Duke vs. North Carolina Prediction
Will Duke avenge its final regular season loss to North Carolina when the rivals clash again tonight at 7:00PM ET in the ACC tournament?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Tar Heels are 4-point favorites versus the Blue Devils after opening as a 3-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 155.5 and that's where it currently sits.
Need Winning Picks Against the Spread? Get $60 in FREE premium member picks from Doc's Sports Service, one of the most trusted names in sports handicapping since 1971! No credit card, no salesmen and no obligations! Click Here
Duke has advanced to the semi-finals of the ACC tournament with wins over Clemson and Louisville, respectively. The Blue Devils covered the spread in both games, knocking off the Tigers as a 6.5-point favorite and beating the Cardinals outright as a 2-point underdog. The Blue Devils have now won seven of their last 10 games and are 4-5-1 against the spread during that stretch.
North Carolina routed Miami 78-53 as an 8.5-point favorite yesterday afternoon to advance to the semis. The Tar Heels had a first-round bye after finishing the regular season with a 27-6 record. They beat Duke 90-83 as a 7-point home favorite in both teams' final regular season game last Saturday night.
OUR PREDICTION: The Tar Heels are 5-1-1 against the spread in their last seven conference games, are 5-1-1 against the number in their last seven games when they're favored, and have covered in four of their last five games coming off a win. The Blue Devils are just 7-17-1 against the spread in their last 25 conference games and are 2-5-2 against the number in their last nine games as an underdog despite covering yesterday as a dog. UNC has a major advantage in terms of rest, as Duke will be playing its third game in three days.
ACC TOURNAMENT PREDICTION: NORTH CAROLINA TAR HEELS -4