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Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Information

First-year North Carolina head coach Hubert Davis stepped into huge shoes.  Retired Tar Heels coach Roy Williams is a Hall of Famer that left a mark on Carolina Blue.  However, Davis could prove to be the perfect College basketball betting fit.  Consider Davis played at North Carolina and was a long-time assistant to Williams.  Davis adds to his resume as an NBA player from 1992 through 2004.  Coaching a name-brand blue-blood, Davis has credentials to recruit well.  Of great concern is Saturday night’s home game against a strong Duke squad.  Duke and UNC have an epic CBB rivalry.

Duke Blue Devils vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Information

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm ET
Location: Dean E Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
TV Coverage: ESPN

Duke Blue Devils at North Carolina Tar Heels CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, squares will flock to North Carolina based on their top online sportsbook branding and home court.  Casual gamblers still associate North Carolina with being a powerhouse.  In turn, Wise Gus realize that the Tar Heels are a team in transition.  Sharps hate the weak Tar Heels defense.  And they appreciate Duke’s full-court excellence.  Additionally, there is the belief that Duke is motivated to show well for retiring head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Coach K Swan Song Aims for Final Four

Late on, Duke is making bank with five payouts in their last seven games.  Also, eight of the Blue Devils’ last nine games went under the NCAA basketball Betting total.  As a result, Duke is 18-3 straight up, 12-7-2 against the spread, and 8-12 under the total.  NCAA national metrics show Duke ranks 17th out of 350 teams for scoring offense and 70th for points allowed.

Indeed, this is the final season for head coach Mike Krzyzewski.  The five-time national champion is arguably the GOAT of college basketball coaches.

Namely, forward Paolo Banchero leads Duke with 17.8 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.  The freshman has scored 15 or more points in nine of his last ten games.

Tar Heels Begin New Era with Hubert Davis

Late on, North Carolina has failed to see the payout window in three of their most recent five games.  Further, just two of their previous nine games went under the Bet on college basketball total.  North Carolina stands at 15-6 straight up, 9-12 against the spread, and 11-9 over the total.  NCAA metrics show North Carolina ranks 43rd for scoring offense but 258th for points allowed.

Duke Blue Devils at North Carolina Tar Heels Against the Spread

Overall, Duke is 42% against the spread in away games.  The Blue Devils are 50% vs. the odds as a favorite.  Specifically, in ACC matchups, Duke is 50% vs. the line.  Duke is 57% under the total in away games.  Also, the Blue Devils are 52% to the under as chalk.  In ACC action, Duke is 53% over the total.

At home, the Tar Heels are 60% against the spread.  While as an underdog, North Carolina is 25% vs. the line.  In ACC games, the Tar Heels are 51% on the board.  Additionally, North Carolina is 52% under the total at home.  In ACC action, the Tar Heels are 55% over the total.  While as an underdog, North Carolina is 58% to the over.

To summarize, North Carolina has gotten the cash in seven of their last eight against Duke.  And then the Tar Heels and Blue Devils are 4-0 over the total in their series.  At North Carolina, Duke has failed to cover their last five visits.  This series is 2-3 under the total at the Dean Smith Center.

Duke Blue Devils at North Carolina Tar Heels CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, Coach K makes his final appearance at North Carolina.  Duke brings the vastly superior defense with the NCAA Basketball betting odds.

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