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

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UTA vs DAL Dream11: The NBA Playoffs will be soon heading to the Second Round but before that, we have some riveting contests going on in the First Round itself. The stakes are high as the title is not far away for various teams and although the top-ranked teams are most favored, there can be a few surprises. Will the Jazz recover after being surprised by the Doncic-less Mavs?

The Jazz had a horrific defensive game once again as they got whipped 118:126 as Jalen Brunson compiled 31 points. The Mavs are up two-one right now and thanks to their inspired play, they have held off the Jazz before Doncic returns from his injury. The Jazz has plenty of question marks around them and their inability to close out games keeps on haunting them. Can they make a dent in the Mavericks’ lead here?

Host: Utah Jazz
Visitors: Dallas Mavericks
Match Timing: 24 April, @ 02:00 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

The Jazz can’t close the perimeter

The Jazz has now allowed 40 total threes in the last two games and this has been the main reason for their downfall. Jalen has been turning it on but Maxi Kleber has made 12 total triples in the last game too, thus Gobert’s defensive impact has been negated, who usually does the damage inside. The Mavericks have thrown the Jazz’s defense in disarray.

On the other hand, Utah has been unable to match the three-point output on their own end and has been way behind percentage-wise. Donovan Mitchell has not done well from beyond the arc and shot just 1/8 from there in the last game. On the other hand, Bojan Bogdanovic has been a huge factor on the offensive end but that hasn’t been enough.

For the Mavs, the defense of Reggie Bullock and Dorian Finney-Smith has shown up while the team has done well in not letting the Jazz have an overwhelming rebounding edge, thanks to gang-rebounding. The Jazz needs more from the defensive end, the offense has been alright but it is the other end that needs fixing.

Fantasy scenarios

Donovan Mitchell is the most reliable fantasy option for the Jazz while Bojan Bogdanovic has been dependable too. Other than these two, Gobert’s fantasy numbers are a bit down and Mike Conley has been inconsistent too. Jordan Clarkson can be a great floater option in the fantasy scenario but he may be too pricey at this point. Danuel House Jr. can be a decent filler player. 

In the absence of Luka Doncic, Jalen Brunson has emerged as the most viable fantasy option for the Dallas Mavericks. Dinwiddie has also put up more than decent numbers and has emerged as strong Fantasy option. On the other hand, Reggie Bullock and Dorian Finney-Smith are strong fantasy options while Maxi Kleber’s stocks are surely up since last couple of games.

Highest scorer: Donovan Mitchell: 34
Highest assists maker: Mike Conley: 9
Highest rebounder: Rudy Gobert: 14
Result Prediction: Jazz 111  Mavericks 105

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

Dallas Mavericks Team News

  • Luka Doncic is QUESTIONABLE for the match
  • 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
Playmaking and scoring guards: PG: Jalen Brunson | PG: Spencer Dinwiddie

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: 32
Rebounds: 02
Assists: 06
Blocks: 01
Although Donovan is putting up big scoring numbers, his shooting from the three-point line has been way too off the mark, having shot 6/24 from there in the first three games, which implies major struggles. He can be in 28-36 points and 4-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-47

Jalen Brunson(DAL)
Points: 31
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 05
Guard Jalen is an amazing player who turned on the heat in the last two games to fetch awesome results for his team. I expect a 24-30 points and 4-7 assists range if Doncic doesn’t play.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-40

Rudy Gobert(UTA)
Points: 15
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 00
Blocks: 01

Center Rudy has been a huge factor on the rebounding end but his defensive impact has been limited as the Maxi Kleber in the middle has clipped outside shots. I expect a 12-16 points, 10-14 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-47

Spencer Dinwiddie(DAL)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 06
Steals: 03
Point Guard Spencer has been not that efficient but has done well as the second option on the offensive end. I expect a 18-24 points and 5-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30

Bojan Bogdanovic(UTA)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 02

Wing Bogdanovic has gotten it done on the offensive end while supplying some serviceable rebounding. He has shot around 60%(wow!) and can be in 20-26 points and 4-6 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-44

Dorian Finney-Smith(DAL)
Points: 14
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 02
Steals: 04

Power Forward Dorian has helped bolstered the rebounding capabilities of the Mavs and keeps on impressing with his defensive work while giving decent offense. I expect a 11-15 points, 5-9 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-26

UTA vs DAL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Maxi Kleber(DAL) had 17 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Kleber followed his 25 points with a 6/7 shooting effort. The amazing stretch-four can be in 13-17 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-26
  • Mike Conley(UTA) had 21 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals in the last game. Point Guard Mike recovered from a poor shooting night in Game 2 and shot 6/14 from the field in Game 3 but made just 2 of his 7 three-point attempts. I expect a 13-18 points and 4-6 assists range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34
  • Reggie Bullock(DAL) had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Wing Bullock has done making crucial threes in different spreads while giving solid defense. I believe he will be in 10-16 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Jordan Clarkson(UTA) had 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Guard Jordan has done well in terms of bench production. I expect a 15-20 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32
  • Royce O’Neale(UTA) had 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game. Defensive threat O’Neale hasn’t been consistent offensively and he can be in 4-7 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-18
  • Dwight Powell(DAL) had 4 rebounds in the last game. Center Powell’s numbers are down because Kleber is receiving more minutes due to his terrific play.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-20
  • Danuel House Jr(UTA)  had 2 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. House Jr. is primarily a defensive stopper. He can be in 3-6 points and 3-6 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-10
  • Hassan Whiteside(UTA) had 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 block in the last game. Hassan isn’t playing many minutes but I do expect a 4-8 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-20
  • Davis Bertans(DAL) had 15 points, 2 rebounds in the last game. He had a superb 4/7 from three in the last game but usually has been in 3-6 points range.
  • Josh Green(DAL) had 12 points, 6 assists, 3 rebounds in the last game. Guard Green has done a great job when given minutes but I expect only 3-6 points and 2-4 assists range here.

UTA vs DAL Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: S Dinwiddie, D Mitchell(SP)
SG: D House, J Brunson(PP), J Green
SF: B Bogdanovic
PF: R Bullock
C:    R Gobert

(Alternate)
PG: S Dinwiddie, D Mitchell(SP)
SG: M Conley, J Brunson
SF: B Bogdanovic
PF: M Kleber
C:    D Powell, H Whiteside

(If Doncic plays)
PG: L Doncic(SP), D Mitchell(PP), S Dinwiddie
SG:  M Conley, J Green
SF: B Bogdanovic
PF: R Bullock
C:    H Whiteside

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

The Jazz looks desperate to tie this game versus and will Doncic play, what can you do to find out? In not the most encouraging piece of news for India-based NBA viewers, this game can’t be viewed on streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot, the two official streaming platforms for viewers in India. Therefore, avail of the annual subscription to stay up to all games. f 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.