Free Week 11 Prediction: Tar Heels vs Blue Devils Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 11
(1-7) North Carolina Tar Heels vs. Duke Blue Devils (6-3)
Date: Saturday, November 10th 2018
Time: 12:20 pm EST
Venue: Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
NCAA Football Spread: Duke -10.5
NCAA Betting Total: 56.5
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Saturday, November 10th brings you an ACC Coastal matchup between bitter rivals as the North Carolina Tar Heels travel down Tobacco Row to take on the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.
North Carolina is coming off a 10 point loss to Georgia Tech at home last week, while Duke took down Miami 20-12 on the road.
North Carolina Tar Heels
The Tar Heels come into this game with zero wins on the road this year. That’s not a hard stat to believe, seeing as they only have one win on the year, a 38-35 win over Pitt back in September.
Besides their loss to Miami at the end of September, the Tar Heels have hung around in the rest of their games. Losing to Virginia Tech and Syracuse by only 3 points, and Virginia and Georgia Tech by 10 points. They definitely have something to build on.
The downfall of the Tar Heels last loss was their rush defense. They gave up 461 yards on the ground to Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets only attempted two passes all game, but those two went for 104 yards. Clearly they had no plans to abandon the run, but why would they when they were putting up those kinds of numbers. This will need to be fixed or Duke will do the exact same thing.
Duke Blue Devils
Though Duke is sitting at 2-3 in Conference play, the Blue Devils are already Bowl eligible with their 6-3 record on the year. They should be able to rack up their 7th win on Saturday.
Duke’s three losses came against Virginia Tech, Virginia and Pitt. Three teams that the Tar Heels played well against, and got their only win against. This could be a reason to be alarmed for the Blue Devils, but as long as they watch tape of the Georgia Tech run game last week, they will be fine.
Duke held Miami to 111 yards through the air last week, but they too struggled against the run, giving up 300 rushing yards on 44 carries. The defense was tough against the Hurricanes on third down, allowing a first down on only 3 of 14 attempts by Miami. Duke will have to tighten up their rush defense as North Carolina had 166 rushing yards on 36 attempts last week.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- North Carolina leads the all time head to head 59-39-4.
- North Carolina is 2-4 ATS in last 6 games vs. Duke.
- Duke is 2-9 SU in last 11 games vs. UNC at home.
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Duke should be able to get back to .500 in Conference play with a win here against the lowly Tar Heels on Saturday, but expect this game to be closer than you’d think.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: North Carolina +10.5. Free ATS or O/U final score pick provided below!
Duke will win this game, but I think North Carolina will have enough in the tank to make it a close game on the road here on Saturday.
Take Duke to win, North Carolina to cover the spread, and for the score to go UNDER the betting total.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Duke 24 – North Carolina 20
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