North Carolina vs. Duke Basketball Betting Picks for ACC Battle
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
Tonight’s college basketball betting action is some of the best we’ve seen all year. Without a doubt tonight’s North Carolina vs. Duke Basketball is bound to snag the attention of the nation. Naturally, March Madness betting players will want to know what the best bets to make tonight are. So to explore tonight’s action, let’s take a look at this evening’s NCAA sportsbook betting lines.
North Carolina vs. Duke Basketball – Wednesday, February 20th
When: 9:00 pm ET
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
Stream: Watch ESPN
College Basketball Betting Odds:
North Carolina Tar Heels
The Tar Heels leap into tonight’s matchup sporting a 20-5 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the ACC. However, accounting for their recent 69-61 loss to No. 4 Virginia, UNC could really use a dominant outing this evening. Unfortunately for North Carolina, tonight’s college basketball betting odds are favoring Duke heavily here. All things considered, this was to be expected. After all, UNC is 4-6 in their last 10 against Duke. On top of that, the Blue Devils enter tonight’s matchup sporting a much tougher defense. This is because UNC is giving up 73.3 per game while Duke is allotting a slim 66.1. And considering that North Carolina will be on the road this evening, it makes sense to stick with Duke here.
Players to Watch: Cameron Johnson (16.3 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 2.2 apg), Coby White (15.74 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 4.3 apg), and Luke Maye (14.5 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 2.1 apg).
Duke Blue Devils
The Blue Devils enter tonight’s action with their heads held high following their 9 game win streak. That 9 game win streak now gives Duke a 23-2 record on the season. In addition to being No. 1 in the nation, the Blue Devils are also No. 1 in the ACC with an 11-1 conference record. All in all their recent 72-70 win over Virginia paved the way to this 1st place conference ranking. Nevertheless, Duke will need a win this evening if they’re to retain the No. 1 spot in the conference. After all, Virginia is right on their heels with an 11-2 ACC record. Fortunately Duke is heavily favored here and bring enough momentum into this game to pick up the home win.
Players to Watch: RJ Barrett (22.7 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 4.0 apg), Zion Williamson (22.4 rpg, 9.2 rpg, 2.3 apg), and Cam Reddish (13.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.2 apg).
North Carolina vs. Duke Basketball Betting Predictions
North Carolina vs. Duke Basketball Betting Picks
So which side should legal betting fans take in this North Carolina vs. Duke basketball matchup? All things considered, taking Duke at home is your best course of action here. Unfortunately the money line is a bit lopsided here so you’ll want to make a parlay to increase the value of this matchup. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 88-79 Duke.