When the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament began, there were doubts about the Duke Blue Devils. That is because of the good but hardy great regular season by the Blue Devils. Duke won the ACC regular-season title but was not dominant. In fact, the entire ACC was down and labeled that way. But entering Final Four weekend, the ACC has redeemed itself with two of the four March Madness betting teams. Most important of all, those two teams are ancient arch-rivals. Duke will be facing the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday.
2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Information
Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina Tar Heels CashBet Wagering Analysis
Duke seeks Bitcoin Sportsbook revenge against the North Carolina Tar Heels in a rematch of their game from March 5. On this occasion, North Carolina prevailed 94-81. Most important of all, it was Mike Krzyzewski’s last game at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The Tar Heels took bragging rights by spoiling Coach K’s big night.
Of course, topping the headlines for the 2022 Final Four is that Mike Krzyzewski is retiring. Coach K has led Duke basketball for 42 seasons. Krzyzewski is the all-time wins leader in college basketball history. However, the Blue Devils were not a Final Four favorite with the odds when March Madness started. Still, Duke came together and played their best basketball to put Coach K in the Final Four for the final time.
One Last Moment for the Master and Duke
Last time out for Duke was a 78-69 win over Arkansas as 4.5-point favorites. The game stayed under the 2022 March Madness betting total of 148 in the Elite Eight round. In the Sweet Sixteen, Duke got past Texas Tech 78-73 as 1-point chalk. At the same time, the game cleared the total of 136.5.
First-round action saw Duke eliminate Cal-State Fullerton 78-61 as 18.5-point favorites. The game stayed under the total of 146. Second-round play brought a Duke win over Michigan State 85-76 as 6-point favorites. That game cleared the total of 146.5.
Overall, the Blue Devils have a season record of 32-6 straight up, 20-16-2 against the spread, and 21-16-1 over/under the total. Duke has national metrics of 9th for scoring offense, 22nd for offensive rebounds, 85th for points allowed, and 133rd for defensive rebounds.
Fashion that Mike Krzyzewski is college basketball’s all-time winningest coach with 1202 career victories. Coach K has five national championships and 13 Final Fours. Accordingly, he is considered the greatest coach in college basketball history. Now he is in the Final Four for one last moment of glory.
Rookie Head Coach Maintains Tar Heel Tradition
The last time out for North Carolina was a 69-49 win over Saint Peter’s as 8.5-point favorites. That game stayed under the bet on NCAA basketball total of 138.5 in the Elite Eight. The Tar Heels eliminated UCLA 73-66 as 2.5-point dogs in Sweet Sixteen action. Also, UNC and UCLA stayed under the total of 141.
The first-round play saw North Carolina blow out Marquette 95-63 as 4-point favorites. That game cleared the total of 153.5. The second-round play saw the Tar Heels escape Baylor in overtime 93-86 as 5.5-point dogs. That game cleared the total of 149.
As a result, the Tar Heels have a season record of 28-9 straight up, 20-16-1 against the spread, and 21-15-1 over/under the total. North Carolina has national metrics of 28th for scoring offense, 14th for offensive rebounds, 279th for points allowed, and 65th for defensive rebounds.
Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina Tar Heels CashBet Free Pick
In this situation, Duke will get a flood of sentimental casual money. Thus, North Carolina makes for a strong 2022 March Madness Betting value.
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North Carolina Tar Heels
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