Pelicans schedule 2022-23: Dates, times, national TV games, final record prediction

The Pelicans ended the 2021/22 season on a high.

With 36 games won, New Orleans secured 9th place in the Western Conference and a spot in the Play-In tournament. The Pelicans defeated the Spurs and Clippers to earn the final seed and they pushed a Suns team, who were walking away with the best record in the league, to six games.

The Pelicans enter the 2022-23 season with the same roster but with one key addition: Zion Williamson, who earned the first All-Star selection of his career in 2020-21 but missed the entire 2021-22 season through injury.

According to FanDuel, the Pelicans have +5000 to win the 2022-23 championship, giving them 14th best odds in the league. The Bulls, Raptors, Timberwolves and Mavericks are among the teams ahead of them.

Below is the Pelicans’ full schedule for the 2022-23 season along with their national TV games and a prediction of their final tally.

Pelicans 2022-23 schedule

The Pelicans will open their season on October 19 with a matchup against the Nets in Brooklyn. It could mark the return of Williamson and Ben Simmons’ debuts with the Nets.

New Orleans will play its home game against the new-look Jazz on October 23.

Pelicans National TV Games 2022-23

The Pelicans will play six games on TNT and five games on ESPN in the 2022-23 season. They will also play seven games on NBA TV.

Notable New Orleans national televised acts include:

  • 25 Oct: Pelicans vs. Mavericks (TNT)
  • 15th of November: Pelicans vs Grizzlies (TNT)
  • February 15: Pelicans at Lakers (ESPN)
  • 28th March: Pelicans at Warriors (TNT)

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Pelicans 2022-23 record prediction

According to FanDuel, the Pelicans’ overall win for the 2022-23 season stands at 43.5.

The Pelicans won 36 games last season despite getting off to a poor start and Williamson didn’t play in a single game. The combination of Williamson, Brandon Ingram, CJ McCollum, and a robust supporting cast should make them competitive even in a stacked Western Conference.

If it can stay healthy, New Orleans could be in the mix for a top 6 seed. I take it easy.

Forecast: 45-37

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