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DAL vs UTA Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz

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DAL vs UTA Dream11: The Western Conference Playoffs have been intriguing. Two teams seeded seventh and eighth have tied their series versus the top-two ranked squads and although those squads have home-court advantage the bottom feeders have shown their strength. And then there is another tied series, in this game the Dallas Mavericks will host the Utah Jazz, tied at two each.

The Jazz bounced back with another close shave as they beat the Doncic-led Mavericks 100:99. This win will bolster the Jazz squad that looked down-and-out in Games 2 and 3. As the series heads back to the Mavericks’ floor, we are in a best of three scenario as the boosted Jazz will look to eke another one out away from home.

Host: Dallas Mavericks
Visitors: Utah Jazz
Match Timing: 26 April, @ 07:00 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: American Airlines Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Awesome series

The Mavericks showed a lot of finesse in Games 2 and 3 but the Jazz rolled back into the series finally being able to close a game and 22-18 fourth quarter sealed the deal for them. Perhaps the return of Doncic, who did drop 30 points, took some air out of Brunson’s game who had scored 41 and 31 in Games 2 & 3. This will be an interesting scenario as to how the Mavs make adjustments to the Doncic’s return.

In Game 4, the Jazz collected 13 offensive rebounds and committed just eight turnovers which gave them two more field goal attempts than the Mavericks. The Jazz also had 44 trips to the free-throw line, but only converted 26 of them as Gobert shot 9 of 18 from the line. The Mavericks had another strong three-point game, as they clicked on 15 triples compared to ten by the Jazz.

Jordan Clarkson’s 25 points night was a huge difference-maker as he single-handedly outscored the Mavericks bench. Mitchell continued to struggle from the three-point line but the Jazz got it done on the defensive end limiting the Mavericks to around 43% from the field, although the elite Mavs defense also restricted Jazz to 40.5% but as said above, the rebounding battle pulled them through.

Fantasy scenarios

With Doncic’s return, he becomes the favorite to be rostered in the fantasy lineups. He had a strong game, shot an efficient percentage but the rest of the unit was unable to pull through. Dinwiddie’s value is likely to drop with Doncic’s return while Brunson’s production has also been affected but he remains a strong pick nonetheless. Finney-Smith and Bullock still make for amazing filler players.

Although he has struggled, Donovan Mitchell remains the hot favorite from the Jazz’s side. Rudy Gobert poured in a bunch of fantasy points in the last game while Jordan Clarkson improved his metrics through a strong performance. Bojan Bogdanovic had a so-so night but he is still a strong option considering he has scored 20+ in three of the four games.

Performance Predictions
Highest scorer(if Mitchell plays): Luka Doncic: 34
Highest assists maker: Mike Conley: 9
Highest rebounder: Donovan Mitchell: 8
Result Prediction: Mavericks 111   Jazz 105

Dallas Mavericks vs Utah Jazz NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Dallas Mavericks Team News

  • Tim Hardaway Jr. is OUT for the game and MAY be done for the season.
  • Frank Ntilikina is OUT for the match.

Mavericks Expected Starting Five
Defensive Big Forward: PF: Dorian Finney-Smith
Defensive wing: Reggie Bullock
Inside Presence: C: Dwight Powell
Scoring Guards: PG: Jalen Brunson
Leading Playmaker, Scorer and Rebounder: PG: Luka Doncic

BENCH: Josh Green, Sterling Brown, Marquesse Chriss, Maxi Kleber, Frank Ntilikina, Boban Marajanovic, Trey Burke.

Utah Jazz Team News

  • Udoka Azubuike remains OUT for the game.
  • Trent Forrest is OUT for the battle.

Jazz Expected Starting Five
Defensive Forward: PF: Royce O’Neale
Defensive and Rebounding Specialist: C: Rudy Gobert
Sharp-shooting Wing: SF: Bojan Bogdanovic
Ace scorer: SG: Donovan Mitchell
Playmaking Guard: PG: Mike Conley

BENCH: Jordan Clarkson, Rudy Gay, Eric Paschall, Nickeil Alexander-Walker
, Juancho Hernangomez, Hassan Whiteside.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Donovan Mitchell(UTA)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 07
Steals: 02
Guard Mitchell has been off from the three-point line, shooting below 30% but he has been a viable playmaker, and rebounder. I believe he will be in 25-31 points, 5-7 rebounds, and 5-8 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 39-52

Luka Doncic(DAL)
Points: 30
Rebounds: 10
Assists: 04
Steals: 02
Doncic returned after an absence of three games and shot a terrific 11/21 from the field but was unable to get the Mavericks over the line. I expect a 30-36 points, 7-10 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 45-60

Rudy Gobert(UTA)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 15
Assists: 01

Gobert had a strong rebounding game and he also earned a bunch of free-throw attempts but was only able to convert half of them. I expect the Center to be in 12-18 points and 11-19 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-42

Jalen Brunson(DAL)
Points: 23
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 03
Lefty Guard Jalen has been an eyeball catcher throughout the Playoffs and alongside Doncic, he forms a strong pairing. I expect him to be in 18-24 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-37

Bojan Bogdanovic(UTA)
Points: 12
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 02

While wing Bojan hasn’t shot that well from three-point all that well but he still has a 50% Field Goals and he can be a huge factor here. I expect a 18-25 points and 3-5 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-34

Dorian Finney-Smith(DAL)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

Elite defender Dorian has been a huge difference-maker in terms of box-out and shot 4/7 from the floor in the last game. I believe he will be in 9-14 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 17-29

DAL vs UTA DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Dwight Powell(DAL) had 11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. After a couple of off games, Powell shot 3/3 from the floor in the last game. I expect a 6-12 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-22
  • Mike Conley(UTA) had 6 points, 4 assists, 2 rebounds in the last game. Mike’s game has been off in the Playoffs and he shot just 2/8 in the last game. I believe he will be in 11-15 points and 4-7 assists range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 14-25
  • Reggie Bullock(DAL) had 11 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in the last game. Two-wing Bullock shot 3/8 from the three-point line and he can be in 11-16 points and 3-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-28
  • Jordan Clarkson(UTA) had 25 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Iso Guard Clarkson was a huge reason why the Jazz won and shot 9/16 from the field. I expect a 16-23 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32
  • Royce O’Neale(UTA) had 7 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Defensive dynamo Royce is not an assertive offensive player. I expect a 5-9 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-18
  • Maxi Kleber(DAL) had 3 points, 6 rebounds in the last game. Forward Maxi shot 1/4 from three in the last game after making 12 total threes in Games 2 and 3. I expect a 6-9 points and 5-8 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-20
  • Spencer Dinwiddie(DAL) had 5 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal in the last game. Dinwiddie has been highly inefficient and his minutes were reduced with Doncic’s return. I expect a 10-15 points and 3-5 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 12-26
  • Danuel House Jr(UTA)  had 2 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. Danuel is primarily a defensive player, and I expect a 2-4 points and 2-5 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 4-10
  • Hassan Whiteside(UTA) had 2 points, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 steal in the last game. Whiteside can clamp down a bunch of boards in limited minutes. I expect a 2-6 points and 4-8 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-16

DAL vs UTA Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: J Clarkson, D Mitchell(PP), L Doncic(SP)
SG: D House
SF: D Finney-Smith, B Bogdanovic
PF: R Bullock
C:   D Powell

(Alternate)
PG: J Clarkson, L Doncic
SG: M Conley, D House
SF: B Bogdanovic
PF: M Kleber, R Bullock
C:    R Gobert

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

A tied series and Luka Doncic is back to take on the superb talent of Donovan Mitchell, don’t you wanna have a peek? In not the most alluring piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this game can’t be seen on streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming platforms for viewers in India. So, the best way to catch the action is through the NBA League Pass.  If you want to learn the scores, stats, and news, go to the official website of the NBA.

Shubham Singh

Basketball is an intense sport and NBA has the most varied talents in the world. I like analysing basketball and uncover the nuances that dictate the game.