UTA vs GSW Dream11: COVID-19 keeps on causing postponements and destroying the best-laid plans for different squads in the long and grinding season. Still, the league has kept on going and with relaxed protocols rules, and signings on ten-day deals, somehow, the momentum of the league has been kept alive.
In this game, the Utah Jazz will play against the Golden State Warriors in a typical Western Conference classic. Both teams have played high level of basketball and have done an incredible job of winning games both at home and away from home. This is why this can be a high-level match-up between two well-oiled teams. Can the Warriors notch one away against Jazz away from home?
Warriors can have trouble with Green out and this can affect both their offense and defense. Jazz can be without Ingles and Conley but for them, with Clarkson, Mitchell, Bogdanovic, and Gobert, generating points will not be that big of an issue. This is why I believe the Jazz may have a little edge, playing at home but then who knows what Warriors can cook up with Curry, Poole, and Wiggins.
Host: Utah Jazz
Visitors: Golden State Warriors
Match Timing: 2 January, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: ViVint Smart Home Arena
Warriors: Poole, Wiggins, and Curry can score in a lot of ways
Stephen Curry, Andrew Wiggins, and Jordan Poole can all score 20+ points on their nights and in tandem as well. That is why, even with Draymond Green, who is the major playmaker, Golden State can find a lot of ways to score on a regular basis. Otto Porter Jr. is a great option off the bench as he can shoot from the distance and also hold the fort on defense along with Andre Iguodala. Now, the Warriors are deep, they have a wealth of shooters, and they also have an ace like Curry who can single-handedly take the game away with his scoring ways.
Jazz: One of the most balanced teams
The Jazz has a great combination of shooters, slashers, inside players, and playmakers. With Donovan Mitchell scoring 30 or so on a regular basis and Bogdanovic and Clarkson also able to go past 20 or so regularly, the team has been built to succeed on offense. Then if you take into account Rudy Gobert whose rebounding, defense, and inside scoring has continued to thrive, the Jazz can find a lot of ways to score and deploy an outside-inside or inside-outside offense on a regular basis. This is why I rate this team highly, their defense can pick it up during key moments meanwhile their offense is on fire. They won eight in a row during December and are in the midst of a five-game winning streak right now. They seem to become better every season.
Utah Jazz | Golden State Warriors
Games: 35| 34
Wins: 26| 27
Defeats: 09| 07
Golden State Warriors Team News
Warriors Expected Starting Five
Wings/Forwards: SF: Andrew Wiggins PF: Juan Toscano-Anderson
Middle: C: Kevon Looney
Guards: SG: Jordan Poole PG: Stephen Curry
BENCH: Nemanja Bjelica, Andre Iguodala, Otto Porter Jr., Jonathan Kuminga, Gary Payton II, Jeff Dowtin, Quindary Weatherspoon, Chris Chiozza.
Utah Jazz Team News
Jazz Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Bojan Bogdanovic
Frontline: PF: Royce O’Neale, C: Rudy Gobert
Guards: SG: Donovan Mitchell, PG: Trent Forrest
BENCH: Jordan Clarkson, Elijah Hughes, Hassan Whiteside, Rudy Gay, Miye Oni, Eric Pashcall, Jared Butler, Malik Fitts.
The last game against the Nuggets team was the first instance after four games that Steph scored less than 30. The Guard can go off for 30+ points in this game and it will be not a surprise after a tough night shooting-wise. Did scoring become tough in the last game without Green screening for him and playmaker?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 46-59
Donovan has continued to be one of the hottest offensive players in the world. He has stacked up 30+ points games quite a bit and has become one of the most ruthless scoring options in the world. He is one of the candidates for Star-Player in the Dream11 NBA scene here.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 50-62
Wiggins was the most aggressive player offensively in the last game versus the Nuggets. He has figured in the 17-24 points range and 5-8 rebounds a game range continuously this season. Can he aid Curry in the quest to sustain the offense?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 28-40
Rudy can get big on boards and also block shots at a regular clip, being the reigning defensive player of the league in the Association. Expect 12-18 points and 14-21 rebounds a game regularly from the Center.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-45
Gary Payton II(GSW)
Payton has hit strides as an offensive option and has made the most of his starting role minutes, The Guard has compiled around 11-14 points and 6-9 rebounds a game recently but will Poole’s return decrease his minutes?
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-28
Jordan has done an incredible job as the bench scorer and even with guards Conley and Ingles out of the picture, Jordan can lodge around 20 or so to boost the guard position.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30
Jordan Poole(GSW) is almost certain to come back here. He has scored in the 14-24 points range during most games this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 19-29
UTAvs GSW Dream11 Lineup Balancers
PG: S Curry(PP), D Mitchell(SP), J Butler
SG: J Poole
SF: O Porter
PF: R Gay, J Toscano-Anderson
C: R Gobert
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