North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Duke Blue Devils Odds and expert picks

UNC and Duke Renew Epic College Basketball Betting Line Rivalry

February 20th, 2019 NCAA Basketball

Above all North Carolina and Duke epitomize the sport of college basketball unlike any other programs.  At the same time their rivalry matches any in sports for intensity, hate, and history.  Whenever the Tar Heels and Blue Devils meet, there is considerable action with the college basketball betting line. In short North Carolina vs. Duke is appointment viewing and gambling.  As a consequence of both teams being ranked in the top ten, Wednesday’s meeting could prove epic.  March Madness is just a month away and both of these teams are seen as Final Four material.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Duke Blue Devils

Date and Time: Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 9 p.m. ET

Location:  Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina

NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG:

TeamSpreadTotal
North Carolina+9 (-110)163(-110)
Duke-9 (-110)163 (-110)
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North Carolina vs. Duke TV Coverage:  ESPN

North Carolina Tar Heels

Late results show North Carolina is providing great value to gamblers.  UNC has paid in six of their last eight games.  Four of their last six games have stayed under the number.  Tar Heel fans love their second in the nation ranked offense.  But a defense ranked 229th in the country serves as buzz kill.  Owing to that is a record of 20-5 straight up, 15-8-2 against the spread, and 12-13 under the total.  UNC is third in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Duke Blue Devils

Duke has also shown well with four payouts in their last six games.  Six of the Blue Devils last eight games have gone under the total.  National metrics show Duke ranked fourth for scoring offense and 52nd for points against.  As a result, the Blue Devils are 23-2 straight up, 15-10 vs. the line, and 7-16-2 under the total.  Duke is the ACC leader.

Important Names on Court

Forwards RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson lead Duke.  In like manner each is averaging over 22 points and seven rebounds per game.

Stats to Consider

Despite their blue blood marquee North Carolina has been a terrible college basketball betting line value as a road dog.  Just two payouts in their last 14 games getting points away from home is cause for alarm.  Four of the Tar Heels last five games as away dogs have gone under the total.  Contrarily Duke has been a strong value laying points at Cameron Indoor Stadium.  The Blue Devils have paid in 13 of their last 19 as home chalks.  Also, Duke has gone under the total in 14 of their last 18 as a home favorite.

Team vs. Team

Duke has had the recent edge on the board in this NCAA Basketball rivalry.  To illuminate UNC has paid in just three of their last nine meetings with Duke.  Five of the last eight in this matchup have gone under the total.  And at Cameron Indoor Stadium Duke had paid in their last two meetings against the Tar Heels.  Three of the last five in this showdown at Duke have gone over the total.

Matchup to Watch

In this situation the vastly superior Duke defense is a matchup advantage with the college basketball betting line.  Furthermore, Cameron Indoor Stadium adds to the Blue Devils assets.

North Carolina vs. Duke NCAA games Betting Odds Picks

To conclude Duke rates the call in this epic rivalry showdown!

North Carolina vs. Duke NCAA Betting Online Pick: Duke Blue Devils

North Carolina vs. Duke NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Duke 88, North Carolina 77

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