UNICS vs MBA. A chance for each side

UNICS will host the IBA on March 12 as part of the Winners' Stage of the VTB United League 2022/23. The game will take place in Kazan at the Basket Hall arena. Hall capacity - 7000 seats.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on UNICS vs MBA


Kazan was the main irritant of CSKA in the regular season of the VTB United League 2022/23, finishing with a balance of 20/2, not far behind the Army Men (22/0), losing only to them there. In the Winners' Stage, UNICS unexpectedly lost ground. Now he has four misfires in seven meetings here. Something is definitely not going according to plan. At the same time, we note that the guys from Tatarstan managed to defeat Moscow CSKA not so long ago. Kazan broke the leader of the tournament, but fell behind him in the table. Incredible events for which it is difficult to find an explanation.

UNICS began a long series of failures. For three meetings in a row, the team has not been able to beat the opponents. We urgently need to win. Kazan will definitely not take first place in the table before the start of the playoffs. CSKA is out of reach (27/2). Now it is important for them to defend their second position (23/6). Zenith is close (21/8), it's time to get together. The difference between the second and third lines is big when pairing up for the playoffs. Someone will play with an opponent from group B, and someone with an opponent from the top six in the tournament. You need to start caring about your prospects in the competition now. There is no time for a buildup for a long time.

Daryl Macon was injured in the last match. The doctors say he's fine. This guy is important for Kazan. He is one of the main snipers of the club. It will be good if he goes to the upcoming fight. Who can help him on the floor? Perhaps what can be distinguished here is Louis Labery, Nenad Dimitrievich and Jalen Reynolds.


The "wow effect" is gradually becoming a thing of the past. It all started at the end of the regular season. There, the team lost to Nizhny Novgorod in the final round and gave it the fourth position in the table. Then the stage of winners began. In it, the basketball players of the MBA completely messed up the game. Here the Muscovites have played six meetings, and they have no victories yet.

Now MBA basketball players occupy the last place in the group A table, lagging behind the "railroad" and Nizhny Novgorod by three positive results, but having one battle in reserve. In any case, the position of the guys from the MBA is almost a stalemate. After the match with UNICS, they have two battles with NN and one with Zenit.

Yes, the team will make it to the playoffs, but with a high degree of probability it will hit the St. Petersburg team and it will be almost unrealistic to beat them in a series of up to three wins. Perhaps now is the time to start saying goodbye to the MBA in the 2022/23 season.


History of the confrontation

The teams met in the current VTB United League. They have already crossed twice in the regular season and once in the Winners' Stage. In these battles, strictly Kazanians were stronger. First, they were better in the main championship (97:81 away and 74:66 at home), and then in the current round (94:31 at home).

Odds from download 1xbet

Bookmakers are very pragmatic. Kazan are the favorites of the match for them. For a Victory of 1, they give only 1.08. The coefficient for the success of guests is 7.8. Bets on total under (159.5) are multiplied by 1.76. If you bet on breaking through this ceiling of points, then your bank can be increased by 1.97 times. handicap 1 (-13.5) is worth 1.76. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

UNICS will defeat MBA (L1) without any problems. The difference in class is colossal, so there can be no talk of any intrigue in the match. Handicap 1(-13.5). Kazan will please their audience by actively working in attack - total over (159.5) to apologize to them for their recent failures.

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