|TEAM STATS||PTS/G||OPP PTS/G|
|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%).
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.
|9||Bertans, Dairis||SG||6-4||200||09/09/1989||0||No College|
|5||Bluiett, Trevon||SG||6-6||198||11/04/1994||0||Xavier (Ohio)|
|2||Clark, Ian||SG||6-3||175||03/07/1991||5||Belmont University|
|34||Williams, Kenrich||SG||6-7||210||12/02/1994||0||New Mexico JC; Texas Christian|
|35||Wood, Christian||PF||6-10||214||09/27/1995||2||Nevada-Las Vegas|