UNICS vs Nizhny Novgorod. Is everything predetermined in this match?

UNICS will play Nizhny Novgorod on December 18 in the 17th round of the VTB United League 2022/23. The meeting will take place on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in the capital of Tatarstan.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on UNICS vs Nizhny Novgorod


The team does not stop and rushing forward. She does not want to fall behind CSKA. Unfortunately, UNICS has already lost twice this season to the CSKA, but the club has no other defeats this season. At the moment, Kazan are second in the championship table with a balance of 14/2. By the way, the team from Tatarstan has already played a couple of matches in the tournament against Zenit (the current champion) and in both cases UNICS was stronger. This is a reason for pride and an application for big goals in the VTB League 2022/23.

One of the aforementioned meetings was extreme for Kazan. In it, Jalen Reynolds became the most productive basketball player (26 points and six rebounds). Nenad Dimitrievich has a modest double-double of 11 points in the basket and ten assists. Louis Labery almost reached a similar collection (ten points and nine rebounds). The best scorer of the VTB United League 2022/23 (Macon Daryl) missed this battle due to an injury. It is possible that he will not play with HH either, since this is not particularly required.

Nizhny Novgorod

Now the club is in the playoff zone, but with the current level of the tournament and the number of teams in it, you need to try very hard to be below the top eight. At the moment, HH is located on the sixth line in the overall standings, with nine wins in 16 matches. Three meetings in a row the team has no defeats. At the same time, this series of successes should not be overestimated, since here the rivals were the teams coming in ninth, tenth and last places.

Such is the level of Nizhny Novgorod. They are better than outsiders, but in matches with the leaders of the competition they have nothing to catch. Let's go back to the first game against UNICS this season. Jermain Love-Roberts then spent almost 23 minutes on the floor and scored only ten points during this period. Other HH basketball players had even more modest successes.

If we are talking about the last game of the club against the Yenisei, then everything is brighter here. Dragan Apich was the most productive. He scored 19 points, Ivan Strebkov - 12, Alexander Chadov and Evgeny Baburin scored 11 points each. Nikola Rebic came off the bench and sent the opponent nine points into the ring. It turns out that there is a big difference for the guys from HH with whom to play.

UNICS vs Nizhny Novgorod

History of the confrontation

On October 13, 2022, the teams already crossed paths in the regular championship of the VTB United League of the current season. That battle took place in Nizhny Novgorod. The guests were stronger in it with a score of 75:57. Earlier, Kazan took six more matches in pairs. HH basketball players beat UNICS for the last time at the beginning of 2019.

Odds from download 1xbet

UNICS is the favourite to win. For the home team to win, bookmakers are paying only 1.06. For Nizhny Novgorod to win, they're willing to give them 9.9. The odds on Total Under 155.5 are 1.84. If you take that cutoff, you can multiply your money by 1.9. For a handicap of 1 (-15) they pay 1.7. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

There's no intrigue. UNICS are better than Nizhny Novgorod by any measure, plus the home crowd's support and you've got a landslide win for the home team - Victory 1 and a handicap of 1 (-15). Kazan, now that they have victory in their hands, will begin to work hard to the delight of their fans, scoring heavily and not caring much about stout defensive play. The final score of the game will be relatively high - Total more than 155.5.

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