- Prediction: About 40-45 wins, could actually make the playoffs.
- Pick: Over 38.5 Wins -110
I’m not sure why the line for the Sacrament Kings stands at 38.5 wins for the NBA regular season. The team won 39 games last year, with a roster relying on a bunch of youngsters. They now have more experience and several veterans that should help them.
I believe that the Kings have a balanced team that will be fighting for a spot in the playoffs. They might fail, but winning 40 games is highly likely either way.
The Sacramento Kings are one of the teams that have the potential to make the jump to the playoffs this season. The franchise was one place short in the previous campaign and added some decent players to the roster.
The youngsters De’Aaron Fox, Marvin Bagley, and Buddy Hield will have the chance to learn from vets like Trevor Ariza and Dewayne Dedmon.
On top of that, Harrison Barnes was re-signed, and the team has a new head coach in Luke Walton. He improved some of the youngsters in LA during his time with the Lakers, so the Kings will be hoping for the same.
There’s no way the team will contend for the title, the conference, or even the division, but a place in the playoffs should be the target.