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Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina

Duke Blue Devils (19-3) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (10-12)

College Basketball: February 8th, 2020 ( Dean Smith Center )

Spread: Duke Blue Devils (-7.5) vs. North Carolina Tar Heels (+7.5) O/U: 149.5

Free College Basketball Expert Pick: North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Duke Blue Devils

The 7th ranked Duke Blue Devils are on the road for a matchup with the North Carolina Tar Heels.  The Blue Devils are (19-3), coming off a 63-55 road win over Boston College.  The Tar Heels are (10-12), after falling to Florida State 56-59.

In the Blue Devils win over Boston College, Duke was led on offense by Vernon Carey Jr.  Carey collected a double-double, finishing with 17 points and 10 rebounds.  Duke converted on 38% from the floor and 7% from distance.  The Blue Devils outscored Boston College from the foul line, 16 to 9.  Duke forced 17 turnovers in the game.

In the Tar Heels loss to Florida State, North Carolina was guided throughout the game by Cole Anthony.  Anthony recorded 16 points and 8 rebounds.  The Tar Heels shot 31% from the floor and 32% from distance.  North Carolina was able to hang around, due to Florida State committing 16 turnovers.  The Tar Heels attempted 13 more shots from the floor than Florida State. 

Cover To Spread 365 Trends

Duke Blue Devils

Duke are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Duke’s last 7 games.

Duke are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games.

Duke are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against North Carolina.

Duke are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against North Carolina.

North Carolina

North Carolina are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.

North Carolina are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of North Carolina’s last 6 games against Duke.

North Carolina are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games at home.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of North Carolina’s last 11 games when playing at home against Duke.


Duke enters this contest with a 6-1 record on the road, while the Tar Heels are 5-6 at home.  Duke has a high powered offense, that ranks 3rd in offensive production, while North Carolina ranks 215th in scoring defense.  While UNC has welcomed back Cole Anthony, the Tar Heels are still an injured team.  Duke should be able to snag a road win and cover, even with Anthony back in the lineup.  The Tar Heels have lost 7 of their last 9 games.  Final score prediction, Duke will win and cover, 77-70.

=Duke Blue Devils -7.5