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|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
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. By adding one of the best pure shooters in the league in JJ Redick they jumped 4 more wins. It comes down to Zion Williamson. If he is a 18 pt, 9 reb "very good" rookie they win 38. But if he is an instant 23 pt, 10 reb, all defense player as a rookie they could definitely be in the playoffs. We do not project them to be a playoff team in '19-20.
REGULAR SEASON RECAP
The regular season went much worse than expected. They won 33 games vs an expected win total of 37.4. They came up short at home and on the road. 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%).
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.
|---||Alexander-Walker, Nickeil||G||6-5||204||09/12/1998||0||Virginia Tech|
|---||Favors, Derrick||PF||6-10||265||07/15/1991||9||Georgia Tech|
|---||Louzada Silva, Marcos||F||6-6||190||02/07/1999||0||No College|
|34||Williams, Kenrich||SG||6-7||210||12/02/1994||1||New Mexico JC; Texas Christian|