UNICS vs Samara. A cakewalk for the defending champion?

On April 23, the quarterfinal series of the VTB United League between the clubs UNICS and Samara starts in Kazan. The match will take place at the Basket Hall sports complex.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on UNICS vs Samara


The team went through the season powerfully and smoothly. For the first time in its history, it entered the playoffs from first place. This is a very cool achievement for the current VTB League champions, which allows them to rush into the knockout games in a great mood.

In their final match in the Winners Stage, UNICS beat CSKA. In that battle, the team from Tatarstan performed excellently: Nenad Dimitrievich (40 points, six rebounds and nine assists), Jalen Reynolds (22 points in attack, two assists, plus five found rebounds of the ball from the backboard), Eric Green (12 points ahead ), Louis Laberie (five points and the same number of rebounds) and Ismael Bako (three points in attack, as well as nine collected goals on the board).

After this match, two UNICS basketball players were included in the symbolic team of the week of the VTB League. Places in it were awarded to: Nenad Dimitrijevic, who set two personal records in the match against the Army team (40 points and 52 points for performance on the floor), and Jalen Reynolds. His usefulness in that fight stopped at 22 points.


The club is already making history. He had never reached the VTB League playoffs before. Samara has done a great job this season. She entered the knockout games through play-in. Yes, in the first round of the playoffs she has, perhaps, the worst possible opponent. Yes, the series starts on the road. Yes, she has fewer rest days. That is life. Nothing can be changed here and you have to try to fight no matter what.

In the decisive play-in match, Samara defeated MBA. In that match, the winners showed themselves brightly: Alexander Gudumak (25 points and five rebounds), Hayden Dalton (18/8), Javontae Hawkins (11 points in the opponent’s basket) and Nikola Rebic (ten points in attack and five assists).

Alexander Gudumak made nine field goals on 16 attempts in this match. Here he set his personal performance record. Plus, in this meeting he received 27 points of efficiency on the floor.

UNICS vs Samara

History of the confrontation

The teams have two general matches in the season. They took place as part of the regular championship of the current VTB League. At first, Samara were stronger here on their own territory with a score of 104:93. Later, the Kazan team took revenge at home (81:61). Previously, the clubs competed four more times in their common history. In those matches the score was 3:1 in favor of the basketball players from Tatarstan.

Odds from download 1xbet

1xbet believe that the reigning champion of the tournament is the clear favourite of the pair. The odds for Victory 1 are only 1.08. The odds for Victory 2 are 6.4. Betting on the total under (159.5) is multiplied by 1.87. If you take the total more (159.5), you can increase your money by 1.93 times. The price of handicap 1(-14,5) is 1.9. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

UNICS will predictably defeat Samara at home. It will be a real tragedy for the guests, but there is nothing to be done about it, unfortunately. In this case, you should bet on handicap 1(-14.5) for 1.9.

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