Houston Rockets and Milwaukee Bucks, two pre-tournament favorites for the NBA finals, will open their 2019-20 season with a game against each other at Toyota Center, in Houston, Texas.
With Rockets adding superstar Russell Westbrook in the offseason from Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Chris Paul and some draft picks, head coach Mike D’Antoni will definitely look to top the Western Conference just like the 2017-18 season.
With Harden and Westbrook sharing the court and drawing the defenders, Clinte Capela and Eric Gordon can find a lot of opportunities for easy points.
Milwaukee Bucks, meanwhile, are the favorites, along with Philadelphia 76ers, to win the Eastern Conference this season.
Match Timing: October 25, 2019, @ 05:30 AM IST
Venue – Toyota Center
HOU vs MIL DREAM11 Team News:
Houston Rockets –
Nene Hilario has been ruled out from Houston Rockets’ season-opener against Milwaukee Bucks. The 37-year-old center is suffering from a hip injury.
In addition, Michael Frazier, who has been offered a two-way contract by Rockets, and Gerald Green both are listed as out due to injury.
No more injury problems for the hosts.
Houston Rockets squad for the NBA Regular Season 2019-20:
Thabo Sefolosha, Clint Capela, Tyson Chandler, Gary Clark, Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, Nene, Gerald Green, James Harden, Isaiah Hartenstein, Danuel House Jr., Ben McLemore, Austin Rivers, P.J. Tucker, Russell Westbrook, Chris Clemons, Michael Frazier
Milwaukee Bucks –
Eric Bledsoe is expected o miss the first game for Milwaukee Bucks as he continues to recover from a rib injury which forced him to miss the entire preseason.
No other injury concerns for the visitors.
Milwaukee Bucks squad for the NBA Regular Season 2019-20:
Giannis Antetokounmpo, George Hill, Jaylen Adams, Sterling Brown, Ersan İlyasova, Thanasis Antetokounmpo, Pat Connaughton, Donte DiVincenzo, Kyle Korver, Brook Lopez, Dragan Bender, Eric Bledsoe, Robin Lopez, Frank Mason, Wesley Matthews, Luke Maye, Khris Middleton, Cam Reynolds, Reyjon Tucker, D. J. Wilson
HOU vs MIL Dream11 Playing Team (Probable 5) :
Houston Rockets – Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Eric Gordon, P.J. Tucker, Clint Capela
Milwaukee Bucks – Wesley Matthews, Eric Bledsoe, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez
HOU vs MIL Dream11 Fantasy Picks:
Too many superstars:
Giannis Antetokounmpo: The Greek-Freak is the reigning MVP and is an odds-on favorite to win his second this year.
Points Per Game: 27.7
Rebounds Per Game: 12.5
Points Per Game: 5.9
James Harden: He will have his say in who wins the coveted MVP this season. The 2018 MVP winner racked up more than 35 points per game last season which was the best ever average by a player in more than 30 years.
Points Per Game: 36.1
Rebounds Per Game: 6.6
Points Per Game: 7.5
Russell Westbrook: And then there is Russell Westbrook. The 2017 MVP winner. The king of triple-doubles. He will be in the mix for sure.
Points Per Game: 22.9
Rebounds Per Game: 11.1
Points Per Game: 10.7
Eric Bledsoe (if fit to play)
HOU vs MIL Dream11 teams:
HOU vs MIL Dream11 Predictions:
Houston Rockets are at home and will start the match as a favourite.