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POR vs TOR Dream11 Prediction NBA Projections, Daily Fantasy Basketball Team, Top Picks and Tips for Portland Trailblazers vs Toronto Raptors

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POR vs TOR Dream11: Two teams who are yet to figure their identity are going to clash in this game. Here, Portland Trailblazers hot the Toronto Raptors in a cross-conference affair. Portland has a losing record, struggling to be consistent on both ends while Toronto has the same amount of wins as losses.

Portland has two dynamic high-scoring guards in Lillard and McCollum but both of them are yet to find their groove this season. Nurkic has been a little off recently and hasn’t been scoring at a high clip. Powell has been consistent, Simons has been up-and-down while Nasir Little has made a case for more minutes. On the other hand, the Raptors present a deep guard rotation with Gary Trent and Van Vleet, while their Forwards Scottie Barnes and Pascal Siakam can pose threats too. Meanwhile, Guard/Forward OG Anunoby has had a breakout season, pouring in points at a great clip.

Host: Portland Trailblazers
Visitors: Toronto Raptors

Match Timing: 16 November, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Moda Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Trailblazers: Where do they go from here?
The Trailblazers are struggling right now just like they struggled early last season. The team is among the bottom fifteen in terms of defense, the team gives away around 109 PPG while their offense scores around 108 PPG which means they have not matched the defensive deficiencies. Portland has seen both guards Damian and CJ struggle in terms of shooting and even Nurkic is struggling. Can the team figure it out soon or will we have some trades soon?

Raptors: Rebuilding and holds promise

Raptors are not slated to make a deep run contesting in a much deeper Eastern Conference this time around. Toronto is however in rebuilding mode and rookie Scottie Barnes shows a lot of promise. Despite that, the team is top-ten in defense, allowing around 104 PPG, and has shown some grit. However, they are bottom ten in offense, scoring around 105 PPG.


Portland Trailblazers | Toronto Raptors

Games: 14| 14
Wins: 06| 07
Defeats: 08| 07

Portland Trailblazers vs Toronto Raptors NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Portland Trailblazers Team News

  • Damian Lillard has been ruled OUT for this game

Trailblazers Expected Starting Five
PF: Robert Covington     SF: Norman Powell       C: Jusuf Nurkic
SG: Anfernee Simons     PG: CJ McCollum

BENCH: Tony Snell, Ben Mclemore, Larry Nance Jr., Dennis Smith Jr., Anfernee Simmons, CJ Elleby, Nasir Little, Keljin Blevins, Greg Brown III, Cody Zeller.
Toronto Raptors Team News

    • Fred VanVleet is QUESTIONABLE to play in the game.
    • Chris Boucher is QUESTIONABLE to play in the game.
    • Yuta Watanabe is OUT for the game

Raptors Expected Starting Five
PF: Scottie Barnes     SF: OG Anunoby       C: Pascal Siakam
SG: Gary Trent Jr.     PG: Fred VanVleet Jr.

BENCH: Delano Banton, Khem Birch, Isaac Bonga, Chris Boucher, Justin Champagnie, Goran Dragic, Malachi Flynn, David Johnson, Svi Mykhailiuk, Precious Achiuwa.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Pascal Siakam (TOR)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 12
Assists: 07
Steals: 01
Pascal is one of the best all-around Power Forwards in the league. The 1x NBA champion has missed 11 games this season out of his team’s 14. His best performance in the three games so far came in the last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-55

CJ McCollum(POR)
Points: 21
Rebounds:02
Assists: 02
Steals: 02
CJ will need to step up his game further to help save Trailblazers from sinking further. He hasn’t been as clinical as expected this season but there is still loads of time to recover his old form. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-48

Scottie Barnes (TOR)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 04
Steals: 01

Rookie Scottie has shown mettle early in his career and has become a prominent player in the Toronto lineup. He has scored 11 or more in the last four of the five games, dishing four assists in all that window while clamping down 7.6 RPG in that period.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 31-45

Jusuf Nurkic (POR)
Points: 04
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 01
Jusuf struggled against the Nuggets defense, shooting a paltry 2/5 from the floor. However, still, he is a double-double threat on regular basis. The Center has bagged 12 or more rebounds twice in the last five games and scored in double-digits during 3 of those games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44


Anfernee Simons (POR)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 04
Blocks: 01
Simons is a productive scorer at the guard position as a back-up to Dame. Before the impressive performance versus the Nuggets, Simons was struggling big-time from the floor shooting-wise.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-31

OG Anunoby (TOR)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 00
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

OG has elevated his offensive game this season and looks like a future big-time two-way star. The guard has scored at least14 points in the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-38

Notes

  • Damian Lillard(POR) missed the last game but may return for this one.
  • Fred Van Vleet(TOR) missed the last game but may play here.
  • Nasir Little(POR) had 13 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in the last game.
  • Gary Trent Jr.(TOR) had 23 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals in the last game.
  • Norman Powell(POR) had 13 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game.
  • Goran Dragic(TOR) had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in the last game.

POR vs TOR Dream11 Team

PG: G Dragic
SG: C McCollum(PP), G Trent
SF: N Powell, N Little
PF: P Siakam(SP), S Barnes
C:    J Nurkic

Shubham Singh

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