ORL vs PHI Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Orlando Magic vs Philadelphia 76ers
Match Timing: March 26, 2019, @ 04:30 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Amway Center
ORL vs PHI DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Orlando Magic will be looking for their fifth consecutive win as they face the mighty Philadelphia 76ers in a regular season NBA match at Amway Center, in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday morning (IST).
With a 25-57 record in the 2017-18 regular season and no season-defining movement to Amway Center, Orlando Magic were never considered as a candidate for the playoffs at the start of the season. But the fact is, they are very much in the mix, their own fate in their own hands and sitting within a game away from the playoffs at the moment.
The hero of this season, or the force which propelled the team to this height, to some degree, is Nikola Vucevic. He is somebody who has broken some negative trends for Magic this season, fueling the team’s chances with his incredible consistency.
Orlando never had an All-Star on their roster in the last six years or so, but that changed this season when Vucevic was deservedly rewarded for his displays with an All-Star induction.
It’s because of his performance that everybody is now taking notice of Magic. The team still has a lot of work to do to qualify for the playoffs, but the fact that Magic fins themselves in this situation is commendable, to say the least.
Orlando’s push for the playoffs now see them sitting at 9th in the Eastern Conference. They are now on a four-game winning streak with the last one coming against Memphis Grizzlies. It was a close game which went to the overtime to decide the winner.
Nikola Vucevic scored 25 points, while Terrence Ross scored a game-high 31 points from the bench.
Philadelphia 76ers, meanwhile, suffered a shocker of a result in the last match as Joel Embiid and Co. lost 129-127 to Atlanta Hawks. With the playoffs already clinched, and the third place looking secured as well, Sixers may not be playing at their true potential.
But it was a good win for Atlanta Hawks and their young roster. Trae Young is certainly emerging as a genuine superstar from that team, and it was he who finished the biggest Basket of the game, sinking a last-second winner.
Sixers have all the five starters scoring in the double-digits with Joel Embiid and Jimmy Butler scoring 27 and 25 points respectively.
While the game’s best efforts went to Hawks’ rookie Trae Young who collected a double-double, scoring 32 points and 11 assists in the match.
Regular Season Record-
Orlando Magic: W-35, L-38
Philadelphia 76ers: W-47, L-26
Players to watch out for:
Nikola Vucevic – His numbers are mundane and his performance is expected to say the least. Behind Orlando Magic’s surge, is Nikola Vucevic’s consistency. The 28-year-old is the only player on Magic’s roster this season to average in the 20s. He is scoring points at 20.7 per game, adding 12.1 rebounds per game to his efforts.
Aaron Gordon – Another player who has improved a lot this season is Aaron Gordon. The 23-year-old power forward is averaging a career-high 16.0 points per game this season. His contributes defensively as well, making 0.7 steals and 0.7 blocks per game this season.
Joel Embiid – He has taken his game to new heights this season. No wonder, Sixers are flying high in the Eastern Conference, winning big games and looking like a genuine threat to all the teams aiming to win the big trophy. The 25-year-old Center had an injury-plagued start to his career, but he is now reaching his full potential. The 7-ft Cameroonian is averaging MVP calibre stats this season, 27.3 points and 13.6 rebounds per game.
Tobias Harris – The last piece of the puzzle which has certainly made the Philadelphia 76ers a “Super Team.” He joined the 76ers in the mid-season and already looks a vital member of the pack. The 26-year-old has lived up to his billings, racking up the team’s 2nd best numbers since switching his loyalties. The forward is averaging 20.5 points per game.
ORL vs PHI DREAM11 TEAM NEWS:
Injured – As many as four players are on the sidelines for Magic. Mo Bamba (shin injury), Isaiah Briscoe (knee injury), Markelle Fultz (shoulder injury) and Timofey Mozgov (knee injury) have all been ruled out of this match.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None
Injured – No fresh injury concerns for the Sixers. But Furkan Kormaz (knee injury) remains on the sidelines.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
ORL vs PHI Dream11 Teams (Probables):
From the bench:
ORL vs PHI DREAM11 Fantasy Team:
James Ennis is a doubt.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Orlando Magic need to win this game to keep the playoffs within a reachable distance as the season heads to its business end. The hosts have the form to feel confident against Sixers’ super-team.
But the 76ers lead this season’s head to head stats 2-1, but that one loss came in Orlando in November. Considering this is Magic’s home game, a similar result for Nikola Vucevic and Co. is not out of grasp.
We back the hosts to win this match.
NOTE: THIS ORL vs PHI DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.