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Sacramento Kings Betting and Team Guide

This Sacramento Kings team guide features all the key facts you need to know about the franchise, including regular updates for the Sacramento Kings betting odds online. Our experts will be following all the news surrounding the organization and sharing their predictions for futures betting markets. We make sure to update the page every single time there’s something interesting.

Sacramento Kings Betting in 2019-20

Let’s start with the most popular 2019-20 Sacramento Kings betting options.

Latest Sacramento Kings Odds for 2019-20

Sacramento Kings to Win the 2020 NBA Championship+25000
Sacramento Kings to Win the 2020 NBA Western Conference+15000
Sacramento Kings to Win the 2020 NBA Pacific Division+25000

Sacramento Kings Predictions for 2019-20

  • Current Prediction: 32-36 wins, could threaten for the 8th seed
  • Current Pick: no recommended bet
  • Last Updated: January 3rd

Halfway through December the Kings were 12-14, plus their franchise point guard was getting ready to return to the lineup. Next thing you know Sacramento lost its final eight games of 2019 and has fallen 14.5 games behind the Lakers in the Pacific Division.

Vlade Divac has made a couple of head-scratching moves since being promoted to general manager in 2015, but I like the culture that’s finally starting to develop. By next season, the Kings should have every reason to believe they can be a playoff team.

Previous Sacramento Kings Predictions

October 15

  • 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.

Season Preview

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.

Sacramento Kings News and Updates

January 3rd, by Michael Wynn

De’Aaron Fox returned on December 17th after missing 18 games with a sprained ankle, and Buddy Hield is averaging 20+ for the second straight year. Divac would probably be interested in trading Harrison Barnes before the All-Star break, but no suitors are going to cough up the $60 million Barnes is owed over the next three years.

Swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic is dealing with a sore ankle that has limited him to 27 or fewer minutes in three consecutive games.

Previous News and Updates

October 15, by Jerry Summer

The Sacramento Kings started the preseason slowly but won their last two games. All of their main guys from last year look good and the new signings are showing they will be useful too. It’s still early days, but the high expectations I have for the Kings look legit just days before the start of the new NBA season.

July 10, by Jerry Summer

The Sacramento Kings re-signed Harrison Barnes for four years and $96 million. According to the rumors, the team won’t be involved in other big deals this offseason and that’s probably good news.

The Kings have an exciting core and developing it must be the top priority. The franchise certainly won’t be able to compete for the NBA Championship in the next season or two, so destroying the future in favor of the present makes no sense right now.

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The Sacramento Kings in 2019-20

Sacramento Kings Roster in 2019-20

The key to success would be to know the team well and the players are likely the most important part of the whole research process. Here’s the Sacramento Kings roster for the upcoming NBA season.

  • De’Aaron Fox – Guard
  • Yogi Ferrell – Guard
  • Cory Joseph – Guard
  • Yogi Ferrell – Guard
  • Kyle Guy – Guard
  • Gabe Vincent – Guard
  • Daxter Miles – Guard
  • Allerik Freeman – Guard
  • Justin James – Guard
  • Marcus Foster – Guard
  • Vanja Marinkovic – Guard
  • Alex Robinson – Guard
  • Cody Demps – Guard
  • Buddy Hield – Guard
  • Bogdan Bogdanovic – Guard
  • Harrison Barnes – Forward
  • Trevor Ariza – Forward
  • Corey Brewer – Forward
  • Troy Williams – Forward
  • Marvin Bagley – Forward
  • Nemanja Bjelica – Forward
  • Harry Giles – Forward
  • Caleb Swanigan – Forward
  • Richaun Holmes – Forward
  • Tyler Lydon – Forward
  • Wenyen Gabriel – Forward
  • Isaiah Pineiro – Forward
  • Kosta Koufos – Center
  • Dewayne Dedmon – Center

Projected Starting Lineup

Next in line is the projected starting lineup for most of the Kings’ games.

  • De’Aaron Fox Point Guard
  • Buddy Hield Shooting Guard
  • Harrison Barnes Small Forward
  • Marvin Bagley III Power Forward
  • Dewayne Dedmon Center

The young and dynamic backcourt duo of De’Aaron Fox and Buddy Hield will certainly start most games. Both of those guys have a bright future and they looked great last season. If they show more consistency in 2019-20, the Kings should improve as well.

Harrison Barnes is the big star of this team, and he’s a decent scorer who can do a little bit of everything else as well.

Under the rim, the Sacramento Kings will most likely rely on Marvin Bagley III and Dewayne Dedmon. The youngster is full of energy and could certainly become a future star, while the veteran center is a solid starting big.

The overall impression is that the projected starting lineup of the Kings is really balanced. On top of that, the experience gained last year by the youngster Fox, Hield, and Bagley III could prove vital in 2019-20.

Depth and Bench

The Sacramento Kings did enough to improve their bench this summer and there are a couple of players from the second unit that will certainly impact many games. Bogdan Bogdanovic is an excellent shooter, while Trevor Ariza is an athletic defender that is useful on both ends of the court.

If you add Nemanja Bjelica who can space the floor, as well the likes of Cory Joseph and Richaun Holmes, it’s obvious that the depth is there.

Sacramento Kings Staff in 2019-20

Since we mentioned the coaching staff, it’s time to take a look at the key personnel of the Sacramento Kings for the 2019-20 season.

  • Head Coach: Luke Walton
  • Coaching Staff: Dan Hartfield (Asst. Coach), Jason March (Asst. Coach), Duane Ticknor (Asst. Coach), Bob Thornton (Asst. Coach)
  • Ownership: Vivek Ranadive
  • General Manager: Vlade Divac

The new head coach Luke Walton will have one main target and that would be the development of the young players of the Sacramento Kings to the level where they can compete. His work with similar athletes in Los Angeles Lakers was impressive, which is mainly the reason why he got the job.

Walton was capable of installing strong discipline and defensive work which would benefit the Kings.

Sacramento Kings Schedule in 2019-20

The Sacramento Kings schedule for the 2019-20 is not available yet, but you should most certainly consider it when betting on the team’s individual games. There are some moments where the players will carry fatigue and you should be aware of them.

Once the schedule is out, we will add it here and share our observations about the key periods of the season ahead.

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Sacramento Kings Overview and Key Info

The Sacramento Kings have been known by many names over the years. Before their official NBA records, they were called the Rochester Seagrams. The Seagrams began in 1923, making the Kings’ organization the oldest continuously playing franchise in professional basketball.

From 1948 to 1957, the Kings played as the Rochester Royals, transitioning from the BAA to the NBA in 1949. During their time in Rochester, New York, the team made their only NBA Finals appearance and won the Championship, defeating the Knicks in a seven-game series in 1951.

Since then, the Kings have made 26 more playoff appearances and have won three division titles, but they have yet to earn another ride to the NBA Finals.

Let’s explore the key facts about the Sacramento Kings.

Sacramento Kings – Key Info
Established
1923 (1949 in NBA)
Current Team Location
In Sacramento, California, since 1985
Division
Western Conference – Pacific
Arena
Golden 1 Center
G League Team
Stockton Kings
Website
www.nba.com/kings
Team Value (Forbes 2018)
$1.375 billion

Sacramento Kings History

The official Sacramento Kings franchise records begin in 1948 with the BAA and then the NBA the following season, but the team was founded well before.

Rochester Seagrams

In 1923, they played their inaugural season as the semi-professional Rochester Seagrams in Rochester, New York, making them the oldest continuously operating franchise.

Over the years, the Rochester Seagrams switched names and locations many times. The following is the progression of the Seagrams to the current Sacramento Kings.

  • 1923-42: Rochester Seagrams
  • 1942-43: Rochester Eber Seagrams
  • 1943-45: Rochester Pros
  • 1945-48: Rochester Royals (NBL – National Basketball League)
  • 1948-49: Rochester Royals (BAA – Basketball Association of America)
  • 1949-57: Rochester Royals (NBA – National Basketball Association)
  • 1957-72: Cincinnati Royals
  • 1972-75: Kansas City-Omaha Kings
  • 1975-85: Kansas City Kings
  • 1985-present: Sacramento Kings

Royal Champions

As the Rochester Royals, the team captured their one and only NBA championship to date. Under the franchise’s “official” first head coach, Lester Harrison, the Royals made the playoffs every season from 1949 through 1955. The 1951 season was the one, though. The Royals defeated the Knicks in a 4-3 NBA Finals series. Not only would that be the Kings’ only championship to date, but their only conference title as well. The Kings are 1-0 in the NBA Finals.

In 1972, the Royals became the Kings due to their new location in Kansas City. As Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals had already set up shop, the NBA team changed their name to avoid confusion. For three seasons, the team split their home games between Kansas City and Omaha. But after the new Kemper Arena in Kansas City was opened in ’74, they became full-time residents of KC.

Heading West

After losing records and declining attendance, the Kansas City Kings were relocated to California to become today’s Sacramento Kings. It took a while — 13 years, to be exact — for the Sacramento team to hit their stride. In 1998, NBA Executive of the Year and Kings’ GM Geoff Petrie organized moves to select Jason Williams, Vlade Divac, Chris Webber, and Peja Stojaković.

The player moves combined with the hiring of coach Rick Adelman proved to be a successful combination as the Kings embarked on an eight-year playoff streak. They headed to four conference semifinals, one conference finals series, and two back-to-back division titles in 2002 and 2003.

In addition to the ARCO Arena and the “Sixth Man,” the Kings have retired numbers for ten players. Bob Davies was on the original 1948 team and played from 1948-55. Other honorees include Nate Archibald, Mitch Richmond, Chris Webber, Maurice Stokes, Oscar Robertson, Peja Stojaković, Vlade Divac, Jack Twyman, and Sam Lacey.

Sacramento Kings Championships and Playoffs

  • 1 NBA Championship: 1951
  • 1 Conference Title: 1951
  • 3 Division Titles: 2003, 2002, 1979

Home Court – AT&T Center

  • Inaugurated: 2016
  • Renovated: n/a
  • Capacity: 17,608
  • Former Names: n/a

The Golden 1 Center opened in 2016 as a replacement for the Kings’ previous home since 1988, Sleep Train Arena, formerly ARCO Arena. Sleep Train Arena was the smallest in the NBA, accommodating just over 17,000, and closed in 2016 after Golden 1 was completed.

Golden 1 Center is primarily used for basketball, and the Kings are the arena’s only permanent tenants. It can accommodate other sporting events as well as concerts and other entertainment, though. In fact, 34 of the luxury suites include access to all of the year-long events.

The venue is situated in downtown Sacramento in an area called Downtown Commons, a business and entertainment district. It offers the 34 luxury suites as well as 48 loft-style suites. The score-videoboard includes the largest screens in the league coming in at 44’ x 24” and topped by 6’ tall message boards. The free Wi-Fi connections at Golden 1 are advertised as 17,000 times faster than home networks.

  • Venue Address: Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Mailing Address: Sacramento Kings, Golden 1 Center, 500 David J Stern Walk, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Phone: 888-91-KINGS

Sacramento Kings Head Coaches

Just as the Sacramento Kings have been known by many names, they have had several head coaches over the years. From 2006 to 2016, nine different people have been in the position, and there have been 28 overall. 

Lester Harrison

The first official coach, starting in 1948, was Lester Harrison. Harrison is not only third on the list for the number of games coached but is the only one who can claim a conference title and an NBA championship for the franchise to date.

Harrison led the 1951 team to their victory over the Knicks and logged a 19-19 overall win-loss in playoff games. Harrison was in charge from 1948-1955 and left with a winning record of 296-181 (.620).

Coaches of the Year

Despite the impressive stats, Lester Harrison isn’t one of the two that were named NBA Coach of the Year. Phil Johnson first received the honor in 1974-75, and then Cotton Fitzsimmons followed up in 1978-79.

Rick Adelman is the winningest coach. After 624 games, he ended up with a .633 winning percentage and went 34-35 in playoff games. Lester Harrison can add second-highest to his list of achievements with his .620%.

Last 10 Sacramento Kings Head Coaches
#YearsNameW-L%Playoffs%Championships
29 2019 – Luke Walton X-X X-X
28 2016 –2019 Dave Joerger98-148.398 X-X
272015-16George Karl44-68.393X-X
262014-15Tyrone Corbin7-21.250X-X
252013-14Mike Malone39-67.368X-X
242012-13Keith Smart48-93.340X-X
232009-12Paul Westphal51-120.298X-X
222008-09Kenny Natt11047.190X-X
212007-08Reggie Theus44-62.415X-X
202006-07Eric Musselman33-49.402X-X

Luke Walton

Former power forward and NBA champion Luke Walton started his coaching career as an assistant in Memphis and the player development assistant in the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

His knowledge of the game and impact on young players earned him a shot as an assistant in the Golden State Warriors. After three years in the team between 2014 and 2016, he joined the Lakers as a head coach.

His stint in LA wasn’t the most impressive, but Walton once again helped some of the promising players which was enough for the Sacramento Kings to assign him in 2019.

Sacramento Kings Last Five Seasons

SeasonCoachFinishW-L%PlayoffsPoints Leader (avg/game)
2018-19 Dave Joerger 3rd 39-43 .476 Buddy Hield (20.7)
2017-18Dave Joerger4th27-55.329Zach Randolph (14.5)
2016-17Dave Joerger3rd32-50.390Rudy Gay (18.7)
2015-16George Karl3rd33-49.402DeMarcus Cousins (26.9)
2014-15Tyrone Corbin4th29-53.354DeMarcus Cousins (24.1)

Sacramento Kings All-Time Career Leaders

CategoryNameStatsYears
PointsOscar Robertson22,0091960-1970
Average Pts/GameOscar Robertson29.271960-1970
AssistsOscar Robertson7,7311960-1970
ReboundsSam Lacey9,3531970-1982

Oscar Robertson

It’s been nearly 50 years since Oscar Robertson played for the Kings when they were the Cincinnati Royals, but he still dominates the team’s leaderboard. Robertson holds franchise career records for scoring, average points per game, and assists.

The point guard from the University of Cincinnati was the Royals’ 1960 territorial pick. He had just played on the 1959 and 1960 US gold medal teams at the Pan American Games and Olympics. Before making his NBA debut, Oscar had already been named three-time Consensus First-Team All-American as well as three-time UPI, USBWA, and Sporting News College Player of the Year.

He was the NBA’s Rookie of the Year in ’61. Robertson was a 12-time NBA All-Star (1961-72) and was named Game MVP three times. In addition to being the Kings’ all-time assists leader, he led the league in assists for six seasons during the 1960s. Robertson has the third-highest rookie scoring average (30.5) in NBA history and was the first to average more than ten rebounds per game.

Robertson is also known for his off-the-court contribution to the NBA in his antitrust suit filed against the league that resulted in changes in free agency and higher player salaries. Oscar Robertson retired in 1974 after four seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks. His #14 was retired by the Kings, and he was inducted into the College, Naismith Memorial, and FIBA Basketball Halls of Fame.

Sam Lacey

Sam Lacey is another player whose number (44) was retired by the Sacramento Kings organization. The center was the fifth overall pick in the 1970 NBA draft by the Cincinnati Royals and remained with the Kings franchise until 1981. Lacey is the Kings all-time career leader in rebounds with 9,353. During his first six seasons, he averaged 10 per game.

In 1974-75, he was the third leading rebounder in the NBA. Along with Hakeem Olajuwon, Julius Erving, David Robinson, and Ben Wallace, Lacey is one of five players to record 100 blocks and 100 steals in six straight seasons. He retired after the 1983 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers and is in the NBA’s top 50 for total rebounds.

Jack Twyman

Hall of Famer Jack Twyman couldn’t edge past Oscar Robertson for the top scoring spot, but he came in second for the Kings’ franchise with 15,840 points. Twyman was the Rochester Royals’ second-round pick in 1955 out of the University of Cincinnati and remained with the Kings organization for his entire NBA career (1955-1966).

Jack was a six-time NBA All-Star and twice named All-NBA Second Team in 1960 and ’62. The Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award was named after Jack and his teammate, Maurice Stokes. Stokes suffered paralysis resulting from a head injury during a game, and Twyman not only became his legal guardian but worked diligently to help with the medical costs and advocacy. He organized fundraisers and worked one on one with Stokes to help him communicate through blinking. Jack Twyman retired after 1966 and was inducted into the College and Naismith Memorial Halls of Fame. His #27 was retired by his alma mater, the University of Cincinnati, as well as the Kings.

Sacramento Kings Trivia

When Vivek Ranadivé purchased the Kings from the Maloof family for $535 million, the franchise was saved from being relocated to Seattle by a rival bidder.

The Kings’ name evolved from “Royals” after the Cincinnati Royals moved to Kansas City to avoid confusion with the already-named MLB’s Kansas City Royals.

From 2006 to 2018, the Kings haven’t had a single winning season or post-season appearance despite nine head coaching changes.

Slamson the Lion replaced the previous Kings mascot, The Gorilla, in 1997.

Bill Russell is the only Kings head coach to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame. But Russell was inducted as a player and not a coach.