In the Western Conference of the NBA, Portland Trail Blazers will be trying to go up against Utah Jazz in the regular season on Christmas. Portland Trail Blazers are one of the perennial contenders for the playoff spot. The team has done just enough this season to remain in the top-7 but they are not safe at all. With the competition in the Western Conference thickening, it is apparent that the team needs to level up their playstyle to match their own expectations. They do have one superstar in the ranks in Damian Lillard but he himself alone can’t carry the burden of this franchise.
Meanwhile, Utah Jazz are trying to recover from the mid-season tumble the team took. They do have wins over the likes of Golden State Warriors, but the side is nowhere near consistent enough to mount a real charge at titles. If they are going to make any significant gains in the league table, it will be down to the upcoming fixtures. The mindset of the players has to be in the right place and coach Quin Snyder will be asserting this very notion in the locker room.
Match Timing: December 26, 2018, @ 9:00 AM IST
Venue – Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City
POR vs UTA DREAM11 Team News:
Head Coach Terry Stotts will be without Anfernee Simons for this upcoming fixture. The starting five will not see a change as well.
The team will be missing no players at all as the entire squad is fully fit and raring to go. The starting five will not see a change with the likes of Jae Crowder and Dante Exum making appearances from the bench.
POR vs UTA Dream11 Playing Team:
POR vs UTA Dream11 players to watch out for:
Donovan Mitchell is the superstar of the series and he will be looking to lead the team like one as well. He is averaging 21 points per game this season.
Rudy Gobert has been one of the better players in the team game recently from the center position and he has added offence to his game as well. He is coming off a fresh 20 point game last time out.
Damian Lillard is having the best season in his career this year. He is averaging 27 points per game and has proven why he is one of the best in the world.
CJ McCollum has slowly but surely been a darkhorse as the second fiddle player of the season. He has been hitting his shots and is averaging 22 points per game.
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POR vs UTA Dream11 Team:
POR vs UTA Dream11 Predictions:
Utah Jazz are in a good run of form and it is highly unlikely they will be losing here. We favour the home side to be victorious.