UTA VS LAL NBA Dream11 Basketball Prediction – Fantasy Team News
Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz
NBA Regular Season
UTA VS LAL MATCH PREVIEW:
Los Angeles Lakers host Utah Jazz in NBA action on Monday morning (IST) at Staples Center, in Los Angeles.
Lakers (34-45) are 11th in Western Conference heading into this match. They can't move below their current standing, and neither they have the games left to take on Los Angeles Clippers who are a place above in the table at 10th with 42 wins and 38 losses this season.
While Utah Jazz (44-35) have everything to play for in their next three games of the regular season. They are 4th in the table heading into this match, but they are still not guaranteed a place in the NBA playoffs. That's because New Orleans Pelicans (46-34), San Antonio Spurs (46-34), Oklahoma City Thunder (46-34), Minnesota Timberwolves (45-35), and Denver Nuggets (45-35) have almost an identical record, and they all have the chance to finish in the top-8 of the playoff.
So the season has come down to the remaining three games, and Jazz have no option but to win the game against their hosts Los Angeles Lakers.
Also, the Utah franchise finished at a respectable 5th place in Western Conference last season. They are well on the track of bettering that position or even matching last season's ranking will, no doubt, be a good achievement.
The visitors have the momentum and the talent to achieve that target. One win and they would be through to the playoffs, so it's a very important game for the visitors.
Match Timing: Tomorrow, April 09, 03:30 AM IST
Venue: Staples Center, Los Angeles
Form of the Team-
Los Angeles Lakers–
Lakers lost their last game against Minnesota Timberwolves 113-96. This was their fourth loss in their last four games.
As a team, Lakers are averaging 108.4 points and are allowing 109.7 points against them.
Their overall home record is positive this season, winning 20 out of the 39 they played at Staples Center this season.
Lakers have a good recent record against the teams from Western Conference, winning four times in their last 5 games. While in their last 18 home games, they have won 13 and lost only five.
So all these stats suggest that Lakers have the potential to strike a hammer blow to Jazz's NBA playoff aspirations.
Jazz are the third most in-form team in NBA on current form. They won their last game against Los Angeles Clippers 117-95 and stretched their impressive run to m15 wins in the last 18 games. They are on a four-game winning streak and would be aiming for a fifth against a team who is walking downhill in the last couple of weeks.
As a team, they are averaging 103.4 points per game, while they are shipping out 10.8 three-pointers on average in 2017-18.
Last 10 Games –
Los Angeles Lakers – L L W L W L L L W L
Utah Jazz – W L W L W L W W W W
Los Angeles Lakers – Win – 34, Loss – 45
Utah Jazz – Win – 46, Loss – 33
Top Performer –
For Los Angeles Lakers-
|Points Per Game||Julius Randle||16.2|
|Rebounds per Game||Julius Randle||8.0|
|Assists Per Game||Lonzo Ball||7.2|
For Utah Jazz:
|Points Per Game||Donovan Mitchell||20.4|
|Rebounds per Game||Rudy Gobert||10.9|
|Assists Per Game||Ricky Rubio||5.4|
UTA VS LAL TEAM NEWS:
Los Angeles Lakers:
For Los Angeles Lakers, Brandon Ingram (concussion protocol), Isaiah Thomas (hip surgery) and F Luol Deng (sprained ankle) have all been ruled out from this match.
Meanwhile, Lonzo Ball (knee contusion), and Kyle Kuzma are listed as questionable for this match.
Kyle Kuzma- Questionable (Forward), Julius Randle (Forward), Brook Lopez (Center), Caldwell-Pope (Guard), Alex Caruso (Guard)
From the bench: Josh Hart, Ivica Zubac, Channing Frye, Travis Wear, Tyler Ennis
Tony Bradley (Concussion), Raulzinho Neto (Wrist Injury), and Thabo Sefolosha (Knee Injury) are out of this match.
Joe Ingles (Forward), Derrick Favors (Forward), Rudy Gobert (Center), Donovan Mitchell (Guard), Ricky Rubio – Doubt (Point Guard-Shooting Guard)
From the Bench: Joe Crowder – Questionable, Jonas Jerebko, Royce O'Neale, Dante Exum, Alec Burks
Los Angeles Lakers – Julius Randle, Kyle Kuzma
Utah Jazz – Donovan Mitchell, Rodney Hood
UTA VS LAL FANTASY TEAM:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Los Angeles Lakers are at home and they have been performing quite decently in home matches.
However, Jazz are on a roll this season and their current winning streak and overall record this season suggests it should be a positive result for the visitors in this match.
We are backing an away win in this match.
NOTE: THIS UTA VS LAL MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.