MIL vs LAL Dream11: In this cross-conference battle, two teams who are struggling will meet against each other. In this game, Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Milwaukee Bucks away from home. Lakers are 8-7 and have struggled in absence of their leader LeBron James. Meanwhile, an injury to Khris Middleton has derailed the early campaign of the Bucks.
Lakers Forward Anthony Davis has been fuming at his team’s effort thus far and wants more out of the squad. While Westbrook has performed in a better fashion, bench players like Monk have been cold from the field. Carmelo has been methodical but has lost his production a bit lately. On the other hand, the Bucks look like a different squad with Middleton, not in the fray and they surely need his presence to make things happen on both ends.
Host: Milwaukee Bucks
Visitors: Los Angeles Lakers
Match Timing: 18 November, @ 06:00 AM
Venue: Fiserv Forum
Lakers: How will they deal with tougher opponents?
Los Angeles Lakers threw away games to teams such as Oklahoma City and Minnesota, both squads way below the 50% win mark. Such performances have left both fans and teammates frustrated because these are your must-win games. Now once the schedule features more tricky teams, the Lakers’ bottom five defense can get exposed as the team allows around a bunch of points. This unit needs LeBron’s operations to function more efficiently.
Bucks: Middleton’s value realised and the Brook factor
Bucks have struggled on both ends of the floor without Khris Middleton. The team has been unable to match opponents in high-scoring games and there are various other issues on the defensive end. Portis has been doing decent in the starting lineup but this brings into mind the void left by Brook Lopez’s absence. Both Middleton play top-notch defense and were highly instrumental in Milwaukee’s title run last season
LA Lakers| Milwaukee Bucks
Games: 15| 14
Wins: 08| 06
Defeats: 07| 06
Milwaukee Bucks News:
Bucks Expected Starting Five
PF: Giannis Antetokounmpo SF: Pat Connaughton C: Bobby Portis
SG: Grayson Allen PG: Jrue Holiday
BENCH: Rodney Hood, George Hill Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Georgios Kalaitzakis, Sandro Mamukelashvili, Jordan Nwora, Semi Ojeleye, Justin Robinson, Khris Middleton.
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.
Giannis leads the Bucks in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks and that is nothing new. He continues to remain an MVP-level player and is one of the best to ever play the game. He is one of the options for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-52
Davis has given the Lakers offense some semblance but it has not been enough so far. The Forward has clasped home more than 20 points and 10 rebounds multiple times while claiming around more than 2 steals and 2 blocks every now and then.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 52-70
Jrue Holiday (MIL)
Jrue Holiday is a stellar two-way player who was huge in the Bucks championship run during last season. The guard has been playing some superb offense in recent times.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-47
Russell Westbrook (LAL)
Russell is not grabbing as many triple-doubles as he did in prior years but still remains an all-around force. He has been playing better offensively but will need to do more with LeBron out.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-55
Bobby Portis (MIL)
Portis has been doing a great job at the Center position for the Bucks this season. He is averaging 16.4 PPG and 8.4 RPG for the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-39
Talen Horton Tucker(LAL)
Ever since recovering from his injury, Talen has injected life into the off-guard position for the LA Lakers. He is averaging <strong>22 PPG</strong> since his comeback.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-33
PG: J Holiday, R Westbrook(PP)
SG: G Allen, T Horton-Tucker
SF: S Ojeleye
PF: G Antetokounmpo(SP), C Anthony
C: B Portis