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UTA vs SAC Dream11 Prediction NBA Live Fantasy Basketball Dream11 Team, Top Picks and Tips for Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings

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UTA vs SAC Dream11: NBA heads over to the postseason with each day and as we head closer to the Playoffs, we are seeing some desperate dashes from multiple teams. As the Playoffs will come near, we will also find out which squads have a better chance of making the top-six rankings to earn a bye till the Playoffs and which ones will hover in the Play-in tournament and at the periphery of the first round of the Playoffs. And how about the Sacramento Kings, a squad that is moving far away from the Play-in zone, and as they clash against the Utah Jazz, a lot is at stake for the team.

The Utah Jazz has been doing a more than a decent job this season but it is not like the last season when they finished with the best record in the league. The team comes into this game after a heart-breaking 102-104 loss versus the Spurs. And as they meet another below 50% win squad, a back-to-back loss can open the way for the Mavs and the Nuggets strike closer to the fourth spot.

The Kings are not striking much this season. They are on a three-game losing streak and they keep on losing their ground on a regular basis. Sacramento has been performing a poor job on the defensive end and they get behind by too many early in the game. With the Play-in window closing in on them, they can’t afford such losing streaks anymore.

Host: Utah Jazz
Visitors: Sacramento Kings
Match Timing: 13 March, @ 07:30 AM
Venue: American Airlines Center

NBA Projections, Stats & Analysis

Jazz: How will the season shape up?
The Jazz has been lagging behind the elite teams of the West in the form of Grizzlies, Warriors, and the Suns. The team had a tough January and lost around 80% of the games during that period. And even recently, the team has lost some games against below 50% win teams, which wasn’t the case earlier on in the season. With the Mavericks and Nuggets just trailing behind, the Jazz will need to win around 60% of the games at least. There is a high chance that the Jazz falls in the fifth or sixth place but I don’t see them falling to the seventh spot at any rate. I believe the Jazz will most likely finish in the top-five and push the first-round team to the limit.

Why do I say so? I believe last season the pressure of going deep as the top-ranked team got to the Jazz and it showed in the West Semis last season. This season they have had some troubles but the core has a lot of promise. There is some terrific balance with Donovan slipping in 25+ points, Bogdanovic 15+ points, Conley 10+ points, Clarkson 15+ points, Gobert 12+ points, and O’Neale 5+ but the team defense along with rebounding and defense of Gobert will be the key in the Playoffs. So, can the Jazz muster up something special going forward? One thing is for sure, Jazz can be a tough one to deal with multiple shot creators at their disposal.

Kings: Is this Franchise cursed?
I am sorry to use such a charged headline here but the Kings can’t catch a break. They haven’t made the Playoffs for more than 15 years now and it is like each season, it seems like they are in for another losing one. They have gone on multiple losing streaks and they continue to suffer blowout losses. It felt things will change when the team addressed the gap at the frontline and brought in Domantas Sabonis but no, things have still looked grim. Do remember that the Kings gave away their developing guard in Tyrese Haliburton to make immediate gains. But these gains have not followed yet. Is the intense shuffling of the lineup causing it?

It seems like coach Alvin Gentry hasn’t figured out a way to involve Donte DiVincenzo, Justin Holiday, and Davion Mitchell in different spheres. They have trouble figuring out the defensive lineups that can hold the ground and minutes are inconsistent. Apart from that, Fox has been a force as the one-guard, Harrison Barnes has regained his consistency while Sabonis has been racking up boards and doing a great job as the second playmaker. The problem is that the other players will need to now raise their games because it is not just the defense but the offense can also take a hit more often than not. So, how will the team figure out the combinations?

Utah Jazz | Sacramento Kings
Games: 66| 68
Wins: 41 | 24
Defeats: 25 | 44

Utah Jazz vs Sacramento Kings NBA Live, Team News and Lineups

Utah Jazz Team News

  • Udoka Azubuike is OUT for the game.
  • Bojan Bogdanovic is Game-Time Decision.

Jazz Expected Starting Five
Wing: SF: Bojan Bogdanovic(Game-Time Decision)
Frontline: PF: Royce O’Neale | C: Rudy Gobert
Guards: SG: Donovan Mitchell | PG: Mike Conley

BENCH: Rudy Gay, Jordan Clarkson, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Eric Paschall, Trent Forrest, Hassan Whiteside, Jared Butler, Elijah Hughes, Zylan Cheatham.

Sacramento Kings Team News

  • Terance Davis is OUT for probably this season
  • Jeremy Lamb, Maurice Harkless are QUESTIONABLE for the game.

Sacramento Kings Expected Starting Five
Wings: SF: Harrison Barnes | SF: Justin Holiday
Middle: PF: Trey Lyles | C: Domantas Sabonis
Guards: PG: DeAaron Fox

BENCH: Richuan Holmes , Donte DiVincenzo, Davion Mitchell, Louis King, Damian Jones, Chimezie Metu, Jahmius Ramsey, Maurice Harkless, Emmanuel Terry, Alex Len, Robert Woodward III.

NBA Scores, Fantasy Basketball Top Picks

Donovan Mitchell(UTA)
Points: 24
Rebounds: 07
Assists: 06
Steals: 02

Donovan has been huge for the Jazz at the off-guard position and he is surely one of the best isolation scorers in the league, while also picking up his rebounding and playmaking recently. The Guard has usually been in 24-34 points, 5-8 rebounds, and 4-7 assists range these days. He can be considered as a Star/Pro Player in the Dream 11 NBA Fantasy scenario.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 40-55

De’Aaron Fox(SAC)
Points: 32
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 10
Steals: 01
Point Guard De’Aaron has gotten his bit as the scorer and playmaker done for the Kings but needs more from his teammates. The Guard has been in 22+ points and 6+ assists range mostly.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-50

Rudy Gobert(UTA)
Points: 13
Rebounds: 16
Assists: 01
Blocks: 05
Rudy is the reigning Defensive Player of the Year award and he brings elite rebounding while also finishing well inside. Gobert has mostly been in the 12-18 points, 10-17 rebounds, and 1-5 blocks range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 30-44

Domantas Sabonis(SAC) missed the last game due to suspension. The Center has been a huge rebounding presence, inside scorer, and also a stellar playmaker. He has mostly been in 13-19 points, 10-16 rebounds, and 5-7 assists range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 36-46

Mike Conley(UTA)
Points: 08
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 05
Steals: 05
Guard Mike has done a great job but yes, at this point of his career, his numbers are expected to be down. The Guard has mostly been in 5-8 points, 4-8 assists, and 1-5 steals range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-40

Harrison Barnes(SAC)
Points: 17
Rebounds: 05
Assists: 05
Wing Harrison has been doing his thing on the offensive end on a regular basis and also provides a decent hand at rebounding. Barnes has mostly been in 17-23 points and 4-5 rebounds range these days.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 27-39

Bojan Bogdanovic(UTA) missed the last game but he may return here. He has mostly been in the 16-23 points range.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 20-30

UTA vs SAC DREAM11 LINEUP BALANCERS

  • Jordan Clarkson(UTA) had 17 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Clarkson is the reigning Sixth-Player-of-the-Year has been mostly in the 16-23 points range.
  • Davion Mitchell(SAC) had 8 points, 4 assists, 2 steals in the last game. Rookie Davion’s minutes have been down and he has mostly been in the 4-8 points range.
  • Hassan Whiteside(UTA) had 13 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Whiteside has done more than a decent job of backing up Rudy Gobert. He has mostly been in the 6-8 points and 4-5 rebounds range these days.
  • Royce O’Neale(UTA) had 5 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal in the last game. Big Forward Royce has been a big defensive presence, usually figuring in the 6-11 points and 4-6 rebounds range.
  • Trey Lyles(SAC) had 14 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block in the last game. Trey has mostly been in 5-9 points and 4-8 rebounds range.
  • Rudy Gay(UTA) had 9 points, 1 rebound in the last game. Pretty much the maximum to usually expect from the wing.
  • Donte DiVincenzo(SAC) had 1 block in the last game. Donte has mostly been in 7-11 points and 5-8 rebounds range.
  • Justin Holiday(SAC) had 8 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists in the last game. Wing Holiday has mostly been in the 7-9 points range.
  • Damion Jones(SAC) had 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals in the last game. Center Damion has mostly been in 6-10 points and 4-7 rebounds range.
  • Trey Lyles(SAC) had 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in the last contest. Trey has mostly been in 4-9 points and 4-6 rebounds as the starting big Forward.

UTA vs SAC Dream11 Team


PG: D Fox(PP), D Mitchell(SP)
SG: D DiVincenzo
SF: H Barnes, B Bogdanovic
PF: D Sabonis
C:    D Jones, H Whiteside

Where to watch NBA Live Score?

Gobert and Sabonis fighting it on the low post is an interesting battle as the two incredible Centers collide. However, in not the most encouraging news for the NBA fans in India, you can’t watch this match on the streaming platforms JIO TV and Voot, two official streaming platforms for NBA games in India. So, how can you get to the action? Get to the annual subscription in the NBA League Pass and you can both catch live games and also go through the full game replays. For knowing the scores, news, stats, and other NBA stuff, 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.