POR VS NOP DREAM11 NBA Basketball Prediction 18th April – Fantasy Team News
Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Pelicans
NBA Regular Season
POR VS NOP DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW:
If wins were awarded on the basis of form and ranking, then Portland Trail Blazers would certainly have a 1-0 lead in this seven-game NBA Playoffs series. But it doesn't work like that and in the first game Pelicans showed their grit and temperament as they won the match 97-95 at Raptors' home.
The game wasn't that close as the score-line suggests because Pelicans were a massive 12 points clear of Raptors after the end of the third quarter. But in the last phase of the match, Toronto tried to claw their way back into the game but it proved to be too late as the visitors held on to their lead.
Now comes the 2nd game, and Raptors are left with no choice but to win this game as they will be playing their next two games away at Pelicans.
Talking about performance in key areas, Blazers are the 3rd best team in free-throw percentage and rank 5th in defensive rebounds per game this season.
While Pelicans are the 2nd best team in the field throw percentage and are the third most scoring team in the NBA so far this season.
POR VS NOP DREAM11 MATCH DETAILS:
Match Timing: Tomorrow, March 31, 08:00 AM IST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
Last 10 Games –
Portland Trail Blazers – W L W W L L L L W L
New Orleans Pelicans – L W L L W W W W W W
POR VS NOP DREAM11 Regular Season Record-
Portland Trail Blazers – Win – 49, Loss – 33
New Orleans Pelicans – Win – 48, Loss – 34
POR VS NOP DREAM11 Top Performer –
For Portland Trail Blazers-
|Points Per Game||Damian Lillard||26.9|
|Rebounds per Game||Jusuf Nurkic||9.0|
|Assists Per Game||Damian Lillard||6.6|
For New Orleans Pelicans:
|Points Per Game||Anthony Davis||28.1|
|Rebounds per Game||DeMarcus Cousins||12.9|
|Assists Per Game||Rajon Rondo||8.2|
POR VS NOP DREAM11 TEAM NEWS:
Portland Trail Blazers:
It's a very good news for Portland Trail Blazers' fans as Maurice Harkless, who has had a knee surgery and was thought to be out for the entire season, has been put under ‘Questionable' category. He may not be as good as Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, but he provides some good back up from the bench. Though he is a doubt and his inclusion depends on the game-time decision.
While C. Wilcox also had a knee surgery and has been ruled out from the match as well. So don't include him in your POR VS NOP DREAM11 team.
Evan Turner (Forward), Al-Farouq Aminu (Forward), Jusuf Nurkic (Center), C. J. McCollum (Guard), Damian Lillard (Guard)
From the bench: Pat Connaughton, Zach Collins, Wade Baldwin IV, Ed Davis, Shabazz Napier
New Orleans Pelicans:
DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles Tendon Injury) is still out and there is has been ruled out for the entire season and won't return until the offseason. So he is a no-to-guy for your POR vs NOP Dream11 team.
Alexis Ajinca (Knee Injury), and Frank Jackson (Foot Injury), have been ruled out from this match.
There are no other injury concerns.
Nikola Mirotic (Forward), E'Twaun Moore (Forward), Anthony Davis (Center), Jrue Holiday (Guard), Rajon Rondo (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
From the bench: Darius Miller, Cheick Diallo, Ian Clark, Larry Drew II, Solomon Hill, Emeka Okafor, Charles Cooke
Portland Trail Blazers – Damian Lillard, C. J. McCollum
New Orleans Pelicans – Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday
POR VS NOP DREAM11 FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
New Orleans Pelicans should not be afraid of their hosts in this match by any means and not after how they performed in the first match.
However, Blazers have had a too good a season so far to ruin it now, and they possess enough talent in their ranks to level the series in this match.
We are backing the home team to win this match.
NOTE: THIS POR VS NOP 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.