New Orleans
Pelicans
Stadium Smoothie King Center
33-49 Overall | WESTERN 13th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southwest Division115.4116.8
Schedule
Regular season
Wed  4/3
vs
Charlotte
L109-115
Fri  4/5
@
Phoenix
L / OT126-133
Sun  4/7
@
Sacramento
W133-129
Tue  4/9
vs
Golden State
L103-112
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

PLAYOFF FORECAST

Adding Zion Williamson had a massive impact on their projected win total. Before the draft they were projected for just 25 wins. But even a 9 win improvement only improved them from 14th best in the conference to 13th. There are just too many good teams in the West projected for 45+ wins. Our simulations give them a very slim chance of making the playoffs.

REGULAR SEASON RECAP

The regular season went much worse than expected. They won 33 games vs an expected win total of 37.4. They didn't meet expectations on the road and at home. They went 14-27 on the road and were expected to win 15.7. Their 46.3% home win percentage was much worse than expected (52.8%).

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STATISTICAL STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (STRENGTH): This is an above average shooting team with a true FG% of 56.3% (#12 in League). They average 115.4 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 114.6. On the road they average 115.8 (113.9 expected), and at home 115.1 ppg (115.2 expected).

DEFENSE (WEAKNESS): This is a below average defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 56.6 true FG% (#21 in League). They allow 116.8 pts per game vs an expected value of 116. They are allowing 117.5 (117.7 expected) on the road, and at home 116 ppg (114.3 expected).

REBOUNDING (STRENGTH): They are outrebounding opponents by 1.5 per game (#9 in league).

TURNOVERS (WEAKNESS): Their average turnover margin is -1.4 per game (#27 in league).

TEAM STATS AND AGAINST THE SPREAD GAMELOG

Below is a recap of all 82 regular games. Anyone who backed the Pelicans in all of their games would be down -963 units. Against the spread, they have lost -930 units risking 110 to win 100 (38-43 ATS). They are down against the spread at home and on the road.

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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
9 Bertans, Dairis SG6-420009/09/19890No College
5 Bluiett, Trevon SG6-619811/04/19940Xavier (Ohio)
0 Bone, Jordan G6-217911/05/19970No College
2 Clark, Ian SG6-317503/07/19915Belmont University
23 Davis, Anthony PF6-1025303/11/19936Kentucky
13 Diallo, Cheick PF6-922009/13/19962Kansas
44 Hill, Solomon SF6-722503/18/19915Arizona
11 Holiday, Jrue PG6-420506/12/19909UCLA
15 Jackson, Frank PG6-320505/04/19980Duke
3 Johnson, Stanley SF6-724505/29/19963Arizona
21 Miller, Darius SF6-822503/21/19904Kentucky
55 Moore, E'Twaun SG6-419102/25/19897Purdue
8 Okafor, Jahlil C6-1127512/15/19953Duke
4 Payton, Elfrid PG6-418502/22/19944Louisiana-Lafayette
30 Randle, Julius C6-925011/29/19944Kentucky
34 Williams, Kenrich SG6-721012/02/19940New Mexico JC; Texas Christian
0 Williamson, Zion F6-728507/06/20000No College
35 Wood, Christian PF6-1021409/27/19952Nevada-Las Vegas