|2013 ESPN2 College Football Week 14 Odds: Duke vs. North Carolina|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 27 November 2013 08:00|
Duke vs. North Carolina Odds
Duke is 9-2 overall, 5-2 in the ACC, 4-0 on the road and 9-2 against the spread. North Carolina is 6-5 overall, 4-3 in the ACC, 4-2 at home and 7-4 against the spread. North Carolina has won eight of its last nine against Duke.
Trends show that the home team has covered the spread in four straight meetings in this series while the two have hit the under in 4 of their last 5 meetings in North Carolina.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, North Carolina is favored at home, as the Tar Heels have odds of -5 points against Duke. The over/under total for the game has been set at 58 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had UNC favored by 5.5 points. The spread quickly fell back to 5 points. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 58 points.
Duke has won seven straight entering this game and making an improbable run into the BCS rankings. The Blue Devils are currently averaging 34.3 points per game on offense while giving up just 22.8 points per game on defense. Quarterback Anthony Boone has thrown for 1,421 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the offense while Jamison Crowder has 83 receptions for 1,077 yards and five touchdowns.
North Carolina is coming off an 80-20 win over Old Dominion last week. The Tar Heels have won five straight since getting off to a 1-5 start. Bryn Renner was leading the team under center, but has suffered a season-ending injury. Marquise Williams has stepped in and has 1,304 passing yards with 13 touchdowns. Eric Ebron has caught 50 passes for 774 yards and three touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, North Carolina tackle Kiaro Holts (undisclosed) is questionable for the game. Duke running back Eric Adams (upper body) and defensive end Jonathan Woodruff (arm) are also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Duke, as the Blue Devils are getting 74% of the wagers with odds of +5 points at North Carolina on Saturday.