North Carolina vs. Duke Prediction

North Carolina vs. Duke, 2/4/23 CBB Betting Prediction, Odds & Trends

It’s rare when one of the teams in the North Carolina-Duke rivalry isn’t ranked – let alone both teams being left out of the top-25.

That said, that will be the case on Saturday evening when the Blue Devils host the Tar Heels at 6:30 p.m. ET. Which side will claim an ATS victory?

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

745 North Carolina Tar Heels (+2.5) at 746 Duke Blue Devils (-2.5); o/u 144.5

6:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, February 4, 2023

Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC

North Carolina vs. Duke Public Betting Information

Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 58% of public bettors are currently backing North Carolina when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.

North Carolina Tar Heels DFS Spin

Puff Johnson (knee) will play in Saturday's game against Duke, Michael Koh of WCHL reports. After missing three straight games while dealing with a knee injury, Johnson returned to practice on Thursday and is slated to return. Johnson has appeared as the Tar Heels sixth man, playing a strong role off the bench this season.

Duke Blue Devils DFS Spin

Dariq Whitehead (lower leg) could practice on Thursday, according to Brendan Marks of The Athletic. Duke's head coach Jon Scheyer does not want to rule out the possibility of Whitehead practicing if he can do a little bit Thursday. The freshman has not practiced since suffering his lower-leg injury Jan. 23 at Virginia Tech. If unable again Thursday, Whitehead is expected to sit out when the Blue Devils host North Carolina on Saturday.

North Carolina vs. Duke CBB Betting Trends

Under is 6-0 in Tar Heels last 6 overall

Over is 7-0 in Tar Heels last 7 vs. a team with a winning straight up record

Under is 3-1-1 in Blue Devils last 5 overall

Over is 3-1-1 in Blue Devils last 5 home games

North Carolina vs. Duke CBB Prediction:

The road team in this series is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings, while Duke is just 1-7 against the spread in its last eight games overall. The Blue Devils are also 1-4 against the number in their last five home games, are 3-13 at the betting window in their last 16 games coming off a win and are winless against the spread in their last eight games when facing an opponent with a winning record.


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