New Orleans
Pelicans
Stadium Smoothie King Center
28-36 Overall | WESTERN 10th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Southwest Division116.2117.0
Schedule
Regular season
Sun  3/1
vs
Los Angeles
L114-122
Tue  3/3
vs
Minnesota
L134-139
Wed  3/4
@
Dallas
L / OT123-127
Fri  3/6
vs
Miami
W110-104
Sun  3/8
@
Minnesota
W120-107
Wed  3/11
@
Sacramento
POSTPONED
Fri  3/13
@
Utah
POSTPONED
Sat  3/14
@
Los Angeles
POSTPONED
Mon  3/16
vs
Atlanta
POSTPONED
Wed  3/18
vs
San Antonio
POSTPONED
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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
0 Alexander-Walker, Nickeil SG6-520509/02/19980Virginia Tech
2 Ball, Lonzo PG6-619010/27/19972UCLA
45 Cheatham, Zylan SF6-522011/17/19950San Diego State; Arizona State
22 Favors, Derrick C6-926507/15/19919Georgia Tech
5 Gray, Josh PG6-018009/09/19931Texas Tech; Odessa Coll. TX (J
3 Hart, Josh SF6-521503/06/19952Villanova
10 Hayes, Jaxson C6-1122005/23/20000Texas
11 Holiday, Jrue PG6-320506/12/199010UCLA
14 Ingram, Brandon SF6-719009/02/19973Duke
15 Jackson, Frank PG6-320505/04/19981Duke
20 Melli, Nicolo PF6-923601/26/19910No College
21 Miller, Darius SF6-622503/21/19905Kentucky
55 Moore, E'Twaun SG6-319102/25/19898Purdue
9 Okafor, Jahlil C6-1027012/15/19954Duke
4 Redick, JJ SG6-320006/24/198413Duke
34 Williams, Kenrich SF6-621012/02/19941New Mexico JC; TCU
1 Williamson, Zion SF6-628407/06/20000Duke