North Carolina vs Duke Prediction - College Basketball Picks 3/9/24

Duke (24-6) vs North Carolina (24-6)

Game Info: Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 6:30 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)

Betting Odds: Duke -4.5 -- Over/Under: 150 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Both teams still have a chance to win the ACC and Duke knows they have to win this game to do it. 

North Carolina Can Win Outright Title

North Carolina knows if they win this game they will win the conference outright, but if they lose this game they are going to have to share it with Duke. In the last game against Notre Dame, North Carolna scored 84 points and they ended up winning by 33 points. RJ Davis had a strong game putting up 22 points, six assists and four rebounds. North Carolina is averaging 81.5 points while their defense is giving up 69.8 points per game. The offense is ranked 26th in the league. RJ Davids is averaging 21.5 points while shooting 43.4 percent from the field. 

Duke Coming off Another Big Win

Duke has to have a ton of confidence because this game is at home, and they looked good in the last game. Duke scored 79 points against NC State and they ended up winning 15 points. Jeremy Roach had a strong game putting up 2 points, four rebounds, and two assists. Duke is averaging 80.2 points while their defense is giving up 66.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 43rd in the league while the defense is ranked 46th. 

North Carolina vs Duke Betting Prediction

I think North Carolina wins this game outright, even on the road. RJ Davis has a ton of confidence heading into this game and he’s going to have weather big game in this one. Look for North Carolina’s offense to have no issue running up the score and that will be the difference here as the Tar Heels will get the job done. We aren’t going to need the points here. Back North Carolina on the money line. 

Shane’s Pick North Carolina ML

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