October 16, 2018
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HOU vs NOP DREAM11 NBA 2018 Prediction, Preview, Fantasy Team News

By Kartikey Sharma

HOU vs NOP Dream11 Dream11 Predictions
New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets NBA 2018 Match Preview


The team from Texas were the runners-up in Western Conference finals in NBA 2017/19 season and will be looking to make amends as they take on New Orleans Pelicans.

Houston Rockets were the second best team in NBA last year. They almost caused the upset against Golden State Warriors. If it was not down to some of their key players being injured during the series, Houston Rockets would have been the team playing in the NBA Finals. With the likes of James Harden and Chris Paul, head coach Mike D’Antoni has made some important transactions to better his bench strength. This might just be their year to bring those coveted trophies back home in Texas.

Meanwhile, New Orleans Pelicans too were a side who lost to eventual champions Golden State Warriors, when they met in the playoff stage. They too have a superstar lineup but were undone by their inexperience. Furthermore, their pre-season form for this year has been abhorrent, and they are yet to be on the winning side. Individually the players are doing their bits, but as a team, they do look a shadow of their former self. If they don’t want to be embarrassed in their first game of the NBA season, New Orleans Pelicans will have to get their act together before travelling to Houston.


Match Timing: October 18, 2018, @ 05:30 AM IST
Venue – Toyota Center
Capacity- 18,043

HOU vs NOP DREAM11 Team News:
New Orleans Pelicans –

Head Coach Alvin Gentry will be relieved to see that all his players are injury free and fully fit for the new season. There no suspensions either for the team,  but will be missing their superstar center player, DeMarcus Cousins who has moved to Golden State Warriors.

Houston Rockets –

Apart from Brandon Knight, the entire roster is free from injuries. Houston Rockets will have the likes of Paul George being fit for them, as his absence was one of the biggest reasons why they lost in the Western Conference Finals.

HOU vs NOP Dream11 Playing Team:


  • Forward – James Ennis III, Camelo Anthony/P.J Tucker
  • Center – Clint Capela
  • Guard – James Harden, Chris Paul


  • Forward – Nikola Mirotic, Julius Randle
  • Center – Anothony Davis
  • Guard – Elfrid Payton, Jrue Holiday

HOU vs NOP Dream11 players to watch out for:

Houston Rockets –

James Harden has been touted as one of the best players in the world. He was in phenomenal form last year and scored the second highest amount of points in the season after LeBron James.

Chris Paul was the missing link for Houston Rockets in the final two games of the Western Conference finals. His partnership with James Harden is a formidable one.

New Orleans Pelicans –

Anthony Davis is the first pick of NBA Draft 2012. His talent is finally coming to fruition as the 25-year-old is netting massive points for the team.

Elfrid Payton will be gunning to make his presence felt with the new team. Regarded as one of the better defensive players in the league he also has exceptional shooting ability.

HOU vs NOP Dream11 Teams:

Team 1:

Team 2:

HOU vs NOP Dream11 Predictions:

We are backing the home side in Houston Rockets to win this game comfortably.

Kartikey Sharma

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