POR VS NOP NBA Dream11 Basketball Prediction, Match Odds, Preview, Fantasy Team News
New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers
NBA Regular Season
POR VS NOP MATCH PREVIEW:
New Orleans Pelicans host Portland Trail Blazers in NBA action on Tuesday morning (IST) at Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, in Louisiana.
Pelicans finished the last season at 10th in Western Conference and the biggest task that Alvin Gentry had in the offseason was to hold on to his most prized asset Anthony Davis.
The 25-year-old power-forward didn’t leave the Smoothie King Center, and now the Pelicans are reaping the reward of his unique talent. They are 5th in the Western Conference, just two wins away from today’s visitors Portland Trail Blazers. So if they win this match, which they are capable of doing, the gap could be trimmed down to just one game, and that would open the possibility of finishing at 3rd in the conference. No mean feat in NBA-
Portland Trail Blazers are one of the surprise packages of the season. Last season, their record was split, 41 wins, 41-losses, and they managed to grab on to the last playoff spot, just one game better than Denver Nuggets who finished 9th in the conference.
This season, they have improved significantly as they are 3rd in the Western Conference heading into this match. Though the danger of slipping down the table still looms as the gap between them and Minnesota Timberwolves at 8th is just three games, their form suggests they are more than capable of finishing holding on to their third place.
Match Timing: Tomorrow, March 28, 05:30 AM IST
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Form of the Team-
New Orleans Pelicans–
Pelicans have won five and loss as many games in their last 10 games heading into this match. But of the last five games, they have won five games and the defeat against Houston Rockets on Sunday was their first in five games.
Anthony Davis was once again the lone bright star for his team in that 114-91 loss against James Harden’s team, scoring 25 points which came on 10 of 22 shooting.
As a team, Pelicans are the 4th best team in NBA this season as they are averaging 111.4 points per game, behind only Warriors, Rockets, and Raptors.
Portland Trail Blazers-
Portland Trail Blazers won their last game 108-105 against Oklahoma City Thunder with C. J. McCollum absolutely mesmerized every fan inside the Chesapeake Energy Arena in his 34-point display.
Before that win, Blazers lost two consecutive games against Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics. But those two losses were only two occasions in the last 16 games that a team got the better of them in an NBA match.
Blazers are averaging points at 106.0 this season, which is the 15th best record in 2017-18. While they are thumping rebounds at the rate of 45.4 this season, which makes them the 4th dangerous team in NBA in that regard.
New Orleans Pelicans – Win – 43, Loss – 31
Portland Trail Blazers – Win – 45, Loss – 28
Top Performer –
For New Orleans Pelicans-
|Points Per Game||Anthony Davis||28.2|
|Rebounds per Game||DeMarcus Cousins||12.9|
|Assists Per Game||Rajon Rondo||7.9|
For Portland Trail Blazers:
|Points Per Game||Damian Lillard||26.6|
|Rebounds per Game||Jusuf Nurkic||8.7|
|Assists Per Game||Damian Lillard||6.5|
POR VS NOP TEAM NEWS:
New Orleans Pelicans:
DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles Tendon Injury) has been ruled out for the entire season and won’t return until the offseason. So he is a no-to-guy for your Dream11 team.
Alexis Ajinca (Knee Injury), Frank Jackson (Foot Injury), and Nikola Mirotic (hip Injury) all have been ruled out from this match.
While Rajon Rondo is a big doubt for this match.
Darius Miller (Forward), E’Twaun Moore (Forward), Anthony Davis (Center), Jrue Holiday (Guard), DeAndre Liggins (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
From the bench: Cheick Diallo, Ian Clark, Larry Drew II, Solomon Hill, Emeka Okafor, Charles Cooke
Portland Trail Blazers:
Wade Baldwin and G. Papagiannis are only two players amongst Blazers’ rank who are doubtful for this match.
Maurice Harkless (Forward), Al-Farouq Aminu (Forward), Jusuf Nurkic (Center), Damian Lillard (Guard), C. J. McCollum (Guard)
From the bench: Ed Davis, Evan Turner, Pat Connaughton, Shabazz Napier, Zach Collins
New Orleans Pelicans – Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday
Portland Trail Blazers – Damian Lillard, C. J. McCollum
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Two of the most unpredictable teams in NBA will go head to head against each other. New Orleans Pelicans posses a man in their ranks who is a possible MVP candidate this season.
However, Portland Trail Blazers are one of the most in-form teams in NBA, and the points are also distributed less sparsely, a big reason that makes them such a dangerous outfit.
We are backing Blazers to win this match and cement the 3rd place-
POR VS NOP FANTASY TEAM:
NOTE: THIS POR VS NOP 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.