Best New Orleans Pelicans Betting Sites

The New Orleans Pelicans recently threw sportsbettors everywhere for a loop. In 2014-15, after making the playoffs as the Western Conference’s No. 8 seed, it looked like they were on the rise. They were not serious championship plays, but they were a team that figured to be a part of the postseason picture for years to come. But everything unraveled in 2015-16. Flawed personnel and injuries left them in the lottery. And now, they’re still left trying to forge a direction—and they’ve made a huge gamble in their attempt to do so. [+]

The Pelicans traded for DeMarcus Cousins, formerly of the Sacramento Kings, in February 2017, giving them, along with superstar Anthony Davis, the two best big men in the game, and two of the 10 best players overall. The possibilities are tantalizing on paper, but the team first needs to figure out how to make this pairing work.

That’s going to take some time, and the Pelicans must flesh out the rest of the roster around them before expectations are set too high. Cousins is also slated for free agency in 2018, another wrinkle you must consider when betting on futures; there’s no guarantee he will stick around for long.

In sum: The Pelicans have swung for the fences. But doing so hasn’t made them any easier to bet on in the immediate future.

New Orleans Pelicans Betting Lines Today

Any betting line information you need on the New Orleans Pelicans can be found just below. Make note of the overs, unders, spreads, moneylines and start times. [+]

If you’re not someone who bets immediately after the lines are determined, it’s good to revisit this page right up until you make your final decision. Game lines don’t change too often during the NBA’s regular season, but they can move, even if only slightly.

Keeping tabs on them here allows you to make the most informed decision possible, regardless of whether or not any tweaks are made by the sportsbooks.

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New Orleans Pelicans Scores & Schedule

Here’s a look at the New Orleans Pelicans entire game schedule, which also shows you the scores of past tilts, plus any forthcoming matchups on the docket. [+]

Don’t make the mistake of undervaluing those past game scores. You can use them to construct a Pelicans betting blueprint. 

By looking at those scores, the teams New Olreans played and where the games took place, you can figure out things like the following: The Pelicans’ performance against teams above and below .500; whether or not they cover the spread at home or on the road; how they fare when they’re the favorites or underdogs on double digit spreads; and whether they have emerged as better over or under bets.

The results of these inquiries can then be applied to every single game bet you make on the Pelicans, increasing your chances of laying down an accurate gamble.

As for future matchups, strictly use those to plan ahead. It’s a pain sometimes when the lines aren’t available, but you can still compare roster makeups and play styles, basically guaranteeing you’ll know how to bet once the odds are released.

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October 2016 (9)
Sat 1 Dallas Mavericks 102 - 116 Pelicans +155 -175 Odds
Tue 4 Indiana Pacers 113 - 96 Pelicans +170 -196 Odds
Sun 9 Houston Rockets 123 - 117 Pelicans Odds
Wed 12 Pelicans 104 - 116 Houston Rockets +200 -238 Odds
Tue 18 Pelicans 89 - 96 Atlanta Hawks +245 -294 Odds
Thu 20 Pelicans 111 - 114 Orlando Magic +175 -204 Odds
Wed 26 Reg. Denver Nuggets 107 - 102 Pelicans
Fri 28 Reg. Warriors 122 - 114 Pelicans
Sat 29 Reg. Pelicans 79 - 98 Spurs
November 2016 (16)
Tue 1 Reg. Milwaukee Bucks 117 - 113 Pelicans
Wed 2 Reg. Pelicans 83 - 89 Grizzlies
Fri 4 Reg. Phoenix Suns 112 - 111 Pelicans +125 -145 Odds
Mon 7 Reg. Pelicans 106 - 116 Warriors +1700 -5000 Odds
Tue 8 Reg. Pelicans 94 - 102 Sacramento Kings +225 -263 Odds
Thu 10 Reg. Pelicans 112 - 106 Milwaukee Bucks +185 -204 Odds
Sat 12 Reg. L.A. Lakers 126 - 99 Pelicans -115 -105 Odds
Mon 14 Reg. Boston Celtics 105 - 106 Pelicans -154 +140 Odds
Wed 16 Reg. Pelicans 82 - 89 Orlando Magic +280 -323 Odds
Fri 18 Reg. Blazers 101 - 113 Pelicans -105 -102 Odds
Sat 19 Reg. Hornets 116 - 121 Pelicans -125 +110 Odds
Tue 22 Reg. Pelicans 112 - 94 Atlanta Hawks +305 -370 Odds
Wed 23 Reg. Wolves 96 - 117 Pelicans -135 +125 Odds
Fri 25 Reg. Pelicans 104 - 119 Blazers +150 -161 Odds
Sun 27 Reg. Pelicans 81 - 91 Dallas Mavericks -204 +190 Odds
Tue 29 Reg. L.A. Lakers 88 - 105 Pelicans +190 -217 Odds
December 2016 (16)
Fri 2 Reg. L.A. Clippers 114 - 96 Pelicans -175 +160 Odds
Sun 4 Reg. Pelicans 92 - 101 Thunder +210 -250 Odds
Mon 5 Reg. Grizzlies 110 - 108 Pelicans +152 -169 Odds
Thu 8 Reg. Sixers 99 - 88 Pelicans +220 -244 Odds
Sat 10 Reg. Pelicans 105 - 133 L.A. Clippers +1025 -1667 Odds
Sun 11 Reg. Pelicans 120 - 119 Phoenix Suns +105 -125 Odds
Tue 13 Reg. Warriors 113 - 109 Pelicans -714 +575 Odds
Thu 15 Reg. Indiana Pacers 95 - 102 Pelicans +130 -145 Odds
Fri 16 Reg. Pelicans 100 - 122 Houston Rockets +600 -833 Odds
Sun 18 Reg. Pelicans 100 - 113 Spurs +625 -833 Odds
Tue 20 Reg. Pelicans 108 - 93 Sixers -154 +140 Odds
Wed 21 Reg. Thunder 121 - 110 Pelicans -120 +110 Odds
Fri 23 Reg. Miami Heat 87 - 91 Pelicans +170 -196 Odds
Mon 26 Reg. Dallas Mavericks 104 - 111 Pelicans +165 -185 Odds
Wed 28 Reg. L.A. Clippers 98 - 102 Pelicans -105 +100 Odds
Fri 30 Reg. New York Knicks 92 - 104 Pelicans +145 -154 Odds
January 2017 (14)
Mon 2 Reg. Pelicans 82 - 90 Cavaliers +385 -455 Odds
Thu 5 Reg. Atlanta Hawks 99 - 94 Pelicans +105 -125 Odds
Sat 7 Reg. Pelicans 108 - 117 Boston Celtics +210 -250 Odds
Mon 9 Reg. Pelicans 110 - 96 New York Knicks +145 -145 Odds
Thu 12 Reg. Pelicans 104 - 95 Brooklyn Nets +116 -135 Odds
Sat 14 Reg. Pelicans 99 - 107 Chicago Bulls +145 -130 Odds
Mon 16 Reg. Pelicans 95 - 98 Indiana Pacers +180 -208 Odds
Wed 18 Reg. Orlando Magic 98 - 118 Pelicans +205 -208 Odds
Fri 20 Reg. Brooklyn Nets 143 - 114 Pelicans +430 -526 Odds
Mon 23 Reg. Cavaliers 122 - 124 Pelicans -556 +445 Odds
Wed 25 Reg. Thunder 114 - 105 Pelicans -116 +100 Odds
Fri 27 Reg. Spurs 103 - 119 Pelicans -270 +260 Odds
Sun 29 Reg. Wizards 107 - 94 Pelicans -105 -105 Odds
Tue 31 Reg. Pelicans 106 - 108 Toronto Raptors +265 -313 Odds
February 2017 (11)
Wed 1 Reg. Pelicans 98 - 118 Detroit Pistons +280 -333 Odds
Sat 4 Reg. Pelicans 91 - 105 Wizards +255 -278 Odds
Mon 6 Reg. Phoenix Suns 106 - 111 Pelicans +199 -227 Odds
Wed 8 Reg. Utah Jazz 127 - 94 Pelicans -161 +144 Odds
Fri 10 Reg. Pelicans 122 - 106 Wolves +175 -196 Odds
Sun 12 Reg. Pelicans 99 - 105 Sacramento Kings +151 -169 Odds
Mon 13 Reg. Pelicans 110 - 108 Phoenix Suns +150 -169 Odds
Wed 15 Reg. Pelicans 95 - 91 Grizzlies +325 -345 Odds
Thu 23 Reg. Houston Rockets 129 - 99 Pelicans -161 +144 Odds
Sat 25 Reg. Pelicans 83 - 96 Dallas Mavericks -135 +115 Odds
Sun 26 Reg. Pelicans 110 - 118 Thunder Odds
March 2017 (16)
Wed 1 Reg. Detroit Pistons 86 - 109 Pelicans +125 -145 Odds
Fri 3 Reg. Spurs 101 - 98 Pelicans -244 +210 Odds
Sun 5 Reg. Pelicans 105 - 97 L.A. Lakers -238 +210 Odds
Mon 6 Reg. Pelicans 83 - 88 Utah Jazz +176 -196 Odds
Wed 8 Reg. Toronto Raptors 20:00 Pelicans +110 -130 Odds
Sat 11 Reg. Pelicans 19:00 Hornets
Tue 14 Reg. Blazers 20:00 Pelicans
Wed 15 Reg. Pelicans 19:30 Miami Heat
Fri 17 Reg. Houston Rockets 20:00 Pelicans
Sun 19 Reg. Wolves 18:00 Pelicans
Tue 21 Reg. Grizzlies 20:00 Pelicans
Fri 24 Reg. Pelicans 20:00 Houston Rockets
Sun 26 Reg. Pelicans 20:00 Denver Nuggets
Mon 27 Reg. Pelicans 22:30 Utah Jazz
Wed 29 Reg. Dallas Mavericks 20:00 Pelicans
Fri 31 Reg. Sacramento Kings 20:00 Pelicans
April 2017 (6)
Sun 2 Reg. Chicago Bulls 18:00 Pelicans
Tue 4 Reg. Denver Nuggets 20:00 Pelicans
Fri 7 Reg. Pelicans 21:00 Denver Nuggets
Sat 8 Reg. Pelicans 22:30 Warriors
Tue 11 Reg. Pelicans 22:30 L.A. Lakers
Wed 12 Reg. Pelicans 22:30 Blazers

New Orleans Pelicans Standings Right Now

Below you will find the New Orleans Pelicans’ current place in the standings. This is excellent tool for any midseason futures bettors. [+]

See where the Pelicans sit in the Western Conference—inside, just outside or far away from the playoff picture. If they’re within striking distance of a postseason berth, it might be a good idea to check their chances at making the playoffs and/or eclipsing the over on their win projections.

Once they become even more relevant, you’ll want to measure their Western Conference and NBA title odds against where they stand relative to other formidable contenders. If their record holds up to these comparisions, you can be sure that their odds on these futures are worth a look.

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# team P W L + - %
1 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 62 49 13 6610 6100 0.790
2 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 64 44 20 7372 6933 0.688
3 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 64 36 28 6492 6434 0.563
4 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 63 27 36 6194 6290 0.429
5 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 64 25 39 6579 6786 0.391
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 63 52 11 7401 6641 0.825
2 San Antonio Spurs San Antonio Spurs 62 49 13 6610 6100 0.790
3 Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 64 44 20 7372 6933 0.688
4 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 64 40 24 6420 6146 0.625
5 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 63 38 25 6799 6607 0.603
6 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 64 36 28 6492 6434 0.563
7 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 64 35 29 6805 6815 0.547
8 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 63 29 34 6968 7005 0.460
9 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 62 27 35 6709 6846 0.435
10 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks 63 27 36 6194 6290 0.429
11 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 62 25 37 6499 6515 0.403
12 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 63 25 38 6464 6653 0.397
13 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans 64 25 39 6579 6786 0.391
14 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 63 21 42 6772 7085 0.333
15 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 64 19 45 6657 7103 0.297
1 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors 63 52 11 7401 6641 0.825
2 L.A. Clippers L.A. Clippers 63 38 25 6799 6607 0.603
3 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings 63 25 38 6464 6653 0.397
4 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 63 21 42 6772 7085 0.333
5 L.A. Lakers L.A. Lakers 64 19 45 6657 7103 0.297
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 62 42 20 6868 6603 0.677
2 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 64 40 24 6903 6759 0.625
3 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 61 37 24 6586 6444 0.607
4 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 63 37 26 6798 6553 0.587
5 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 63 34 29 6539 6595 0.540
6 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 63 32 31 6611 6674 0.508
7 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 63 31 32 6434 6431 0.492
8 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 63 31 32 6454 6502 0.492
9 Miami Heat Miami Heat 64 30 34 6544 6520 0.469
10 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 62 29 33 6525 6507 0.468
11 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 63 28 35 6602 6573 0.444
12 New York Knicks New York Knicks 64 26 38 6772 6956 0.406
13 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 63 23 40 6410 6796 0.365
14 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 64 23 41 6398 6779 0.359
15 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 62 11 51 6554 7088 0.177
1 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz 64 40 24 6420 6146 0.625
2 Oklahoma City Thunder Oklahoma City Thunder 64 35 29 6805 6815 0.547
3 Denver Nuggets Denver Nuggets 63 29 34 6968 7005 0.460
4 Portland Trailblazers Portland Trailblazers 62 27 35 6709 6846 0.435
5 Minnesota Timberwolves Minnesota Timberwolves 62 25 37 6499 6515 0.403
1 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers 62 42 20 6868 6603 0.677
2 Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 63 32 31 6611 6674 0.508
3 Detroit Pistons Detroit Pistons 63 31 32 6434 6431 0.492
4 Chicago Bulls Chicago Bulls 63 31 32 6454 6502 0.492
5 Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Bucks 62 29 33 6525 6507 0.468
1 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards 61 37 24 6586 6444 0.607
2 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks 63 34 29 6539 6595 0.540
3 Miami Heat Miami Heat 64 30 34 6544 6520 0.469
4 Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 63 28 35 6602 6573 0.444
5 Orlando Magic Orlando Magic 64 23 41 6398 6779 0.359
1 Boston Celtics Boston Celtics 64 40 24 6903 6759 0.625
2 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 63 37 26 6798 6553 0.587
3 New York Knicks New York Knicks 64 26 38 6772 6956 0.406
4 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers 63 23 40 6410 6796 0.365
5 Brooklyn Nets Brooklyn Nets 62 11 51 6554 7088 0.177

How To Win At New Orleans Pelicans Betting

Investing in the New Orleans Pelicans figures to be touch-and-go for a while, at least looking ahead for the next year or two.

Let’s assume the DeMarcus Cousins-Anthony Davis pairing is here to stay. If that’s the case, it will take a while for the Pelicans to find a happy medium on offense. Both bigs can space the floor, but they’re both also used to operating with the ball in their hands. That detracts from your space by default, since neither is going to command much attention as a catch-and-shoot sniper.

Defenses will readily double-team whoever has the ball without trying to hide it. This situation gets exacerbated by the absences of talented shooters around both Cousins and Davis. They can’t dump it off to a lurking marksman, because they don’t really have one—at least not enough of them.

That’s going to be the key for them moving forward. In the interim, they’re good under bets by default. The defense was great before Cousins arrived, and not much has changed in the aftermath of his acquisition. Even though most teams feature a bunch of playmaking 4s that run counter to the Pelicans’ model, Davis can chase around just about anyone, leaving Cousins to protect the rim, which he can do very well when he’s engaged.

No changes to this blueprint will take effect until, again, the Pelicans get more shooters. That’s when you’ll want to take a step back and re-evaluate their over/under appeal.

It’s also when you’ll want to start inserting them into the futures equation. For the time being, you’ll want to avoid win projections, as most sportsbooks will probably overrate them based on their talent alone, but not so much that you know their final tally will fall to the under.

Instead, depending upon how the Pelicans fill out the roster around Davis, Cousins and, presumably, Jrue Holiday, it’s not a bad idea to use them as a super dark horse. They won’t be at the Golden State Warriors‘ or San Antonio Spurs‘ levels within the next year or two; they don’t have enough spending flexibility to improve the roster by that much. But there’s a chance they’ll end up being a top-four Western Conference team almost from the jump, once they have had a training camp to get Davis and Cousins acclimated to one another.

If you’re looking to throw some money at a lucrative Western Conference Finals or NBA Finals pick, knowing the odds are infinitely stacked against them, the Pelicans may just end up being your team.