Duke Blue Devils vs North Carolina Tar Heels 2-5-22

Duke Blue Devils vs North Carolina Tar Heels 2/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Duke Blue Devils vs North Carolina Tar Heels 2/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The #9 Duke Blue Devils will face off against the North Carolina Tar Heels in College Basketball action at Dean Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC, on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 6:00 PM EST.

 

The Blue Devils are entering this showdown after crushing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to a final score of 57-43 on the road on Monday to cover as a 5.5-point favorite.

 

Duke got off to a 27-14 start by halftime while Paolo Banchero led the team’s scoring with 21 points and 9 rebounds along with AJ Griffin who contributed 13 points and 9 rebounds.

 

The Blue Devils’ defense took control,  holding Notre Dame to 27.9% from the field including 3/18 from three-point range. The Blue Devils are on an 18-3 record, 3-2 on the road, and are sitting in 1st place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

 

Paulo Ranchero is averaging 17.8 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 2.6 assists as one of Duke’s key players along with Wendell Moore Jr who is averaging 14.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists.

 

As a team, the Blue Devils are averaging 80.4 points, 39.1 rebounds, and 17.5 assists offensively while their defense is allowing 64.7 points, and are averaging 5.6 blocks and 7.4 steals.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the #9 Duke Blue Devils’ last 5 games down the road.
  • Duke is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games down the road against the North Carolina Tar Heels.
  • The #9 Duke Blue Devils are 17-3 SU in their last 20 games this season.

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Duke Blue Devils vs North Carolina Tar Heels Predictions 2/5/2022

 

The North Carolina Tar Heels are fresh off a 90-83 overtime victory over the Louisville Cardinals on Tuesday, covering as a four-point road favorite.

 

North Carolina had as many as 10 points to lead with 11:53 to go while the Cardinals battled back to force overtime on a layup with 15 seconds left on the clock but the Tar Heels held out to win the extra period 16-9.

 

Brady Manek had 24 points while Armando Bacot had a massive game with 19 points and 22 rebounds to lead the team in the victory. The Tar Heels are on a 16-6 record, 12-0 at home, and are sitting in 3rd place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. 

 

Armando Bacot is averaging 16.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 1.4 assists to lead North Carolina as one of the key players while Caleb Love is averaging 15.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.5 assists.

 

The Tarheels are averaging 78.5 points, 41 rebounds and 14.5assists offensively while their defense is allowing 72 points, and are averaging 3.8 blocks and 5.1 steals.

 

  • The North Carolina Tar Heels are 14-0 SU in their last 14 games at home.
  • North Carolina is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games when playing against the #9 Duke Blue Devils.
  • The Tar Heels are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games this season.

#9 Duke Blue Devils vs North Carolina Tar Heels. The NCAAB pick for this contest is the #9 Duke Blue Devils.  Both teams are on fire as of late with 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last 5 games, but the Blue Devils have the stronger offense while the Tar Heels’ defense has been struggling for the most part, allowing a mediocre 49.3 effective field goal percentage while being one of the worst units in the entire nation at forcing turnovers. Prediction:  The Blue Devils will triumph and cover the spread with the total total going over 79-72.

 

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NCAAB Starting Time:  6:00 PM (EST)

 

Location: Dean Smith Center, Chapel Hill, NC

 

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022,

 

TV:  ESPN

 

NCAAB ODDS: #9 Duke Blue Devils -3

 

NCAAB TOTALS: 149

 

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