Sacramento Kings

Sacramento Kings Betting

The Sacramento Kings remain a depressing team to cheer for but maybe an underrated one for online betting per their NBA odds. The BetUS sportsbook will frequently list the Kings as an underdog regardless if it’s their basketball futures like their NBA Western Conference odds and NBA Championship odds or their game-by-game props.

Sacramento has a terrible defense but a potent offense thus making it watching from a live betting standpoint. The Kings may be down big but has plenty of young talent who would make betting the NBA game props more fun.

Sacramento Kings Betting Outlook

  • Championship Odds: +15000
  • Conference Odds: +7500
  • Division Odds: +15000

One glimpse at the betting odds is all we need to understand that the Sacramento Kings are still an also-ran. Nothing changes with this perpetually miserable franchise. Sacramento may actually have a shot at getting into the play-in tournament this season if things break its way. In fact, that would be considered progress for the NBA’s longest playoff-less team.

Sacramento still has the same core of players that led the team to a 31-41 record last season. This went slightly above their 28.5 win total and the Kings did pull off some upsets along the way. But big picture-wise, the Kings still finished far away from the playoff picture. Having the worst defense can be thanked for that.

Maybe rookie Davion Mitchell can inject some much-needed fire into this team. The Baylor product showed some fierce defense in the NBA Summer League. If the Kings can parlay this with an occasionally explosive offense, finishing with a winning record is possible. A playoff appearance would be like winning a title for a franchise that has not seen postseason basketball since 2006.

Kings 2021-22 Predictions

  • Regular Season Record: 35-47
  • Conference Standing: 12th
  • Division Standing: Fifth

Sacramento Kings Team Leaders

The Kings’ leader is DeAaron Fox and one can only wonder how much longer he will tolerate playing for an aimless franchise. Fox had a career season in 2020-21 putting up 25.2 points and 7.2 assists. He made a strong push to make his first All-Star appearance but his team’s lack of success ultimately cost him.

Sophomore Tyrese Haliburton stood up for Sacramento. The first-round pick proved to be a steal as he was a finalist for Rookie of the Year after putting up 13 points and 5.3 assists with just 1.6 turnovers per game.

Richaun Holmes was also a key cog for the Kings. He led the team in rebounds (8.3) and blocks (1.6) and shot 63.7% from the field. The high-energy player was rewarded with a new contract and will continue to anchor the Kings’ middle.

Last Season

There really is not a lot to write home about the Kings’ previous season. Sacramento went over its win totals, but it still finished fifth in the division and out of the playoffs as expected. The Kings also had a losing record against the spread (ATS) at 34-37-1. As an underdog, the team finished 25-23 ATS.

Sacramento was the definition of a “boom-or-bust” squad, but more on the “bust”. It had red-hot stretches such as their post All-Star run where they blew out the likes of Golden State and San Antonio sandwiched by two nine-game losing streaks.

On a bright note, the Kings went 10-5 in three-point games, which is the third-best winning percent in the league. Several of these close wins came against formidable opposition like Denver, Phoenix, and the Lakers. Alas, the Kings could not consistently put on great performances like these.

Offseason Changes

Key Additions

Tristan Thompson, center, Boston Celtics

Alex Len, center, Washington Wizards

Key Subtractions

Hassan Whiteside, center, Utah Jazz

Delon Wright, guard, Atlanta Hawks

Draft Picks

Davion Mitchell, guard, Baylor

Neemias Queta, center, Utah State

Head Coach

Few coaches have a hotter seat than Luke Walton. Entering his third year, Walton will need to guide the Kings to a fast start or he could be the first coach out of a job. In his two seasons with Sacramento, Walton guided the Kings to identical seasons of 31 wins. And he does not have a strong resume to give the Kings’ front office the benefit of the doubt.

Walton has compiled a .410 winning percent as a head coach. Sacramento would need to show massive improvements for him to keep his job.

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