Portland Trailblazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Dream11 Prediction: Dream 11 Fantasy Tips for OKC vs POR in Game 3 of Playoff as The SportsRush helps you form the best possible Dream 11 Team.
Portland Trailblazers and Oklahoma City Thunder will play in a crucial 3rd game of the series that might be the turning point or the end of the series between the two teams that finished 3rd and 6th in the Western Conference.
For Oklahoma City Thunder, who seemed like the Warriors biggest threat midway through the season, it has been a rude awakening. Their dispirited defense and lack of scoring from the bench is a major problem and in the playoffs they are especially haunting OKC. Their inability to go away from running majority of their play through the hands of Westbrook and George is a two edged sword.
Sticking to it is making their offense static and predictable and Portland’s defense adjusts to the few sets that they do run for the two of them. But going away from the two is also not feasible for them because they do not have good or even decent scoring option outside of the two.
For the Blazers this has been a terrific series that has been 3 years in the making. After 10 consecutive playoff losses Blazers are back with vengeance and CJ McCollum has nothing left to prove to Jennifer.
Round 1 // Game 3
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) April 19, 2019
Damian Lillard is destroying the Thunder and making Westbrook look bad while doing it, after Westbrook told him he’s been busting Lillard’s ass over the years. Blazers lead the series 2-0 and one more win out of the next two games will seal the series for the Blazers.
Portland Trailblazers vs Oklahoma City Thunder Dream11 Prediction:
Point Guards: Damian Lillard and Raymond Felton
Damian Lillard picks himself at this point. He is currently averaging 50 Dream11 points per game in this series. On the other hand Russell Westbrook has been averaging 42 points at 24 Credits. That is not a bad number, but when you combine Lillard and Westbrook the price comes to 45 Credits and you still leave a lot on the table with George, Steven Adams and McCollum who are all also priced very high. The points per credit shows Westbrook despite high points is actually the least efficient at his price point. While he may change that in the next game, form says he is the lowest in the pecking order and so we leave him off the list and Lillard makes the cut.
Raymond Felton plays a few minutes and is a squad filler at 4 Credits.
Shooting Guards: CJ McCollum
McCollum has been great in the series despite the Paul George guarding him on most possessions. He is averaging 40 points per game on Dream11 in the series. His stat line is 30 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. That is very good value for 15 Credits especially given Westbrook’s points tallying similarly at 9 Credits higher.
Small Forward: Paul George
Paul George and Westbrook have similar Dream11 points over the past 2 games with both scoring 85 odd points each. George though has the capability to score a lot more than his 26.5 points he is averaging right now. Whereas Westbrook is around what he is expected to be producing and he also is 2.5 Credits higher than George.
Power Forwards: Al-Farouq Aminu & Markieff Morris
Since we are going all stats on this game, rather than gut feel (given how top heavy both teams are) here are Aminu’s stats through the two games: 16 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists. Those numbers do not look inspiring after looking at Lillard, McCollum, Westbrook and George but what is also interesting is the steals and blocks for Aminu. 3 steals and 3 blocks in two games. And only 2 turnovers. At 11 Cr, 25 Dream11 points per game is very solid. In fact once again Aminu’s points per credit are 2.27 points per credit whereas Westbrook’s numbers are 1.83 points per credit. So Aminu is in.
Markeiff Morris did not have a good game 1 but game 2 was a rebound performance with 7 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists along with 2 blocks! That is really good for 13 minutes and at 6 Cr price. While we can not be assured of a similar performance, his minutes might increase however his price has remained 6 Cr. Even if his performance dips slightly, his value per credit will still be solid. His previous game had over a 3 point mark on the same.
Center: Zach Collins and Steven Adams
Zach Collins has a 15 minute window to make his performances count and while he also did not have a good game 1, he did come back to his season averages in game 2 with 4 rebounds and 6 points, good for 20 points on Dream 11. With the same price as Markieff Morris at 6 Cr, if Collins keeps his numbers, he will also provide net worth of 3 points per credit.
Steven Adams is priced at 14.5 Cr and has averaged 33 Dream11 points per game. I still feel Adams can improve his stats after scoring 16.5 points per game and rebounding at 9 rebounds per game. If Thunder want to win they have to exploit the Adams-Kanter mismatch and while his points per credit are still solid at 2.35 points per credit, it can only improve as these are the absolute basic numbers Steven Adams can provide on a nightly basis.