Sacramento
Kings
Stadium Golden 1 Center
3-6 Overall | WESTERN 12th
TEAM STATSPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Pacific Division105.4111.6
    Schedule
    Regular season
    Fri  11/1
    vs
    Utah
    W102-101
    Sun  11/3
    @
    New York
    W113-92
    Wed  11/6
    @
    Toronto
    L120-124
    Fri  11/8
    @
    Atlanta
    W121-109
    Tue  11/12
    vs
    Portland
    NBAt10:00pm
    Fri  11/15
    @
    Los Angeles
    10:30pm
    Sun  11/17
    vs
    Boston
    3:30pm
    Tue  11/19
    vs
    Phoenix
    10:00pm
    Fri  11/22
    @
    Brooklyn
    7:30pm
    Sun  11/24
    @
    Washington
    6:00pm
    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
    0 Ariza, Trevor SG6-821506/30/198515UCLA
    35 Bagley III, Marvin PF6-1123503/14/19991Duke
    40 Barnes, Harrison SF6-822505/30/19927North Carolina
    88 Bjelica, Nemanja PF6-1023405/09/19884No College
    8 Bogdanovic, Bogdan SG6-620508/18/19922No College
    13 Dedmon, DeWayne C7-024508/12/19896Antelope Valley Coll. CA (J.C.
    3 Ferrell, Yogi PG6-017805/09/19933Indiana
    5 Fox, De'Aaron PG6-317512/20/19972Kentucky
    32 Gabriel, Wenyen PF6-920503/26/19970Kentucky
    20 Giles, Harry PF6-1124004/22/19981Duke
    7 Guy, Kyle SG6-116708/11/19970Virginia
    24 Hield, Buddy SG6-421212/17/19923Oklahoma
    22 Holmes, Richaun PF6-1023510/15/19934Moraine 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 PG6-319308/20/19918Texas
    50 Swanigan, Caleb PF6-924904/18/19972Purdue