One of the top rivalries in all of college sports takes place this Saturday when Duke travels down Tobacco Road to take on North Carolina. Usually, the rivalry game takes place on the basketball court.
This Saturday, that rivalry game takes the form of a gridiron battle between two schools that absolutely detest each other. The college football week 10 odds favor UNC by 8.5-points to beat Duke. Will Duke get the best of North Carolina on Nov. 7?
A Closer Look At How To Bet The Duke Blue Devils Vs No 21. North Carolina Tar Heels Odds
What: Duke Blue Devils (6-2) at #21 North Carolina Tar Heels (7-1)
When: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Kickoff: 12:00 PM ET
Where: Chapel Hill, NC
Stadium: Kenan Stadium
Weather: 73° F | Lots of Rain
Spread: North Carolina -8.5
Moneyline: Duke +275 vs North Carolina -345
Game Total: 56.5
Watch: ESPN 2
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Why Bet On Duke to Beat #21 North Carolina (-8)
A Duke victory creates a three-way tie for first with the Tar Heels and Pittsburgh — and the Blue Devils face the Panthers next week.
Although they haven’t shown it in their last 2 games, Duke’s defense has the ability to really upset an opponent’s offense. The Blue Devils allow 295 total yards per game. Teams score only 16.1 points against the Blue Devils’ D.
Even in the controversial 27 to 30 loss to Miami, Duke held the Hurricanes to a 3.1 rushing yard average. Things get much tougher for the Dookies against North Carolina’s offense on Saturday. Although Duke’s D has shown the ability to contain almost any offense that it faces, North Carolina has the best offense that Duke has faced all season long. Can Duke’s D come up big?
Why Bet On #21 North Carolina (-8) to Beat Duke
With a win, North Carolina will have the inside track to a spot in the ACC title game.
Since a 13 to 17 Week 1 loss to rival South Carolina, North Carolina has been on a roll. The Tar Heels have won 7 straight games. They’ve covered in 5 of those 7 games.
The offense is really clicking. QB Marquise Williams is now completing 66.1% of his passes. North Carolina is averaging 469.9 yards per game. The Heels are scoring 36.9 points per game. North Carolina has turned into one of the better teams in the ACC.
This game is going to be won on the defensive side. The Tar Heels’ defense will be able to keep Duke’s defense from going off while Duke’s defense should do the same to the Tar Heels. NC will win, but they won’t cover the spread. My final score prediction is North Carolina 27, Duke 23.