MIA vs CHI Dream11: Injuries, COVID-19 have clouded a bunch of teams now and we are seeing a long list of absentees almost every game. In this game, two depleted teams in Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls see each other. Heat has won four games above the 50% win mark while the Bulls have 17 wins in 26 games.
Heat is playing without Butler and Adebayo these days and yes, the defense has suffered a lot but the team has somehow scrapped two wins without these two stellar athletes. The Lowry signing is shown its worth as he has been instrumental in both wins.
Bulls are as depleted as the Heat, missing their premium iso guard DeMar Derozan, perimeter lockdown defender Alex Caruso, scorer Coby White and also Derrick Jones Jr. after having lost Patrick Williams for long term. Still, with LaVine, Ball, and Vucevic in the mix, Bulls can mount up a challenging unit.
Host: Miami Heat
Visitors: Chicago Bulls
Match Timing: 12 December, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: FTX Arena
NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis
Heat: Lowry can keep the team afloat
Kyle Lowry is one of the most distinguished leaders in the NBA world. With him, you get the hustle on both ends of the floor and his importance with Butler and Adebayo out can’t be emphasized enough. He received a ton of support from Caleb Martin in the victory against the Bucks who scored an impressive 28 points. It is the need of the hour that players like Herro, Martin, and Strus step up their games. One huge concern for the Heat has been the inconsistent play of Robinson who is yet to find his stroke this season.
Bulls: Pushed to the brink
With five of their main rotation players out, the Bulls have been forced to use players deep in the bench. Thankfully, with Ball, LaVine, and Vucevic, there are opportunities to score but yes, without Caruso and DeRozan, the defensive end certainly takes a big hit. I don’t think Chicago’s situation is alarming, they have double more wins than losses and of course, DeRozan and Caruso are massive, but this is also a great time to test some of the bench players. Chicago is a team that has been playing some high-quality basketball and if it can traverse this tricky phase, I expect big things from this team.
Chicago Bulls| Miami Heat
Games: 26| 26
Wins: 17| 15
Defeats: 09| 11
Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls NBA Live, Team News and Lineups
Miami Team News
- Duncan Robinson is PROBABLE for the game.
- Victor Oladipo has been listed OUT for the game.
- Markieff Morris is OUT for the game.
- Bam Adebayo is OUT for the game
- Jimmy Butler is OUT for the game.
Heat Expected Starting Five
Forwards: SF: Caleb Martin PF: PJ Tucker
Middle: C: Dewayne Dedmon
Guards: SG: Duncan Robinson PG: Kyle Lowry
Miami Heat Bench: , Max Strus, Tyler Herro, Omer Yurtseven, Gabe Vincent, KZ Okpala, Marcus Garrett, Markieff Morris, Udonis Haslem.
Chicago Bulls News:
- Patrick Williams is OUT for the game and will take at least till April to recover from a shoulder issue.
- Coby White is OUT for the game and may not return for 6-7 days or so.
- DeMar DeRozan is OUT for the game and may miss time till 16 December.
- Alex Caruso is OUT for the game and can miss 1-2 more games.
- Javonte Green is OUT for the game.
Bulls Expected Starting Five
Wings: PF: Alize Johnson
Middle: C: Nikola Vucevic
Guards: SG: Zach LaVine SG: Ayu Dosunmu PG: Lonzo Ball
BENCH: Troy Brown Jr., Tyler Cook, Matt Thomas, Devon Dotson, Marko Simonovic, Tony Bradley.
NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks
With DeRozan out of the fray, the responsibility of producing points becomes even more premium for LaVine. I expect him to have a 28-35 points range game soon. He is one of the options for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-50
Kyle Lowry has expanded his scoring and assists numbers too in absence of Butler and Adebayo. I expect the hustling guard to scrap around 19-23 points and 9-14 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-55
Lonzo Ball (CHI)
Lonzo is an important component with DeRozan out and he has seen an uptick in his scoring recently. With a depleted lineup, it will not be a surprise if he is able to score in the 18-22 points range while dishing 5-8 assists.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-44
Tyler is one of the key opponents in the Miami lineup however he committed 7 turnovers in the last game versus the Bucks. I expect the guard to bounce back here with a 17-24 points range performance.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-38
Vucevic is a double-double threat in the middle but his shooting efficiency has been a cause of worry all season long. Still, expect him to figure in the 17-25 points range and 9-14 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-39
Caleb Martin is coming into this game after a career-high performance versus the Bucks. If Caleb can even score half of what he did versus the Bucks, it will serve the Heat well.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-35
MIA vs CHI DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS
- P.J. Tucker(MIA) scooped up 15 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals in the last game.
- Ayu Dosunmu(CHI) lined up 5 points, 3 assists in the last game.
- Max Strus(MIA) hoarded 16 points, 2 rebounds in the last game.
- Troy Brown Jr.(CHI) hoarded 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in the last game.
- KZ Okpala(MIA) lined up 10 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal in the last game.
- Tony Bradley(CHI) scrapped 2 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game.
- Devon Dotson(CHI) bagged 6 points, 1 rebound in the last game.
- Dewayne Dedmon(MIA) lined up 2 points, 9 rebounds in the last game.
- Duncan Robinson(MIA) lined up 6 points, 2 rebounds in the last game.
MIA vs CHI Dream11 Team
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