UNICS vs MBA. The main match of the VTB United League tour

Kazan UNICS will compete for victory with the Moscow MBA on the fourth of January. This is the match of the 19th round of the VTB United League regular season 2022/23 season.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on UNICS vs MBA


By the middle of the VTB United League 2022/23 season, it became clear that Kazan would become the main irritant of CSKA in the current championship. Now the club is in second place in the tournament table, going with a balance of 16/2. The guys from Tatarstan lost only to the “army team” in the season. In battles with other rivals, they had no particular problems. It's powerful. This fact can be considered already an application for the playoffs from a good position. By the way, a trip there has long been in the pocket of Kazan citizens.

UNICS has enough skillful basketball players who often fly into the symbolic five rounds of the VTB League. In the match against Muscovites, you need to work to the maximum. The opponent obviously goes high in the championship for a reason. He cannot be underestimated. It is necessary to break the Muscovites at the start of the battle and not let them come back even for a minute. We should expect an active game of UNICS snipers in the front line in the match. Kazan has the second figures in attacking and defending the championship (point difference: +305).


The rookie of the VTB United League 2022/23 has successfully taken root in the championship. Behind already 18 meetings in the tournament. Muscovites are currently fourth in the table with 12 wins and, accordingly, six losses. The main task for the remaining meetings is to defend one's own. Objectively, CSKA, UNICS and Zenit outperform the MBA in the class. It is unrealistic for the team to compete with them over a long distance, but it is quite possible to be higher than other rivals in the championship. The MBA likes to play in an attacking style. Sometimes the defense of the club suffers a little from this, but in general the situation is under control in this regard (point difference: +83).

Note that the MBA basketball players will definitely play in the playoffs. They guaranteed themselves a place there, now it remains only to work on the positions in the table in order to have a comfortable opponent in the first round. It will be difficult to compete with UNICS on equal terms, but Muscovites have a secret weapon in the form of Kasatkin. Daniel knows how to score the right points.


History of the confrontation

On October 28, 2022, the clubs already crossed paths in the VTB United League of the current convocation. It was the first joint game between the teams. It was held in Moscow and ended with the victory of the guests with a score of 97:81. In that battle, UNICS gave the opponent only one quarter (22:19; 23:19; 22:26 and 30:17).

Odds from download 1xbet

UNICS is regarded by bookmakers as a favourite in almost every VTB United League game, with the exception of battles with CSKA. In this case, they only pay 1.07 for a Kazan win. An IBA win is worth 9.1. The odds on Handicap 1 (-15) is 1.7. Total Under 164.5 pays 1.89. Overcoming this cut-off point is worth 1.87. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

UNICS are as dangerous as they were at the start of the season, but IBA's play is showing signs of decline, which may be temporary and related to fatigue, as the players are playing in the VTB United League for the first time. Kazan will gladly seize their chance to take on the Muscovites - win 1 and handicap 1 (-15), while still entertaining their fans with plenty of beautiful goals. Their opponent, too, can score, and will oppose the loss until the final buzzer - Total Over (164.5).

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