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UTA vs NOP Dream11 Prediction NBA Projections, Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans

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UTA vs NOP Dream11: In this inter-conference affair, the Utah Jazz takes on the New Orleans Pelicans. Utah is five games above the 50% win record while Pelicans are way below that. During the last meeting, the Pelicans beat the Jazz 98:97 in the last seconds. More information such as the last game stats, projected fantasy points, and the fantasy lineup will be provided here.

Utah is above the winning mark but the team hasn’t looked as clinical as last season despite returning with the same core. Mitchell’s scoring has been down recently while Clarkson is not playing with the same fire as the last season. Ingles has seen a reduction in his minutes but largely, the Jazz still is a sturdy outfit.

Pelicans look lost without Zion Williamson but have played some decent basketball recently. Ingram and Valanciunas have taken the scoring duties while Graham has proven to be an effective long-range scorer. Has New Orleans gained some much-needed steam?

Host: Utah Jazz
Visitors: New Orleans Pelicans

Match Timing: 28 November, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Jazz: What trajectory is Utah taking?
Recently, Jazz has lost two games during the closing moments and that has affected their otherwise stellar record. Utah’s defense doesn’t look tight as last season but it is still among the elite teams. With the core of Conley, Mitchell, Bogdanovic, O’Neale, Gobert, Clarkson, and Ingles, you’d believe the Jazz can still end up finishing among the top four teams in the Western Conference.

Pelicans: Zion defines them

With Zion Williamson out, the team has struggled at both ends of the floor. Williamson gave the team around 25-30 points, 8-12 rebounds, and 4-6 assists regularly last season and his presence surely makes a difference. Still, the team has won three out of the last five games, against teams such as Wizards, Jazz, and Clippers, who have a winning record. Is this a sign for change?

Utah Jazz | New Orleans Pelicans

Games: 19| 21
Wins: 12| 05
Defeats: 07| 16

Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Utah Jazz Team News

  • No injuries have been reported so far.

Jazz Expected Starting Five
SF: Bojan Bogdanovic    PF: Royce O’Neale
C: Rudy Gobert
SG: Donovan Mitchell     PG: Mike Conley

Utah Jazz Bench:
Royce O’Neale, Elijah Hughes, Hassan Whiteside, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Eric Paschall, Malik Fitts, Macio Teague, Udoka Azubuike, Jordan Clarkson, Trent Forrest, Miye Oni, Jared Butler, Rudy Gay, Bojan Bogdanovic, Rudy Gobert, Joe Ingles.

New Orleans Pelicans News

  • Zion Williamson is OUT for the game.
  • Didi Louzada is OUT for the game
  • Daulton Hommes is OUT for the game

Pelicans Expected Starting Five

PF: Brandon Ingram     SF: Herbert Jones
C: Jonas Valanciunas
SG: Josh Hart      PG: Devonte Graham

BENCH: Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Garrett Temple, Willy Hernangomez, Kira Lewis Jr., Tomas Satoransky, Naji Marshall, Jaxson Hayes, Jose Alvarado, Trey Murphy III

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Donovan Mitchell(UTA)
Points: 21
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 07
Steals: 02
Mitchell can create a ton of offense and his ability to put up 20-30 points regularly makes him a threat. Donovan has scored 16 or more four times in five matches but his best stretch occurred before this five-game window.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 35-44

Damian Lillard(NOP)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 00
Assists: 06
Steals: 01
Lillard is coming into this game after a tough 5/15 shooting night against Golden State. His scoring and efficiency are both down after he averaged around 30 points per game last season. However before the tough night against the Warriors, he had compiled two games with 30+ points and had at least scored 22 points in the four games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-45

Rudy Gobert(UTA)
Points: 06
Rebounds: 08
Assists: 01
Blocks: 02
Gobert has led the Jazz in rebounding during all the games for the team. Rudy is a solid presence in the middle and his length and ability to time his jump make him one of the best defenders in the league. He is an option for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 37-50

Jusuf Nurkic(NOP)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 04
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Nurkic has had some inconsistency on the offensive end this season but has done well in the second half of November. He has scored 17 or more thrice in the last five games, including a 28 point game. Meanwhile, he has pulled 11 or more rebounds thrice in that five-game window.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-48

Bojan Bogdanovic(UTA)
Points: 11
Rebounds: 01
Assists: 04
Bogdanovic is one of the best shooters in the league and is averaging around 17 a game on 39.7% three-point shooting. He has scored 19 or more thrice in the last five games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-37

CJ McCollum(NOP)
Points: 16
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 04
Blocks: 01
CJ is a special talent scoring-wise but his numbers are way down like Damian when it comes to scoring. CJ who enjoyed 20-25 points nights regularly last season has breached the 20+ points mark only once in the last five games. Still, it seems he will get it together soon.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-36

UTA vs POR Dream11 Lineup Balancers

  • Mike Conley (UTA ) scooped up 20 points, 2 assists, 1 rebound, 1 steal in the last game.
  • Norman Powell(NOP) had 15 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last match.
  • Anfernee Simons(NOP) had 19 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals in the last game.
  • Jordan Clarkson(UTA) bagged 20 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in the last match.
  • Rudy Gay(UTA) scooped up 13 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal in the last game.
  • Joe Ingles(UTA) scooped up 15 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist in the last game.
  • Robert Covington(NOP) had 9 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in the last game.
  • Larry Nance Jr.(NOP) had 8 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in the last game.

UTA vs NOP Dream11 Team

PG: D Graham, J Hart
SG: M Conley
SF: B Bogdanovic, J Ingles
PF: R O’Neale
C:   J Valanciunas(PP), R Gobert(SP)

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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.

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