For head coach Roy Williams and North Carolina, this season has been a debacle. Consider that UNC is near the bottom of the Atlantic Coast Conference standings. As a perennial ACC and Final Four contender that rates as a shock. Of great concern is how bad the Tar Heels have been as a Betting on CBB value. Counter to that is a Duke team living up to its standards as a marquee blue blood national brand. To illuminate they are in the black and in the thick of the ACC race. Duke’s loss to Louisville is the one blemish.
Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
|Date and Time:||Saturday, February 8, 2020, 6 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Dean E Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina|
|Duke vs. North Carolina TV Coverage:||ESPN|
|Betting on CBB odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Overview
North Carolina has an online wagering record of 10-12 straight up, 8-14 against the spread and 7-14 under the total. Overall the Tar Heels have national metrics of 190th for scoring offense and 218th for points allowed. Accordingly, the Tar Heels are in the unusual spot of dead last in the ACC.
By contrast, the Blue Devils are 18-3 straight up, 12-9 vs, the line and 15-6 over the total. Duke ranks second in the country for scoring offense and 78th for points allowed. Specifically, the Blue Devils are trying to chase down Louisville for the ACC lead.
Key Blue Devils: C Vernon Carey Jr (17.8 PTS, 8.9 REB, 1.1 AST, 59.7 FGPCT, 60.8 FTPCT, 45.5 3PPCT), G Tre Jones (15.0 PTS, 3.9 REB, 6.8 AST, 44.0 FGPCT, 74.7 FTPCT, 36.2 3PPCT), G Cassius Stanley (12.5 PTS, 4.4 REB, 1.1 AST, 51.5 FGPCT, 72.9 FTPCT, 35.8 3PPCT)
Key Tar Heels: G Cole Anthony (19.5 PTS, 6.4 REB, 3.5 AST, 35.1 FGPCT, 58.9 FTPCT, 16.7 3PPCT), F Garrison Brooks (14.9 PTS, 9.0 REB, 2.0 AST, 52.0 FGPCT, 58.9 FTPCT, 16.7 3PPCT), G Brandon Robinson (13.1 PTS, 3.5 REB, 2.7 AST, 41.0 FGPCT, 82.1 FTPCT, 35.3 3PPCT)
Duke and North Carolina Against the spread
The Blue Devils are:
- 8-5 against the spread in their last 13 away games
- 5-3 over the total on the road
- 7-5 on the board in their last 12 games as a chalk
- 7-1 over the total when laying points
- 2-3-1 vs. the odds at North Carolina
- 3-8 under the total on the road against the Tar Heels
The Tar Heels Are:
- 1-9 against the spread in their last 10 home games
- 5-1-1 over the total at the Dean Dome
- 7-2 vs. the odds in their last nine matchups as an underdog
- 3-6 under the total when getting points
- 5-1 with the line head to head with the Blue Devils
- 0-6 under the total in their series with Duke
Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Bet on CBB Picks
To begin with, Duke has a huge Betting on CBB matchup advantage with their explosive offense against the poor Carolina back end. Along the same lines, North Carolina’s offense offers no relief. All told, this is simply a bad and outclassed Tar Heel program.
Duke vs. North Carolina Bet on CBB Pick: Duke Blue Devils
Duke vs. North Carolina Bet on CBB Score Prediction: Duke 91, North Carolina 71