Though the Duke/UNC rivalry has always gotten the publicity on the basketball court, this football showdown will have major implications on the ACC. Unfortunately for Duke and their fans, they’ve been on the wrong side of the rivalry with the Blue Devils losing 17 of the past 20.
- UNC is 3-7 ATS in their past 10 following consecutive wins.
- Duke is 7-0 ATS in their last seven road games.
- Marquise Williams accounted for four touchdowns when these teams met last season.
Duke is coming off two extremely close games; a quadruple-overtime victory over Virginia Tech and a three-point loss to Miami. The Blue Devils, who have prided themselves on defense this season, have allowed a combined 73 points in their past two games.
The Tar Heels have yet to lose a game since opening their slate with a loss and they look like a completely different team. The Tar Heels have been stepping their game up against better competition, especially last week when they contained Pitt’s running game.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The North Carolina Tar Heels were listed as -8-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bodog on the college football lines menu with a total of 58.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 34-32 victory for the Tar Heels. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.
Duke Blue Devils vs North Carolina Tar Heels Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
North Carolina will face the 6-2 Duke Blue Devils, who own a 5-3 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the North Carolina Tar Heels are 3-5 so far this season while the Blue Devils are 2-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and North Carolina vs Duke injuries news.
According to the Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
it’s the No. 29-rated North Carolina Tar Heels and the No. 37-rated Duke Blue Devils in this matchup.
Offensively, the game matches up the North Carolina Tar Heels No. 22-ranked offense (36.88 PPG) against a Duke Blue Devils defense that ranks No. 11 at 16.12 PPG. The North Carolina Tar Heels passing attack has averaged 259.75 yards per game, more than the Duke Blue Devils give up through the air (166.12 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Duke Blue Devils feature the league’s No. 15-rated road run defense, allowing 106.67 yards per game. North Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 40 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, the Blue Devils were Week 9 losers coming out on the wrong end of 30-27 score against Miami.
Ryan Switzer hauled in 5 passes for 126 yards against the Pittsburgh defense in the team’s last game, leading North Carolina over the Panthers 26-19 on Thursday.
- Duke is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
- Duke is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Duke’s last 8 games
- Duke is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- North Carolina is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
- North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of North Carolina’s last 11 games
- North Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Duke home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, November 14th
North Carolina home to Miami, Saturday, November 14th