CSKA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban. Match of the top teams of Russian basketball

On December 16, CSKA Moscow will host Krasnodar Lokomotiv Kuban in the 17th round of the VTB United League 2022/23 regular championship. The game will take place on the floor of the Krylatskoye sports complex in Moscow.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban


16 matches in the VTB United League season 2022/23 behind. There are no defeats. An amazing series of wins and a well-deserved first place in the championship table. "CSKA" are very good in every meeting. There is a feeling that they are head and shoulders above all their rivals (except, perhaps, UNICS). On the other hand, sooner or later Muscovites will unnecessarily relax and stumble. This is the only thing their opponents can hope for.

We note a comfortable calendar of Muscovites in this period. In the 15th round they had a light trip to Minsk, in which Shved and Milutinov got a rest. Further, the team removed Samara from its path without any problems, and now the Muscovites have a battle with Krasnodar. Although the “soldiers” have less rest before the upcoming meeting than their opponent. CSKA is obliged to put up its best basketball players for the duel with the “railroad workers”.


The team had a hard start in the 2022/23 VTB League, but gradually managed to stabilize the situation. The Railroaders are currently in fifth place with nine wins and seven losses. There are more positive results than misfires, and in part this fact should be rejoiced.

Although there is something to think about. In the last match, the Kuban lost to the MBA, and they had no special chances to win in this battle. It turns out that the current Loko lags behind the not-so-best team of the previous Superleague in terms of level. In the summer, Krasnodar updated the roster, and, perhaps, they made some mistakes in this rebuilding.

In the aforementioned lost meeting in the "locomotives" showed themselves well: Burford (16 points and six rebounds), Willis (15/9), Martyuk (15 points in the opponent's ring), Kvitkovsky (10). Loko lost because of their mistakes. Failed implementation. Misses in free throws look especially offensive here. The coach explained this fact by the too young composition of his team.

CSKA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban

History of the confrontation

In the last regular season of the VTB United League, CSKA beat Loko twice. Then the "army team" knocked out the "railroad" in the playoffs of the tournament at the semi-final stage (3:1). This season the teams have already crossed paths in the VTB League 22/23. The game was held in Krasnodar and ended with a big win for the guests (84:64). In ten extreme matches in pairs - 8:2 on positive results in favor of Muscovites.

Odds from download 1xbet

CSKA are the best team in the VTB United League this season. The bookmakers know this and consider the Army Men favourites in each of their meetings. The odds are 1.075 for Victory 1. A win for the Railwaymen is worth 10. A total of less than 168.5 is priced at 2.02. The odds on this scoreline are 1.74. If you take a handicap of 1 (-14.5), you can increase your money by 1.75 times. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The Army Men will confidently beat the Redskins with a win of 1 and a handicap of 1 (-14.5). Both teams have great shooters at their disposal, who will be actively involved in this game. The total score of the match will be relatively high (Total more than 168.5).

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