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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: Four series in total out of the eight in the Playoffs are tied right, three of them belonging to the Western Conference. In the East, Bulls and Bucks are tied. In the West, the Grizzlies and Timberwolves are tied, and the Suns and the Pelicans are tied. And then the series between the Utah Jazz and the Dallas Mavericks are tied, these two will meet here.

The Mavericks had their most memorable win of the season as they rallied through late in absence of Luka Doncic, something which the team wasn’t able to do earlier. Jalen Brunson was sizzling with a 41 points performance, a type of effort that deserves to be canonized in the NBA landscape. The Jazz lost their way late in the game and will surely be ruing it a bit after blowing a chance to beat a Doncic-less Mavs.

Host: Utah Jazz
Visitors: Dallas Mavericks
Match Timing: 22 April, @ 06:30 AM (+05:30 UTC)
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

The Jazz’s old problems

During the second half of the season, it was common for the Jazz to blow leads and give away an advantage. The last game was no different as the team after leading for most of the game played some brain-fade type of basketball late in the game, something which will bring back the poor memories for the Jazz fans when the team was unable to pull through. There is no doubt that the team’s inability to beat a Mavs team without Luka Doncic raises red flags.

One issue is that Donovan Mitchell has been forcing matters a bit, sure, he shot 43% in the last game but he took 30 shots, and that is because he is the designated closer and the leader of the team. I believe he will need to move it around and limit it to 23-26 shots at most on a 40-45% percentage to get the others going. Rudy Gobert is sometimes bereft of touches but that is more so because of his nature of play.

For the Mavs, clicking on 22 three-pointers was huge and the team also received massive help from Kleber, who hit eight. Brunson and Kleber combined for 14 triples and the Jazz didn’t see this coming from either of them for sure. The Jazz did well in limiting Dorian Finney-Smith and Reggie Bullock but a poor fourth-quarter performance keeps haunting them.

Fantasy scenarios

Mitchell is the go-to guy for the Jazz and his ability to extract big-time points has been helpful for those who pick him as a Fantasy option. Bojan Bogdanovic has been another reliable fantasy option. Although Rudy Gobert has caught a ton of rebounds, his points tally has been hit massively. Meanwhile, Jordan Clarkson can still be a high-yielding filler type of player and the same goes for Royce O’Neale. Mike Conley can be a viable option too but he has been inconsistent.

Jalen Brunson’s explosive night surely changes the selection scenario here. He has emerged as the favorite as the fantasy pick if Doncic doesn’t play and even if Doncic plays, he can align in the fantasy lineups. Dinwiddie has brought a lot of value while Bullock continues to be a stabilizer. Finney-Smith has been a bit inconsistent while Powell’s stocks have surely fallen these days and Maxi Kleber’s stocks have been bolstered.

Highest scorer(if Mitchell plays): Donovan Mitchell: 35
Highest assists maker: Mike Conley: 9
Highest rebounder: Rudy Gobert: 18
Result Prediction: Jazz 112  Mavericks 104

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: 06
Assists: 06
Steals: 01
Mitchell rose up for another 30+ points performance in the last game but shot just 3/10 from the three-point line. He will be even more turned up at the home and can be in 30-37 points and 4-7 rebounds/assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 34-47

Jalen Brunson(DAL)
Points: 41
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 05
Steals: 02
Brunson had the type of performance that every player dreams of and knocked down 15 out of his 25 attempts, willing the Mavs to a memorable win. I expect a 22-28 points and 4-7 rebounds/assists performance. 
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-40

Rudy Gobert(UTA)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 17
Assists: 02
Blocks: 02

Center Gobert is a phenomenal rebounder but his field goal attempts have decreased but still his impact as a defender is huge. He can be in 8-14 points, 14-18 rebounds, and 2-3 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 32-47

Spencer Dinwiddie(DAL)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 06
Steals: 02
Dinwiddie has made only one out of the ten three-pointers so far in the series but has come through as a driver, distributor, and scoring balancer. I expect a 16-22 points and 5-8 assists range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30

Bojan Bogdanovic(UTA)
Points: 25
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 00

Wing Bojan continues to lay out buckets after buckets and have had a couple of solid outings as a scorer. He is shooting 55%+ in the series so far and I expect a 20-26 points and 4-6 rebounds range here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-44

Dorian Finney-Smith(DAL)
Points: 09
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 02
Blocks: 01

Elite defender Dorian can have some off-nights as he did in Game 2, shooting just 3/11 from the floor, however, his overall impact is still huge as a defender and rebounder. I expect him to be in 8-14 points, 4-7 rebounds, and 1-2 blocks/steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 18-26

UTA vs DAL DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Maxi Kleber(DAL) had 25 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists in the last game. Power Forward Kleber had a huge 8/11 three-point shooting night, something which helped the matters quite a bit. I expect a 8-14 points and 5-8 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 16-26
  • Mike Conley(UTA) had 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Mike comes into the game after a horrible 0/7 shooting night and will be raring to get going. I expect a 11-16 points and 4-7 assists range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-34
  • Reggie Bullock(DAL) had 11 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Solid wing Bullock clicked for three out of five threes in the last game. I expect a 12-16 points and 4-6 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-20
  • Jordan Clarkson(UTA) had 21 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound in the last game. Off-the-bench guard Jordan had a brilliant 8/11 from the field. I expect a 15-20 points range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 22-32
  • Royce O’Neale(UTA) had 12 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Defensive Forward Royce had a rare 4/6 three-point shooting night and I expect a 6-10 points and 4-7 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 10-18
  • Dwight Powell(DAL) had 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 block in the last game. Center Dwight’s minutes have fallen considering how well Kleber is playing. I expect a 5-8 points and 4-6 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 7-20
  • Danuel House Jr(UTA)  had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Danuel is getting some decent floor time considering his defensive abilities. I expect similar numbers as above.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 6-10
  • Hassan Whiteside(UTA) had 2 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks in the last game. Whiteside can rise up for a lot of rebounds and back-ups Gobert off the bench. I expect a 2-6 points and 5-8 rebounds range here.
    Expected Fantasy Points Range: 8-20

UTA vs DAL Dream11 Team

(Recommended)
PG: D Mitchell(SP)
SG: D House, J Brunson(PP)
SF: B Bogdanovic
PF: M Kleber, R Bullock
C:    H Whiteside, R Gobert

(Alternate)
PG: J Clarkson, D Mitchell(SP)
SG: M Conley
SF: D Finney-Smith
PF: M Kleber, R Bullock
C:    H Whiteside, R Gobert(PP)

(If Doncic plays)
PG: L Doncic(SP), S Dinwiddie, D Mitchell(PP)
SG:  D House
SF: B Bogdanovic
PF: R Bullock, M Kleber
C:   D Powell

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

The series is tied at two each and there is plenty to play for in the Game 3 as the Utah Jazz host the Mavericks? In not the most encouraging 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. 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.