The Duke Blue Devils are 3-2 SU but 2-3 ATS in their last five games against the rival North Carolina Tar Heels as those ACC teams hit the hardwood together in marquee college basketball betting action on Wednesday.
Duke and North Carolina split their two meetings last season both SU and ATS, with the Tar Heels winning 74-66 as a 2-point home underdog and the Blue Devils winning 93-81 as a 9-point home favorite. The UNDER has gone 7-3 in their 10 most recent matchups.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Duke Blue Devils Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks (including Bodog) had the Duke Blue Devils betting line as -7-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Duke Blue Devils Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Duke Blue Devils sit at 22-3 (13-11-1 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the North Carolina Tar Heels are currently 18-7 (12-12-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Duke is 14-9 OU, and North Carolina is 15-8-1 OU.
The Blue Devils – Tar Heels odds would favor the Blue Devils if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Duke is rated No. 25 in the current Odds – VSB
poll, while North Carolina is at No. 136.
How North Carolina Tar Heels vs Duke Blue Devils Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up Duke’s No. 5 nationally ranked offense (80.28 points per game) against a North Carolina Tar Heels defense that sits as the No. 178 at 68.28 PPG. The Duke Blue Devils have been averaging 49.68% from the field, more than the Tar Heels have managed so far this season (47% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Tar Heels endured a 89-76 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Saturday, despite a 19-point effort from Brice Johnson at Petersen Events Center.
The Blue Devils got a 23-point performance from Jahlil Okafor, who added 13 rebounds, as Duke ran past Syracuse 80-72 on Saturday at Carrier Dome.
North Carolina Tar Heels vs Duke Blue Devils Betting Odds Trends
North Carolina is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
North Carolina is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of North Carolina’s last 7 games
North Carolina is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Duke is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home
Duke is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
Duke is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing North Carolina
Next Betting Matchups
North Carolina home to Georgia Tech, Saturday, February 21st
Duke at Clemson, Saturday, February 21st