Duke at North Carolina: 2/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Duke at North Carolina: 2/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

North Carolina Tar Heels (16-6) vs Duke Blue Devils (18-3)

Game Info: Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Dean E. Smith Center)

Betting Odds: North Carolina Tar Heels +3.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Dean Smith Center. When these two teams faced off on March 6th of 2021 it was North Carolina that won 91-73. 

Duke comes into this game with an 8-3 record and they have gone 12-7-2 against the spread. In the last game against Notre Dame the defense was elite giving up only 43 points and that led to the 13 point victory. Duke is averaging 80.4 points while their defense is giving up 64.7 points per game. Paolo Banchero has been the best player for Duke averaging 17.8 points while shooting 49.6 percent from the field and 31.8 percent from behind the three point line. 

On the other side of this matchup is the North Carolina Tar Heels who sit with a 16-6 record and they have gone 10-12 against the spread. In the last game against Louisville, North Carolina’s offense was strong scoring 90 points and that led to the seven point victory. North Carolina is averaging 78.5 points while their defense is giving up 72 points per game. Armando Bacot has been the top player for North Carolina averaging 16.5 points while shooting 57.2 percent from the field. Caleb Love has also been good, averaging 15.3 points while shooting 38.6 percent from the field. In this game, North Carolina needs the defense to be good. 

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The Tar Heels are 5-0 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with a winning road record. Duke is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games played on Saturday. The under is 4-0 in Duke’s last four games overall. The over is 4-1 in North Carolina’s last five games. 

These are both elite offenses and there will be no shortage of scoring in this game. I expect both offenses will finish with at least 80 points and that is going to lead to this game going over the total. Back the over to cash. In terms of the side it's a lean to North Carolina to cover the spread. 

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