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4th in Southwest Division

Pelicans Injuries

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  • Josh Hart

    G

    Josh Hart underwent thumb surgery; out at least 3 weeks.

    Out Indefinitely

  • Zion Williamson

    F

    Zion Williamson out indefinitely with fractured finger.

    Out Indefinitely

Pelicans 2021 Schedule

dateopponentscorespreadover/undermoneyline
May 17thLALL 110-98+9.5 LU 222LAL +360
May 15th@GSWL 122-125+1 LO 220GSW -107
May 13th@DALL 107-125+9.5 LO 225.5DAL +350
May 11th@MEML 110-115+9.5 LU 228.5MEM +350
May 9th@CHAW 112-110+3 WU 224NOP +126
May 7th@PHIL 107-109+11.5 LU 223.5PHI +562
May 5thGSWW 103-108-2 WU 235NOP -126
May 3rdGSWL 123-108-2 LU 236.5GSW -125
May 2nd@MINW 140-136-4 WO 238.5NOP -165
Apr 30th@OKCW 109-95-9.5 WU 232.5NOP -450

New Orleans Pelicans Player Stats

  • scoring

    Zion Williamson
    27
    ppg
  • rebounding

    Steven Adams
    8.9
    rpg
  • assists

    Lonzo Ball
    5.7
    apg
  • shooting

    Jaxson Hayes
    62.5
    fg%

New Orleans Pelicans

The young New Orleans Pelicans had moments of both brilliance and disappointment during the 2020-21 season, winning a few tough games in a row before going on a multi-game slide. The Pels fell short of the playoffs, winning just 31 games and finishing 11th in the Western Conference.

Head coach Stan Van Gundy has a ton of talent to work with heading into the 2021-22 season, though, including Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and Eric Bledsoe. See more information on the Pelicans, including their full schedule, odds, against-the-spread (ATS) performance, injuries, and more.

New Orleans Pelicans Point Spreads

Given the loaded, young roster, bettors last season had somewhat high hopes for the Pelicans. As a result of those expectations, Pelicans bettors were not profitable against-the-spread, going just 33-38-1.

If you're new to betting, spread bets are one of the most common types of wagers in the market. Put simply, you're just betting on the margin of victory in a game. Look at this example of a Pelicans game:

The odds above say the Pelicans are 2.5-point favorites over the Spurs; you can denote that by the minus sign above. A Pels spread bet would cash in this instance if they beat the Spurs by three or more points. Any other outcome in the game would be a win for Spurs spread bettors.

New Orleans Pelicans Moneylines

Just because a team has a losing record doesn't mean they were automatically bad moneyline bets. These types of bets are simply on which team will win, and like spread bets they're tied to expectations set by the betting market. Take this example Pels game:

  • New Orleans Pelicans +165
  • Dallas Mavericks -200

Because the Pelicans are expected to lose, moneyline bettors get a plus-money payout if they win. You can read the odds in $100 increments: A $100 bet on the Pels ML would pay out $165 if they won. In contrast, a Mavericks moneyline bet here would require $200 spent to win $100.

New Orleans Pelicans Over/Unders

One way savvy bettors made money on the Pelicans last season was on over/under bets. These are wagers on the combined point output by both teams in a game. The Pelicans were 41-30-1 to the over a year ago.

Here's an example of game: Say the Pels played the Grizzlies and the total was at 239 points. If the teams combined for 240 or more points, over bettors would cash their tickets. Exactly 239 would push the bet, and 238 or fewer points would win for under bettors.

New Orleans Pelicans Props

Between Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and others, there's no shortage of big names on the Pelicans roster. If you prefer to bet on just a single player, you'll find those bets at any sportsbook, and they're called player props. Some Pelicans props include Zion to score over/under 18.5 points, Lonzo Ball to post a double-double, and more.

Pelicans Futures

Will 2021-22 be the season Zion Williamson and the Pelicans take the leap into playoff contention? If you think so, look at futures bets, which are wagers based on end-of-season things. Some other Pelicans futures include Zion to win NBA MVP, the Pelicans to win the Southwest Division, and more.

Pelicans Injuries

All NBA Injuries
  • Josh Hart

    G

    Josh Hart underwent thumb surgery; out at least 3 weeks.

    Out Indefinitely

  • Zion Williamson

    F

    Zion Williamson out indefinitely with fractured finger.

    Out Indefinitely

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New Orleans Pelicans Transactions 2021

  • February

    • 1st

      The New Orleans Pelicans assigned C Will Magnay to the G-League.

New Orleans Pelicans

The young New Orleans Pelicans had moments of both brilliance and disappointment during the 2020-21 season, winning a few tough games in a row before going on a multi-game slide. The Pels fell short of the playoffs, winning just 31 games and finishing 11th in the Western Conference.

Head coach Stan Van Gundy has a ton of talent to work with heading into the 2021-22 season, though, including Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, and Eric Bledsoe. See more information on the Pelicans, including their full schedule, odds, against-the-spread (ATS) performance, injuries, and more.

New Orleans Pelicans Point Spreads

Given the loaded, young roster, bettors last season had somewhat high hopes for the Pelicans. As a result of those expectations, Pelicans bettors were not profitable against-the-spread, going just 33-38-1.

If you're new to betting, spread bets are one of the most common types of wagers in the market. Put simply, you're just betting on the margin of victory in a game. Look at this example of a Pelicans game:

The odds above say the Pelicans are 2.5-point favorites over the Spurs; you can denote that by the minus sign above. A Pels spread bet would cash in this instance if they beat the Spurs by three or more points. Any other outcome in the game would be a win for Spurs spread bettors.

New Orleans Pelicans Moneylines

Just because a team has a losing record doesn't mean they were automatically bad moneyline bets. These types of bets are simply on which team will win, and like spread bets they're tied to expectations set by the betting market. Take this example Pels game:

  • New Orleans Pelicans +165
  • Dallas Mavericks -200

Because the Pelicans are expected to lose, moneyline bettors get a plus-money payout if they win. You can read the odds in $100 increments: A $100 bet on the Pels ML would pay out $165 if they won. In contrast, a Mavericks moneyline bet here would require $200 spent to win $100.

New Orleans Pelicans Over/Unders

One way savvy bettors made money on the Pelicans last season was on over/under bets. These are wagers on the combined point output by both teams in a game. The Pelicans were 41-30-1 to the over a year ago.

Here's an example of game: Say the Pels played the Grizzlies and the total was at 239 points. If the teams combined for 240 or more points, over bettors would cash their tickets. Exactly 239 would push the bet, and 238 or fewer points would win for under bettors.

New Orleans Pelicans Props

Between Zion Williamson, Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, and others, there's no shortage of big names on the Pelicans roster. If you prefer to bet on just a single player, you'll find those bets at any sportsbook, and they're called player props. Some Pelicans props include Zion to score over/under 18.5 points, Lonzo Ball to post a double-double, and more.

Pelicans Futures

Will 2021-22 be the season Zion Williamson and the Pelicans take the leap into playoff contention? If you think so, look at futures bets, which are wagers based on end-of-season things. Some other Pelicans futures include Zion to win NBA MVP, the Pelicans to win the Southwest Division, and more.