Fantasy Playoffs Basketball Preview

Pacers vs Raptors Game 7

In this must win highly anticipated matchup between the Indiana Pacers and the Toronto Raptors, a lot of emotions will be running in both camps at the Air Canada Center. This Fantasy Playoffs Basketball Preview is brought you by FanPicks. Come PLAY in our Daily Fantasy Basketball contests and get a free chance to win $1 Million dollars!

 

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The Raptors have been disappointing this 1st round of playoffs and come in this game pumped, hoping to snap their first round series losing streak. They’re on verge of getting knocked out for the 4th straight time in the first round of NBA playoffs basketball, and it would be such of shame after this record winning regular season and talented squad’s efforts. Unfortunately for the Raptors, their two top players DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry are struggling at the worst potential time. Even though they’ve received some extra surprising efforts from Bismack Biyombo who’s 8 or more boards per game in 4 straight contests could help their resurgence. Defense has been a key indicator in every wins in this series, as the winning team has always scored at least 100 Pts. The Raptors are favorite in this one statically speaking and on paper, however we’ve seen them have ridiculous issues in previous Game 7 matchups.

 

Indiana has really surprised everyone and rocked the odds in this series. They took care of business on home court and have been playing exceptionally well in defense. A matter fact, they were able to hold Toronto to only 37% shooting from the field and a mere 39 pts in last game’s 2nd half. All of their starters were in double digit scoring figures in their win. Paul George’s playoff comeback has been very effective and his peers Monta Ellis, Myles Turner and George Hill have all stepped up in their nothing to lose approach to the game.

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NBA Cash Draft Cavaliers vs Pacers

Dominate your competition with our NBA Cash Draft, create the winning lineup at Fanpicks.com. The Cleveland Cavaliers (56-22) make their way to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to face the Indiana Pacers (41-36).Fantasy Basketball
The Cavaliers recorded their fourth straight victory on Tuesday night, manhandling the Milwaukee Bucks on the road, 109-80. J.R. Smith was the best scorer, producing 21 points, going 7 of 12 from field goal range and 7 of 11 from long distance. LeBron James and Kevin Love both collected 17 points, with James adding 9 assists and 5 boards and Love hauling in 9 rebounds and draining 3 triples. Love has started 73 games for the Cavaliers this season and is averaging 15.9 points and 9.9 rebounds a night. The Cavs seem destined to go into the Playoffs as the number one seed in the East, with all four games remaining versus conference contenders the likes of Indiana, Chicago, Atlanta and Detroit.

Indiana spent Sunday night logging their second straight win as they look to lock down one of the final Eastern Conference seeds down the home stretch, taking care of the New York Knicks on the road, 92-87. Paul George lifted the club with 20 points and 9 rebounds, shooting 7 of 15 from the field and 4 of 4 from the free throw line. Rodney Stuckey emerged off the bench to put up 17 points and haul in 4 boards, making all five of his shot attempts from the foul line. Ian Mahinmi and George Hill both chipped in 10 points in the win, with Mahinmi adding 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Hill dropping a pair of three-pointers. Hill is averaging 12 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.5 dimes through 70 matches played. The Pacers sit at seventh place in the East in front of the eighth place Pistons, on a tiebreaker.

Top Fantasy Picks

G J.R. Smith (CLE)

F LeBron James (CLE)

C Ian Mahinmi (IND)

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Daily Fantasy Basketball Projections Pelicans vs Pacers

Dominate your competitions with our daily fantasy basketball projections, create the winning fantasy NBA contest lineups for Fanpicks.com. The New Orleans Pelicans (26-44) make the trip to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday night to take on the Indiana Pacers (37-33).

The Pelicans have spent their last several outings trading a series of victories and defeats, the latest a Tuesday night drubbing at the hands of the visiting Miami Heat, 113-99. Jrue Holiday started in the defeat, leading the team in scoring with 24 points, adding 7 assists, 4 steals and going 3 of 8 from outside the arc. Luke Babbitt put up 23 points, hauled in 4 rebounds and shot 10 of 19 from field goal range, while Toney Douglas came just shy of a double-double on the back of a 14-point, 9-board performance. Over 49 games played, Douglas is averaging 7 points and 2.2 assists per game. New Orleans second-leading scorer, Ryan Anderson, was absent for second straight match with a groin strain. He’s listed as questionable for Thursday’s match-up. The Pelicans remains in 12th place in the Western Conference, with games scheduled in the coming days against Toronto and San Antonio.

The Pacers are playing for their Playoff lives as April comes into view. They`ve snapped a two-game skid on Monday night with a home court victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, 91-75. All five starters for the club put up double digits in the win. Paul George led the charge and finished the night with 15 points, 6 boards and 3 assists, going 4 of 16 from the field and 6 of 6 from the charity stripe. Monta Ellis put up 13 points, facilitated 5 assists and led the team in long distance scoring, dropping three triples. Ellis has suited up for all 70 games during Indiana’s 2015-16 campaign, averaging 14.3 points and 4.8 dimes per games. Ian Mahinmi and George Hill collected 12 points apiece. Mahinmi added 10 rebounds for the double-double. The Pacers retain a tenuous hold on seventh place in the Eastern Conference, just a half-game ahead of the eighth place Chicago Bulls. Indiana plays four of their next five games at home, where they have a 21-13 record.

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G Jrue Holiday (Pelicans)

G Toney Douglas (Pelicans)

F Luke Babbitt (Pelicans)

 

 

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NBA Fantasy Basketball Indiana Pacers vs Cleveland Cavaliers

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Lebron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers will be hosting Paul George’s Indiana Pacers in this Eastern Conference battle. FanPicks has your your NBA Fantasy basketball preview for this game. Come enjoy some DFS news and previews at www.fanpicks.com

 

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The Cavaliers are still leading the Eastern Conference with 2 games ahead of the Toronto Raptors despite their struggling form lately, having won once in their last 4 games. Their latest defeat came yesterday at the arms of a Washington Wizards team led by John Wall. The double digit loss was unexpected for this Cavs group playing without their leader Lebron James, who missed his first game since early December. With James back in the lineup for tonight, they shouldn’t have any issues at home against the Pacers. In fact they’ve won 13 straight against the Pacers when Lebron is in the lineup but will definitely need to play much better if they want to compete with real championship contenders such as the Spurs, Thunder or Warriors.

 

The Pacers are ranked 6th in the Eastern Conference but don’t really have a stronghold yet on their playoff position. They’ve won 50% of their last 10 games and are a middle of the pack team led by Paul George competitiveness and consistency. Their defense is probably the strongest point, ranking in the top 10 teams in the league in pts allowed. The last time both teams met in Indiana less than a month ago, the Pacers came close but dropped the game in Overtime. Their big men Paul George had a really poor game netting only 11 pts but Monte Ellis had to step up, and threw down 18 for his team. They will definitely try to take advantage of a tired Cavaliers squad that showed tremendous weaknesses in their game last night.

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Cleveland Cavaliers  vs Indiana Pacers – 02/01/16 Preview

The Indiana Pacers (25-22) will battle the Cavaliers (34-12) at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse this Monday evening in Indianapolis. Cleveland are odd favorites to win (line: -1.5). Play in the most exciting daily fantasy basketball, including the newest Point Spread  and $10K Grand Action contests only at Fanpicks the premiere daily fantasy sports site.

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Cleveland is on a 4 game winning streak, averaging well over 113 pts in those games. Their most recent came was an impressive one against the San Antonio Spurs, currently ranked second in the league in wins. Cavs’s leader, LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 29 pts while Kevin Love added 21 pts and Kyrie Irving continuing his great performances posting also 21 pts. The Cavs are full of confidence going into this game with their Big 3 performing and having an extra day to rest before this matchup.

 

Indiana may have to play without their star center Ian Mahinmi due to a lower back injury. The Pacers struggled a lot during January losing 6 of 7 games in a sequence towards the end of the month but rebounded back with a great win against the Hawks on Thursday and then again Denver on Saturday. Monta Ellis led the Pacers the past two games after Indiana had to changed up their starting 5 to include the rookie, Myles Turner. Turner performed quite well averaging 14.7 pts, 7 boards, 2 blocks and 1.3 steals the past 3 games.

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Los Angeles Clippers vs Indian Pacers – 01/26/16 Preview

The Los Angeles Clippers (28-16) will match up against the Indiana Pacers (23-21) at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse this Tuesday in Indianapolis. The Clippers are odd favorites to win (line: -1). Play in the most exciting daily fantasy basketball, including the newest Point Spread  and $10K Grand Action contests only at Fanpicks the premiere daily fantasy sports site.

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The Clippers have played without their star Blake Griffin for the past 14 games but have still been able to post an impressive 11-3 record without him. They’re coming back from a tough loss to Toronto and may be starting to feel the Griffin-less effect. Chris Paul lead LA in scoring last game with double-double performance posting 23 pts and 11 assists.

 

Indiana will probably play again without their starting Center Ian Mahinmi. Their big man missed 3 of the last 4 games due to an ankle and heel injury. It’s likely that Jordan Hill will get the start, coming back from an impressive double-double last game with 17 pts and 13 rebounds. The Pacers have lost their past 2 games but will be rested this time after their back to back games from Friday. Paul George, their usual high scorer posted a team high 34 pts performance during their last game against the Sacramento Kings.

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Washington Wizards vs. Indiana Pacers

Author: Aldo Panessidi

The Washington Wizards (18-19) will be hosted by the Indiana Pacers (22-17) on Friday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition.  Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball

Starting LineupThe Wizards find themselves on a three-game winning streak following impressive road wins over the Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls. Wednesday night saw the team return to Verizon Center to defeat the Milwaukee Bucks, 106-101, to remain steady at fourth place in the Southeast Division. John Wall led Washington with 19 points and 8 assists, while Ramon Sessions came off the bench for 15 points and 5 assists. Bradley Beal finally returned to action for the Wizards, netting 11 points in 23 minutes played. Beal had been sidelined with a left leg injury for the last 16 games, and is still the team’s second-leading scorer, averaging 19.3 points per game, second only to Wall. Marcin Gortat found himself out of action for the second straight game with a left knee infection. The Polish center, averaging 9.7 rebounds per contest this season, is listed as day-to-day heading into Friday’s match-up.

The Pacers remain consistent in their inconsistency as of late, alternating wins and losses in the last week, with the Wednesday night trip to Boston seeing them fall to the Celtics, 103-94. Paul George had 23 points and 8 rebounds while shooting 7 of 20 from the field to lead Indiana in production. Ian Mahinmi put up a 10 point, 10 rebound double-double and Monta Ellis went 0-for-5 from beyond the arc as the team holds onto a tenuous grip of fifth place in the Eastern Conference. The Pacers shot an embarrassing 5-for-30 from long range, an area where they maintain a respectable 35.5% average on the season. After going 11-2 in the month of November, the team has struggled entering the new year, finishing December 7-9 and now sitting at 4-3 in January. 9-12 on the road, the Pacers have a difficult four-game Western trip ahead of them next week which includes a stop in Golden State to take on the Warriors.

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Phoenix Suns vs. Indiana Pacers

 

The Phoenix Suns (13-26) will be hosted by the Indiana Pacers (21-16) at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Tuesday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition.  Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $25K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball

Starting Lineup The Suns have won just one game of their past ten games, but seem to be working better together and adjusting to the loss of their highest scorer, Eric Bledsoe. Before his season-ending meniscus injury, Bledsoe was averaging 20.4 points, 6.1 assists, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.0 steals per game. Their next highest scoring guard, Brandon Knight has had to pick up the slack and play heavy minutes in Bledsoe’s absence. Another problem for Phoenix will be the loss of Alex Len, who is out with a sprained hand.

The Pacers are coming off of a tough overtime loss to the Rockets, in which Paul George was once again their highest scorer. George totaled 20 points, and is averaging 24.2 points per game this season. Before this loss, the Pacers were enjoying a two-game winning streak. They will come into this game after one day of rest after a long four-game road trip. An advantage Indiana has going into the game is that unlike Phoenix, their team is very healthy right now and isn’t experiencing any major setbacks in their lineup.

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Indiana Pacers vs. Orlando Magic

 

The Indiana Pacers (19-15) will be hosted by the Orlando Magic (19-16) on Wednesday evening. Fanpicks.com is proud to announce its RotoPicker free to use tool, which allows you to create winning line ups and dominate your fantasy basketball competition.  Play the most exciting contest, including the newest $10K Grand Action and Point Spread contests only at Fanpicks.com the premiere daily fantasy basketball site

Fantasy basketballLosers of three of their last four games, the Pacers look to amend their struggles against another slipping Eastern Conference club in the Magic on Wednesday. This after falling in overtime at the Miami Heat on Monday night, 103-100. The team squandered an 18-point lead in the loss, one that saw Paul George lead Indiana in scoring with 32 points. George also made 5 of 8 shots from beyond the arc, accounting for more than half of the team’s eight triples in the game. Monta Ellis added 17 points as the Pacers are now 2.5 games behind the second-place Chicago Bulls in the Central Division. Indiana have bested Orlando in nine of their last ten meetings.

After a 10-5 December, the Magic find themselves winless in 2016, with an 0-3 record so far this month. All losses have come on the road, the most recent a Monday night blowout at the hands of the Detroit Pistons, 115-89. Victor Oladipo started for the team and led in scoring with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Nikola Vucevic went 8-for-15 from the paint for his 16 points, but it was the lack of contribution from their teammates that ultimately doomed Orlando. In 26 minutes played, Evan Fournier scored no points, going 0-for-6 from the field and 0-for-4 from long range. The Magic fare better at home, where they are 12-6, and host five of their next seven games.

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The Indiana Pacers (19-14) will face the Miami Heat (20-13) in the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Monday. Dominate your competitions with our free to use RotoPicker tool, create the winning fantasy NBA contest lineups for Fanpicks.com

The Indiana Pacers could use a victory after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 102.5 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 98.6 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 24.5 points and 7.7 rebounds while C.J. Miles is averaging 14.5 points and 1.1 assists. Monta Ellis is dishing 4.5 assists and George Hill is grabbing four rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.1 turnovers per game. The Indiana Pacers have lost six of their last seven road games.

The Miami Heat look for another victory after winning six of their last 10 games. The Miami Heat are averaging 97.2 points on 46.6 percent shooting and allowing 95.1 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Dwayne Wade is averaging 18.6 points and 4.6 assists while Chris Bosh is averaging 18.4 points and 8.1 rebounds. Hassan Whiteside is grabbing 11.2 rebounds and Goran Dragic is dishing 5.3 assists. The Miami Heat are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.9 percent from the free throw line. The Heat are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 12.5 turnovers per game. The Miami Heat have won six of their last 10 home games.

The Pacers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. NBA Southeast. The Heat are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 6-20 ATS in their last 26 vs. NBA Central. The Pacers are 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Pacers have been flat out brutal on the road as of late. Meanwhile, the Heat are slowly figuring things out on the offensive end and seem to be clicking more than the beginning of the season.

 

Expected Starting Lineups (not confirmed):

Indiana Pacers

PG: George Hill
SG: Monta Ellis
SF: Paul George
PF: Lavoy Allen
C: Ian Mahinmi

Miami Heat

PG: Goran Dragic
SG: Dwyane Wade
SF: Luol Deng
PF: Chris Bosh
C: Hassan Whiteside

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