Sacramento
Kings
Stadium Golden 1 Center
16-29 Overall | WESTERN 13th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Pacific Division106.6109.8
Schedule
Regular season
Thu  1/2
vs
Memphis
W128-123
Sat  1/4
vs
New Orleans
L115-117
Mon  1/6
vs
Golden State
W111-98
Tue  1/7
@
Phoenix
W114-103
Fri  1/10
vs
Milwaukee
L106-127
Mon  1/13
vs
Orlando
L112-114
Wed  1/15
vs
Dallas
L123-127
Sat  1/18
@
Utah
L101-123
Mon  1/20
@
Miami
L / OT113-118
Wed  1/22
@
Detroit
L106-127
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

If Harrison Barnes was able to make wide open shots in clutch situations the Warriors would have never lost to the Cavaliers and probably would not have signed KD and who knows how the world would look today. The Kings were projected to win more game without Barnes. They are one of 3 teams with 200/1, 0.5% odds to win the championship. While not completely impossible, their chances of winning the championship is under 0.1 percent. They are not a good value to win the West either at 120/1, 0.8%. The Kings are averaging 34.8 wins per sim so we recommend betting them to come under 38 wins. At +400 the Kings are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 5% chance. They have less than 1% chance to win the division. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #11 in the West.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on last season's game odds they 'should have had' 35.6 wins. Their 39-43 record last season was ahead of what was expected of them. They were very good against the spread going 45-35-2 for (+650 profit). They went over 40 times and came in under 40 times. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Phoenix Suns. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

SHOOTING (WEAKNESS): This is a below average shooting team with a true FG% of 55.2% (#20 in League). Despite the weak shooting %, they still average more points per game (114.2) than expected (113.1). On the road they average 113.4 (111.6 expected), and at home 114.9 ppg (114.7 expected).

DEFENSE (WEAKNESS): This is a below average defensive team allowing opponents to shoot 56.7 true FG% (#22 in League). Team defense is trending down allowing opponents to shoot 61.9% in their last 7 games. They allow 115.3 pts per game vs an expected value of 115.3. They are allowing 117.1 (116.2 expected) on the road, and at home 113.5 ppg (114.4 expected).

REBOUNDING (WEAKNESS): They are outrebounded by opponents by 2.3 per game (#24 in league).

TURNOVERS (STRENGTH): Their average turnover margin is 2.3 per game (#1 in league).

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by De'Aaron Fox who is projected to be the #16 Guard. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
35 Bagley III, Marvin PF6-1123503/14/19991Duke
40 Barnes, Harrison SF6-822505/30/19927North Carolina
26 Bazemore, Kent SF6-419507/01/19897Old Dominion
88 Bjelica, Nemanja PF6-1023405/09/19884No College
8 Bogdanovic, Bogdan SG6-622008/18/19922No College
13 Dedmon, DeWayne C7-024508/12/19896Antelope Valley Coll. CA (J.C.
3 Ferrell, Yogi PG6-017805/09/19933Indiana
5 Fox, De'Aaron PG6-318512/20/19972Kentucky
20 Giles, Harry III PF6-1124004/22/19981Duke
7 Guy, Kyle SG6-116708/11/19970Virginia
24 Hield, Buddy SG6-422012/17/19923Oklahoma
22 Holmes, Richaun C6-1023510/15/19934Moraine Valley CC IL; Bowling
10 James, Justin SG6-719001/24/19970Wyoming
19 Jeffries, DaQuan SG6-523008/30/19970Western Texas Coll. (J.C.); Tu
9 Joseph, Cory PG6-320008/20/19918Texas
43 Tolliver, Anthony PF6-824006/01/198511Creighton