Duke vs North Carolina betting preview
The UNDER has paid out in eight of the last 10 games between the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels as those ACC rivals hit the hardwood together on Thursday night.
Both teams are riding hit streaks as Duke is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games while UNC is 7-0 ATS in its past seven. The game opened as a PK but Duke is now the road favorite according to BetDSI.
Duke is 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS over its past 10 games against North Carolina dating back to 2009, with the Blue Devils going 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS against the Tar Heels in their two meetings last season. The UNDER paid out in both of those contests.
North Carolina will face the 21-5 Blue Devils, who own a 17-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tar Heels are 14-11 on the OU so far this season while the Blue Devils are 12-13-1.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, North Carolina sat as 2-point home dog over at BetDSI. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tar Heels at No. 52 and the Blue Devils at No. 1 heading into this contest.
Duke was a 68-51 winner in its last match on the road against Georgia Tech. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. The Blue Devils got 16 points from Jabari Parker as Duke ran past Georgia Tech 68-51 on Tuesday at Hank McCarmish Pavilion.
In their last action, North Carolina was an 81-75 winner on the road against Florida State. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Kennedy Meeks scored 23 points leading the Tar Heels to an 81-75 victory over Florida State at Tucker Center on Monday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature North Carolina's No. 7-rated squad against Duke's No. 151-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, North Carolina rates No. 253 in the country with 3.88 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 4 nationally with 9.5 per match.
A few Blue Devils at Tar Heels trends to consider:
Duke is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Duke is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Duke's last 6 games
Duke is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
North Carolina is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
North Carolina is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Duke home to Syracuse, Saturday, February 22nd
North Carolina at Wake Forest, Saturday, February 22nd