FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for EuroLeague Semifinals Game (Barcelona Exacts Revenge)

FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid prediction, odds and betting insights for EuroLeague semifinals game.
FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid prediction, odds and betting insights for EuroLeague semifinals game. / AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic

The 2023 EuroLeague Playoffs continue on Friday, May 19, with a semifinals matchup between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Game Info

  • Date: Friday, May 19, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Zalgirio Arena -- Kaunas, Lithuania

Barcelona and Real Madrid will meet in the 2023 EuroLeague semifinals with a finals berth on the line. Barcelona took down Zalgiris in three games, while Real Madrid defeated Partizan Mozzart Bet in five games to advance to this spot. These teams have combined to win a whopping 12 EuroLeague titles.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Odds & Spread

Barcelona enters this contest as a slight favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This semifinals clash also features an over/under of 160.5 points with both sides available at -110 odds.

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Barcelona vs Real Madrid Betting Trends

  • Barcelona finished the EuroLeague regular season with a 23-11 record.
  • Real Madrid finished the EuroLeague regular season with a 23-11 record.
  • Barcelona has won two EuroLeague titles, most recently in 2009-10.
  • Real Madrid has won 10 EuroLeague titles, most recently in 2017-18.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Prediction & Pick

Barcelona is notably led by a couple of former NBA pros in Nikola Mirotic (15.9 points & 4.6 rebounds per game) and Tomas Satoransky (4.3 assists per game). Head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius' squad will be looking to avenge what was an 86-83 semifinal loss to this Real Madrid team last postseason.

On the other side, Real Madrid is back for another go at the title thanks to the efforts of players like Dzanan Musa (15.2 points per game) and Sergio Rodriguez (4.3 assists per game). It's a squad that is more about balance than stardom, though, as five players average more than 9.5 points per game.

This one could truly go either way, but I'm going to side with Barcelona. Barcelona came out swinging in the first round as their average scoring margin over their three victories was +10.3. Real Madrid was given all it could handle and now have to face a rested team with revenge on its mind.

Final Score Prediction: Barcelona: 83 | Real Madrid: 77

Barcelona vs Real Madrid Best Bet

Barcelona enters Friday on a nine-game winning streak across all play, while Real Madrid has posted a record of just 7-5 across its last 12 games. Thrown in that up-and-down period is an 81-76 loss to Barcelona. Barcelona has an elite inside game with Mirotic commanding attention down low and a solid perimeter strategy with Satoransky always looking to kick the ball out to an open teammate.

Bet: Barcelona -2.5 (-112)

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