CSKA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban. True Basketball Drama

CSKA will host Lokomotiv Kuban on the first day of the last month of spring in the decisive match of the 2022/23 VTB United League semifinal series. The game will take place on the basketball floor of the Megasport Arena multifunctional sports complex in Moscow.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban


There is no trace left of the dominance of the "soldiers" in the VTB United League 2022/23. "Railwaymen" lowered Muscovites from heaven to earth. It is possible that this was required by CSKA. Now the Red-Blues are as concentrated as possible and angry in a sporting way. In principle, the right attitude to the final. That's right, but you still have to get there.

CSKA plays the final match of the series against Loko in front of the native audience. This moment can be considered an advantage, but not obvious. The opponent believes in his strength, and now he has absolutely nowhere to retreat. On paper, the “soldiers” are better than the southerners, but this is theory, but in practice we have 3:3 in a series of up to four wins.

In the sixth game, the Muscovites destroyed Krasnodar on the road. It was a revealing moment. CSKA, which was one step away from losing the series, broke the opponent on its territory without any problems. This is how class and experience win over the sporting arrogance and ambitions of the underdogs (with all due respect to the “railroad workers”).


If someone, before the start of the playoffs of the VTB United League 2022/23, would say that Krasnodar would drag CSKA into the seventh match of the series in the semifinals, then such a statement would cause laughter. Loko improved a lot in the knockout games. The team is one step away from the finals, but it is the same time before the battle for third place. The decisive match is played in Moscow. It seems that Loko is now as excited as possible by the whole squad. Bad, but this is due to the lack of experience, which will undoubtedly be acquired in this series and will be useful in the future, which for the southerners looks promising in terms of basketball.

What can the "locomotives" expect in the decisive game against the favorite? On yourself and the opponent's mistakes, which may not be at all. The hardest exit is expected, but there is nowhere to retreat. Here you need to give absolutely all your strength. The style does not need to be changed. We must continue to play our bold and productive basketball.

CSKA vs Lokomotiv-Kuban

History of the confrontation

The score in the series is 3:3. An amazing rivalry between teams that are equal in their capabilities here and now. Earlier in the season, the Army Men outperformed the Railroaders four times in a row, but that was a completely different story.

Odds from download 1xbet

Bookmakers believe in CSKA. For the victory of the parquet owners, they pay only 1.1. The win of the away team is estimated by them at 7. The bets on total under (166.5) are multiplied by 1.9. For breaking through this ceiling, points are also given 1.9. The coefficient for the handicap 1(-11.5) is 1.65. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

CSKA will work as the first number on experience and class. Guests will try to keep the pace of the match, but they will make some mistakes from time to time. In the end, Muscovites will confidently win without intrigue in the end - a handicap of 1 (-11.5), and the meeting itself will turn out to be relatively productive - total over (166.5). In any case, we must thank Loko for the struggle and emotions that he gave to all fans of real basketball, where everyone can beat everyone.

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