Tar Heels vs. Blue Devils Prediction
The 12th-ranked Duke Blue Devils will look for a season sweep at home over the rival North Carolina Tar Heels today. Is a bet on Duke as the double-digit favorites the right way to go?
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Cameron Indoor Stadium at 6PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Blue Devils are an 11-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 153.5 points. As of Saturday afternoon, 78 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting UNC. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Tar Heels win third straight
North Carolina posted a 93-83 home win Tuesday night over Wake Forest to improve to 13-17 overall and 6-13 in the ACC. The Tar Heels outscored the Demon Deacons 58-49 in the second half to pull away. Cole Anthony paced UNC with 28 points off the bench on 8-of-14 shooting including 4-of-5 from 3-point distance plus 8-of-8 at the free throw line. He also contributed seven assists and four rebounds. Garrison Brooks tallied 25 points and seven boards as a reserve. Brandon Robinson added 18 points, four caroms and three assists.
Blue Devils ease past Wolfpack
Duke cruised to an 88-69 victory Monday night at home over North Carolina State to move to 24-6 overall and 14-5 in conference action. The Blue Devils outscored the Wolfpack 50-33 in the second half to turn it into a rout. Cassius Stanley led Duke with 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting plus 4-of-5 at the charity stripe. He also recorded six rebounds and two blocked shots. Vernon Carey Jr. accounted for 17 points, seven boards and two blocks. Tre Jones tallied 15 points, four assists, four steals and three caroms. Jonathan Goldwire had 11 points, six rebounds, five dimes and two steals off the bench. Wendell Moore Jr. and Justin Robinson both accumulated 10 points and six boards as reserves.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tar Heels are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games as an underdog. North Carolina is 5-2 ATS in its last seven road games.
The Blue Devils are 0-6 ATS in their last six games after an ATS win. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings.
Rivalry games tend to be closer than expected, but this might be an exception. The Tar Heels gave the Blue Devils a huge scare the last time they met in what ended as a 98-96 overtime victory, but this time out it looks more like it will be a rout. Duke has absolutely pummeled teams at home aside from losses to Stephen F. Austin and Louisville. With a possible share of the ACC title on the line of they get help elsehwhere, look for Duke to cruise to a win today.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: DUKE BLUE DEVILS -11