North Carolina Tar Heels vs Duke Blue Devils 04/02/2022 Men’s Basketball Championship Preview, Spread and Final Four Analysis

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North Carolina Tar Heels vs Duke Blue Devils 04-02-2022 Men's Basketball Championship Preview Spread and Final Four Analysis

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Duke Blue Devils 04/02/2022 – It came as a surprise to many when the North Carolina Tar Heels punched their ticket to the final four. The Tar Heels are now up against a tough opponent as they face off against the Duke Blue Devils. Both teams will clash at the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The first semifinal game will take place between the Villanova Wildcats and the Kansas Jayhawks. The basketball semifinal predictions have been updated with all the odds and the recent betting spreads for this important game.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Duke Blue Devils 04/02/2022

When: Saturday, April 2, 8:49 PM ET
Where: Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: TBS
Stream: Sofascore
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Duke Blue Devils 04/02/2022
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
North Carolina Tar Heels +3.5 (-110) 150.5 o (-110) +150
Duke Blue Devils -3.5 (-110) 150.5 u (-110) -170
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North Carolina Tar Heels

The North Carolina Tar Heels are the No. 8 seed and are up against the No. 2 seeded Duke Blue Devils. The Tar Heels took the Saint Peter’s Peacocks by surprise when they scored 69 and gave up only 49 in return. North Carolina has some of the top players on their team including Armando Bacot, their leading scorer with 16.4 points per game.  Caleb Love is the other notable player for the Tar Heels alongside RJ Davis. The Tar Heels are reaching an average of 77.5 points per game with their offensive gameplay.

Players to watch: Armando Bacot F (GP 37, MIN 31.4, PTS 16.5, REB 12.8, AST 1.5, STL 0.8, BLK 1.7, TO 1.9, FG% 58.6, FT% 67, 3P% 12.5), Caleb Love G (GP 37, MIN 33.9, PTS 15.7, REB 3.4, AST 3.7, STL 1, BLK 0.2, TO 2.6, FG% 37.1, FT% 86.4, 3P% 37.1), Brady Manek F (GP 37, MIN 30.1, PTS 15.2, REB 5.9, AST 1.9, STL 0.6, BLK 0.5, TO 1.5, FG% 49.5, FT% 70.6, 3P% 39.8).

Duke Blue Devils

The Duke Blue Devils came off an important and big victory against the Arkansas Razorbacks. Duke tossed in 78 and gave up only 69 to the Razorbacks. It was an important victory for the Blue Devils and their powerful offense is scoring an average of 80.2 points per game. Paolo Banchero is the lead scorer for Duke with 17.1 points and 7.7 boards per game. The leader in assists and the second leading scorer with 13.5 points is Wendell Moore. The Blue Devils are all set to take on the Tar Heels with their strong offense.

Players to watch: Paolo Banchero F (GP 38, MIN 32.8, PTS 17.1, REB 7.7, AST 3.2, STL 1.1, BLK 0.9, TO 2.4, FG% 47.8, FT% 73.4, 3P% 33.3), Wendell Moore Jr. F (GP 38, MIN 33.8, PTS 13.5, REB 5.2, AST 4.4, STL 1.4, BLK 0.2, TO 2, FG% 50.8, FT% 81, 3P% 41.1), Mark Williams C (GP 38, MIN 23.8, PTS 11.3, REB 7.5, AST 0.9, STL 0.4, BLK 2.9, TO 0.9, FG% 71.9, FT% 74.7, 3P% 0).

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Duke Blue Devils Betting Predictions

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North Carolina Tar Heels

North Carolina are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina’s last 6 games.
Tar Heels are 10-1 SU in their last 11 games.
North Carolina are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games against Duke.
North Carolina are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games this season.

Duke Blue Devils

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Duke’s last 10 games.
Duke are 13-2 SU in their last 15 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Duke’s last 6 games against North Carolina.
Duke are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Duke’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.

North Carolina Tar Heels vs Duke Blue Devils Betting Picks

Summary: Duke defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks in their elite eighth round and they have been incredible with their defensive skills. The NCAA basketball semifinal betting predictions are intact for the Blue Devils to win this game.

Moneyline: +150 is the ML for the Tar Heels and -170 is the ML for the Blue Devils.

ATS: A spread of +3.5 (-110) is out for the Tar Heels and a spread of -3.5 (-110) is out for the Blue Devils.

Totals: Look for the total to go over 150.5 (-110) for the Tar Heels and the same to go under for the Blue Devils.

Score Prediction: 82-77, Jayhawks win.