Utah Jazz vs. L.A. Lakers - 1/11/19 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James will be out another week but has been cleared to increase his on-court workload, the team announced Thursday.

The Los Angeles Lakers could use a win here after losing five of their last eight games.

LeBron injured his groin during Lakers' Christmas day win against the Warriors, and was rushed to the locker room, where initial scans had shown that the injury was not a serious one and could de dealt with pretty quickly. He has missed the Lakers' last eight games with a groin injury and is expected to miss this game as well. Kuzma is averaging 18.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game, while Brandon Ingram is averaging 16.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.

As you can see in the tweet below from former Salt Lake Tribune writer Kyle Goon, due to the fact that LeBron's medical re-evaluation will take place on the same day as the Jazz game, he won't even be travelling with the team to Utah. The Los Angeles Lakers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.7 rebounds per game. Before that he had sat out a couple of games with a lower back injury and his shooting numbers in the three previous games were 1 for 4, 5 for 17 and 9 for 21.

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"I think I found my jump shot", Kuzma said after the game. "It's not like he just had a hot night, he came in and put in that work and then had a really nice night". Only the 30-year-old McGee is a veteran, with 10 years of experience. They have played well in their last four games, giving up 100.7 points per game and will need to keep it up to beat the Lakers on Friday night.

In 34 games this season, James has averaged 27.3 points per game with 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists.

The Jazz and Lakers met in November with L.A. taking a 90-83 victory.

The under has been a very popular trend not only when these teams meet, but in their games overall this season.

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