Duke vs. North Carolina - 2/18/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina Tar Heels (18-7) at Duke Blue Devils (22-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Cameron Indoor Stadium)
The Line: Duke Blue Devils -7 -- Over/Under:158 See the Latest Odds
The Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels face off on Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium in an ACC college basketball rivalry game.
The Duke Blue Devils are 22-3 this season and they have won their last five games. Duke is averaging 80.3 points and they are shooting 49.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.9 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Jahlil Okafor leads the Blue Devils averaging 18.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. Quinn Cook is averaging 14.8 points, Justise Winslow is averaging 11.4 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Tyus Jones is averaging 11.3 points and 5.3 assists. Duke is 11-1 at home and 9-3 in the ACC.
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The North Carolina Tar Heels are 18-7 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. UNC is averaging 78.7 points and they are shooting 47 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.3 points and their opponents are shooting 39.2 percent. Marcus Paige leads the Tar Heels averaging 13.9 points per game. Brice Johnson is averaging 12.5 points and 7.8 rebounds, Kennedy Meeks is averaging 12.4 points and 7.6 rebounds, and Justin Jackson is averaging 9.8 points. North Carolina is 5-3 on the road and 8-4 against the ACC.
Duke is 5-2-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 0-4-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 2-5 against the spread in their last seven Wednesday games. North Carolina is 2-8-1 against the spread in their last 11 games, 3-13-1 against the spread against the ACC, and 0-7-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The road team has covered the point spread in 11 of the last 15 meetings of these two.
I see a high scoring game but 158 is just too high of a number so my free pick is under. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as the App.