North Carolina vs. Duke Prediction
Coach K will coach his final Duke home game on Saturday evening and how fighting that the Blue Devils’ opponent will be North Carolina. With Duke laying a whopping 11.5 points, what’s the best bet when it comes to this ACC clash?
707 North Carolina (+11.5) at 708 Duke Blue Devils (-11.5); o/u 153.5
6:00 p.m. ET, Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC
North Carolina Tar Heels DFS Snapshot
Brady Manek supplied 22 points (9-18 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds and three assists over 43 minutes during Monday's 88-79 overtime victory over Syracuse. Manek is no Armando Bacot when it comes to his two-way impact, but there's no question he's been an elite scoring threat for the Tar Heels in recent weeks. He has scored in double digits in each of his last 10 appearances and is averaging 17.0 points per game in that span.
Duke Blue Devils DFS Snapshot
Trevor Keels totaled 27 points (10-15 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal across 34 minutes during Tuesday's 86-56 victory over Pittsburgh. Keels delivered a season-high scoring output in this one, but he has struggled in terms of consistency and has surpassed the 15-point mark just twice since the start of February. This shouldn't surprise anyone, though, as Duke have lots of offensive threats and this means the ball gets shared quite often.
College Basketball Betting Prediction
The best bet on the board is the over, which is 8-2 in the Tar Heels’ last 10 games overall, 4-1 in their last five road games and 7-1 in their last eight games when coming off a win. On the other side, the over is 4-1 in the Blue Devils’ last five games overall, is 5-1 in their last six games following a win of more than 20 points and is 4-1 in their last five games as a favorite.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA/DUKE OVER 153.5