On the list of greatest sports rivalries comes a classic with the College Basketball lines. The North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils offer everything that a sports fan and gambler could want from a matchup. This rivalry brings top-quality teams, raw hatred, fan and player passion, and epic history. On Saturday night, North Carolina will host Duke in a showdown of the top two teams from the ACC. Following a terrible 2022-23 campaign, North Carolina is determined to get back to the Big Dance. Most important of all, UNC is providing good profits compared to Duke.
Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Information
|Date and Time:
|Saturday, February 3, 2024, 6:30 p.m. ET
|Dean E Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC
|Betting Online Odds at SBG:
Duke at North Carolina SBG Odds Overview
Of course, this online betting matchup will bring the classic contrast between sharp and square gamblers. Wise Guys will be attracted to the quality road dog Duke. In comparison, casual gamblers will be enthralled with powerhouse North Carolina on its home court.
North Carolina Tar Heels Team Overview
Overall, the North Carolina Tar Heels are 17-3 straight up, 12-7-1 against the spread, and 9-11 over/under the total. North Carolina has national metrics of 21st for scoring offense, 135th for field goal percentage, 100th for 3-point field goal percentage, 35th for free throw percentage, and 10th for offensive rebounding. While defensively, North Carolina is 114th for scoring defense, 21st for field goal percentage permitted, 21st for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 291st for defensive rebounding.
North Carolina is one of the hottest teams on the college basketball board. To show, the Tar Heels paid in nine of their last ten outings. First among North Carolina scorers is RJ Davis with 21.2 points per game. F Armando Bacot adds 29.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per contest.
Duke Blue Devils Team Overview
Overall, the Duke Blue Devils are 15-4 straight up, 9-10 against the spread, and 10-9 over/under the total. Duke has national metrics of 37th for scoring offense, 38th for field goal percentage, 23rd for 3-point field goal percentage, 93rd for free throw percentage, and 157th for offensive rebounding. While defensively, Duke is 79th for scoring defense, 170th for field goal percentage permitted, 237th for 3-point field goal percentage allowed, and 76th for defensive rebounding.
Of major concern is that Duke covered only one of its previous six games. The Blue Devils went over the total in five of its last eight games. C Kyle Filipowski leads Duke with 17.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest. G Jeremy Roach adds 13.8 points per outing. And then F Mark Mitchell adds 12.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.
Duke at North Carolina SBG Free Picks
Most recently, Duke covered three of its previous five games against North Carolina with the College basketball lines. Specifically at North Carolina, Duke got the cash in two of its previous three visits. Seven of the last nine games between the Tar Heels and Blue Devils went under the total. Three of the last four games in this series at the Dean E Smith Center went over the total. When everything thing else is equal in a rivalry series, take the road dog.
Duke at North Carolina SBG Best Bet: Duke Blue Devils.