MBA vs Nizhny Novgorod. Strength test before the next step

On January 19, in the last round of the regular championship of the VTB United League 2022/23, the capital's MBA basketball players will receive guests from Nizhny Novgorod. The meeting will take place at the arena "Basket Hall" in Moscow.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on MBA vs Nizhny Novgorod


Opening of the VTB United League season. Brazen newcomers to the tournament. TOP basketball club from Russia without foreign players. This is all about the MBA and all this is the purest truth. The team has long guaranteed a pass to the next stage of the VTB United League, but now we need to complete the current stage on a positive note, finishing fourth in victory. At the moment, IBA has 13 positive results after 21 meetings. NN is one win behind. You can't let your competitor get close.

At home, the capital team played ten matches and won eight of them. Very, very good. You need to close the regular season with a victory in your territory. This is both a joy for the fans and a kind of self-affirmation. In the last round, Muscovites defeated Zenit, which is listed in the table above.

Nizhny Novgorod

The team has already made it to the next round of the VTB United League 2022/23. Now she is in fifth place with a balance of 12/9 in the championship table. The MBA, coming fourth, has one more win in its assets. Loko, which is on the sixth line in the overall standings, has 11 positive results so far.

In the final round of the regular season, there will be a distribution of places in the final protocol between these three teams. Nizhny Novgorod needs a victory over a direct competitor. If it is large (with a margin of eight points or more), then it will turn out to become fourth in the overall standings. The team has a huge motivation for the upcoming trip.

Nizhny Novgorod basketball players have played ten away games in the current championship. They won six of them. Pretty average, but here it must be said that for the four extreme battles of the team on foreign territory, there are three of its positive results.

MBA vs Nizhny Novgorod

History of the confrontation

The teams have three common matches, they took place in the period from 2021 to 2022. In the current season of the VTB League, the clubs have already sorted things out in the first round of the regular season. The battle took place in Nizhny Novgorod at the end of October last year and ended with the victory of the guests in overtime (87:80 after 72:72).

Earlier (in September 2022), Muscovites defeated HH in the battle for third place in the Gomel Cup (69:66). The first general battle of the teams was a friendly (September 2021). In it, luck smiled on the people of Nizhny Novgorod (98:61).

Odds from download 1xbet

The guys from IBA stormed into the VTB League and made a lot of noise around themselves, playing some great basketball. The bookmakers couldn't help but react to this. The home team is the favourite for 1xbet. They are given 1.54 for Victory 1. Victory 2 is priced at 2.538. Bets on Total Under 153.5 are multiplied by 1.91. If you take a breakthrough of this ceiling, you can increase your pot by 1.85 times. The odds on Handicap 1 (-5.5) are 2.03. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

The Nizhny Novgorod side will arrive in Moscow fully geared up to win, but it will be a classic case of not getting ahead of oneself. The opponents are better prepared now, and they have some cold-blooded top performers. The match will be a struggle, but it will end with a confident win for the home team - Victory 1 and Handicap 1 (-5.5). Emotions will not subside until the final siren. Basketball players on both sides will run the offense with enviable persistence - Total is a big one (153.5).

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