Lokomotiv Kuban vs Rytas will be the sixth round of this year Eurocup which will take place in Basket-Hall (Russia). In the previous round both teams suffered a loss, so this time it is a chance to recover and strengthen their position in the group. However, Lokomotiv is playing at home, so surely they have a better chance of winning this. Please read our preview about this interesting EuroCup Lokomotiv Kuban vs Rytas match, here below.
In their previous meeting, Lokomotiv surprisingly lost against Rytas 92:86. It was a terrible second quarter which Lithuanians won the 40:21. O’Bryan, Kulagin and Williams scored 56 points, also O’Bryant and Williams grabbed 10 rebounds each. However, after that loss, Lokomotiv two victories in a row in Eurocup, but then followed two losses against Partizan and Tofas. So now Russians are in 5th place having only 1 win more than Rytas. However, their schedule is much more comfortable than Lithuanians, so there should be no doubts that Lokomotiv should advance further. But they still must be careful, because they already once underestimated opponents, and another loss would make some troubles.
After a surprisingly good start against Lokomotiv in Eurocup, Rytas started to struggle very much as they have lost 4 matches in a row, 2 of them at home. So now their chances of advancing further are very small, as they must win at least one away game and every match at home. Considering how Rytas is performing it seems almost impossible. Rytas started to look like different teams, as they have a very low percentage of two-point shots and another key factor is turnovers. While they will keep failing in these positions, there is no hope of a win.
Lokomotiv Kuban vs Rytas H2H
Both teams faced every 13 times and 8 times it was Russians who won. This time as well they have better chances as they are playing in their own arena.
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