NOP vs OKC Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News

Updated on: Dec 13, 2018 12:34 am IST

NOP vs OKC Dream11

NOP vs OKC Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
New Orleans Pelicans vs Oklahoma City Thunder


Match Timing: December 13, 2018, @ 06:30 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Smoothie King Center
Capacity- 17,791



New Orleans Pelicans must brace themselves for the stern test in the NBA when they host the mighty and the high-performing Oklahoma City Thunder at Smoothie King Center, in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Thursday morning (IST).


New Orleans Pelicans:

The time is fleeting indeed and with it are slipping away the chances and the opportunities which New Orleans Pelicans are not taking at this moment. For they are 10th in the Western Conference, at least three wins away from the playoff spots.

New Orleans have lost six times in the last 10 games coming into this match, a staggering 11 out of 15 on the road as well. So there is clearly a problem engulfing the team.

Though in the end, Pelicans may scrap into the playoff spots but merely qualifying to the postseason and extending the NBA stay beyond the regular season is not what would do justice to the immense talent of Anthony Davis.

The 25-year-old is rumoured to be on the radar of super teams like Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers. And for some, this is the eventuality of the saga which is rumbling on and on these days.

However, it’s nothing like what happened between Minnesota Timberwolves and Jimmy Butler as Anthony knows that this franchise has played a big part in nurturing his talent.

But not everything is Sureshot as Davis may decide to prolong his stay in Louisiana, and to that happen, the results on the court have to improve.


Oklahoma City Thunder:

Well, this team is on the rise – The Oklahoma City Thunder.

Here in the west, all the parameters which could be used to judge a team’s growth have to be taken in line with Golden State Warriors’ position in the table. And at this moment, the Dubs are behind, at 2nd and the leaders are Oklahoma City who are thundering, to say the least.

Winning 17 times in the 25 games is a very good return for any team. But the numbers look even more impressive for Thunder considering they opened their season with four straight defeats.

Oklahoma beat Utah Jazz 122-113 in the last match, their fifth in the last six and seventh in the last 10 matches.

Russell Westbrook had another triple-double of his career, scoring 12 points, 10 assists and 11 rebounds in the match. While Paul George dropped a game-high 31 points in the match to continue his blistering form.


Regular Season Record-
New Orleans Pelicans: W-14, L-15
Oklahoma City Thunder: W-17, L-8


Players to watch out for:
New Orleans Pelicans:
Anthony Davis – He is untouchable in Louisiana. No, not in terms of doing something bad and get away without getting any flak, but it’s about his numbers. The 25-year-old forward is dropping 27.4 points per game, and his contribution becomes even more intense if his 12.2 rebounds per game are taken into contribution.
Jrue Holiday – Had an average game last time around but he is good and has a vast experience under his belt. The 28-year-old is the only other player in Pelicans’ ranks to average in the 20s. His average for the season is 20.5 points per game, more than 5 points better than his career average.


Oklahoma City Thunder:

Paul George – Before him, there was only Russell Westbrook and two is always better than one. So Oklahoma now boast two of the best players of the current generation and their good form is the reason behind Oklahoma’s rise this season.
On his part, the former Indiana Pacers star is racking up 24.3 points per game.
Russell Westbrook – The 2017 NBA MVP is accumulating some insane numbers this season. The 30-year-old is the only player to rack up average triple-double in the current campaign. His contribution is unparalleled and there are beliefs that he doesn’t receive the kind of admiration that he deserves. Kudos to this once-in-a-generation kind of players.


New Orleans Pelicans:
Injured – Elfrid Payton is still recovering from a hand injury he suffered earlier in the season and won’t be playing in this match as well.
Questionable – E’Twaun Moore was listed as questionable ahead of the last match but remained out from the game against Boston Celtics. His situation remains the same.
Joining him in the doubtful list is Nikola Mirotic who is suffering from an ankle injury.
Suspended – None.


Oklahoma City Thunder:
Injured – Andre Roberson remains the only casualty for the visitors. There are no fresh injury concerns for Oklahoma City Thunder ahead of this match.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.


NOP vs OKC Dream11 Teams (Probables):

  • New Orleans Pelicans: Julius Randle (F), Solomon Hill (F), Anthony Davis (C), Jrue Holiday (G0, Tim Frazier (G)
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Paul George (F), Jerami Grant (F), Steven Adams (C), Russell Westbrook (G), Terrance Ferguson (G)


From the bench:

  • New Orleans Pelicans: Darius Miller, Cheick Diallo, Ian Clark, Nikola Mirotic (Doubtful), Andrew Harrison, Wesley Johnson, Kenrich Williams, Jahlil Okafor
  • Oklahoma City Thunder: Dennis Schroder, Alex Abrines, Nerlens Noel, Patrick Patterson, Hamidou Diallo, Deonte Burton, Abdel Nader


NOP vs OKC Dream11 Fantasy Team:

Team 1:
Please Note, E’Twaun Moore is a big doubt for this match, and that’s why we have selected Hamidou Diallo in both the teams.



This is a matchup between two giants of Western Conference. In these kinds of games, you can never be sure about how the form can affect a team’s performance, and so, Thunder are out-and-out favourites. But Pelicans are at home and should be a tough nut to crack.
A Thunder win.



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