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New Orleans Pelicans Odds, Betting Guide & Picks for 2019-20

New Orleans Pelicans Odds, Betting Guide & Picks for 2019-20

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The New Orleans Pelicans dealt Anthony Davis to the Los Angeles Lakers and might actually be better than they were prior to the trade. Of course, landing generational talent Zion Williamson helped matters, but the Pelicans also got a haul back from the Lakers and signed a few key veterans to help move the process along.

Here’s the key odds available and how you should bet them:

Pelicans Win-Total Betting

The Line: 38.5 with SugarHouse

Williamson will be an instant star, while Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball have the potential to get there. The keys to the season might be JJ Redick and Derrick Favors, two critical role players who play perfectly to the youngster’s games. There will be bumps in the road, but this feels like a 40-win team.

The Bet: We’ll bet on Williamson and take the over.

Pelicans Southwest Division Odds

The Line: +1300 with DraftKings

Maybe they’ll get there one day, but this division belongs to the Rockets. A successful season in New Orleans would be catching the Spurs for second place, but the Pelicans aren’t ready to contend just yet.

The Bet: These odds aren’t worth betting on, even if Williamson explodes from Day 1.

Pelicans Western Conference Odds

The Line: +5000 with FanDuel

Not even James made the postseason as a rookie. While the Pelicans are better than that 2004 Cavs team, there won’t be enough Zion magic to allow the Pelicans to contend for a Finals berth. The playoffs should be a goal, but that’s about it.

The Bet: Stay away from these long odds.

Pelicans NBA Title Odds

The Line: +6000 with 888sport

Williamson will win a championship before his career is over, but it won’t happen in his rookie season. But the Pelicans are building something special. In addition to him and the Lakers haul, they also really like rookies Jaxson Hayes and Nickeil Alexander-Walker. They should be competing sooner than later.

The Bet: For now, avoid too much Zion hype and stay away from these odds.

Best Pelicans Player Prop Bets

The Line: Zion Williamson to be an All-Star +475 with PointsBet

The last two rookies to be named All-Stars were Blake Griffin in 2003 and Yao Ming in 2000. But Williamson is the type of player who, if he lives up to the hype surrounding him, will get All-Star consideration. He’s that good. The numbers will be there and the Pelicans should win enough games to where his name isn’t buried.

The Bet: These are great odds for one of the game’s future greats.

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Mark Strotman
Mark is a veteran sports journalist who has covered the Bulls and the NBA since 2012. His work has appeared on,, The Chicago Tribune and Yahoo Sports.