Duke vs. UNC Betting Trends

College Basketball Odds and Trends 2/17/16 – Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

No. 5 UNC and No. 20 Duke add another chapter to their rivalry tonight. What do the trends say about this contest?

According to oddsmakers at RealBets, North Carolina has been listed as a 6.5-point favorite against home against Duke. The over/under total for the game is currently listed at 162.5 points. These two meet in ACC play tonight at 9PM ET on ESPN.

UNC (21-4, 10-2 ACC) is leading the conference by 1 game over Miami and Virginia, but Duke (19-6, 8-4 ACC) isn’t far off, sitting two games back. After some midseason struggles, the Blue Devils have hit a groove, winning four straight, including back-to-back wins over Louisville and Virginia. UNC is riding a two-game win streak coming into tonight’s game, but the Tar Heels are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games.

The biggest trend in this rivalry is that road teams have stepped up and kept things interesting. Of the last nine meetings between Duke and UNC, the road team is 7-2 against the spread. The Blue Devils have also covered in four of their last five trips to UNC. Duke also isn’t accustomed to being an underdog, but the Blue Devils have done well in the role, going 7-3 ATS as an underdog since 2013.

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