UTA vs CHI Dream11: As the NBA plunges towards the postseason, the climate in the league is heating up and we have been caught in the intensity as the writers, readers, and fans. The Western Conference has seen the Suns strengthen their grip in the first place and they have built such a huge distance that it doesn’t seem like any other team will come even close. In the East, the Heat is at the top but not so secure like the Suns and one of the teams that have challenged the top-ranking teams in the league is the Chicago Bulls and they will meet the Utah Jazz in this game.
The Jazz has been doing a great job of winning games this season but their winning percentage is considerably down compared to last season. Wing Bogdanovic hasn’t played in some time and the team balance is hurt a bit, however, as long as Mitchell and Gobert play, well, watch out!
On the other hand, the Bulls have seen a decrease in their win percentage too after beginning red-hot, especially since Lonzo Ball has been down. Thankfully, for the Bulls fans, Alex Caruso has returned and it has improved the perimeter defense. However, it is mostly up to DeRozan and LaVine to pull off major wins.
Host: Utah Jazz
Visitors: Chicago Bulls
Match Timing: 17 March, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena
The Jazz has been fielding a traditional PG, SG, SF, PF, and C lineup for most parts but with the absence of Bogdanovic, the incredible balance has been disturbed. Mitchell and Conley both share playmaking abilities whereas Mitchell is the key scorer in the backcourt. Gobert plays the Center position and he is known for his strong finishes, tough defense, and elite rebounding. Royce O’Neale will be entrusted to hit open looks as the stretch-four. However, it is Jordan Clarkson who is the difference-maker at the one-guard position off the bench, when he has a big night, the team is in a better position to seize the game. Gay, Whiteside, and Danuel House round off the rest of the unit but it is mostly on the above players to eke out something special.
On the other hand, the Chicago Bulls have been fielding a PG, SG, two SFs, and Center lineup. Ayo Dosunmu is starting at one-guard in absence of Lonzo Ball while the main scoring load is upon DeMar DeRozan at the wing and Zach LaVine at the Shooting Guard position. DeRozan has been more playmaking-oriented but it is his mid-range shenanigans that the team needs to field an effective attack. Meanwhile, Nikola Vucevic plays a vital role in the Center position and helps out in terms of rebounding and scoring. Off the bench, Caruso brings elite perimeter defense while Coby White scoops up some big-time isolation scoring from time to time. JaVonte Green, Derrick Jones Jr., and Tristan Thompson have done well as the role players for the team.
Utah Jazz | Chicago Bulls
Games: 68| 68
Wins: 42 | 41
Defeats: 26 | 27
Utah Jazz Team News
Jazz Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Rudy Gay
Frontline: PF: Royce O’Neale | C: Rudy Gobert
Guards: SG: Donovan Mitchell | PG: Mike Conley
BENCH: Jordan Clarkson, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Eric Paschall, Trent Forrest, Hassan Whiteside,.
Chicago Bulls News:
Bulls Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: JaVonte Green | SF: DeMar DeRozan
Middle: C: Nikola Vucevic
Guards: PG: Ayo Dosunmu | SG: Zach LaVine
BENCH: Troy Brown Jr, Tyler Cook, Alex Caruso, Coby White, Tristan Thompson, Alfonzo McKinnie, Matt Thomas, Malcolm Hill, Marko Samonovic.
Mitchell continues to be an effective off-guard and after scoring a ton of points this season, he has also picked up his playmaking these days. Donovan has mostly been in 24-29 points, 6-9 assists, and 4-7 rebounds range. The guard can be considered as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-55
Wing DeMar has been having a terrific season and his ability to score in bunches usually translates into wins and when he scores under 28 or so, the team usually loses. DeRozan has usually been in 25-29 points, 4-8 rebounds, and 5-8 assists range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-50
Gobert is a highly dynamic Center who continues to have a strong defensive season for the Jazz while racking up boards and finishing inside at a high clip. The Center has mostly been in 14-21 points, 11-16 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44
Off-guard LaVine has been having another strong offensive season and he is an important part of the Bulls’ equation. He has mostly been in 24-30 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 5-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-46
Veteran Guard Conley continues to have a handsome impact on both ends of the floor, however, the numbers above in the last game were rather an abnormality for him. The guard has mostly been in 8-13 points, 4-8 assists, and 1-3 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-38
Center Vucevic has done his job in the middle through his high-quality rebounding and scoring in a variety of ways. The top-notch Center has mostly been in 19-23 points and 9-14 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 26-40
PG: D Mitchell(SP), J Clarkson
SG: C White
SF: D DeRozan(PP)
PF: J Green, D Jones
C: R Gobert, H Whiteside
Wanna watch Donovan Mitchell and Zach LaVine exchanging some big-time buckets or Gobert swatting shots with authority? However, in not the best news for the NBA fans in India, you can’t catch this match on the streaming services JIO TV and Voot, two designated streaming platforms for NBA games in India. So how can you get close to the action? Get to the annual subscription in the NBA League Pass and you can both watch live games and also go through the full game replays. To learn the scores, news, stats, and other NBA stuff, visit the official website of the NBA.