The second circle of the Eurocup starts this week. Among many good games, there is a meeting between local Lokomotiv Kuban and visitors Rytas Vilnius in Krasnodar. Rytas opened this Eurocup season with 92-86 Eurocup home win over Lokomotiv Kuban, but the win has remained the only for Rytas so far. Lokomotiv Kuban can’t be proud either of their record 2-3 after 5 Eurocup matches played given the depth of the wallet and the spendings they used for the summer signings. Therefore, this match is very important for both sides and thus, it should be a really tough game.
The bookmaking world sees the Russian side as very heavy favourites for the match. It is hard to find reasons to oppose the bookies because Vilnius has looked very poor in the Eurocup so far. Their offense, which collects 73.4 points per match, has room for improvement, especially for this game. Rytas have advantages over Lokomotiv, including two one-on-one game specialists Cruz and Holloway, and a light and very mobile frontcourt. Not by chance, Rytas played the best offensive Eurocup match so far against Lokomotiv Kuban, when they scored 92 in the Siemens Arena. On the other hand, Rytas’ main vulnerability remains their terrible defense, and after losing to Rytas on the road, the Russians will be targeting Rytas’ susceptible defense with their talented offense. O’Bryant, Dekker, and Williams’ strength will be a very tough challenge to Rytas inside the paint, while Kulagin, Kalnietis, and Cummings will be constant threats from beyond the three-point line. Both teams know that the opponents can be outscored if the offensive advantages are exploited smartly and efficiently, so a quite open and pace-filled game is something to wait from the match. If you also want to be a winner for this match and catch the best odds, all you need to do is to sign up for the best betting software now.