Utah Jazz

Vegas Over/Under: 40.5

Fromal’s Record Projection: 44-38
The Bet: Hammer the more The Utah Jazz went 51-31 final season. So how in the world are they expected to win only seven fewer games after losing their very best player?
Well, the solution is simple: They did not actually lose their very best player.
Gordon Hayward’s death to the Boston Celtics stings, along with the Jazz will have a difficult time replacing his versatile production. Even a dynamite rookie season from Donovan Mitchell can not possibly fill the void, and also the small-forward thickness chart looks a bit more uninspiring with Joe Ingles and Joe Johnson leading the charge.
However, Rudy Gobert remains patrolling Salt Lake City, ready to show to the world he is indisputably one of the NBA’s 20 best players.
Whereas Hayward finished Nos. 29 and 24, respectively, in ESPN.com’s RPM and NBA Math’s TPA, Gobert sat at Nos. 8 and 12 last season. He’s arguably the league’s best baseball player, and his incredible finishing ability across the rim makes him exceptionally precious on the offensive end.
There’s also the fact that the Jazz’s internet rating increased by 5.7 points per 100 possessions without Hayward, but it fell by 11.3 without Gobert. When the”Stifle Tower” suited up with his now-departed teammate, Utah still posted a 5.5 net evaluation, per nbawowy. In the opposite situation, the net rating stood in minus-6.9.
Utah will be worse this year. That much is apparent.
But they are not falling below .500. Frankly, they should not even be particularly near that mark.

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