New Orleans Pelicans Betting Tips and Trends

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Tyrone Black
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The New Orleans Pelicans sat at No. 8 on the Sagarin Ratings with a 93.06 and 17-12 record.


January 2

The Pelicans host a struggling Brooklyn Nets team and come into this one as a -7 favorite.  It's true that favorites in the 7 to 7.5 range have gone 32-12 in recent weeks.  It's a tough call with Brooklyn in desperation mode of late, failing to cover in all but one of their last ten games.

Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram have helped propel the Pelicans to ninth in the NBA in field goal percentage.

We get a number that's right on the money and our fear is that the Nets do just enough to cover the spread.

December 23

The Pelicans still pay out $6500 for every $100 bet with an NBA Championship win despite their solid play of late.

Let's get something out of the way real quick: This is a team that burned us the other day playing Memphis as they gave up a massive lead in the second half of that game only to lose in the final second of play.

We were backing them in the Saturday December 23 game against Houston as this one opened at Pelicans -7.  Favorites in the 6 to 7.5 range had gone 32-9 Against The Spread in recent weeks.  New Orleans is also 6-2 in the last eight meetings with the two losses kept close.  More importantly perhaps, Houston is coming off a win last night at home against Dallas where they scored 122 points.  Now the fly to New Orleans and must play a second straight night.  New Orleans last played two nights ago.

From Winners and Whiners:

"For a defensive-minded squad, Houston ranks just 23rd in opponent turnover percentage, as well. That will allow New Orleans to make the most of its possessions, attacking the Rockets from the mid-range. NOLA ranks 8th in mid-range FG percentage (44.3%) and H-Town ranks 19th in mid-range defense (43.4 opponent shooting %). I also predict the Pels will get to the line often, as they rank fifth in Free Throw Rate and the Rockets rank dead last in Opponent Free Throw Rate."

NBA Championship Odds

Boston Celtics: +370 (bet $10 to win $47 total)
Denver Nuggets: +420 (bet $10 to win $52 total)
Milwaukee Bucks: +440 (bet $10 to win $54 total)
Phoenix Suns: +700 (bet $10 to win $80 total)
Philadelphia 76ers: +1300 (bet $10 to win $140 total)
LA Clippers: +1400 (bet $10 to win $150 total)
Los Angeles Lakers: +1800 (bet $10 to win $190 total)
Minnesota Timberwolves: +1900 (bet $10 to win $200 total)
Dallas Mavericks: +2700 (bet $10 to win $280 total)
Golden State Warriors: +3400 (bet $10 to win $350 total)
Miami Heat: +3600 (bet $10 to win $370 total)
Sacramento Kings: +3600 (bet $10 to win $370 total)
Oklahoma City Thunder: +4100 (bet $10 to win $420 total)
Cleveland Cavaliers: +4500 (bet $10 to win $460 total)
New York Knicks: +4500 (bet $10 to win $460 total)
New Orleans Pelicans +6000 (bet $10 to win $610 total)
Indiana Pacers: +8000 (bet $10 to win $810 total)
Orlando Magic: +10000 (bet $10 to win $1,010 total)
Atlanta Hawks: +12000 (bet $10 to win $1,210 total)
Memphis Grizzlies: +13000 (bet $10 to win $1,310 total)
Houston Rockets: +13000 (bet $10 to win $1,310 total)
Chicago Bulls: +24000 (bet $10 to win $2,410 total)
Toronto Raptors: +24000 (bet $10 to win $2,410 total)
Brooklyn Nets: +31000 (bet $10 to win $3,110 total)
Utah Jazz: +50000 (bet $10 to win $5,010 total)
Charlotte Hornets: +100000 (bet $10 to win $10,010 total)
Detroit Pistons: +100000 (bet $10 to win $10,010 total)
Portland Trail Blazers: +100000 (bet $10 to win $10,010 total)
San Antonio Spurs: +100000 (bet $10 to win $10,010 total)
Washington Wizards: +100000 (bet $10 to win $10,010 total)

- Tyrone Black,

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