UTA vs LAC Dream11: COVID-19 can overturn the situation overnight these days, major players can go missing while the lineups suffer constant changes. In this game, the Utah Jazz outfit see what the LA Clippers are all about in an inter-conference battle. Jazz has won two in a row and has 12 more wins than losses meanwhile Clippers have also won four in a row, sitting with 16 wins and 12 losses.
Jazz has once again proven that this team is made for winning against most of the squads. The current record barely surprises anyone as the squad ended the last season with the best record. Now since the most of the players have played with each other and learned the system, Utah can keep ticking the current run.
Clippers are an experienced team and what has been the best thing about the current run is that the team has won games without their season’s ace Paul George. What does that imply? Incredible team depth and a lot of experience. Los Angeles has played much better than second half of the November.
Host: Utah Jazz
Visitors: LA Clippers
Match Timing: 16 December, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena
Jazz: Solid core, big plans
That the Jazz team has risen through ranks in the Regular Season surprises not many people. Utah has a host of elite perimeter shooters, namely Mitchell, Conley, Clarkson, Bogdanovic, and Ingles, which can keep the defense busy outside. Now with Mitchell, you get 28-34 points these days, Gobert can hold the fort in the middle, while O’Neale, Bogdanovic, and Conley can chip in too. Clarkson is a X-Factor off the bench and Whiteside also contributes quite a bit off the bench. And of course, with Conley at perimeter and Gobert in the paint, you can lock down oppositions and sweep them aside during blowouts, which was also regular theme last season.
Clippers: Holding their own
I’d argue that the current four game winning streak is better than the seven-game winning stream they had earlier in the season. Why do I say that? It is because this current run has largely been without Paul George and different actors have stepped up. The team defense has held teams to under 100 in the last two games while offensively, Marcus Morris, Reggie Jackson, Luke Kennard, and Terance Mann have played some riveting basketball lately. See, the team has done this without two of its aces in George and Leonard which is a welcoming sign long-term.
LA Clippers | Utah Jazz
Games: 28| 26
Wins: 16| 19
Defeats: 12| 07
Los Angeles Clippers Team News:
Clippers Expected Starting Five
Wing: PF: Marcus Morris
Middle: C: Ivica Zubac
Guards: SG: Terance Mann, SG: Luke Kennard, PG: Reggie Jackson
BENCH: Serge Ibaka, Jay Scrubb, Nicolas Batum, Moses Wright, Justise Winslow, Keon Johnson, Amir Coffey, Brandon Boston Jr., Isaiah Hartenstein.
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: Mike Conley
Utah Jazz Bench: Joe Ingles, Elijah Hughes, Hassan Whiteside, Eric Paschall, Malik Fitts, Macio Teague, Jordan Clarkson, Trent Forrest, Miye Oni, Rudy Gay.
Mitchell is a dynamic scorer at the off-guard spot and has developed an all-around game. He has scored 28 or more in the majority of the games this month. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-46
Reggie Jackson (LAC )
Jackson has seen a multiplication in duties ever since George has been down but he would be glad to receive help from role players. The guard has eclipsed 19 points mark in many games this season.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 23-32
Rudy has played exceptionally well at the Center position for the Jazz team since his rookie year. The Center has compiled multiple games with 10+ rebounds while the scoring range is usually 11-15 points.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-41
Morris has certainly upped his game in the month of December and his ability to hit clutch shots has served his squad well. The Forward has scored 20 or more in three of the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-38
Mike has defined the perimeter defensive effort for the Jazz and on offense, he can dish off a bunch of assists. He has been scoring in 10-11 range while giving assists in the 6-8 range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-35
Terance has been thriving in the starting role for the LA team. He has scored 16 or more in the last two games while grabbing 9 or more rebounds in the last three games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-36
PG: R Jackson, D Mitchell(SP)
SG: L Kennard, T Mann
SF: B Bogdanovic
PF: M Morris
C: I Zubac, R Gobert(PP)
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