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IND vs POR Dream11 Match Prediction

IND vs POR Dream11: Before hitting the road for five games, Indiana Pacers will be looking to cap off a two-game home run with a win when they host to Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA 2019-20 regular season at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday morning (IST). Portland are certainly in a dire need of a win here. Their season starts now, players have to bring out their A-Game, for the Blazers could miss out on the playoffs if they don’t correc their form. They are 9th in the Western Conference going into this game, two-and-a-half games behind the memphis Grizzlies in 8thbplace.
Indian Pacers can do with a win as well after losing seven of the last 10 games, but they won the last game 119-80 against Charlotte Hornets and improved to 34-24 on the season.

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Match details:
Teams: Indiana Pacers and Portland Trail Blazers
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Match Timing: February 28, @ 06:30 AM

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Indiana Pacers vs Portland Trail Blazers team news:

Indiana Pacers: Jeremy Lamb has been ruled out for the rest of the season following an ACL injury he suffered last week against Toronto Raptors.
Victor Oladipo has been upgraded to questionable as is Edmond Sumner. The duo will be monitored before the game.

Portland Trail Blazers: Portland Trail Blazers’ leading scorer Damian Lillard is still not 100% fit as he recovers from the groin injury he picked up against Memphis Grizzlies, forcing him to miss out on the All-Star game.
“Health is the first priority. That’s pretty easy. Dame knows his body. I don’t think we would put him out there if we didn’t feel he was healthy. His health is the first priority, regardless,” Blazers head coach Terry Stotts said before Tuesday’s game.
Another important player missing from the Blazers’ roster these days is Jusuf Nurkic. He is yet to play for the team this season. Needless to say he has been a big miss.
In addition, Zach Collins (shoulder injury), Rodney Hood (Achilles tendon injury) and Skal Labissiere (knee leg) are also out.

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Indiana Pacers vs Portland Trail Blazers starting five:

Indiana Pacers: Domantas Sabonis, T. J. Warren, Myles Turner, Aaron Holiday, Malcolm Brogdon
Portland Trail Blazers: Trevor Ariza, Carmelo Anthony, Hassan Whiteside, CJ McCollum, Gary Trent Jr.

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Grand League tips:

  • Hassan Whiteside is another player who can pop up with the game-high numbers. He is averaging 15.9 points per game and leads the team with 14.2 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks per game.
  • CJ McCollum is averaging 23.2 in the last 10 games and has a career average of 28.2 against the Indiana Pacers. In the last three games, he has scored at 32 points per game. Clearly, he is red-hot at the moment and should be considered for captain option.
  • Carmelo Anthony is also in very good form for the Blazers. He has given the team a good balance on the offensive front and is the fourth-best player for them at the moment. He is averaging 15.5 points per game this season.
  • TJ Warren is also a good option to have on your Dream11 teams. He is, after all, the leading scorer for them this season.
  • But the player who has been most consistent for them this season is Domantas Sabonis. He has been superb on both ends of the court. He is averaging 18.5 points per game and leads the team with 12.5 rebounds per game.

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Likely squads:

Indiana Pacers: Domantas Sabonis, T. J. Warren, Myles Turner, Aaron Holiday, Malcolm Brogdon, Justin Holiday, T. J. McConnell, JaKarr Sampson, Doug McDermott, Goga Bitadze, Brian Bowen II, T. J. Leaf
Portland Trail Blazers: Trevor Ariza, Carmelo Anthony, Hassan Whiteside, CJ McCollum, Gary Trent Jr., Anfernee Simons, Mario Hezonja, Nassir Little, Caleb Swanigan, Wenyen Gabriel

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IND vs POR Dream11 teams:

Team 1:
PG: A Simons, T McConnell
SG: McCollum
SF: T Ariza, T Warren, McDermott
PF: Sabonis
C: Whiteside (SP)

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Team 2:
PG: A Simons, T McConnell
SG: McCollum
SF: T Ariza, T Warren, McDermott
PF: Sabonis
C: Whiteside (SP)

Anurag Tyagi

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