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Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz Dream 11 prediction: Fantasy tips & Starting line-up updates

Donovan Mitchell
Donovan Mitchell has started the season in great form

LAL vs UTA Dream 11: Can the Lakers pick up their first win of the season?

The Los Angeles Lakers didn’t have a great start to the season losing to their city rivals, the Clippers, on their opening day of the campaign.

LeBron James was overshadowed by new Clippers star Kawhi Leonard while Anthony Davis did dominate the board on his debut for the Lakers.

The Jazz have been in great form over the past season and started this campaign with a five-point win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on opening night.

LeBron James
LeBron James (R) has a lot of work to do with the Lakers this season

Donovan Mitchell was the start of the show for the Jazz and scored a game-high 32 points and will be one of the top choices for this game.

Rudy Gobert is another who had a great night against the Thunder and the Jazz would want to get one over their more illustrious rivals.

Bojan Bogdanovic injured his ankle in the win over the Thunder, but he was able to finish the game (h/t NBA Jazz).

Match details

  • NBA Season 2019-20
  • Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz
  • 26 October, 2019 – 8:00 AM IST
  • Venue: Staples Center

Dream 11 Fantasy tips and predictions

The Jazz have been one of the most improved sides in recent years in the NBA, and even though they don’t have the same star power as the Lakers, they more than make that up with their teamwork.

The Los Angeles side had a disappointing night against the Clippers but there were some bright spots with Danny Green creating a record for most points scored by a Laker on his debut.

Danny Green
Danny Green created a record on his regular season debut for the Lakers

This should be a tight contest and Dream 11 requires at least three players from each team in a line-up.

Point guards

Quinn Cook got some minutes for the Lakers against the Clippers and he should be the starter for them against the Jazz.

Alex Caruso
Alex Caruso could get some points off the bench

Alex Caruso is also fit to play and could be chosen ahead of Rajon Rondo for the Lakers in this clash (h/t NBA LA Lakers).

Shooting guards

There really can’t be too many discussions over who should be in chosen for this position. Mitchell and Green are excellent players in their own right and have started the season extremely well for their respective teams.

Donovan Mitchell
Donovan Mitchell has started the season in great form

Small forwards

Bogdanovic was also great for the Jazz in their win over the Thunder, and he should get some decent points against the Lakers.

Power forwards

Davis was a monster against the Clippers as he regularly went to the freethrow line on his regular season debut.

Anthony Davis LeBron James
Anthony Davis (R) was excellent against the Clippers

The Lakers star should dominate the paint once again, and it will be interesting to see if he has another banner night for his new team.

Centers

Gobert has to be one of the most hard-working centers in the game, and his all-round game should see the Jazz star pick up a ton of points.

Rudy Gobert
Rudy Gobert will be tough opposition for the Lakers

Dwight Howard might not start for the Lakers but he does a great job off the bench and could earn some decent points.

Star player

Mitchell could be the one to look out for but Green was excellent in the previous game and should be the star player for this clash.

Dream 11 Los Angeles Lakers vs Utah Jazz starting line-ups
The LA Lakers vs Utah Jazz Dream 11 line-up

Prediction

The Jazz are a well-drilled team while the Lakers are still getting to grips with two big-name signings.

LeBron’s side might have the stars but the Jazz could just sneak past the Lakers on the night.

Disclaimer

Selections, fantasy tips and predictions are based on historical data related to the team. It is advisable to conduct additional research close to the game for more accurate team news and player availability.

Several factors were taken to build this team, however, individuals should have their own ideas for player selection as this piece only provides some guidelines.

Image credits: Getty, AFP, Bongarts, (Dream 11 for team line-up)

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