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UTA vs OKC Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder

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UTA vs OKC Dream11: NBA Regular Season is going to say bye-bye to all of us. Soon the Postseason will arrive and the Playoffs will bring a lot of intensity to the floor. However, before we go there, there will be a lot to play for various teams and so will be the case for the Utah Jazz will host the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Jazz will be looking to put their firm grasp on fifth place and the season has been rather a tough one for the team. Utah will most likely draw a match-up against the Mavericks or Warriors. On the other hand, the Oklahoma City Thunder has been fielding all sorts of lineups and at this point, the remaining games are the fillers for them.

Host: Utah Jazz
Visitors: Oklahoma City Thunder
Match Timing: 7 April, @ 06:30 AM
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

The Jazz defeated the Grizzlies 121:115 as Rudy Gobert had another 20+ rebounds night and Clarkson poured in 22 points.

The Jazz has not played their best basketball recently but a win versus the Grizzlies surely would have bolstered the confidence of the squad. The Jazz will most likely go up against the Mavericks or Warriors, two sturdy teams but the Warriors have looked more vulnerable these days. However, whatever may be the case, they have their work cut out against either of the two opponents. The Jazz has their work cut out to avoid a First Round exit.

Mitchell has run out of steam in a couple of games and I think he can be rested for the game though he hasn’t been listed as out at the time of writing. The Jazz will need a cohesive strategy entering the Playoffs and both Conley and Bogdanovic will need to up their games to avoid the burden on Mitchell. Gobert has been getting it done while Clarkson has been a force too but I believe the Jazz’s chances will hinge upon how Bogdanovic and Conley respond during the Postseason.

The third/fourth string unit of Thunder downed Trail Blazers 98:94 in the last game as Jaylen Hoard compiled 20+ points and 20 rebounds night

Out of nowhere, some players have figured in the deep Thunder roster and they are surely fielding strange lineups these days. However, these are players that have made it to the NBA so they are professional athletes that have worked on their craft. Jaylen Hoard has been a big-time producer and is putting the league on notice but perhaps an extended bench role is the best he will get. Where will he be in the offseason?

This offseason will be huge for the Thunder and perhaps they will need to draft someone who can complement Giddey, Shai, and Dort, a two-way Center can really transform them into a competitive considering that they showed immense strength on the defensive end. Three-point shooting is another area that needs to be addressed and Tre Mann has shown some spark as a perimeter shooter. So, how will they go on about it during the offseason?

Oklahoma City Thunder(Eliminated from Playoffs) | Utah Jazz (5th in West)
Games: 79 | 79
Wins: 25 | 47
Defeats: 54 | 32

Utah Jazz vs Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Utah Jazz Team News

  • Trent Forrest, Udoka Azubuike are OUT for the game

Jazz Expected Starting Five
Scoring Wing: SF: Bojan Bogdanovic
Frontline: PF: Royce O’Neale | C: Rudy Gobert
Guards: PG: Donovan Mitchell | PG: Mike Conley

BENCH: Jordan Clarkson, Rudy Gay, Eric Paschall, Elijah Hughes, Danuel House Jr., Nickeill Alexander-Walker, Jared Butler.

Oklahoma City Thunder Team News

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is OUT for the game
  • Josh Giddey is OUT for this contest and done for the season
  • Lugeuntz Dort is OUT for the game and has missed a lot of games these days
  • Ty Jerome is OUT for the game
  • Jeremiah Robinson-Earl is OUT for the game and will be gone long-term
  • Mike Muscala is OUT for the game.
  • KZ Okpala is OUT for the game and he was acquired recently
  • Darius Bazley is OUT for the game
  • Tre Mann is OUT

Thunder Expected Starting Five
Middle: PF: Isaiah Roby| C: Aleksej Pokusevski
Guards: PG: Theo Maledon | PG: Tre Mann | SG: Aaron Wiggins

BENCH: Olivier Sarr, Lindy Waters III, Vit Krejci, Jaylen Hoard, Georges KALAITZAKIS, Zavier Simpson.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Donovan Mitchell(UTA)
Points: 20
Rebounds: 09
Assists: 05
Steals: 01
Shooting Guard Donovan has been a huge difference-maker but his shooting efficiency is a bit down these days. The Guard has mostly been in 25+ points and 3+ assists range. He can be selected as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-50

Theo Maledon(OKC) has mostly been in 18-23 points and 5-6 assists range these days. He wasn’t given any minutes in the last game.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 24-30

Rudy Gobert(UTA)
Points: 22
Rebounds: 21
Assists: 01
Blocks: 01
Steals: 01

Center Gobert has been an incredible inside player who can be strong around the rim with his defense, rebounding, and scoring. He has been big on rebounds, grabbing at least 16 rebounds a game, scoring 12+ points, and getting 1-3 blocks per game regularly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-44

Aleksej Pokusevski(OKC) has mostly been in 11-17 points, 5-8 rebounds, 5+ assists range. He was also not given any minutes in the last game but has been effective more often than not.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-34

Mike Conley(UTA)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 08
Steals: 01
One-guard Conley has done much better as a playmaker, and scorer, and will be huge once the Playoffs arrive. He has mostly been in the 13-19 point and 4-8 assists range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-34

Isaiah Roby(UTA)
Points: 18
Rebounds: 06
Assists: 03
Steals: 01
Big Roby has done well these days and has extended his game. He has mostly been in 11-16 points and 6-9 rebounds range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-34

UTA vs OKC DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Bojan Bogdanovic(UTA) had 13 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals in the last game. Small Forward Bojan has done well as a scorer for most parts and he is huge for Jazz’s success. His scoring has dropped a bit but I expect a 16-21 points range in the long run.
  • Olivier Sarr(OKC) had 10 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 blocks in the game versus the Spurs. Ceneter Sarr has gotten it done, mostly being in 10-12 points and 6-9 rebounds range.
  • Jaylen Hoard(OKC) had 24 points, 21 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals in the game versus the Spurs. Forward Hoard has had some strong games lately, grabbing 20+ rebounds twice in three games, will he get the same opportunity here?
  • Jordan Clarkson(UTA) had 22 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Point Guard Clarkson has continued to pour points off the bench, mostly being in 16-22 points range.
  • Vit Krejci(OKC) had 11 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 1 block in the game versus the Spurs. All-around Guard Vit has mostly been in 9-12 points, 3-6 rebounds, and 3-6 assists.
  • Royce O’Neale(UTA) had 6 rebounds, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last game. Defensive Forward Royce has mostly been in 4-7 points, 3-6 rebounds, and 1-2 steals range. +
  • Hassan Whiteside(UTA) had 14 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks in the last game. Center Hassan has been getting it done, mostly figuring in 5-6 points and 5 rebounds range while blocking 1 or more shots.

MEM vs OKC Dream11 Team

PG: T Maledon, D Mitchell(SP), J Clarkson
SG: M Conley
SF: A Pokusevski, B Bogdanovic
PF: J Hoard
C:  R Gobert(PP)

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Don’t you wanna catch some deep end bench players for the Thunder that have been getting it done? However, If you are an NBA viewer in India, this game can’t be viewed on the TV outlets MTV and VH1. On the other hand, streaming platforms Voot and JIO TV are not going to display the game. Anyway, these services at most show one game per day, and if you want to watch multiple games at the same time, purchase the annual subscription of the NBA League Pass. To learn the scores, news, and stats, you can 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.