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Sacramento Kings 2024 NBA Championship Odds

Last year, the Sacramento Kings made the NBA Playoffs for the first time since 2006. Sacramento was bounced in the first round but that was not as important as simply getting there. Sacramento is again playoff-bound but is not considered a serious threat to take the NBA title. DeAaron Fox remains the marquee man on the Kings. Additional help comes from Domantas Sabonis. But the Kings lack the depth of top contenders such as the Denver Nuggets, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Sacramento Kings NBA Betting Lines

Golden State Warriors -2.5

Sacramento Kings +2.5

Total: 223.5

Money Line: Golden State -145, Sacramento +125

The Sacramento Kings finished with a regular season record of 46-36 straight up, 42-39-1 against the spread, and 38-44 over/under the total. Late on, Sacramento covered six out of their last nine games. At the same time, the Kings have gone under the total in five of its previous six matchups. Sacramento is 9th in the Western Conference playoff standings. Sacramento is 11 games behind the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference playoff race.

Sacramento has NBA metrics of 9th for scoring offense, 14th for field goal percentage, 16th for 3-point field goal percentage, 30th for free throw percentage, and 12th for offensive rebounding. On defense, the Kings have NBA metrics of 17th for scoring defense, 21st for field goal percentage permitted, 29th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 9th for defensive rebounding.

Sacramento qualified for the play-in tournament and will host the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, with tipoff time at 10 p.m. ET and television coverage on TNT.

Sacramento Kings Key Players

PG DeAaron Fox leads the Kings with 26.6 points and 5.7 assists per game. It was his fifth consecutive season, averaging over 21 points per contest. Last year in the playoffs, Fox averaged 26.6 points per game. Fox was a 1st round draft pick (5th overall) out of Kentucky in a 2023 NBA All-Star.

PF Domantas Sabonis averages 19.4 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 8.2 assists per game. Sabonis is a 3-time NBA All-Star and was the 11th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft out of Gonzaga. Sabonis has averaged more than 12 rebounds and 18 points per game every season since 2019-20.

Sacramento Kings Head Coach

Mike Brown is a 2-time NBA Coach of the Year. Previously, he was head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, and a second sting with the Cavs. His career record is 440-286 in the regular season and 50-40 in the playoffs.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 6)

2023-24 82 46 36 4th, Pacific TBD
2022–23 82 48 34 1st, Pacific Lost in first round, 3–4 (Warriors)
2021–22 82 30 52 5th, Pacific Did not qualify
2020–21 72 31 41 5th, Pacific Did not qualify
2019–20 72 31 41 4th, Pacific Did not qualify
2018–19 82 39 43 3rd, Pacific Did not qualify
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Sacramento Kings History

You might be surprised to learn that the Sacramento Kings are one of the NBA’s oldest franchises. They were founded as the Rochester Royals in 1948, and they were one of the best teams in the league through the first five seasons. They won at least 60% of their games each year and won the 1951 NBA Finals. Given the early success of this franchise, no one would have guessed that the one title would still be the team’s lone championship 70+ years later.

The Rochester Royals moved to Cincinnati in 1957. They struggled through their first four years in the Queen City, but the Cincinnati Royals made the postseason in six straight seasons from 1962 to 1967. Standout guard Oscar Robertson played 10 seasons with the Royals, but the franchise once again moved shortly after trading Robertson and Jerry Lucas.

After moving to the Kansas City-Omaha area (and then just Kansas City), the franchise changed its nickname to the Kings due to the Kansas City Royals already playing baseball in the city. Nate Archibald helped fill the stands in the first few seasons, but once again they only managed to find a temporary home.

The Kings have operated in Sacramento since 1985 and had one era of glory from 1999 through 2006. They posted eight consecutive winning seasons and playoff berths with an appearance in the Western Conference Finals in 2002. That 2002 series against the Los Angeles Lakers went down in infamy for what many fans and gamblers saw as questionable officiating, to put it delicately. Many have commented in far stronger terms that the league preferred the Lakers in the NBA Finals instead of the Kings.

Since that stretch of success, the Sacramento Kings have not made the playoffs or even finished with a winning record until 2022-23. This franchise went 16 straight seasons without finishing over .500, and the Kings were the laughing stock of the NBA.

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