Sacramento
Kings
Stadium Golden 1 Center
8-7 Overall | WESTERN 9th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Pacific Division113.8115.3
Schedule
Regular season
Thu  11/1
@
Atlanta
W146-115
Sun  11/4
@
Milwaukee
L109-144
Wed  11/7
vs
Toronto
L105-114
Fri  11/9
vs
Minnesota
W121-110
Sat  11/10
vs
Los Angeles
L86-101
Mon  11/12
vs
San Antonio
W104-99
Fri  11/16
@
Memphis
L104-112
Sat  11/17
@
Houston
8:00pm
Mon  11/19
vs
Oklahoma City
NBAt10:00pm
Wed  11/21
@
Utah
9:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: A-

[NOTE: Early in the season, we include last season in the analysis] At 8-6 the Kings are greatly exceeding their money line projected win total of 4 wins. They have greatly exceeded their expected win percentage on the road and at home. Their 4-3 road record is +31% better than expected. Their 4-3 home record is +23% better. Their record over the last 3 weeks and win% (7-4, 64%) is better than their expected 33% win percentage. In simulations where the Kings played every other team (neutral court in playoffs) they won just 40.7% of the time (#25 in the league). They have moved up from #29 in the league back on 10/28.

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STATISTICAL STRENGTHS & WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (STRENGTH): This is an above average shooting team with a true FG% of 56.2% (#11 in League). They average 114.5 pts per game vs an expected average (based on pre-game odds) of 110.3. On the road they average 122.4 (109.8 expected), and at home 106.6 ppg (110.8 expected).

DEFENSE (AVERAGE): They are an average defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 55.8 true FG% (#15 in League). They allow 115.5 pts per game vs an expected value of 116.8. They are allowing 123.7 (117.8 expected) on the road, and at home 107.3 ppg (115.9 expected).

REBOUNDING (WEAKNESS): They are outrebounded by opponents by 4.4 per game (#25 in league).

TURNOVERS (STRENGTH): Their average turnover margin is 2.4 per game (#4 in league).

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NEXT 6 GAME OUTLOOK: STORMY

The Kings next 6 game forecast looks rough, to say the least. They have 2 games where they are favored by >55% of the simulations, 3 more 'toss up' games, and 5 games where they are a clear underdog. The most likely scenario over the next 6 games is a record of 2-4 (33% chance). Their chances of winning 4 or more are 12.4%. At #8 in the conference, they are fighting with the Lakers for positioning. With a -0.77 disadvantage in projected wins over their next 6 games they may find themselves further behind in the conference. They are ahead of the Spurs by half a game. With a -0.51 disadvantage in projected wins over their next 6 games they may find the gap between them closing. Our Fatigue Index ranks teams based on travel miles, time zones crossed, days off since their last game and based on these metrics the Kings are the 9th most fatigued team heading into the next game. Over the next few weeks, the Kings are playing 7 games, traveling 6179 miles crossing 8 time zones. They rank #11 on the Fatigue Index during this time period.

Win%, Opp, and Distance to Road Game (**Indicates Back-to-Back)

NOV 16
CLOSE GAME
46% @MEM
1749 miles
NOV 17**
LIKELY LOSS
36% @HOU
485 miles
NOV 19
CLOSE GAME
45% OKC
--
NOV 21
LIKELY LOSS
35% @UTA
532 miles
NOV 24
LIKELY LOSS
15% @GS
72 miles
NOV 25**
CLOSE GAME
38% UTA
72 miles
NOV 29
CLOSE GAME
46% LAC
--
DEC 1
LIKELY LOSS
36% IND
--
DEC 4
LIKELY WIN
63% @PHO
639 miles
DEC 7
LIKELY WIN
64% @CLE
2099 miles

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LONG TERM OUTLOOK: TRENDING UP

Before the season, the Kings were projected to win 28 games (average per simulation) and things are looking positive. On 10/21 their projected win total was 21.8 before increasing to 35.5 on 11/10. From the start of the season to now their projected win total is up to 34.7 wins. They will be fighting for a playoff spot (currently projected to finish #8 in the conference) and have a 2% chance of making the playoffs. They have a very slim chance (

Season Strength of Schedule is Relatively Hard

  • Remaining Opponents' Win Percentage Rest of Season: 51% #10 Toughest
  • Season-to-Date Opponents' Win Percentage: 52% #11 Toughest

Kings' Season Forecast Changes

FANTASY PROFILE

Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (Guards, Forwards, Centers). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.

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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
35 Bagley III, Marvin PF6-1123403/14/19990Duke
88 Bjelica, Nemanja PF6-1023405/09/19883No College
8 Bogdanovic, Bogdan SG6-620508/18/19921No College
00 Cauley-Stein, Willie C7-024008/18/19933Kentucky
3 Ferrell, Yogi PG6-018005/09/19932Indiana
5 Fox, De'Aaron PG6-317512/20/19971Kentucky
32 Gabriel, Wenyen F6-920503/26/19970Kentucky
20 Giles, Harry PF6-1024004/22/19980Duke
24 Hield, Buddy SG6-421412/17/19932Oklahoma
25 Jackson, Justin SF6-821003/25/19951North Carolina
41 Koufos, Kosta C7-024502/24/198910Ohio State
7 Labissiere, Skal PF6-1123503/18/19962Kentucky
10 Mason III, Frank PG5-1119004/03/19941Kansas
23 McLemore, Ben SG6-520102/11/19935Kansas
50 Randolph, Zach PF6-925007/16/198117Michigan State
9 Shumpert, Iman SG6-521506/26/19907Georgia Tech
19 Williams, Troy SF6-721812/30/19942Indiana