Pelicans are a franchise that has bounced around the most. They were originally the Charlotte Hornets and spent two seasons in Oklahoma City after Hurricane Katrina devastated Louisiana.
In 2007, the Pelicans returned home to the Big Easy and had their best season ever, winning 56 games and reaching the Western Conference Semifinals. The team was led by All-Stars Chris Paul and David West and featured Tyson Chandler as the Defensive Player-of-the-Year.
The 2020-21 season saw moments of brilliance and disappointment for the young New Orleans Pelicans. They won a few difficult games before sliding into a multi-game slump. The Pels missed the playoffs after finishing 11th in Western Conference with just 31 wins.
Stan Van Gundy, the head coach, has plenty of talent going into the 2021-22 season. This includes Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram as well as Lonzo Ball and Eric Bledsoe. You can find more information about the Pelicans including their schedule, odds, performance against-the spread (ATS), injuries, and more.
New Orleans Pelicans Point Spreads
Pelicans bettors had high expectations last season due to the young and loaded roster. Pelicans bettors did not perform well against the spread, scoring just 33-38-1.
Spread bets are a popular type of betting if you’re just starting out. Simply put, spread betting is simply betting on the margin to win a particular game. Take this Pelicans example:
- New Orleans Pelicans (-2.5)
- San Antonio Spurs (+2.5)
Above odds indicate that the Pelicans are 2.5 points ahead of the Spurs. You can see the minus sign to denote this. If the Spurs win by three points or more, a Pels spread wager would pay out. Spurs spread bettors would win any other outcome of the game.
New Orleans Pelicans Moneylines
A team’s losing record does not automatically mean that they are bad moneyline bets. These bets, which are based on which team wins, are similar to spread bets and tied to the expectations of the betting market. Let’s take this Pels game as an example:
- New Orleans Pelicans +165
- Dallas Mavericks -200
Moneyline bettors receive a plus-money payout if the Pelicans lose. The odds can be viewed in increments of $100. A $100 bet on Pels ML would yield $165 if they win. To win $100, a Mavericks moneyline wager here would need $200.
Will 2021-22 see Zion Williamson’s and the Pelicans make the jump into playoff contention? Futures bets are wagers that take into account the end of season. Other futures for the Pelicans include Zion winning NBA MVP, the Pelicans winning the Southwest Division and many more.Last Updated on October 2, 2021