Sacramento Kings 2022 Win Total Odds and Futures Betting Insights

After putting up a record of 30-52 last season and falling short of the postseason, the Sacramento Kings are -120 to hit the over on 33.5 wins in 2022-23. Kings Win Total Futures Odds NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook . Odds updated Thursday at …

After putting up a record of 30-52 last season and falling short of the postseason, the Sacramento Kings are -120 to hit the over on 33.5 wins in 2022-23.

Kings Win Total Futures Odds

NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Thursday at 4:29 PM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Win Total Over/Under: 33.5
  • Over 33.5 Wins Payout: -120
  • Under 33.5 Wins Payout: +100

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Kings Betting Stats from 2021-22

  • The Kings covered 38 times in 82 games with a spread last season.
  • Sacramento went 12-12 in games it was listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 50% of those games).
  • Sacramento won 18, or 31%, of the 58 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • The Kings collected 16 wins at home last season and 14 on the road.
  • The Kings were 5-5 last season when favored by three points or fewer, and were 7-6 when favored by more than three points.
  • As a three-point (or fewer) underdog last season, Sacramento registered a 4-6 record. The team also was 14-35 when an underdog of 3.5 points or more.

Kings Futures Betting Trends

  • Based on their opponents’ combined win total last season (3408), the Kings have the sixth-toughest schedule in the league.
  • Sacramento will have the second-toughest divisional schedule in the NBA, based on its Pacific Division opponents’ combined win total last year (768).
  • The Kings will play 50 games in 2022-23 against teams that finished above .500 in 2021-22 (23 games against teams that won 50 or more games and 13 games that pit them against squads that picked up fewer than 26 wins).

Sacramento 2022 Key Players

  • Domantas Sabonis: 18.9 PTS, 12.1 REB, 5.2 AST, 57.3 FG%, 31.2 3PT% (39-for-125)
  • De’Aaron Fox: 23.2 PTS, 5.6 AST, 1.2 STL, 47.3 FG%, 29.7 3PT% (74-for-249)
  • Malik Monk: 13.8 PTS, 47.3 FG%, 39.1 3PT% (173-for-442)
  • Kevin Huerter: 12.1 PTS, 45.4 FG%, 38.9 3PT% (160-for-411)

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Sacramento Kings 2022 Win Total Odds and Futures Betting Insights

After putting up a record of 30-52 last season and falling short of the postseason, the Sacramento Kings are -120 to hit the over on 33.5 wins in 2022-23. Kings Win Total Futures Odds NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook . Odds updated Thursday at …

After putting up a record of 30-52 last season and falling short of the postseason, the Sacramento Kings are -120 to hit the over on 33.5 wins in 2022-23.

Kings Win Total Futures Odds

NBA odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Thursday at 4:29 PM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.

  • Win Total Over/Under: 33.5
  • Over 33.5 Wins Payout: -120
  • Under 33.5 Wins Payout: +100

OFFER: Claim your risk-free bet up to $350. Catch the excitement and start betting with Tipico Sportsbook! New customer offer in CO and NJ. 21+, see Tipico.com for Terms and Conditions. Bet now!

Kings Betting Stats from 2021-22

  • The Kings covered 38 times in 82 games with a spread last season.
  • Sacramento went 12-12 in games it was listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 50% of those games).
  • Sacramento won 18, or 31%, of the 58 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • The Kings collected 16 wins at home last season and 14 on the road.
  • The Kings were 5-5 last season when favored by three points or fewer, and were 7-6 when favored by more than three points.
  • As a three-point (or fewer) underdog last season, Sacramento registered a 4-6 record. The team also was 14-35 when an underdog of 3.5 points or more.

Kings Futures Betting Trends

  • Based on their opponents’ combined win total last season (3408), the Kings have the sixth-toughest schedule in the league.
  • Sacramento will have the second-toughest divisional schedule in the NBA, based on its Pacific Division opponents’ combined win total last year (768).
  • The Kings will play 50 games in 2022-23 against teams that finished above .500 in 2021-22 (23 games against teams that won 50 or more games and 13 games that pit them against squads that picked up fewer than 26 wins).

Sacramento 2022 Key Players

  • Domantas Sabonis: 18.9 PTS, 12.1 REB, 5.2 AST, 57.3 FG%, 31.2 3PT% (39-for-125)
  • De’Aaron Fox: 23.2 PTS, 5.6 AST, 1.2 STL, 47.3 FG%, 29.7 3PT% (74-for-249)
  • Malik Monk: 13.8 PTS, 47.3 FG%, 39.1 3PT% (173-for-442)
  • Kevin Huerter: 12.1 PTS, 45.4 FG%, 38.9 3PT% (160-for-411)

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Bettor wagers $18k on the Kings, who haven’t made the playoffs since 2006, to win the 2023 NBA title

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UPDATE Oct. 6: The bets are getting crazier.

It’s been a few months since this specific bettor placed a $10k bet on the Sacramento Kings to win the 2022-23 NBA title. Today, he dropped another $8k on them to win it all.

If I’m doing the math correctly, that’s $18k on a team that’s projected to finish last in its own division. Also, it’s now $18k on a team that hasn’t made the playoffs since the George W. Bush administration.

But, hey, I guess a potential $10.3 million payout is worth it?

Original July 16, 2022: Sixteen years.

One hundred ninety-four months.

Five thousand nine hundred thirteen days and counting.

That is precisely how long it has been since the Sacramento Kings last played an NBA Playoff game.

Perhaps this information would have been helpful for one Las Vegas bettor who placed a $10,000 bet at Caesar’s Sportsbook on the Kings to win the 2022-23 NBA Championship.

Being that this wager was done in Vegas, maybe this bettor was fresh off of watching Keegan Murray excel at the NBA Summer League. Maybe it was the recent free agent signing of Malik Monk that got this bettor feeling excited. Or perhaps the trade for Kevin Huerter. Possibly the hiring of Mike Brown to be the new head coach.

Hey, perhaps this group photo of the squad is what did the trick.

The joke might be on me if this person is $7.5 million richer at this time a year from now.

Until then, let’s just say that the decision to seemingly give way $10k is bad. I’ll cross my fingers and say a couple of prayers for this bettor, though.

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Lakers vs. Kings: Stream, lineups and broadcast info for Monday

Here’s all you need to know ahead of Monday’s Lakers vs Kings game.

The Los Angeles Lakers play the Sacramento Kings on Monday, and if you’re wondering how you can watch the action live, you’ve come to the right place.

After a long and weird offseason, the Lakers are finally taking the court for their first preseason game of the 2022-23 season, and it will give everyone an opportunity to see how their many new players will fit around LeBron James and Anthony Davis.

New head coach Darvin Ham has seemingly refreshed the team by re-emphasizing defense and an up-tempo offense while getting his men to sacrifice for the good of the team.

The Kings look a lot different than they did when last season started. Gone are Buddy Hield and Tyrese Halliburton, who were both traded to the Indiana Pacers months ago for Domantas Sabonis.

Guard Malik Monk, who was a key member of the Lakers last year, is now with Sacramento.

Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 5

Kobe Bryant’s monster game against the Kings in the 2001 playoffs led the Lakers to their second of three consecutive sweeps.

After sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers in the first round of the 2001 NBA playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers took on the running-and-gunning Sacramento Kings in the Western Conference semifinals.

The Kings were knocking on the door of championship contention, but Los Angeles took the first three games, setting up a potential close-out contest in Game 4.

But Sacramento didn’t give up easily on its home court. It took a 59-53 lead at halftime, and for the first time in the series appeared to have found its game.

Unfortunately for them, Kobe Bryant was on his game even more.

He scored 20 points in the first half to help keep L.A. within striking distance, and once the fourth quarter started, he turned it up.

The 22-year-old had 15 points in the period, six of them coming after Shaquille O’Neal fouled out with 3:09 left, to help sew up a 119-113 win for the Lakers and another sweep.

On the afternoon, Bryant had 48 points, 16 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one blocked shot. He established a new career playoff high in points, just a couple of days after doing so in Game 3 with 36 points.

He was establishing himself as the NBA’s newest superstar and best all-around player, and he wasn’t even close to being done in that postseason.

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Kings’ Keegan Murray prepared to earn playing time in Sacramento

Murray isn’t taking anything for granted and is prepared to earn his role in training camp.

Sacramento Kings rookie Keegan Murray enters the season with tremendous expectations as the fourth pick, but he isn’t taking anything for granted and is prepared to earn his role in training camp.

The high expectations on Murray may have even reached another level over the offseason after a tremendous run in summer league. He led all players in scoring in the California Classic and was also named Most Valuable Player of the Las Vegas Summer League.

Murray was viewed as a tremendous addition to the roster and is part of heightened expectations under new head coach Mike Brown. It remains to be seen if Murray will start or not, but he has the potential to be a key player for the team.

He enters training camp this week ready to prove himself.

Everything has to be earned for me. I’m not taking anything for granted. I don’t know if that’s going to come easy for me here or when we play the other NBA teams. I know I have to earn everything that I’m given. I want to work for that.

Said Brown:

We don’t have any expectations on him that aren’t out of the ordinary. I expect him to show up, play hard and be a great teammate. Those are really the only things I expect from him and whatever else he shows on a day-to-day basis will dictate what he earns.

Murray could have a difficult path to reach the starting lineup with Domantas Sabonis, Richaun Holmes and Trey Lyles seemingly ahead of him in the frontcourt. The team could bring him off the bench, but that is far from decided.

He continues to get more comfortable within the Kings’ system and is nearly back to 100% following offseason wrist surgery. He is one of the favorites for Rookie of the Year and will likely have a great chance to win it if he can step in and produce on a nightly basis.

One thing is clear, though: Murray seems determined to solidify his place in the rotation. He has the potential to affect games on both ends of the floor and could help the Kings get a quick start as they look to end their playoff drought.

Sacramento begins its preseason schedule on Monday.

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Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 34

In Game 7 of the 2002 WCF versus the Kings, Kobe Bryant maintained his poise and delivered a magnificent game to give the Lakers a victory.

Many people feel the most important game of the Shaquille O’Neal-Kobe Bryant era for the Los Angeles Lakers was Game 7 of the 2002 Western Conference finals against the Sacramento Kings.

It was the biggest test they had, and it took place at Arco Arena filled with the Kings’ raucous and rabid fans.

The first half was close and intense. Both teams appeared primed to meet the challenge. Both O’Neal and Bryant had 18 points apiece, but the Los Angeles trailed, 54-52, at halftime.

A 9-2 run to start the third quarter gave the Kings a 63-54 lead, and the Lakers looked cooked. But Bryant scored six points and added an assist in the approximately four minutes as they took a one-point lead, despite Sacramento preventing them from getting the ball inside to O’Neal.

Down the stretch, the two teams battled for what was essentially seen as the NBA championship. While no one on the Kings other than Mike Bibby wanted the ball, L.A. maintained its cool.

Bryant scored five points in the final minute of regulation and overtime as the Lakers won, 112-106. He finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and no turnovers.

With the New Jersey Nets greatly overmatched in the NBA Finals, the Lakers swept their way to their third straight world title, establishing the foundation for a true dynasty.

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Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 35

With the Lakers facing elimination in the 2002 WCF, Kobe Bryant, along with Shaquille O’Neal, had a dominant game to give them a win.

The one real obstacle standing between the Los Angeles Lakers and a third straight NBA championship in 2002 was the Sacramento Kings.

They trailed the Kings 3-2 in the Western Conference finals, and the series seemed somewhat bleak for them as they headed home for Game 6.

One reason Los Angeles was in that situation was Kobe Bryant’s up-and-down play. It started in Game 2 when he suffered a serious case of food poisoning. He played a solid contest in Game 4, but other than that, he ranged between lackluster and very poor.

But in Game 6, he and Shaquille O’Neal brought their A games just when their team needed.

O’Neal exploded for 41 points and 17 rebounds while Bryant had his best game of the series (to that point) with 31 points on 10-of-20 overall shooting and 11-of-11 from the free-throw line, 11 rebounds and five assists.

He scored 11 points in the fourth quarter with the Lakers’ season on the line and helped lead them to a nervous, 106-102, win.

As they always seemed to do in the early 2000s, the Lakers had gotten themselves off the mat and put themselves back into a position where they could finish an opponent.

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Paolo Banchero, Keegan Murray crack ESPN’s top 100 for 2022-23

Banchero and Murray were the only two rookies represented on ESPN’s top 100 rankings for the upcoming season.

Orlando Magic forward Paolo Banchero and Sacramento Kings forward Keegan Murray were the only two rookies represented on ESPN’s top 100 rankings released on Tuesday.

Over 200 individuals, including reporters, producers and analysts, were asked to rank players based on their predicted contributions for the 2022-23 season. The voters were asked to only take the upcoming season into account and how each player would perform.

Murray came in at No. 95 on the initial batch of rankings.

Why he could exceed his ranking in 2022-23: Murray trails only Orlando’s Paolo Banchero as the front-runners for Rookie of the Year honors and looks poised to make an immediate impact in the NBA after leading college basketball in scoring and winning MVP at summer league in Las Vegas. He’ll step right into an outsized role for the Kings and will play a huge part in whether Sacramento can make its first playoff appearance since 2006.

Meanwhile, Banchero was voted No. 82 by the panel.

Why he could exceed his ranking in 2022-23: Banchero is Caesars Sportsbook’s overwhelming favorite for Rookie of the Year honors, and for good reason. He brings tremendous scoring instincts and the ability to shoulder a significant offensive load, and he will be asked to play a featured role for an Orlando team that struggled to score last season. At 6-foot-10, 250 pounds with dynamic playmaking ability, he’ll be a mismatch at the NBA level from day one.

The two players enter the season with the highest odds of winning Rookie of the Year. Banchero is the favorite at plus-190, and Murray is plus-450. Each figures to see plenty of playing time for his respective team and should be among the favorites to win.

The injury to Chet Holmgren was certainly a blow to the top of the draft class this year, but Banchero, Murray, Jabari Smith Jr. and Jaden Ivey should have strong years. Of course, others down the draft board will also have the opportunity to stand out.

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Kobe Bryant’s top 100 games: No. 42

Kobe Bryant had a new career playoff high in scoring in Game 3 of the 2001 WCSF to lead the peaking Lakers past the Kings.

In the second round of the 2001 NBA playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings met, and it looked as if a legitimate rivalry was starting to brew between them.

Los Angeles won the first two games at home, but both contests were close, making it seem as if the Kings would make the series competitive when it shifted to Northern California.

The Lakers led Game 3, 46-37, at halftime, but Sacramento continued to scratch and fight, leaving the outcome in doubt.

But after a quiet first half, Kobe Bryant awakened and put up 26 points in the second half on 7-of-12 shooting from the field and 12-of-15 shooting from the free-throw line.

His outburst allowed the Lakers to pull away for a 103-81 win.

To that point in the postseason, Bryant had largely deferred to Shaquille O’Neal, but Game 3 started a stretch in which he would stay dangerously hot and drive the Lakers’ dominance.

He finished the contest with 36 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Although his 36 points was a career playoff high at that time, he was just getting started.

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