North Carolina Sports Betting: 2023-24 College Basketball Odds For Duke, UNC
North Carolina sports betting is projected to go live in early 2024, exciting fans of the Tar Heel State’s college basketball programs. Let’s examine the latest March Madness odds and beyond for Duke and UNC, with the 2023-24 campaign approaching. TheLines will keep you updated on the latest with sportsbooks in North Carolina as more information is announced.
North Carolina sports betting: title odds
Per my college basketball power rankings, the Duke Blue Devils possess a loaded roster, justifying the second-shortest price on the board at . That’s not all. Sophomore forward Kyle Filopowski is near the top of the Wooden Award odds at . He averaged 15.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game in his freshman campaign. However, Purdue’s Zach Edey is the leader in the clubhouse at , aiming to take home the honor in consecutive seasons.
Returning 74.1% of the minutes from last year’s team, which fell in the second round of the NCAA tournament, isn’t what those in Durham have come to expect. Nevertheless, Filopowski has the opportunity to expand his perimeter efficiency. Additionally, Tyrese Proctor should continue to evolve his game, already taking the reigns as the lead guard down the stretch of his first season.
Conversely, Duke’s most glaring flaw is rim protection. Derek Lively and his 7.1% block rate departed for the NBA. Filowpowski and fellow big man Ryan Young provide some assistance, but neither can fill the role that Lively left behind. Remember that he delivered six blocks in the Blue Devils’ first-round win over Oral Roberts.
Hubert Davis’ team retrieved only 38.1% of the minutes from last year, yet the key cogs remain. Speaking of bigs, the 6-foot-11 Armando Bacot will resume reign as one of the top centers in college basketball. Also, veteran guard RJ Davis should undergo positive regression offensively without Caleb Love in the picture. The latter initially transferred to Michigan before redirecting to Arizona.
Davis’ upside is a product of five-star freshman guard Elliot Cadeau. The ACC Preseason Rookie of the Year will immediately improve the Tar Heels’ ball movement. They ranked No. 310 in assists per FGM across D-I. Moreover, Stanford transfer Harrison Ingram is an undervalued add-on in that regard, given his point-forward frame. Ingram was one of 13 players to average a minimum 24% assist rate, 15% defensive rebounding rate, 5% offensive rebounding rate, 1% steal rate, and 1% block rate.
The Tar Heels were the preseason favorites to cut down the nets and failed to punch a ticket into March Madness. This time, UNC should rebound — literally and figuratively — in a big way. If you’re intrigued by their outlook, their title odds are .
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