ORL vs MIA Dream11: COVID-19 has once again expanded its influence and is now placing multiple players in health & safety protocols, you never know which player will be sidelined. In this game, an already injury-inflected Orlando Magic meets another injury-ridden squad in Miami Heat. Magic has one of the worst records in the league while Heat has five more wins than losses in 29 games.
Orlando is rebuilding and is also missing many of its key rotation players. Magic’s record comes as a little surprise because largely, the team has fielded players under 23 years of age in the starting lineup, implying that this is a young team. Perhaps, Orlando will struggle to win 20 games this season.
Heat has done a wonderful job of keeping the campaign afloat despite missing Jimmy butler and Bam Adebayo. Kyle Lowry, Duncan Robinson, PJ Tucker, DeWayne Dedmon, and Gabe Vincent have all elevated their games to mee this tough ask of winning games without Butler.
Host: Orlando Magic
Visitors: Miami Heat
Match Timing: 18 December, @ 05:30 AM
Venue: Amway Center
Magic: As expected…
Orlando has performed as expected and the current record is not much of a surprise. Still, the frontline of Franz Wagner, Wendell Carter Jr., and Mo Bamba looks highly promising while PG Cole Anthony has shown he can become an all-around scorer. Orlando’s season is more about the development of the youth and for me, the team has a more solid foundational core than teams like Pistons and Rockets. Let us see if the management sticks to the development of the current core or look in a different direction next season.
Heat: A lot of fight
With Kyle Lowry and Duncan Robinson in the backcourt, PJ Tucker at Forward, and a pesky Center in Dewayne Dedmon, the Heat’s defense has been phenomenal recently. The team is well-adept at reading the opponent’s movements and once you hit some strides on offense, wins follow. The Heat has seen Kyle Lowry trying to get to 20 points, Duncan Robinson has tried to do the same while other actors off the bench such as Gabe Vincent have also stepped up the game. There is no way Heat could have done as well as they have had without Butler and Adebayo if the team had not acquired Lowry in the offseason. Trust me on that…
Miami Heat| Orlando Magic
Games: 29| 29
Wins: 17| 05
Defeats: 12| 24
Miami Team News
Heat Expected Starting Five
Forward: F: PJ Tucker
Middle: C: Dewayne Dedmon
Guards: SG: Duncan Robinson PG: Gabe Vincent, PG: Kyle Lowry
Miami Heat Bench: , Max Strus, Tyler Herro, Omer Yurtseven, Gabe Vincent, KZ Okpala, Marcus Garrett, Markieff Morris, Udonis Haslem.
Orlando Magic Team News
Magic Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Franz Wagner
Frontline: PF: Wendell Carter Jr C: Mo Bamba/Moritz Wagner
Guards: SG: Gary Harris/ Terence Ross PG: Cole Anthony(QUESTIONABLE)/RJ Hampton
BENCH MAIN ROTATION: Chuma Okeke, Moritz Wagner, Terrence Ross, Robin Lopez, R.J. Hampton.
Kyle is known for his top-notch leadership skills and with Butler out, his role has increased in that capacity. Lowry has scored in the 14-22 range while compiling more than 8 assists thrice in the last five games.
Wendell Carter Jr.(ORL)
Wendell is progressing well on his journey to become an effective all-around big in this league. Wendell has been picking up rebounds in the 10-15 range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-36
Duncan Robinson (MIA)
Duncan is a key long-range shooter for this Miami team but has been a tad inefficient from the field sometimes. Still, he has scored 21 or more in two of the last five games but in the rest of the three games, he has scored 10 or below.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 42-56
Franz Wagner(ORL )
Wagner is looking to become a go-to option on the wing and his offensive skillset shows a huge potential. Franz usually hovers in the 14-19 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-44
Terrence Ross(ORL )
Terrence is a big-time scorer off the bench and has lit up the league for some years now. The guard usually compiles points in the 16-19 range and may see a further increase in the role if Cole Anthony ends up missing the game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-44
Gabe Vincent (MIA)
Gabe can fill it up from long-range and his latest exploits speak volumes about his potential. The third-year player has scored mostly in 10-14 points range these days but his scoring can see an upwards journey.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-34
PG: K Lowry(SP), R Hampton
SG: D Robinson
SF: T Ross, F Wagner
PF: P Tucker, W Carter(PP)
C: D Dedmon
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