MBA vs PARI NN. Showdown at the bottom of the VTB United League table

On January 10, in one of the matches of the VTB United League of the 2023/24 season, the MBA in Moscow will host Nizhny Novgorod PARI NN. The game will take place under the dome of the Krylatskoye arena.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on MBA vs PARI NN


The team is going downhill. She is now in 12th place out of 14 possible in the VTB United League 2023/24 table. The Muscovites have six wins after 20 matches in the competition.

In the last round, the guys from MBA defeated the powerful Yenisei, but there’s no point in being too happy about that. Most likely, the capital's basketball players caught the Krasnoyarsk team underestimating their strength, plus that day everything went wrong for them, and the opponent, on the contrary, was very unlucky. Let us remind you that earlier in the VTB League the Muscovites lost six times in a row. MBA has a negative point difference in the tournament (1516:1587).

Well, it’s still worth returning to the battle against the Yenisei. In that game against the Krasnoyarsk team, the following showed themselves in the capital squad: Alexander Khomenko (23 points, five rebounds, three assists and two interceptions), Vladislav Trushkin (21/5), Daniil Kasatkin (14 points in attack and 11 passes), Gleb Goldyrev (13) and Maxim Barashkov (11). The numbers are cool, but this is courage and nothing more. Yes, Khomenko was especially cool, but this case is like that saying about a stick that shoots once a year.


With a balance of 5/15, the club occupies the penultimate place in the VTB United League. Nizhny Novgorod has not won the championship for three matches in a row. PARI NN has a negative points difference (1444:1567).

In the last match, the team lost to Avtodor, who simply shot it from behind the arc. It's sad, but the guys from Nizhny Novgorod had their own heroes that day. Dragan Apic scored a double-double of 19 points and ten rebounds in the battle. Bryon Allen sent 19 points to the opponent's basket, Evgeniy Baburin made 13 points to the basket. Casey Shepherd was close to a double-double (12 points and seven assists), Glenn Causey sent ten points to his opponent's basket.

PARI NN is low in the table, but there are positive aspects in the team’s play that could develop into a breakthrough in the competition. A match against a direct competitor is quite suitable for his start.


History of the confrontation

The clubs have already crossed paths in the current VTB League. This was in Nizhny Novgorod in November last year. The Muscovites achieved success in that battle with a crushing score of 84:70. In total, the teams have seven matches in common in their history, which dates back to 2021. In these matches – 5:2 in victories in favor of MBA.

Odds from download 1xbet

Bookmakers consider the home team as favourites for the match. They give 1.72 for Victory 1. Betting on Victory 2 at 1xbet is ready to multiply by 2.12. The odds on the total under(153.5) is 1.9. Breaking through this points ceiling costs 1.9. If you take the handicap 2(-2.5), you can increase your money 2.6 times. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Direct competitors meet, trying not to fall to the bottom of the final score sheet. IBA is not impressive on the season, but in the game of PARI NN there are some very good moments. The battle will be very intriguing and evenly matched, but in the end the visitors will pull it off and get an important positive result for themselves, avoiding the all-important valedictory clutch. In this situation it is worth looking at the handicap 2(-2,5) for 2.6.

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