Giannis Antetokounmpo are Game-Time Decisions.
  • Brook Lopez is OUT for the game and has no clear timetable to retur
  • Pat Connaughton is OUT for long-term

Bucks Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: SF: Khris Middleton | PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo(QUESTIONABLE)/ Serge Ibaka
Middle: C: Bobby Portis
Guard: SG: Grayson Allen| PG: Jrue Holiday

Bench: Jordan Nwora, Wesley Matthews, Greg Monroe, Lindell Winnington, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Sandro Mamukelashvili.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Khris Middleton(MIL)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 11
Assists: 09
Steals: 01
Wing Khris is coming into this game after a tough 3/15 shooting night but he has been doing well overall. I believe Khris will score 18+ points and grab 6-10 rebounds and dish 5-8 assists here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-45

Tyrese Haliburton(IND)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 16
Steals: 01
Promising Guard Tyrese has straightaway made an impact on the offensive end for the Pacers with his high-quality playmaking a scoring. 20+ points and 7+ assists range can be expected. He can be selected as Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA scene.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-47

Jrue Holiday(MIL)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 06
Steals: 02
Jrue is having another fantastic season and plays a crucial role in the Bucks lineup on both ends of the floor. He has scored in the 17-24 points range while dishing 5+ assists and clinching 1 or more steals a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-44

Oshae Brissett(IND)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 13
Assists: 02
Blocks: 02
Brissett has been a great presence at the Small Forward position recently with his quality scoring and rebounding. The Forward has scored 15 or more in three games straight while grabbing 11 or more rebounds in two straight games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-43

Bobby Portis(MIL)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 00
Blocks: 01
Bobby is having a strong season and his ability to score at a high clip and rebound intensely has helped with Lopez out of the scene. The Center has scored in the 16-23 points range while grabbing 8-13 rebounds a game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-37

Buddy Hield(IND)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

Hield has been having trouble shooting the ball but can get it together soon once he adjusts to the Pacers system. I expect a 15-19 points range from the off-guard.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-34

IND vs MINDREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Grayson Allen(MIL) had 14 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game. Allen has been doing well in the starting role and has scored in the 8-14 points and notched 1-2 steals a game regularly.
  • Serge Ibaka(MIL) had 6 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Ibaka’s minutes will depend upon whether Giannis plays or not, if he doesn’t then I expect a 5-9 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
  • Jalen Smith(IND) had 17 points, 12 rebounds, 1 block in the last game. Coming to the Pacers can certainly escalate Jalen’s growth. He can be expected in the 10-17 points and 5-12 rebounds range.
  • Jordan Nwora(MIL)had 17 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist in the last contest. Like Ibaka, the wing got minutes with Giannis out. Otherwise, he has usually been scoring around 5 points.
  • Lindell Winnington(MIL)had 11 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last contest. Can Lindell get enough minutes again to make such an impact?
  • Jalen Smith(IND) had 12 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Young Smith can enjoy a bigger role with the Pacers and perhaps can be in the 10-15 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
  • Greg Monroe(MIL) had 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1block in the last game. Just about what you can expect from the big.
  • Lance Stephenson(IND) had 21 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds in the last game. The entertaining guard can figure in such ranges every now and then. Which Stephenson will be seen here?
  • Goga Bitadze(IND) had 7 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks in the last game. Goga has been in the above ranges mostly.

MIL vs IND Dream11 Team

(If Giannis doesn’t play)
PG: J Holiday
SG: L Stephenson, T Haliburton(SP)
SF: K Middleton(PP), O Brissett
PF: S Ibaka
C:    B Portis, J Smith

(If Giannis plays)
PG: J Holiday
SG: L Stephenson, G Allen, T Haliburton(PP)
SF: O Brissett
PF: G Antetokounmpo(SP)
C:    B Portis, J Smith

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Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Surely not a piece of great news for Indian fans who will like to witness Tyrese going at work or Holiday directing the plays. The designated Streaming services Voot and JIOTV are not going to display this game while the TV outlets MTV and VH1 are not going to broadcast this game. That is why moving on from these services, you can purchase the annual subscription in the NBA League Pass, which gives access to all the live games and if you can’t catch the live stream, you can also watch the full game replays. To know the scores, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

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