MBA vs Samara. Match of two newcomers of the VTB United League

MBA will face Samara on November 29 in the 13th round of VTB United League 2022/23. The match will be hosted by the parquet floor of the Basket Hall arena in Moscow. The capacity of the sports complex is 5000 seats.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on MBA vs Samara


Muscovites have taken root well in the VTB United League. Behind already 12 matches and a team with a balance of 8/4 is currently in fourth place. Above in the table are only the basketball elite of Russia (CSKA, UNICS and Zenit). In the last six rounds of the competition, the MBA has only one defeat (against St. Petersburg). The capital guys are in great shape, and they are not ready to stop there.

Kasatkin entered the symbolic top five of the last round. Daniil has 24 points against PARMA. The young defender completed three accurate shots from behind the arc in one minute in the final quarter. The guy is very cool, he is the future hope of the Russian national team.

The MBA guys work in a very aggressive attacking style. They average 83.8 points per match. This is the third result in the VTB United League 2022/23. Also note the team style of the club. Muscovites do not have one distinct leader. They work together.


The team in the 2022/23 season moved from the Super League to the main championship. A cool challenge for basketball players, but so far they are not quite able to cope with a new tournament for themselves. Now Samara is in seventh place in the competition table (5/7), but she is clearly not in good shape. In the last five rounds, the club produced only one positive result. At the beginning of the season, the Samarans looked decent, but later something went wrong.

How to overcome the crisis? There is no 100% working recipe here. It is worth considering that a series of failures overtook the team during a difficult part of their schedule. There is an assumption that the current composition of Samara simply does not take out a relatively high level of superiority. Yes, these guys can be the middle peasants of the tournament, but they will not be among the leaders. Samara is in sixth place in terms of points scored (78.4 per match). Again, this result is close to the average for the championship.

In the summer the club signed Marco Knight from ASVEL. The guy immediately became the best sniper of the team (about 16.6 per match). This is the third digit in the VTB United League 2022/23. We also note its accuracy. The legionnaire converts about half of his shots from the field, including shots from behind the arc. Cool transfer, but more deals like this are needed. Alone, an American cannot pull out the Samarans.

MBA vs Samara

History of the confrontation

The teams have already met in the current VTB season. That battle took place on the sixth of November. MBA basketball players won it on the road with a score of 82:74. In ten extreme matches of teams - 8:2 on positive results in favor of Samara.

Odds from download 1xbet

The bookmakers regard the home team as the favourites to win the game. The odds are 1.47 for Victory 1, while the visitors' success is priced at 2.75. Bets on Total Under 161.5 are multiplied by 1.9. The odds on Total Over 161.5 are 1.88. If you take a handicap of 1 (-9), you can increase your pot by 2.38 times. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Today, the IBA is more powerful than Samara. There are no compromises to be made here. The home team will win big by at least three attacks - Win 1 and handicap 1 (-9). They will play their usual style of play, actively working on offense. The visitors are not bad up front at times either. All this would ensure a relatively large score on the scoreboard (Total over 161.5) by the final siren.

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