ACC Showdown: North Carolina Tar Heels at Duke Blue Devils

ACC Showdown: North Carolina Tar Heels at Duke Blue Devils

The North Carolina Tar Heels are on the road at the Duke Blue Devils in a battle of Atlantic Coast Conference teams. The Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels are both coming off a loss, and are seeking to finish the regular season off strong. The Duke Blue Devils are 24-6 on the season, and 12-5 in ACC play. The Blue Devils are coming off a loss on the road at the Virginia Tech Hokies.

For the North Carolina Tar Heels, they lost at home to Miami on a three pointer at the buzzer. The Tar Heels are 22-8 on the season and 11-6 in conference play. North Carolina has been to the NCAA Finals the past two seasons. The Duke Blue Devils are -7 over the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday.

Blue Devils Looking to Revenge

The Duke Blue Devils are scoring more than 88 points per game, which is 6th in the nation. Coach K and his Blue Devils are allowing teams to score just shy of 70 points per game. Rebounding has not been an issue for Duke with more than 41 rebounds per game, while they are also one of the most unselfish teams in the country with 17.6 assists per game.

The Blue Devils top scorer this season has been Marvin Bagley III. The freshman has been incredible with 20.7 points per game and 11.1 rebounds per game. Second on the Duke roster is the Grayson Allen with 15.5 points per game. Duke will reach the NCAA Tournament for the 42nd time in school history.

Tar Heels Looking to Sweep

The North Carolina Tar Heels were ranked 9th before the home loss to Miami. The Tar Heels have 8 losses on the season, but still remain one of the contenders to win the national title. North Carolina is 21st in all of College Basketball with more than 83 points per game. Defensively, the Tar Heels have to improve as they are allowing 74 points per game.

The Tar Heels are the top rebounding team in the nation with more than 42 rebounds per game. North Carolina is also an unselfish basketball team with 18.2 assists per game. Joel Berry and Luke Maye are the top scorers for the Tar Heels with a combined 36.1 points per game.

Duke Wins at Home

What a game. This is one of the best rivalries in all of sports. The Tar Heels beat Coach K and the Blue Devils in Chapel Hill less than a month ago. There is no doubt that the Blue Devils are thinking revenge. Neither team wants to go into the ACC tournament as losers of two straight games.

Look for an instant classic type basketball game. In the end – we are taking the home team. It’s hard to bet against the home team in this battle. Bet on the Duke Blue Devils -3 over the North Carolina Tar Heels in the game of the day in College Basketball on Saturday.  Bet on the Duke Blue Devils -7 over the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday.

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