New Orleans Pelicans Betting
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Bettors typically get value when betting on the Pelicans and you can bet on their NBA conference odds and NBA Championship odds. There are also a wealth of NBA game props to bet on throughout the year.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting Outlook
- Championship Odds: +8000
- Conference Odds: +4000
- Division Odds: +450
The likelihood of the Pelicans winning the NBA Championship is low, so most of the money has come in divisional betting markets.
The Pelicans are +450 to win the Southwest Division, which isn’t out of the realm of possibility. They will need to get past the Dallas Mavericks, but they aren’t necessarily a 50-32 team, so the title is there for the taking.
Given the players on the roster, and Zion Williamson’s relatively low salary, it has allowed the Pelicans to trade quality players. Adding the likes of Devonte’ Graham and Jonas Valanciunas adds a new dynamic to this squad, so they could be a value team to follow at the sportsbook.
Pelicans 2021-22 Predictions
- Regular Season Record: 38-44
- Conference Standing: 10th
- Division Standing: 2nd
New Orleans Pelicans Team Leaders
The only thing going against the Pelicans is a lack of a true leader. Williamson is the leader on the court, but he’s only 21 years old.
Valanciunas is a leader on the court, but he has only just joined the Pelicans. However, we think he’ll be vocal and take ownership from the outset.
We expect the two big men to put the Pelicans on their shoulders and lead by example.
Failing to qualify for the playoffs was disappointing for the Pelicans, who finished with a 31-41 record.
They looked to have enough ability to make a push for the playoffs, but untimely injuries and a lack of clutch basketball stifled their chances.
Finishing fourth in the division was a shock, and they missed the play-in tournament by two games.
Brandon Ingram and Williamson played 61 games and averaged 23.8 and 27.0 points, respectively. They had the biggest impact on the team, but Eric Bledsloe played the most with 71 games. He has since been traded, so they won’t have his experience.
The positives to come out of last season were Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Willy Hernangomez. Alexander-Walker averaged 11.0 PPG from 46 games, which is a solid effort for the youngster from Virginia Tech.
Hernangomez averaged 7.8 points and he was the team’s second-leading rebounder at 7.1 per game.
Devonte’ Graham, point guard, Charlotte Hornets
Jonas Valanciunas, center, Memphis Grizzlies
Tomas Satoransky, shooting guard, Chicago Bulls
Garrett Temple, small forward, Chicago Bulls
Steven Adams, Memphis Grizzlies
Lonzo Ball, Chicago Bulls
Eric Bledsoe, Memphis Grizzlies
James Johnson, Brooklyn Nets
Trey Murphy, via Grizzlies
Herbert Jones, Alabama
Willie Green takes over from Stan Van Gundy, who lasted only one year with the Pelicans.
It’s the first time Green has held a head coaching role in the NBA. He was hired by the Golden State Warriors as an assistant coach in 2016 and won his first NBA championship in 2017.
He then moved to Phoenix as an assistant coach and, due to his success with the Suns, he was given the coaching role in New Orleans.
The former player is one of the youngest head coaches at 40.