Unics Kazan vs Lokomotiv Kuban Game 2 5/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Unics Kazan vs Lokomotiv Kuban Game 2 5/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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Lokomotiv Kuban are hosting Unics Kazan at the Basketholl Arena in Krasnodar on Thursday, May 20, 2021, at 13:30 ET in Game 2 of this Russian VTB United League semifinal. Unics Kazans shocked the hosts in the opening game of the series, forcing an overtime and getting away with an important victory. They now got the 1-0 lead in the series and have stolen the home court advantage as well, stopping Lokomotiv Kuban’s previous eleven-game winning streak. Unics Kazan are now 6-1 in their previous seven matches. 

Lokomotiv Kuban had an 18-6 record in the regular season and finished 2nd in the league. They are coming off a home defeat against Unics with an 87-98 score in overtime. While they shot with 59.6% from inside the arc, they were terrible from downtown, making only 3 of their 19 attempts for a 15.8%. Kevin Hervey led the team with a game-high 24 points, adding 4 rebounds.

Nigel Williams-Goss leads the team both in scoring with 18.5 ppg and in assists made with 6.8 per game. Jordan Crawford adds 18.4 ppg. 

Lokomotiv Kuban has the best offense in the league with 91.8 ppg, while allowing 84.8 ppg defensively. They have a 58.2% 2-point percentage and a 34.9% 3-point percentage. They are 6-1 in their previous seven home matches. 

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Unics Kazan vs Lokomotiv Kuban Game 2 Predictions 5/20/2021

Unics Kazan also had an 18-6 record in the regular season but lost the tie-breaker with Lokomotiv and were placed 3rd. They are coming off a road victory against Lokomotiv with an 87-98 score in overtime. They had six players in double digit scoring, led by John Brown III with 19 points off the bench. He also added a game-high 13 boards, while Jamar Smith also added 19 points. 

Smith the team in scoring with 16.1 ppg, adding 3.3 assists per game. Isiah Canaan adds 14.1 ppg and 3.1 assists per game. 

Unics Kazan have the second-best defense in the league, allowing 74.6 ppg and score 82.9 ppg offensively. They have a 53.1% 2-point percentage and a 38.7% 3-point percentage. They are 10-1 in their previous eleven road matches. 

Both teams are tied 3-3 wins so far this season. Lokomotiv Kuban are 2-1 in their three home matchups. They are 4-2 in their previous six matchups at home. Lokomotiv Kuban have a 12-2 home record, while Unics Kazan are 10-4 on the road. Lokomotiv are too good to drop a second straight game at home, so pick them with -2 today. 

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Unics Kazan vs Lokomotiv Kuban Game 2 5/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Time: 13:30 ET 

Location: Basketholl Arena in Krasnodar, Russia

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021

TV: –

Russian VTB United League Odds/Point Spread: Lokomotiv Kuban -2

Russian VTB United League Totals: +166

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