HOU vs NOP Dream11: This is the battle between two teams in Pelicans and Rockets who are way behind the 50% win mark but have played some impressive basketball lately. Pelicans are playing without Zion Williamson while the Rockets are in rebuild mode and their rookie Jalen Green is injured right now.
Pelicans offense these days revolve around Brandon Ingram and Jonas Valanciunas. While Valanciunas has developed a superb half-court game, Brandon has been always been a reliable scorer at the wing. With Devonte Graham, Alexander-Walker, Temple, Jones, and Hernangomez, the team has solid role players.
Rockets have won five games in a row. One of the reasons why they have been winning recently is the superb play of Christian Wood and Jaesean Tate. Houston has dealt with a lot of issues on both ends since last season but they have done well recently. For Houston, the focus seems to be the development of young players and the inconsistent play of Kevin Porter Jr. is a bit concerning.
Host: Houston Rockets
Visitors: New Orleans Pelicans
Match Timing: 6 December, @ 05:30 AM
Venue: Toyota Center
NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis
Rockets: Strong these days
With Christian Wood, the Houston Rockets is able to eke out 20+ points and 10+ rebounds regularly. Eric Gordon can chip in with 12-18 points regularly, while Porter Jr. is the primary playmaker for the team. Rookie Alperen Sengun has shown some spark but he largely remains a work-in-progress. Jae’ Sean Tate is playing the best stretch of his NBA career and the team has received decent contributions from players like Garrison Matthews.
Pelicans: It has been tough without Zion
Although they have played much much better recently, the Pelicans need Zion Williamson who can help out on both ends. With Zion out, the team misses high-percentage shooting nights, tough rebounding, and a fastbreak style game. New Orleans needs to just hang on till Zion returns and get their record as close as possible to a 50% win mark.
Houston Rockets | New Orleans Pelicans
Games: 22| 25
Wins: 06| 07
Defeats: 16| 18
Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Live, Team News and Lineups
Houston Rockets Team News
- Jalen Green is OUT for this game.
- John Wall has been ruled OUT and his status is yet unclear.
- Usman Garuba is OUT for the game.
- Kevin Porter Jr. is OUT for the game
Rockets Expected Starting Five
Wing: PF: Jae’Sean Tate
Middle: C: Christian Wood
Guards: SG: Garrison Matthews SG: Eric Gordon PG: D.J. Augustin
BENCH: Kenyon Martin Jr., Danuel House Jr., Dawid Nwaba, Alperen Sengun, Dante Exum, Armoni Brooks, Josh Christopher, Daishen Nix.
New Orleans Pelicans News
- Zion Williamson is OUT for the game.
- Josh Hart is QUESTIONABLE for the game.
- Didi Louzada is OUT for the game
- Daulton Hommes is OUT for the game
Pelicans Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Brandon Ingram Jr. PF: Herbert Jones
Middle: C: Jonas Valanciunas
Guards: SG: Garrett Temple PG: Devonte Graham
BENCH: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Willy Hernangomez, Kira Lewis Jr., Tomas Satoransky, Naji Marshall, Jaxson Hayes, Jose Alvarado, Trey Murphy III
NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
Christian Wood(HOU )
Wood is having another double-double season for the Rockets. He has scored 20 or more in three of the last four games while grabbing more than 14 rebounds in those games too. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-55
Valanciunas has been huge both on boards and scoring-wise this season for the Pelicans. He has grabbed 10 or more rebounds in four of the last five games. The big is averaging around 19 points and 12 rebounds for the season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44
Jae’Sean Tate (HOU )
Tate struggled at the beginning of the season to shoot the ball but has turned things out around big time recently. He has scored 15 or more in three of the last four games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-34
Brandon Ingram (NOP)
Brandon is one of the most talented wing players in the league and has an all-around game. However, he is primarily a scorer and has dipped in 21 or more points in four of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 31-44
Devonte can fill in buckets from beyond the arc and is also one of the main ball handlers for his squad. He has scored 13 points in each of the last two games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-30
Eric Gordon continues to be a superb scorer in the league. He can dip in 20 or more every now and then but usually hover in the 11-16 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-33
HOU vs NOP LINEUP BALANCERS
- Nickell Alexander-Walker(NOP) had 9 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game.
- Alperen Sengun(HOU ) had 13 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists in the last game.
- Willy Hernangomez(NOP) had 12 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game.
- Garrison Matthews(HOU ) had 16 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game.
- Herbert Jones(NOP) had 13 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game.
- Garrett Temple(NOP) had 5 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game.
HOU vs NOP Dream11 Team
PG: G Matthews
SG: E Gordon
SF: B Ingram, J Tate
PF: C Wood(SP)
C: W Hernangomez, J Valanciunas(PP), H Jones
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