UNICS vs Lokomotiv-Kuban. Russian Basketball Leaders Match

UNICS will host Lokomotiv Kuban on October 23 as part of the 2022/23 VTB United League regular season. The game will take place on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in Kazan.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on UNICS vs Lokomotiv-Kuban


Kazan is one of two teams in the VTB United League 202/23 that are undefeated after four played matches. Only the capital's CSKA can boast of a similar achievement. UNICS has the best point difference in the tournament (+121) and a victory over the current champion of the competition (Zenith).

Perasovich is a great mentor. UNICS lost its main backbone stars in the course of last season, but Kazan, as if, have not become weaker and are building an almost new team. The coach has talked about this many times. He believes in his new players and considers them to be the best UNICS could sign in the current situation. Also, the mentor does not deny the fact that Kazan will still need time to grind, so some unpleasant surprises are possible, although not necessary.


In the last VTB United League, the southerners were left without medals (fourth place), although they moved well in the tournament. It turns out that the result is more negative than positive. This season we need to work on improvement. It will not be easy, as Lokomotiv has lost its big stars. Yes, the Kuban made new signings in order to cover the positions of those who left, but so far there are questions.

In four matches of the VTB United League, the "railroad workers" took two victories (with PARMA in overtime and with Samara). In other meetings they lost to CSKA and MBA. You can still bury your eyes on the defeat from the "army team", but not on the loss from the newcomer of the tournament. This is already overkill. It is necessary to draw urgent conclusions and carry out emergency work on the mistakes, as the season is already gaining momentum.

UNICS vs Lokomotiv-Kuban

History of the confrontation

The teams have met six times in the 2021/22 season. First, they crossed twice in the VTB regular season and beat each other once. Both cases won the owners of the site. Kazan took their match with a score of 96:87, and Kuban - 101:94 in overtime after 85:85. Then the teams fought in the playoffs of the tournament for the third place. UNICS won that series, giving Loko only one game (90:75, 81:94, 93:87 and 94:73).

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Bookies love results. In this case, Kazan for them are the favorites of the upcoming battle. A home win is only worth 1.085. For the success of guests pay 9.7. If you take Total under 158.5, then you can increase your money by 2.02 times. For overcoming this ceiling they give 1.74. The odds on handicap 1 (-13) is 1.53. "Yes" in the bet "The first half is the most productive" is valued at 1.79. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Both teams suffered from unsportsmanlike events, both tried to recover from this as soon as possible, but only UNICS succeeded. Loko is still in the process, and at the moment it is not ready for serious tests. Kazan will crush handicap 1 (-13), having worked perfectly in the Total under defense (158.5). All questions about the winner will be removed before the big break. Kazan players will go to him with a large margin, and then they will dry the game a little (the first half is the most productive).

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