Wednesday, February 20 at 9:00 PM ET
Cameron Indoor Stadium
The North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils clash on Wednesday night, renewing their classic rivalry.
North Carolina crushed Wake Forest 95-57 on the road last Saturday, behind 27 points from Cameron Johnson. The 38-point win set a school record for margin of victory, surpassing the previous highs of 34 points in road games at Virginia and Virginia Tech during the 2004-05 season. UNC had 15 turnovers but they were 16-for-25 from 3-point range.
RJ Barrett had Duke's first triple-double in 13 years, finishing with 23 points, 11 rebounds and a season-high 10 assists in Saturday's 94-78 home win against North Carolina State. Zion Williamson had 32 points on 12 of 16 shooting and Tre Jones scored 13 to help Duke win their ninth straight.
Duke Blue Devils Roster & Starting Lineup vs. North Carolina
*Notates expected starter
C: Marques Bolden*, Antonio Vrankovic
F: Zion Williamson*, Jack White
F: RJ Barrett*, Javin DeLaurier
F: Cam Reddish*, Justin Robinson
G: Tre Jones*, Alex O’Connell, Jordan Goldwire, Brennan Besser, Mike Buckmire
North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Duke Blue Devils Betting Line & Prediction
*Note: All odds posted by Jazz Sports
North Duke Blue Devils (-9, -110)
NCAA Basketball Trends:
The North Carolina Tar Heels are:
6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall
8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a straight up win
6-0 ATS in their last six road games
The Duke Blue Devils are:
No key trends
Duke lacks the depth to survive the pace of this game. This will be an up-and-down shootout, with both teams ranking in the top 20 in tempo and with top-five scoring offenses and elite 3-point threats like Cameron Johnson and Cam Reddish. Duke has a little too much offensive firepower for North Carolina to handle, especially at home but this won't be an easy victory for them, the X-factor that can lead UNC to a cover is Cameron Johnson, if he gets hot from the perimeter, they can compete with anyone.
NCAA Basketball Pick: North Carolina +9 (-110) at Jazz Sports
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