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Breaking down seeding schedule for Sacramento Kings

We take a look at the Kings schedule, championship odds and opening game lines when the NBA season returns in late July.

Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox and guard Kent Bazemore react during the second half against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum.  Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA released its schedule for the 2020 regular-season restart in Orlando, Florida in late July. Each team will play eight regular-season games to decide seeding in each conference before the NBA Playoffs begin. The Sacramento Kings will be fighting to get into the playoffs in the 8-seed in the West. Let’s take a look at the Kings schedule and what it means for their title odds.

Sacramento Kings Seeding Schedule Breakdown

Sacramento Kings Odds

Championship Odds: +50000
Conference Winner Odds: +25000
8th Seed Odds: +1100
To Make Playoffs: Yes (+1100), No (-10000)

As we can see, the Kings odds to win it all were steep to begin with. They improved a bit from before the season went on break with the new format giving them a shot at making the playoffs. The Kings have a lot of work to do in eight games and will need help from a few teams, but it’s possible. Sacramento is 3.5 games back of the Grizzlies along with the Blazers and Pelicans. The Kings play the Pels twice, so they can make up a lot of ground there. Issue is they don’t play the Blazers or Grizzlies.

Sacramento Kings Game Line

Kings: -2.5, -112 (ML -136)
Spurs: +2.5, -109 (ML+115)

The Kings open up the restart against the Spurs, favored by 2.5 points. Both teams dealt with injuries, but unfortunately San Antonio lost LaMarcus Aldridge to surgery. It was a shame the season was stopped when it was. The Kings had won seven of 10 games before the season was halted on March 11. Three of those wins were against the Grizzlies (twice) and Blazers. Don’t sleep on SacTown in this matchup and throughout the seeding schedule.

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