Duke Vs UNC Final Score Prediction Analysis

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
TV: ESPN
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