MIL Vs ORL Dream11 Prediction: Milwaukee’s 3-5 seeding round record sees apprehension over the side’s identity for the first time this season.
From everything going hunky-dory for them way back in March to currently registering only three wins in the seeding round, Milwaukee Bucks have seen their cloak of invincibility be ripped off their shoulders.
Although the side ended up as Eastern Conference leaders, the side’s waning form made for a predicament ahead of the upcoming playoffs. Its form which left even the side’s players perturbed with the team persistently speaking about the need to pull their socks up.
While there’s no discounting the fact that the side went without its main starting rotations for a majority of their encounters, the 3-5 record still doesn’t bode well for a club which has designs of winning the prestigious title.
Entrapped in a soup at the moment, Orlando Magic is just the side Milwaukee wanted to come across today. While a higher seeding doesn’t accord them home advantage this season but their first place sees them paired off against 8th seeded Orlando, a team which just about managed to squirm its way into the playoffs.
Ending the seeding round with a 3-5 record, it wasn’t until the last encounter that Orlando was able to snap out of their five-game losing spree. The side has made for a dreary opposition not just in the bubble but across the league, a side which Milwaukee should have little qualms in pummelling on the day.
Probable Playing 5
Eric, Mathews, Khris, Giannis, Brook
Fultz, Ennis, Wesley, Nikola, Gordon
NBA Playoffs 2019-20
Match: Milwaukee Vs Orlando Game 1
Date And Time: 18th August, Tuesday: 11:00pm
Venue: The Field House, Orlando
- Giannis: 29.3 ppg
- Nikola: 20.5 ppg
Best Ball Stealer
- Giannis: 14.7 rpg
- Nikola: 11.7 rpg
Memphis Grizzlies Vs Milwaukee: 119-106
Orlando Magic Vs New Orleans Pelicans: 133-127
Dream 11 Picks
Orlando Magic confirmed ahead of the upcoming playoffs that Markelle Fultz will be the side’s preferred choice in the point guard docket. And with him set to be in the side’s starting rotation today, we’ll be snagging him up from the side given the way in which he’s transitioned possession for his side with his dimes.
5 points and 6 assists for George Hill see the point guard be inculcated into our Dream 11 side as the first pick from Milwaukee Bucks. Although he’s set to only feature as a substitute for the side today, the point guard offers sublime value owing to the quick break points he’s set to pull off for the team.
With Orlando not offering the sternest test, Milwaukee are set to toy around with their team today. And someone who’ll benefit from the shuffle is Pat Connaughton with the player utilising the open zones left by Orlando to line up the triples from the deep.
With Gordon questionable for this encounter, James Ennis is set to flourish on the court. Orlando are an ominous unit when shooting the triples and with Milwaukee having massively faltered when it comes to defending from the deep, James Ennis can easily utilise his expansive skill set to line up the three pointers.
Not only has Khris Middleton utilised his jump shots to come up with a bevy of points inside the paint for the side but the Milwaukee Bucks player has come up with layups and dimes as well to make the small forward a must have pick for this one.
Named into the bubble first team, Giannis Antetokounmpo torched his way to a slew of points and boards in the seeding round. Despite getting frugal minutes on the court, the power forward was able to rifle his way through to crucial game winning performances for the side and see him stay true to his nature.
The best defensive team in the league., traversing past Milwaukee Bucks inside the paint has been an adversity for sides. And leading the side’s stern and well disciplined defence is the tenacious Brook Lopez with his ability to win the battle of the boards serving his team fruitfully.
At a measly 5.5 credits, Khem Birch from Orlando more than justifies his worth with his capable of sending down a solid amount of offhanded shots.
With him looking good for a double-double today, Giannis will be our star player while Khris is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Hill, Fultz, Pat, Khris, Ennis, Giannis, Lopez, Birch
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.