North Carolina at Duke - 11/7/20 College Football Picks and Predictions
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Duke Blue Devils (2-5) vs North Carolina Tar Heels (4-2)
Game Info: Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2:33 pm (Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium)
Betting Odds: Duke Blue Devils +9 -- Over/Under: 64.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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North Carolina faces Duke on Saturday, November 7th at Wallace Wade Stadium for a Week 10 NCAA football matchup.
North Carolina is coming off a tough 44-41 loss to Virginia on the road in Week 9 of the season. North Carolina and Virginia went back and forth on offense in that game, but Virginia was able to come out on top. North Carolina had 118 more yards of offense than Virginia did in that game, but North Carolina also had one more turnover than UVA did, which winded up being the difference-maker. North Carolina was ranked #15 in the nation before that game, so it will be interesting to see where UNC is after the newest rankings are made. North Carolina is now 4-2 both overall and in ACC play this season. North Carolina scores 38.3 points per game and earns 532.0 total yards of offense per game as well. North Carolina allows 28.2 points per game to the opposition.
Duke is coming off a big 53-19 win over Charlotte in Week 9 at home. This was Duke's first and only non-conference game of the regular season, and Duke took care of business against a solid Charlotte team. Duke is now 2-5 on the year and 1-5 in ACC Conference play this season. Duke would need to win all four games that remain on its schedule to be over.500 this season, and a loss against North Carolina in this game would clinch a below .500 season for Duke. Duke has scored 25.9 points per game and has earned 401.4 yards of total offense per contest as well. Duke has allowed 29.0 points per game to its opposition this season also.
I like North Carolina to pick apart a weak Duke defense on the road in a big rivalry game at Wallace Wade. Duke should be able to put up a few touchdowns of its own, but I like North Carolina to win this game by double-digits.