POR VS NOP DREAM11 NBA Team Prediction Basketball – Fantasy Team News
Portland Trail Blazers vs New Orleans Pelicans
NBA Regular Season
POR VS NOP DREAM11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Portland Trail Blazers host New Orleans Pelicans in NBA action on Sunday morning (IST) at Moda Center, in Portland, Oregon.
Blazers (49-33) finished the NBA regular season at 3rd in the Eastern Conference, while Pelicans (48-34) were 3rd in the same conference, but just one point behind their hosts in this match.
So there's not much of a difference between these two teams as far as the performance in the regular season is concerned.
Portland are coming into this match on the back of a win against Utah Jazz, which eventually ended a three-game losing streak for Damian Lillard and company. The hosts shouldn't look too much into that torrid period as Blazers had already cemented their place in the playoffs and rotated their squad in that period.
They are the 3rd best team in terms of free-throw percentage, fifth best in defensive rebounds, and 7th best in blocks per game.
Pelicans, on the hand, ended their regular season with five wins on the trot, giving them a perfect impetus ahead of this season-defining period. They possess a player in their ranks which could be the difference between teams on any given day. Anthony Davis is that player and he is averaging 28.1 points per game, second best scoring record and only behind Houston Rockets' James Harden.
So the host team needs to be wary of this particular threat, and their guards need to be at their toes if they are to start the playoff with a home win.
Match Timing: Tomorrow, March 31, 08:00 AM IST
Venue: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon
Last 10 Games –
Portland Trail Blazers – W W L W W L L L L W
New Orleans Pelicans – W L L L L W W W W W
Portland Trail Blazers – Win – 49, Loss – 33
New Orleans Pelicans – Win – 48, Loss – 34
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:
Blazers' #4 Small-Forward Maurice Harkless is still recovering from a knee surgery and is out of this clash. He may be in contention for the next match, but not this one. There is another player who is having the same issues and has gone under the knife for the same problem, and his name is C. J. Wilcox who also has had a knee surgery, so he is out as well.
So our advice is – do not include these two players 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: Zach Collins, Ed Davis, Shabazz Napier, Wade Baldwin IV, Pat Connaughton
New Orleans Pelicans:
Pelicans' are still sweating over the fitness of DeMarcus Cousins, who is yet to recover from Achilles Tendon Injury, he is not playing in this game, whilst Alexis Ajinca (Knee Injury), and Frank Jackson (Foot Injury), both have been not included in the squad for 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:
We are backing a Home Win in 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.