OKC vs UTA Dream11 NBA Team Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Utah Jazz
Match Timing: February 23, 2019, @ 08:00 AM IST
NBA Regular Season
Venue – Chesapeake Energy Arena
OKC vs UTA Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
It will be business as usual as Oklahoma City Thunder look to return to winning ways when they host Utah Jazz in an NBA regular season match at Chesapeake Energy Arena, in Downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, on Saturday morning (IST).
The final stretch starts now:
After losing the last game against New Orleans Pelicans 131-122 at Smoothie King Center, Thunder will hope that the negative result was just a minor blip in their season.
With a record of 37-20 in the regular season, Head coach Billy Donovan is almost guaranteed a place in the playoffs this season. But the season is still long, and there are 25 more matches to be played. This is a big stretch and the top teams will no doubt look at this period to up the momentum and take the confidence into the postseason.
In terms of confidence, Paul George is certainly flying high in his own utopian world, averaging 2nd best points per game this season. And there is Russell Westbrook, whose displays this season are close to an enigma. He has dropped a level or two, and there is a belief that the 2017 NBA MVP is saving his best for the playoffs.
With 32-25 record, the Jazz are sitting 6th in the Western Conference heading into their next encounter against Oklahoma City Thunder. Donovan Mitchell and Co. have done well so far and are one of the favorites to qualify for the players from West.
However, the danger still looms as both San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Lakers are below them on the table. The scenario can and is expected to change in the next couple of months. Utah need to pull their socks up for the final hurrah.
Regular Season Record-
Oklahoma City Thunder: W-37, L-20
Utah Jazz: W-32, L-25
Players to watch out for:
Oklahoma City Thunder:
Paul George –This is arguably Paul George’s best season to date. The number of points he is racking up all season has brought him right into the contention for NBA MVP. The former Indiana Pacers star has dropped points at a phenomenal rate of 36.2 per game in the last 10 matches.
Russell Westbrook – He showed the glimpses of his ruthless best before the All-Star break when he exploded for 44 points against New Orleans Pelicans. In retrospection, this was the kind of performance which reminded us of his 2016-17 season. Despite him having an averge season in terms of points per game, the 29-year-old is still the only player this season to average a triple-double.
Donovan Mitchell – His reputation is growing with each game, and his inclusion in the team USA was a testament of his incredible prowess. The 22-year-old is scoring 22.4 points per game this season and is the only player to average in the 20s for Jazz this season.
Rudy Gobert – He is a Basketball all-rounder, a complete player who contributes in almost all the departments. The 26-year-old is Jazz’s 2nd best player with 15.2 points per game and leads the rebounds charts at 12.9 per game.
OKC vs UTA Dream11 TEAM NEWS:
Oklahoma City Thunder:
Injured – The biggest setback is the absence of Dennis Schroder. The 25-year-old has been a revelation of sorts since joining OKC in the off-season. He will be missing the match due to some personal reasons.
Meanwhile, Jerami Grant (ankle injury) and Andre Roberson (surgery) both will be missing the match as well.
Questionable – None at the moment.
Suspended – None.
Injured – Dante Exum is the only injury concern for Jazz at the moment with the knee injury keeping the 23-year-old guard out of action these days.
Questionable – None.
Suspended – None.
OKC vs UTA Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
From the bench (Probables):
OKC vs UTA Dream11 Fantasy Team:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Thunder are 20-7 in home games and are unbeaten in the last 6 games as a host. While Utah Jazz are 14-15 on the road this season, and 0-2 coming into this match.
A win for Thunder is our call.
NOTE: THIS OKC vs UTA Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.