Commencing with Zion Williamson blowing out a new pair of Nike’s has Duke vs. North Carolina taken on new meaning. UNC scored an 88-72 upset payout at Cameron Indoor after that ugly incident that has kept Williamson out of the lineup. Subsequently Williamson is questionable for Saturday’s betting lines NCAA basketball matchup at North Carolina. Carolina leads the Atlantic Coast Conference with Virginia. But Duke can potentially upend all of that with a win at the Dean Dome. Most important of all they can extract sweet revenge.
Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
Date and Time: Saturday, March 9, 2019, 6 p.m. Eastern
Location: Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Duke vs. North Carolina TV Coverage: ESPN
Duke Blue Devils
Late on Duke has been in the red with four losses to the odds in their last six games. Three of the Blue Devils last four games have gone under the total. Offense is the strength of Duke as shown by their national ranking of seventh for scoring. Along the same lines defense has been solid for the Blue Devils with a mark of 62nd in the country. Overall Duke is 25-4 straight up, 17-12 against the spread with 8-19-2 under the total.
North Carolina Tar Heels
Fashion North Carolina staying in the black so consistently this season. UNC has gotten the cash in six of their last ten games with four of their last six going under the total. The Tar Heels have national rankings of third for scoring offense but 230th for points allowed. As a result, North Carolina is 24-5 straight up, 17-10-2 vs. the line, and 14-15 under the total.
Stats to Consider
Duke has been a surprisingly poor value as a betting lines NCAA basketball away dog. To show the Blue Devils have brought home the bacon in just two of their last seven games getting points on the road. Four of their last six as away pups went over the total. Balanced against that is North Carolina’s struggle to get the money as a home chalk. UNC has lost five of their last eight when posted on the board as a favorite at the Dean Dome. For of their last six as a home favorite went over the total.
Team vs. Team
Duke has been in the red in their recent online wagering series with North Carolina. Consider the Blue Devils have covered just three of their last eight meetings with the Tar Heels. Four straights in this matchup went under the total. However, the Blue Devils have held their best wagering value against North Carolina at the Dean Dome. To illustrate UNC has covered only three of their 11 home court showdowns with Duke. Four of the last six in this rivalry at North Carolina went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Despite Williamson’s injury the Blue Devils still have a betting lines NCAA basketball asset in forward RJ Barrett. Consider Barrett’s 23.1 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. As mentioned earlier Duke has a matchup value advantage at North Carolina.
Duke vs. North Carolina NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
On this occasion look for Duke to extract revenge!
Duke vs. North Carolina NCAA Betting Online Pick: Duke Blue Devils
Duke vs. North Carolina NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Duke 80, North Carolina 77
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