College Basketball Betting Free Pick: North Carolina Tar Heels at Duke Blue Devils
FREE PICK: North Carolina Tar Heels at Duke Blue Devils
#819 North Carolina +9 (Wednesday, February 20 @ 9 pm EST)
Duke, Duke and more Duke. Zion, Zion and, you guessed it, Zion. It’s been the main story line of the 2018-19 season and for good reason. The Blue Devils are the best team in the nation and have the most talented group of players that Coach K has probably ever had at his disposal. One team that we haven’t heard all that much about this season is North Carolina. They’re sort of flying under the radar. But that’s not because this UNC team isn’t any good. They’re very good. It’s just not the typical lineup for coach Roy Williams as three seniors start every game – Luke Maye, Cameron Johnson and Kenny Williams. They may be a bit down from a talent standpoint, but this is still easily one of the 10 best teams in the country.
North Carolina is 20-5 and their five defeats came at the hands of Texas, Michigan, Kentucky, Louisville and Virginia. Only one of those games were decided by double-digits. Today they are getting nine points on the road in Durham. We could see a high-flying transition game tonight and, unlike most of their games, this isn’t an advantage for Duke. The Tar Heels have one of the best transition games in college basketball led by freshman point guard Coby White. The series history hasn’t seen a game decided by more than 10 points since 2014. I expect another tight game decided by just a couple of possessions.