UTA vs TOR Dream11: Two teams who are slated to bring contrasting returns will see each other in this match-up. The Utah Jazz will host the Toronto Raptors in this cross-conference battle. Jazz has won most of their games and looks in fine touch while the Raptors enter the contest with a losing record but has shown some promising signs.
The Jazz has returned with the same core as last season. With Mitchell at the helm from outside and Gobert doing the damage in the paint, the team possesses a perimeter shooter in Bojan Bogdanovic at wing while Clarkson revs the engine of the bench. Royce O’Neale at the big Forward makes for a superb defensive player.
Raptors acquired Scottie Barnes through the draft this season and he has been producing at a high clip. OG Anunboy has elevated his offensive game while Gary Trent and Fred VanVleet combine for a sturdy scoring backcourt. Pascal Siakam has given semblance to the Center position while Precious Achiuwa has been big off an otherwise thin bench.
Host: Utah Jazz
Visitors: Toronto Raptors
Match Timing: 19 November, @ 08:30 AM
Venue: Vivint Smart Home Arena
Jazz: Can they reach the promised land?
With their elite shooting combined with superb paint production, Utah boasts of a meticulously built unit. The team is top-six in scoring, scrapping around 110 points per game while also having a top-five defense that restricts opponents to around 102 only. Jazz is top five in limiting opponents’ rebounds, restricting them to around 42. Jazz is top-five in hoarding rebounds and pulling down 47.3 per game. That is all fine but can they finally make a deep postseason run?
Raptors have some issues on offense
Toronto has been doing well on the defensive end, restricting opponents to around 105 points per game but their offense has not created a gulf so far as the team ends up scoring around 106 per game. The team also figures in the bottom ten or so in terms of rebounding, bringing down around 45 boards per game. Can the Toronto outfit produce a more efficient offense in the future?
Toronto Raptors | Utah Jazz
Games: 15| 14
Wins: 07| 09
Defeats: 08| 05
Utah Jazz Team News
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.
Toronto Raptors Team News
Raptors Expected Starting Five
PF: Scottie Barnes
SF: OG Anunoby
C: Pascal Siakam
SG: Fred VanVleet Jr.
PG: Gary Trent Jr.
BENCH: Delano Banton, Khem Birch, Isaac Bonga, Chris Boucher, Justin Champagnie, Goran Dragic, Malachi Flynn, David Johnson, Svi Mykhailiuk, Precious Achiuwa, Yuta Watanabe.
Donovan is having another spectacular season and with his offensive game, that is a little surprise. The Superstar has usually scored in the 24-30 points territory throughout the season while dishing around 4 to 5 rebounds and assists every game. He is an option for Star/Pro Player in the Dream11 NBA scenario
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 42-53
Although it is early in his career, Barnes has displayed his all-around talent straightaway. The young Forward has scored more than 11 in the last four games while clamping 6-9 boards every game in that window.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-45
Don’t take any chances with Rudy Gobert patrolling the paint as the big is one of the best shot blockers to play the game. Rudy has led the Jazz in rebounding every game and has a large number of games with 15 rebounds or more.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 43-60
Fred has become one of the most high-yielding guards in the Association and has an all-around talent. He has scored 16-18 thrice while has had a 20 and 30 points plus game too in the last five matches. The guard has also dished between 6-8 assists in that period.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 33-47
Bojan is perhaps the most dependable off-the-ball shooter for the Jazz. He has scored 27, 26 points in the last two games, making most of his three-point attempts.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 25-37
Siakam is a two-way Forward who has amazing dribbling abilities for a big. The Forward has played four games so far and has breached the 20 points mark once in those games.
Expected Fantasy Points Range: 29-40
PG: F VanVleet
SG: S Mykhailiuk, M Conley
SF: O Anunoby(PP), J Ingles
PF: S Barnes, R O’Neale
C: R Gobert(SP)