VTB United League CSKA Moscow vs Unics Kazan Picks, Spread and Prediction

In the 13th round of action the Russian VTB United League, Unics Kazan (5-3), are hosting the defending champions CSKA Moscow (7-2). Both teams have been streaky lately, having won their last two and three games respectively and are looking to extend those winning streaks today. CSKA haven’t played a game in the league since December 8th .

Date/Time: 12-26-2020, 05:00 EDT Spread: Unics Kazan +7.5 Total: +163.5

Unics have a 5-3 record and are tied with Saratov in the 6th place. They have won three of their last four games. In their last game they won Tsmoki Minsk at home, 83-77, not beating the odds. Isiah Canaan leads the team in scoring, with 15.4 ppg, adding 3.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.

CSKA have a 7-2 record and are second. They have three consecutive wins. They have won six of their last seven matches. In their last game they won Zielona Gora at home, 105-73, beating the odds. Mike James leads the team both in scoring with 16.2 ppg and in assists made with 5 per game.

Unics have won the last two home games against CSKA by 8 and 3 points.

They are 4-0 at home, while CSKA are 3-1 on the road.

CSKA lead the league both offensively (95.1 to 82 ppg) and defensively (71.4 to 79 ppg).

They also have the best percentages both in field goals (50.5% to 48.2%) and in 3-pointers (43.1% to 41.1%), while Unics are fourth-best in both.

CSKA are first both in assists made (21.2 to 15.5) and in turnovers committed (10.2 to 13.2) and third-best in rebounding (34.2 to 30).

Bookmakers give CSKA a -7.5 spread but don’t expect them to beat the odds. They are the favorite for the win but the hosts are extremely strong at home and they will surely force a closer game than that today.

CSKA Moscow vs Unics Kazan Prediction: Unics Kazan +7.5 (-108)


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