POR VS LAC NBA Dream11 Basketball Prediction, Match Odds, Preview, Fantasy Team News
Portland Trail Blazers vs Los Angeles Clippers
NBA Regular Season
POR VS LAC MATCH PREVIEW:
Portland Trail Blazers host Los Angeles Clippers in NBA action on Saturday morning (IST) at Moda Center, in Portland, Oregon.
‘We are the real deal,' that's what Portland Trail Blazers superstar Damian Lillard exclaimed in ecstasy when his 28-points effort and C.J. McCollum's game-high 30 points helped trounced the defending Champions Golden State Warriors at Moda Center three weeks ago.
He is right actually. Portland have been the package of shocks and surprises this season. Nobody, in their wildest dreams, would have thoughts them sitting at 3rd in the Western Conference at this stage of the season.
With a record of 46-29, Blazers are five games away from Los Angeles Clippers who are 9th in the table heading into this game. So mathematically, they need just two wins to guarantee their place in the NBA playoff.
Los Angeles Clippers, on the other hand, have put together a decent run heading into this match. They have won three games on the trot and that's a big reason why they are still in with a chance to grab the NBA playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Utah Jazz (42-33) are on 8th, just one game better than Clippers who sit one place below at 9th in the conference.
So the visitors must win this game against the indomitable looking Blazers, and hope Utah Jazz lose their next game against Memphis Grizzlies.
Match Timing: Tomorrow, March 31, 08:00 AM IST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
Form of the Team-
Portland Trail Blazers–
Against all odds, Portland Trail Blazers lost their last game against Memphis Grizzlies. This was their third loss in their last five games and only the third loss in their last eighteen games. During that imperious run, Blazers did the double over Golden State Warriors and also got the better of the teams like Cleveland Cavaliers, and Boston Celtics to name a few.
Blazers are accumulating points at an average of 106 points per game this season, while opponents are scoring 103.3 against them in the 2017-18 season.
Damian Lillard is NBA's fifth most consistent player this season as he is averaging 26.8 points per game. While Jusuf Nurkic is leading the rebounds chart for Blazers this season.
Los Angeles Clippers-
Los Angeles Clippers are on a three-game winning streak, which includes a magnificent 117-106 win over Eastern Conference leaders Toronto Raptors. So the visitors have the potency to hurt the big teams and they are certainly can't be bullied by any team. Because Clippers possess two of the best performing Basketball players in their ranks.
One is Lou Williams who is averaging 22.7 points, and the other player is DeAndre Jordan who is 2nd on the list of rebounds charts. The 29-year-old Texas-born Center is averaging a mammoth 15.4 rebounds, behind only Detroit Pistons' Andre Drummond who is averaging 16 rebounds per game.
As a team, Lakers are averaging 109.5 points and allowing 108.4 points against them.
Last 10 Games –
Portland Trail Blazers – W W W W W L L W W L
Los Angeles Clippers – W L L L L W L W W W
Portland Trail Blazers – Win – 46, Loss – 29
Los Angeles Clippers – Win – 41, Loss – 34
Top Performer –
For Portland Trail Blazers-
|Points Per Game||Damian Lillard||26.8|
|Rebounds per Game||Jusuf Nurkic||8.7|
|Assists Per Game||Damian Lillard||6.5|
For Los Angeles Clippers:
|Points Per Game||Lou Williams||22.7|
|Rebounds per Game||DeAndre Jordan||15.4|
|Assists Per Game||Blake Griffin||5.4|
POR VS LAC TEAM NEWS:
Portland Trail Blazers:
Maurice Harkless will have a knee surgery and has been ruled out by Blazers for an indefinite period. While their record scorer Damian Lillard is expected to miss the game due to some personal reasons.
So our advice is – do not include Lillard in your Dream11 team.
Evan Turner (Forward), Al-Farouq Aminu (Forward), Jusuf Nurkic (Center), C. J. McCollum (Guard), Shabazz Napier (Guard)
From the bench: Pat Connaughton, Zach Collins, Wade Baldwin IV, Ed Davis
Los Angeles Clippers:
Patrick Beverley (Knee Injury), Avery Bradley (Groin Injury), have been ruled out from the match while Miloš Teodosić (foot injury) is expected to sit out the match due to the foot injury.
Tobias Harris (Forward), Wesley Johnson / Lou Williams (Forward), DeAndre Jordan (Center), Tyrone Wallace (Guard), Austin Rivers (Guard)
From the bench: Lou Williams / Wesley Johnson, Sindarius Thornwell, Montrezl Harrell, C. J. Williams, Sam Dekker, Boban Marjanovic
Portland Trail Blazers – Jusuf Nurkic, C. J. McCollum
Los Angeles Clippers – Tobias Harris, Lou Williams
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Los Angeles Clippers need to win if they want to keep their playoff hopes alive. Also, the timing of this match seems perfect as Portland Trail Blazers are expected to be without their top scorer Damian Lillard.
So the hosts will be weak if Lillard doesn't play and Clippers have the potency to strike a deadly blow to Blazers.
But Portland are playing at home and C.J. McCollum is still in their ranks.
We are backing Blazers to win the match.
POR VS LAC FANTASY TEAM:
The final team news and game-time decisions will be updated at around 12:30 am. Stay tuned to India Fantasy-
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NOTE: THIS POR VS LAC 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.