A Quick Glance at the Sacramento Kings NBA Team
The Kings were one of the biggest surprises in the NBA last season, going from just 30 wins in 2021 to taking down the Pacific Division in 2022. Sacramento ultimately lost in the first round of the playoffs, but there is now a buzz surrounding this franchise that has been missing for quite some time. Here's a look at the Kings postseason history:
|👑 Finals Championships:||1|
|⭐ Finals Appearances:||1|
|🏆 Conference Championships:||1|
|👀 Conference Championship Appearances:||2|
|👍 Playoff Seasons:||30|
Sacramento Kings 2023-2024 Odds: NBA Finals Odds, Western Conference Odds, and More
The Kings are not going to surprise everyone the same way they did a year ago when Mike Brown was +8000 in preseason Coach of the Year odds. Although Sacramento won the Pacific Division last season, their lack of playoff success dates back so far that the Kings' NBA Championship odds are still probably longer than they realistically should be. Sacramento's odds of winning the Western Conference are long, too. The table below lays out the Kings 2023-2024 odds across several futures markets pulled from FanDuel Sportsbook.
|Kings To Make The Playoffs||-188|
|Kings To Miss The Playoffs||+146|
|Kings To Make The Play-In Tournament||+145|
|Kings To Win The Pacific Division||+700|
|Kings To Win The Western Conference||+2900|
|Kings To Win The 2024 NBA Finals||+5000|
|NBA In-Season Tournament Winner||+1700|
|NBA In-Season Tournament Group C Winner||+195|
|✅ Odds Last Verified||October 27, 2023|
When you have not won an NBA title since you were known as the Rochester Royals and the year was 1951, not many folks are going to pick you to win the title. But this is a team on an uptick that could be one trade away from being very dangerous in the playoffs.
Vezenkov's signing was an under-the-radar move that Europeans are applauding. You may recall that there was once a EuroLeague MVP named Luka Doncic, and he turned out to be pretty good. Vezenkov is currently tied for the ninth-shortest Rookie of the Year odds at +7500, a long shot behind betting favorite Victor Wembanyama at -150. If you find yourself in a legal betting state and want to put some money down on Vezenkov, FanDuel has the best price by far. On other sports betting apps, such as DraftKings Sportsbook and BetMGM, he's listed at +3000 or shorter.
2023 Kings Team Projections
The Kings will be running and gunning with the same crew that averaged an NBA-high 120.7 points per game last season when they went over their game total in 40 of 82 games. So the sportsbooks are anticipating them playing high-scoring games, even though they do not envision postseason success.
The +750 line to win the Pacific Division is a very enticing line because it is so high for what would be a repeat performance. The four other Pacific teams all have lower lines, which is an oddity. Winning the West and/or the championship seems a bit much, but do not forget that the Nuggets had never won a title until last season. All streaks end at some point, don't they?
The player we are looking at in futures markets is Sabonis for Most Valuable Player, which FanDuel lists at +7500. We do not see this happening unless Sacramento finishes with the best record in the West and Sabonis increases his scoring output from 19.1 points per game to something around 25. He has the potential to post a triple-double every night, and his 7.3 assists per game are more than Fox's 6.1 from the point guard position. It is not the worst flyer bet in the history of flyer bets.
Key Contributors on the Kings Roster
The Sacramento Kings are unlike every other NBA team because they run so much of their offense through their center, Domantas Sabonis, who is a nightly triple-double threat because of his passing and rebounding skills. This makes the Kings a difficult opponent to game-plan for on short notice, which is all teams have during the 82-game regular season. This showed last season as Sacramento was the NBA's top against-the-spread team on the road, going 29-15-0.
The offense for this Sacramento Kings team also flows through De'Aaron Fox and to a lesser degree Harrison Barnes, the Kings' most-tenured player. They will bring Vezenkov off the bench along with Malik Monk and Davion Mitchell, two of the league's better but lesser-known bench performers. Fox has averaged at least 25 points in two of the past three seasons and may get All-Star recognition this year.
Fox's odds to win the NBA Clutch Player Award for a second consecutive season are +1400 on FanDuel and +1200 on DraftKings Sportsbook.
Latest Sacramento Kings News
I'll be tracking the most important pieces of news concerning the Kings and their 2023-2024 season below.
- 📆 October 25: The Kings start their year off with a victory, winning 131-114 over the Utah Jazz.
- 📆 August 31: Signed center JaVale McGee to a one-year contract.
- 📆 July 21: Signed free agent center Nerlens Noel to a one-year contract.
- 📆 July 18: Signed forward Sasha Vezenkov to a three-year, $20 million contract.
- 📆 July 7: Re-signed forward Trey Lyles to a two-year, $16 million contract.
- 📆 July 6: Acquired guard Chris Duarte from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for two future second-round draft picks.
- 📆 July 2: Reached agreement with center Domantas Sabonis on a five-year, $217 million contract extension.
- 📆 June 29: Re-signed forward Harrison Barnes to a three-year, $54 million contract.
Be sure to bookmark this page to keep up with all the latest news and updates impacting the Kings' odds this season.
Where Can I Bet on the Kings?
All sportsbooks operating legally in the United States have different types of Kings bets. Shop around at DraftKings, FanDuel, BetMGM, Caesars, and others to find what you are looking for. There are plenty of wagers and Kings odds aside from team wins and NBA Championship odds. This includes bets on single games, player props, and more.
Unfortunately for Kings fans living in California, sports betting has yet to be legalized in the state. It doesn't appear this will come to fruition any time soon, either, as both ballot initiatives in November 2022 failed miserably.
Sacramento Kings 2023 Schedule: Top Games
Sacramento will be making six appearances on TNT, five on ESPN, and 11 on NBA TV, meaning more than one-quarter of their 82 games will be nationally televised. Things were not always that way for this historically moribund franchise. Here are three of the games the Kings and their fanbase will be looking forward to most.
Golden State at Sacramento, Oct. 27, 10 p.m. ESPN
A rematch of the opening-round series that went seven games and was decided by Curry's 50-point game.
Denver at Sacramento, Feb. 9, 10 p.m., NBA League Pass
This will be the first game after the trade deadline, and if Kevin Huerter is not getting the job done as the shooting guard, an upgrade may be sought.
L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, March 6, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
The fourth and final meeting of the season between the Kings and LeBron James' Lakers. Pacific Division tiebreakers could be at stake.
How to Watch the Kings
Aside from the nationally televised games, Kings broadcasts are available on NBA League Pass and the NBA App. In northern California, they are broadcast on NBCSports California.
How to Get Kings Tickets
Going to the box office at the arena is always advisable, but you can also shop on NBA.com/tickets and on the secondary market at numerous sites. TicketMaster is always an option.
What's the Kings Arena?
The Kings play at the Golden 1 Center in downtown Sacramento, the state capital.
Sacramento Kings FAQs
The Kings' starting lineup is De'Aaron Fox, Kevin Huerter, Harrison Barnes, Keegan Murray, and Domantas Sabonis when Sacramento is fully healthy.
The next handful of games for the Sacramento Kings will be Friday, October 27 against the Warriors, Sunday, October 29 against the Lakers, and Wednesday, November 1 against the Warriors again.
Depending on who has the broadcasting rights for a particular game, the Kings games could be on different channels. For the most part, you'll find Kings games on NBC Sports California. They also have games scheduled for ESPN, TNT, and NBA TV.
The Kings are currently 1-0 after winning their season opener on the road at Utah. The Kings first home game will be Friday, October 27 against the Golden State Warriors.
The Sacramento Kings franchise is owned by Indian-American businessman Vivek Ranadive. Ranadive has owned the Kings since 2013.