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Duke Vs UNC Final Score Prediction Analysis

Duke Vs UNC Final Score Prediction Analysis

No. 9 North Carolina and No. 5 Duke Both Look to Rebound in ACC Regular Season Finale

The ninth-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels and fifth-ranked Duke Blue Devils will both look to bounce back from losses in their last contests when they hook up in what looks like an intriguing ACC regular-season finale for both teams on Saturday. If you want to know which one of these national championship title hopefuls is offering the best value in their AC showdown, let’s find out right now!

Duke Vs UNC Final Score Prediction Analysis

No. 9 North Carolina (22-8) vs No. 5 Duke Blue Devils (24-6)
When: Sat. Mar 3, 2018 at 8:15 PM ET
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, NC
Stream: Watch ESPN

North Carolina had its six-game winning streak snapped in their 91-88 home loss to Miami on Tuesday night to ruin its Senior Night plans. Ja’Quan Newton hit a running 30-footer at the horn to help the Hurricanes pull off the upset and improve to a surprising 6-2 in their last eight meetings against the Tar Heels.

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Joel Berry II drained a huge three-pointer of his own with just 4.1 seconds remaining to tie the game at 88 and complete a big second-half comeback, but Newton launched his game-winner over Berry off his left foot to stun Carolina’s blue-clad fans.

Berry matched his career high with 31 points for the Tar Heels (22-8, 11-6), who lost their final home game to snap a six-game winning streak.

"I really thought we were going to win the game," said Roy Williams, his voice cracking with emotion due to it being the final home game for seniors Berry and Theo Pinson "He made a big-time shot. The clock ran out on us."

Fifth-ranked Duke lost to Virginia Tech 64-63 on Monday night when Chris Clarke tipped in a missed shot with four seconds remaining to lift the Hokies to victory and almost assuredly punch their ticket to March Madness. Duke got a team-high 22 points from Grayson Allen but committed 18 turnovers and the Hokies turned them into 24 points.

"I thought we played really tired tonight," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said while pointing out the fact that his team was on its fourth game in eight days. "Part of it for us was to make them a half-court team, and we did unless we turned it over."

Duke Vs UNC Final Score Prediction Analysis

Duke will look to get some revenge for their 82-78 road loss to Carolina on Feb. 8 and I like them to get it in a contest that should be as close as their first meeting this season. The Blue Devils will be playing at home in this contest and they’ll have the best three players on the floor in freshman stars Marvin Bagley III, Trevon Duval, and Wendell Carter. Carolina is just 6-4 on the road this season while Duke has gone 14-1 at Cameron Indoor Stadium and that will be enough to decide the final outcome in this longtime ACC rivalry.

Final Score Prediction: Duke 83 North Carolina 79

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Georgetown Vs Nova Betting Prediction

Hoyas Look To Close Out Regular Season With Huge Road Upset Over No. 4 Villanova

The Georgetown Hoyas will look to close out their first regular season under head coach Patrick Ewing with a huge upset when they hit the road to take on the fourth-ranked Villanova Wildcats in their Big East finale.

With Nova looking to put the pedal to the metal prior to the conference tournament and ensuing start of the NCAA Tournament, let’s find out if the Wildcats can avoid the big upset when this game goes down on Saturday in the City of Brotherly Love.

Georgetown Hoyas Vs Villanova Wildcats Betting Prediction

Georgetown Hoyas (15-13) at No. 4 Villanova Wildcats (26-4)
When: Sat. Mar 3, 2018 4:30 PM ET
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
Stream: Fox Sports Go

Georgetown is struggling right now, having lost three straight and seven of their last nine games overall. The Hoyas come into their regular season finale off a narrow 90-86 loss against Marquette on Monday night while blowing a six-point halftime lead and allowing Marquette;s Andrew Rousey to score 9 of his team’s dozen points in overtime. Georgetown got a team-high 25 points, to go along with nine rebounds and five assists from Jessie Govan, but gave up a whopping 18 three-pointers in the loss.

Villanova improved to 3-1 over their last four games but struggled in their narrow 69-68 win over Seton Hall on Wednesday night as Mikal Bridges scored a team-high 23 points and Jalen Brunson made several big plays down the stretch to hold off the Pirates. The win helped fourth-ranked Villanova avoid consecutive losses for the first time since 2012013, but head coach Jay Wright didn’t sound overly excited about the win afterward although he did give his team some praise.

"I don’t know," Villanova coach Jay Wright said about the game. "I have to look at the film. It wasn’t pretty. But it was a great experience for these guys, especially this time of year, coming into a great environment against a tough defensive team and finding a way to gut it out."

Georgetown Vs Nova Final Score Prediction

Villanova got a win the last time out, but they’re not playing their best basketball of the season right now, seeing as how they’re just 4-3 over their last seven games. Still, the Wildcats are far superior to the Hoyas at both ends of the floor and I expect them to beat their longtime Big East rivals by double digits in their finale.

The Wildcats rank first in the nation in scoring (87.5 ppg) and I believe that kind of offensive firepower will be just too much for the Hoyas to keep up with. Villanova wins by at least a dozen points.

Final Score Prediction: Villanova 80 Georgetown 68

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Kansas Vs Oklahoma State Final Score Prediction

Kansas Vs Oklahoma State Final Score Prediction

Can Oklahoma State Pull Off Upset Over Streaking No. 6 Kansas

With their NCAA Tournament hopes pretty much shot, the Oklahoma State Cowboys will look to get a huge, NIT Tournament-boosting upset win over the sixth-ranked Kansas Jayhawks in the worst way. Whether they’ll get it or not remains to be seen, but the Cowboys will definitely be going all out when they host their longtime conference rivals in their Big 12 regular season finale on Saturday.

Kansas Jayhawks Vs Oklahoma Cowboys State Final Score Prediction

No. 6 Kansas Jayhawks (24-6) at Oklahoma State Cowboys (17-13)
When: Sat. Mar 3, 2018 at 3:00 PM ET
Where: Gallagher Iba Arena, Stillwater, OK
Stream: Watch ESPN

Kansas has won five straight and comes into their regular season finale off an 80-70 win over Texas on Monday night that saw Svi Mykhailiuk score 17 points and Devonte Graham add 10 points and 11 assists in the Big 12 title-clinching win on Senior night. The Jayhawks took the lead less than six minutes into the game and never looked back as Udoka Azubuike scored a game-high 20 points on 10-of-11 shooting from the field to boost his national-best field goal percentage (77.1%).

"We didn’t play great tonight," Bill Self said. "We played great in stretches though, first half especially. It’s nice to end your home season on a win so the guys can go out in style."

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Oklahoma State has won two of its last three games and comes into this contest off a solid 80-71 win over Iowa State on Tuesday to complete their regular season sweep of the Cyclones. Jeffrey Carroll scored 21 points and Cameron McGriff added 19 points in the win, even though

"Jeff was terrific on both ends of the court. He was very engaged defensively," coach Mike Boynton Jr. said. "Once he found his rhythm around the rim, he got his jump shot going."

Kansas Vs Oklahoma State Final Score Prediction Analysis

The Jayhawks are playing some of their best basketball of the season at just the right time and will not lose this game to a clearly inferior Oklahoma State squad, making the spread the only thing that college basketball bettors have to worry about in this affair.

While the Cowboys hung with the Jayhawks in their 84-79 road loss to Kansas on Feb. 3, I don’t think their second meeting this season will be quite as close.

Again, Kansas is playing excellent basketball right now and they’re going to be very focused as they want to boost their hopes of getting a high seed in the NCAA Tournament. Oklahoma State has lost seven of its last 11 and should fall in this one to the Jayhawks by double digits.

Final Score Prediction: Kansas 82 Oklahoma State 72

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