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Duke vs. UNC Betting Lines

Dean Smith Center will host Tar Heels vs. Blue Devils action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Blue Devils will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 15-13 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Tar Heels are 14-12 ATS. Duke is 12-16 against the total, while North Carolina is 12-14 versus the number.

View Duke vs North Carolina Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tar Heels rated this week at No. 5 and the Blue Devils sitting at No. 7. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 90-82 result in favor of the Blue Devils.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up North Carolina's No. 23 nationally ranked offense (77.2 points per game) against a Blue Devils defense that sits as the No. 60 at 63.7 PPG. The Tar Heels have been averaging 45% from the field, less than the Blue Devils have managed so far this season (47.1% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Duke owns the country's No. 88-rated mark, allowing 67.6 points per game on the highway. North Carolina, on the other hand, rates No. 33 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Duke, they were a 70-59 winner as they battled Clemson at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12-point favorite. Duke got 21 points from Nolan Smith en route to a 70-59 victory over Clemson on Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

North Carolina was a 72-70 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Florida State. They failed to cover the 2.5–point spread as favorites. North Carolina got 19 points from John Henson en route to a 72-70 victory over Florida State on Wednesday at Tucker Center.

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
After playing Clemson are 10-0
After a win are 8-2

North Carolina Tar Heels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Florida State are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Blue Devils at Tar Heels trends to consider:
Duke is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Duke is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against North Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duke's last 6 games on the road
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina's last 6 games when playing Duke
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of North Carolina's last 7 games