The Pelicans are set to take on the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.
While the Pelicans have a tough stretch to get through, their home court advantage in the Eastern Conference should be enough to make a playoff run in a few months.
Here are some of the factors that could influence the Pelicans’ chances to make the playoffs in a couple of months:The Pelicans’ season has not been particularly healthy, with a team-record 11 players (six of whom are rookies) sitting out at least half of the season.
The Pelicans have been playing with a lot of injuries, with their leading scorer, Anthony Davis, sitting out for most of the year with a shoulder injury.
They also have a new coaching staff, led by Alvin Gentry, who has a history of coaching in the East.
With their recent struggles, the Pelicans are currently on pace to finish the season with the second-worst record in the NBA.
They currently sit at 18-24, and are just one game back of the ninth-place Washington Wizards.
If the Pelicans fall short in the playoffs, they could find themselves sitting in the bottom of the East with a record of 23-57.
If they win the game on Monday night, they would be one game out of the playoffs.
That being said, the season is not over yet for the Pelicans, as they are still tied with the Philadelphia 76ers for the third-worst defensive rating in the league.
That number, which includes a defensive rating metric based on how well the opposing team defends, is at 108.1.
The Sixers have a defensive metric that ranks them as the second worst team in the entire league, at 109.2.
The New Orleans defense is also a very solid unit, ranking 12th in the game and allowing just 79.8 points per 100 possessions.
If the Pelicans get the job done on Monday, they should have a good chance to take care of business.
If they can win on Monday and then bounce back to their normal pace in the second half of January, the New York Knicks could be the favorite to make it out of this one.
With a record that sits at 5-3, the Knicks are the only team in this year’s Eastern Conference that has a winning record.
This year’s Knicks are playing a brand of basketball that has been described as “hustle-based,” and have a player like Carmelo Anthony who is averaging 19.8 ppg.
With that said, they have one of the worst defensive ratings in the conference.
The New York Red Bulls are currently the favorites to win this one, having won eight of their last 10 games.
They have a win over the Washington Wizards, who are one of only two teams that has not allowed a 100-point game this season.
However, the Red Bulls have not been able to win their last two games in the series, losing to the Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 9 and the Philadelphia Eagles on Jan 14.
The Philadelphia Flyers have a record-breaking record of 16-1-1, having lost just two of their past 17 games.
The Flyers are the first team in league history to have won five consecutive games in one season, and they have done it twice in a row.
The Philadelphia Flyers are also tied with four other teams for the most points allowed in the NFL this season, having allowed just 1.3 per game.
They are also in a perfect situation with their top scorers in DeAndre Yedlin and Chris Wondolowski.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are currently one of two teams in the NHL with a winning season, with the New Jersey Devils having the other one.
The Penguins have been winning in pretty much every area of the game, including goals, assists, points, and shots.
However the Penguins have the worst shooting percentage in the division with a 43.3% rate.
The worst defensive rating is also at 109%, which ranks them just four spots behind the Philadelphia Devils, who have a rating of 110.5.
The Boston Bruins are currently tied with a win in the standings at 3-3-1.
Boston is also one of just three teams in this division that have not won in the last seven games.
The Detroit Red Wings have been a very strong team throughout the year, winning 10 of their final 12 games.
Their team shooting percentage is also above the league average at 54.5%, and their penalty killing is also among the best in the National Hockey League.
Detroit is currently in the playoff race with a two-game lead over the Ottawa Senators, and their schedule is packed with tough games.
However if the Red Wings can get the win on Thursday, they will be in the conversation for the final playoff spot in the Atlantic Division.