The current Sacramento Kings NBA championship odds are . Despite ending a 17-year postseason drought, the Kings were unable to make it out of the first round of the 2023 NBA Playoffs. Sacramento took Golden State to seven games, but ultimately lost in its final game, as Steph Curry exploded for 50 points. However, it seems that Sacramento is again being substantially underrated heading into the 2023-24 campaign, as it has just the 15th-best NBA Championship odds, even though the Kings finished last season with the highest offensive rating in league history. Take a look at our in-depth analysis of this Kings team below, as well as a breakdown of all of their NBA futures.
Sacramento Kings NBA Championship Odds & Futures 2023-24
The current odds for Sacramento futures are located in the table below. It includes championship, conference, division, playoff, and win total odds for the Kings.
Sacramento Kings NBA Championship Odds & Futures Odds (Updated October 2023)
2023 NBA Championship Odds Western Conference Winner Odds
Sacramento saw no reason to make any big changes to its team this off-season, and why should it? The Kings finished as the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference behind the highest-rated offense in the history of the NBA. Further, the majority of their players are only going to get better, or, at least, maintain their output; Harrison Barnes is the only player in the starting lineup that is in his 30s, and he still is only 31 years old. As a matter of fact, the rest of Sacramento’s starting lineup is 27 years old or younger, with Sabonis just now entering his “prime years.”
Still, despite confidence in its existing roster, Sacramento did make one huge splash: signing EuroLeague MVP, Sasha Vezenkov, a 6-foot-9 stretch forward that will add even more of a punch to an already elite offense. Vezenkov is fresh off averaging 17 points and six rebounds on 60% shooting from the field and just shy of 44% from deep. Sacramento only needed to make a small tweak to its offense: add one more three-point shooter. The Kings finished as the 15th-best three-point shooting team in the league last season, but now is poised to be a bonafide top five or ten team in what was their weakest offensive category before. Look out.
Reasons Why Sacramento Kings Can & Can’t Win NBA 2023-24 Championship
- Offense: This is a vague strength, but that should simply be a testament to how impressive the Kings were on that end of the floor last season. Sacramento had the most efficient offense ever, with an offensive rating of just shy of 119.0. The scary thing is that the Kings have not hit their ceiling yet. Harrison Barnes is the only key contributor in his 30s, with several of their stars being in their mid-2os. Further, Keegan Murray should take a massive step forward and the addition of sharpshooter Sasha Vezenkov should give the Kings the best offense in the league once again.
- Defensive Rebounding: For what Sacramento lacked defensively, it made up for on the glass; it ranked ninth in defensive rebounding percentage behind “glass titans” like Milwaukee and Boston. Six of the eight teams above Sacramento were in the Eastern Conference, too. Further, the Kings allowed the fifth-fewest second-chance points to opponents in the NBA.
- Depth: There is much to love about the Kings’ bench, which ranked ninth in net rating. Malik Monk has proven to be one of the more valuable sixth men in the NBA, averaging roughly 14 points and four assists per game for Sacramento. Further, Trey Lyles, Alex Len, and Sasha Vezenkov provide valuable depth in the frontcourt, while Davion Mitchell allows Huerter and Fox to catch their breath occasionally, especially on the defensive end, where he is lethal.
- Defense: Again, this might be vague, but the reality is that if the Kings played even remotely average defense last season, they could have been the best team in the NBA. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Sacramento ranked 24th in defensive efficiency, 26th in opponent eFG%, and 24th in opponent 3P%. The Kings allowed a whopping 118 points per game, too. While some of this can be attributed to the pace of play (11th in the NBA), this still doesn’t excuse their exploitable defense, especially considering the Grizzlies played faster and arguably had the best defense in the league. Until they prove they can lock down defensively, this will be a glaring, unavoidable weakness that could limit their ceiling.
- Rim Protection: Sacramento’s rim protection upside is virtually non-existent, which could be a cause for concern against several Western Conference teams. The Kings ranked 29th in the NBA in blocks per game and block percentage in 2022-23, which was another glaring weakness on an already abysmal defensive team. Sabonis provides fantastic playmaking and all-around play on the offensive end of the floor, but he will be hunted by opposing guards and forwards who would love the opportunity to meet him at the rim.