Toronto Raptors vs Utah Jazz match prediction & prediction – July 13, 2022
The Toronto Raptors will undertake Utah Jazz in Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Both teams will look to make a statement in the upcoming season, starting with their Summer League games.
Toronto Raptors are about to lose 83-93 first Chicago Bullsafter winning the first match against Philadelphia 76ers. Jeff Dowtin, who made brief appearances for many NBA Past teams have made the most of his minutes so far in the Summer League.
On the other hand, the Utah Jazz lost 0-3 in the Salt Lake City Summer League, but overturned the scenario in Las Vegas. They have won both of their games in the Las Vegas Summer League so far, beating Atlanta Hawks and Dallas Mavericks.
The Raptors and Jazz have two Summer League fixtures left, and the upcoming game has huge implications for both teams.
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Date Time: Wednesday, July 13; 7:00 p.m. ET (Thursday, July 14; 4:30 a.m. IST).
Location: Cox Pavilion, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Toronto Raptors Preview
The Toronto Raptors had an all-around performance against the Philadelphia 76ers, winning by a sizable 20-point margin. Although he turned around, he missed the ball, but Dalano Banton shot from a distance with 54.5% efficiency and added 21 points to the team’s total.
However, Armoni Brooks stole the show against the 76ers, scoring 25 points as he came on from the bench on a night of 50% shooting. On the other hand, Philadelphia relied on Isaiah Joe to get the team through and he scored 24 points, reaching 77.8% of the shot.
The Raptors’ second game against the Bulls ended in defeat, but Dowtin and Banton had a chance to showcase their talents. They got 34 points in the loss, but Christian Koloko’s side performance led to an unfavorable result.
The Toronto Raptors will look to bounce back with a win over the Utah Jazz.
Key player – Dalano Banton
Despite his limitations, Dalano Banton has accumulated experience in the 2021-22 season, playing 64 games as the Raptor. During that time, he averaged 3.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists while playing 10.9 minutes per game.
Banton’s understanding of the game has been evident in the Summer League so far, thanks to his contributions in many areas.
Banton has been an effective supporter in the team’s attack, while adding value in defence. His three-point shot is another factor that could make him a problem for the Utah Jazz. Banton hit the three-pointers five times in his first two games, also hitting the free-throw line several times.
He will be crucial if the Toronto Raptors get two wins in a row.
Toronto Raptors Predicted Lineups
Guard – Jeff Dowtin | Guard – Dalano Banton | In front of – DJ Wilson | In front of – Ron Harper Jr. | Center – Christian Koloko.
Utah Jazz Preview
The Utah Jazz have had a good start to their Summer campaign, with many players making the most of their chances. The previous game had a rough finish, with the Mavericks losing 82-83, despite their five players scoring in double digits.
Jared Butler struggled from outside the arc, making just two of his 17 attempts in the first two games. A lot is expected from him in the future. The Jazz were able to use multiplayer effectively, which could be a factor in their favor against the Raptors.
Tacko Fall was quite impressive against the Mavericks, scoring 12 points, 15 rebounds and 3 blocks in just 17 minutes. He came on from the bench, and 12 of his 15 rebounds were on the offensive board, which says a lot about the threat he poses.
Fall will be very important for the Jazz in this game and they will be hoping he can build on his performance against the Dallas Mavericks.
Main Player – Jared Butler
In spite of Jared Butler struggled with his deep hits, he managed to be useful in many other areas. He’s scored 17 assists in the Las Vegas Summer League so far as the team’s anchor, while also contributing in defence.
Butler appeared in the rotation of the Utah Jazz last season, playing 42 games for the franchise. During that time, he averaged 3.8 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists, and shot 40.4% away.
Given his disappointing performance in the last game, fans can expect Butler to make some post-finish modifications that will be crucial for the team. A couple of even better performances could see him take on a bigger role with the Jazz next season.
Utah Jazz’s predicted lineup
Guard – Jared Butler | Guard – Leandro Bolmaro | In front of – Xavier Stealth | In front of – Johnny Juzang | Center – Bruno Caboclo.
Predictions for the game Raptors vs Jazz
The size of the Utah Jazz will pose a major threat to the Toronto Raptors, unless the Raptors find a way to consistently take out the big boys. The Jazz have also gotten better from the deep, which increases their prospects in the upcoming game.
The Raptors, on the other hand, relied on a few players to get them through. It’s important that they get a significant contribution from at least four or five players to stand a chance.
Where to watch Toronto Raptors vs Utah Jazz?
The Toronto Raptors vs Utah Jazz game will be broadcast on ESPN 2. The game will also be available to stream on the NBA League Pass.