We’ve said it before, there is an added element of fun and excitement in College Basketball Betting when there is a rivalry involved, but there is even added bonus of excitement if that game is North Carolina versus Duke. Tar Heels and Blue Devils are set to collide tonight and the stage is set for another epic battle between these two illustrious basketball programs. This is one of the games that fans of the sport of basketball everywhere should mark on their calendars every year. What can we expect for this game tonight?
For starters the line holds the Duke Blue Devils as -8½ favorites for a reason, and it is not just because they have had a good season, is because the Tar Heels have not been able to claim more than one victory against their bitter rivals in their last four games. You best believe that North Carolina will be itching to get that win tonight in the Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham. However they will go against a formidable foe.
College Basketball Betting experts are pointing to Jahlil Okafor as the player that could be the defining factor this weekend. How he plays or how the North Carolina defense is able to put a stop to him will be what could decide the decisive factor in tonight’s game. Expect double teams and a close marking against Duke’s big man.
As for predictions on what will happening on this game, we do strongly believe that Duke will win this game. On paper, this game should be won easily, but considering that having to face their most hated rivals, the Tar Heels could very well muster enough strength to put up a fight for this game. But Duke on the other hand, is gearing up to enter March Madness full speed ahead.
Our College Basketball Betting prediction is that the final sore will be Duke 80 North Carolina 72.