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

REGULAR SEASON RECAP

Their 33 regular season wins did not meet expectations. It was -4.4 below what oddsmakers' money line projected. The season went much worse than expected. They came up short at home and on the road. Their 46.3% home win percentage was much worse than expected (52.8%). They won 34.1% on the road which was worse than expected (38.4%).

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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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
9 Bertans, Dairis SG6-420009/09/19890No College
5 Bluiett, Trevon SG6-619811/04/19940Xavier (Ohio)
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
35 Wood, Christian PF6-1021409/27/19952Nevada-Las Vegas