|TEAM STATS||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|L / OT123-127|
|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
Their odds to win it all are 50/1, 2% (#12). They have no chance to win the championship. They are not a good value to win the West either at 25/1, 3.8%. They are projected to win 38 games and come in under their pre-season futures line of 39. Their playoff chances stand at 23.7% (0% to win the division). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #9 in the West.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
After 64 games, their expected win percentage is 45% based on the money line odds. At 28-36 they are short of expectations. Money line backers would be down quite a bit (799 units). They are one of the best teams against the spread (33-29-2) for a 110 profit. Their over-under record is 36-28. Their next game vs the Kings should be close. The Pelicans are winning 49 percent of computer simulations. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
SHOOTING (AVERAGE): Their true FG% is 56.7% (#13 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 56.8 true FG% (#18 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 1.9 per game (#9 in league).
TURNOVERS (WEAKNESS): Their average turnover margin is -1.9 per game (#27 in league).
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Jrue Holiday who is projected to be the #11 Guard the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|0||Alexander-Walker, Nickeil||SG||6-5||205||09/02/1998||0||Virginia Tech|
|45||Cheatham, Zylan||SF||6-5||220||11/17/1995||0||San Diego State; Arizona State|
|22||Favors, Derrick||C||6-9||265||07/15/1991||9||Georgia Tech|
|5||Gray, Josh||PG||6-0||180||09/09/1993||1||Texas Tech; Odessa Coll. TX (J|
|20||Melli, Nicolo||PF||6-9||236||01/26/1991||0||No College|
|34||Williams, Kenrich||SF||6-6||210||12/02/1994||1||New Mexico JC; TCU|