Lokomotiv-Kuban vs Nizhny Novgorod. Match of direct competitors of the VTB United League

Basket Hall Arena in Krasnodar will host on January 5 the match of the 19th round of the VTB United League between Lokomotiv Kuban and Nizhny Novgorod. At the moment, the teams are going with the same difference in wins and losses in the competition.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Lokomotiv-Kuban vs Nizhny Novgorod


Relatively recently, the "railroad" was such a VTB League team, which goes below only CSKA, UNICS and Zenit. In the summer, the club was transformed, and there is an opinion that the process did not go well. Now Loko is better in the championship and MBA. Krasnodar are currently in fifth place in the championship table. They have ten wins in 18 meetings. This is the playoff zone, but it would be nice to catch up in the final protocol. To do this, you need not to stumble and wait for the misfires of direct competitors.

If you look for the shortcomings of the southerners, then you should pay attention to their protection. In this component, the club is far from going smoothly, but very often this moment is leveled by a quality attack. Chris Horton was included in the symbolic team of the last round of VTB 2022/23. He fell slightly short of a double-double (15 points in the basket, nine balls on the backboard and four interceptions). Lokomotiv-Kuban played nine matches in the tournament on its territory. On five occasions he celebrated victory. Decent numbers.

Nizhny Novgorod

With a balance of 10/8, the club settled in sixth place in the overall standings of the VTB United League 2022/23. NN lags behind Loko only in secondary factors. If you manage to win the next match, the team will change places with the "railwaymen" in the final protocol.

Nizhny Novgorod has a good defense, but the offensive line suffers a little from this fact. On the other hand, this is the club's style of basketball. This fact is just a feature, not a positive or negative point. HH basketball players have already played nine away games in the current championship draw. In them they managed to win four times. The result is quite worthy. Nikola Rebic entered the top five of the week.

Lokomotiv-Kuban vs Nizhny Novgorod

History of the confrontation

On October 27, 2022, the clubs played a match within the first round of the current VTB United League. It took place in Nizhny Novgorod. The hosts of the site achieved a crushing victory in it with a score of 93:79. In the ten most recent battles of the teams - 6:4 in terms of winnings in favor of the Kuban "railroad".

Odds from download 1xbet

The bookmakers remember that Loko were the country's basketball elite in the recent past, and see them as favourites. They are willing to give only 1.425 for Victory 1. A win for the guests is estimated at 3.08. The odds on Total less than 159.5 are 2.01. To beat this performance cut-off is also worth 1.72. Betting on Handicap 1 (-6) is multiplied by 1.952. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

"Loko is rebuilding as the season progresses. They got off to a poor start in the VTB United League 2022/23, but now they've picked up the pace. The home team is poised for a comfortable win - 1 win and a handicap of 1 (-6) - but it's far from certain that they'll be able to exact full revenge for their first-round collapse. Both teams stand out with relatively good results in the tournament. A total of more than 159.5 should do the trick here.

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