| On Jan 2, 2022 8:54 AM IST

SAC vs MIA Dream11 Prediction NBA Live, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Sacramento Kings vs Miami Heat


SAC vs MIA Dream11: With COVID-19 making the job for NBA athletes even more tenuous in a long season, the league has kept on churning games thanks to the relaxed rules related to quarantine and allowing teams to sign ten-day deal players without a cap. Sometimes it feels like we are seeing a mixture of Summer League and Regular Season squads but yes many of these ten-day deal players have shown that they are no less a pro ball player than the major players of the league.

Anyway, in this game, the Sacramento Kings host the Miami Heat. Miami Heat fielded four ten-day deal players in the last game with many players out, some out due to injuries and other due to the persistent COVID-19 threat.

Meanwhile, the Kings have most of their players back and their regular rotation has been in play for the last couple of games. Still, playing a regular rotation hasn’t worked for Kings, a franchise that keeps finding itself at the margins of the rankings and far removed from the Play-in tournament at this point. For that, there is a lot of underwhelming basketball to blame and even when they were healthy, the Kings have kept on losing games with margins of 15+ or 20+ on a regular basis.

The Heat is the opposite of the Kings in that regard. Not only did they win quite a bit with healthy Adebayo and Butler, but they turned up the heat when both of them went down as the signing of Kyle Lowry has made them better compared to last season. With two leaders like Butler and Lowry, the Heat plays elite brand of basketball on both ends of the floor and that is why they are one of the best and deepest teams in the league.

Host: Sacramento Kings
Visitors: Miami Heat

Match Timing: 1 January, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Golden 1 Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Kings: They have been highly underwhelming
The Kings have been involved in multiple games where they go down big, their shooting is cold, their defense is vulnerable and none of the players manage to avoid the big losses. Sacramento gives away big leads way too often and sometimes even after having a strong start, the team loses the advantage pretty quickly. This team is certainly not made for comebacks and these glaring issues have haunted them for years now, it is the manner of the losses even against short-handed teams which is disheartening more than anything. There is the talent with four guards with different capacities in Mitchell, Fox, Haliburton, and Hield but Fox and Hield have been ice-cold recently which has made the matters worse.

Heat: Too much depth
It is one thing that when your main Center goes down, your backup Center picks the slack up, but it is another when your backup Center goes down and the player third in line gets around 10+ points and 10+ rebounds a game as the norm. Omer Yurtseven has provided that lift and with Butler and Lowry, the Heat already has an intimidating leadership pairing. Tyler Herro is well-known for his scoring exploits and even if some key pieces like Duncan Robinson and Bam Adebayo are out, what has the Heat accomplished? A five-game winning streak as the team continues to blunt the opposition’s efforts on a regular basis. The Heat is on fire right now.

Sacramento Kings | Miami Heat

Games: 37| 36
Wins: 15| 23
Defeats: 22| 13

Sacramento Kings vs Miami Heat NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Sacramento Kings Team News

  • Richuan Holmes is in the COVID-19 protocols.

Sacramento Kings Expected Starting Five
Forwards: PF: Marvin Bagley III   SF: Harrison Barnes
Middle: C: Damian Jones
Guards: PG: DeAaron Fox            PG: Tyrese Haliburton

BENCH: Maurice Harkless, Alex Len, Chimezie Metu, Louis King, Terance Davis, Jahmius Ramsey, Emmanuel Terry, Robert Woodward III.

Miami Team News

    • Max Strus, Gabe Vincent, Duncan Robinson, PJ Tucker, Udonis Haslem, Marcus Garrett are in COVID-19 protocols.
    • Markieff Morris, KZ Okpala are UNLIKELY to play here
    • Bam Adebayo, Dewayne Dedmon are OUT for the game

Heat Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Jimmy Butler    SF: Caleb Martin
Middle: C Omer Yurtseven
Guards: PG: Tyler Herro   PG: Kyle Lowry

Miami Heat Bench: Chris Silva, Haywood Highsmith, Nik Stauskas, Kyle Guy, Mario Chalmers, Aric Holman.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Jimmy Butler(MIA)
Points: 37
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 02
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01

Jimmy is one of those players who can adapt to any role, meaning, he can play both as a primary playmaker and as a scorer, and he is already an incredible defensive player. The wing can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-52

Tyrese Haliburton (SAC )
Points: 17
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 10
Steals: 01
Haliburton has done a wonderful job at the one guard position of ensuring the offensive flow of this Kings team. He has been a major scorer, shooting the ball well from three while he has also led the team in assists this season. Expect 17-21 points and 7-10 assists a game from Tyrese these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 31-45

Tyler Herro(MIA)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 09
Herro is usually a primetime scorer off the bench but in the pandemic era, roles can shift quickly. Tyler is usually a 17-24 points a game scorer but a 9 assists game is usually not a norm in this case.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-35

DeAaron Fox(SAC)
Points: 10
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 07
Blocks: 02
Steals: 01

Fox has been struggling to shoot the ball ever since he has cleared the health & safety protocols. His conditioning and his shot-selection both have been easy and the guard who was scoring in 17-24 points range earlier but now he is in 10-16 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-36

Kyle Lowry(MIA)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 03
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Lowry has been having a great season with the Heat and is one of the most incredible leaders once again. Kyle can score in the 12-17 points range and can dish 3-8 assists a game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-38

Harrison Barnes(SAC)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 01
Barnes was scoring in the 20s to begin the season but since mid-November or so, he is mostly scoring in the 13-18 points range. His rebounding rate has also decreased recently.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-29


  • Marvin Bagley III(SAC ) had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last game. Bagley is hovering in the 11-15 points and 5-8 rebounds range these days.
  • Damian Jones(SAC ) had 10 points, 8 rebounds in the last game. Damion has grabbed 6 or more rebounds in three games straight.
  • Omer Yurtseven(MIA) had 10 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals in the last game. Omer has shown his great skills in the starting role after lingering on the bench for a long. He has scrapped 10 points or so 12-16 rebounds a game these days.
  • Chimezie Metu(SAC ) had 10 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Metu has figured in the 7-11 points range and 5-7 rebounds range during most games this season.
  • Davion Mitchell(SAC ) had 2 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists in the last game. Davion has hovered in the 6-8 points and 1-3 assists range, the rookie is primarily a defensive player.
  • Buddy Hield(SAC) compiled 8 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists in the last game. The guard has scored in single figures in the last two games after being in the 16-22 range for the most season, he has had some troubles shooting-wise.
  • Kyle Guy(MIA) had 17 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals in the last game. This was the first game for the youngster this season and he showed his capabilities. He can garner such minutes again?
  • Caleb Martin(MIA) had 11 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Martin has scored in the 11-14 range mostly this season.
  • Chris Silva(MIA) had 2 points, 7 rebounds in the last game. He is one of those ten-day deal players.
  • Haywood Highsmith(MIA) had 9 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Another ten-day deal player.

SAC vs MIA Dream11 Team

PG: K Lowry
SG: B Hield, T Herro, T Haliburton(PP)
SF: J Buttler(SP)
PF: C Metu, M Bagley
C:    O Yurtseven

If you like our Dream11 Prediction Tips, please share this article with your friends, who are also interested in playing Dream11 Fantasy Leagues. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Telegram, and YouTube for the best Dream11 Fantasy Tips.

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Forget the hassle of waiting for the game to be telecasted or streamed by Jio TV, Voot, MTV, and Vh1. If you are a hardcore NBA fan then the NBA League Pass is the best way to go? Why? You can get the annual subscription and have all the games available on live stream and also the full game replay from past seasons, isn’t that a huge bonus! To get the score, you can go to the NBA App or visit the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.