North Carolina vs Duke: College Basketball Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – March 6, 2021

Posted By Staff on March 6, 2021

The Duke Blue Devils (11-10) visit the North Carolina Tar Heels (15-9) as 3-point underdogs after Wendell Moore went off for 20 points in the Blue Devils 81-77 loss to Georgia Tech. The game airs on ESPN at 6:00 PM ET on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The matchup’s point total is set at 148.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 6, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

North Carolina Betting Information

  • North Carolina has managed to cover the spread in less than half its games this season, amassing a record of 10-13-1 against the spread.
  • When favored by at least 3 points, the Tar Heels are 8-6-1 against the spread this season.
  • In 41.7% of their games this season (10/24), the Tar Heels and their opponents have outscored the set over/under.
  • In their last game, the Tar Heels got a team-high 18 points from Armando Bacot in a 72-70 loss to Syracuse on Monday. They were favored by 2.5 points and failed to covered the spread, and the teams combined to score 142 points to fall short of the 150.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

North Carolina Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Armando Bacot 24 11.5 7.7 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.0
Garrison Brooks 24 10.4 7.0 1.4 0.8 0.8 0.1
Caleb Love 24 10.1 2.6 3.6 1.3 0.4 1.0
Day’Ron Sharpe 24 9.8 7.9 1.3 0.9 0.8 0.0
RJ Davis 24 8.1 2.2 2.1 0.6 0.0 1.0

Duke Betting Information

  • With a 7-13 record ATS, Duke has not consistently covered the spread this season.
  • As at least a 3-point underdog, the Blue Devils often come up short with only a 5-9 record against the spread.
  • 14 of the Blue Devils 20 games (70%) this season have covered the over/under.
  • The Blue Devils fell 81-77 to Georgia Tech in their last outing on Tuesday. Moore scored a team-high 20 points in the loss. They failed to cover the spread as 1.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go over the 145.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Duke Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Matthew Hurt 21 18.9 6.1 1.3 0.7 0.7 2.4
DJ Steward 21 12.9 3.9 2.4 1.1 0.7 1.8
Jalen Johnson 13 11.2 6.0 2.2 1.2 1.2 0.6
Wendell Moore 21 9.9 4.8 2.4 1.0 0.1 0.9
Jeremy Roach 21 8.7 2.2 2.6 0.9 0.0 1.0

Total Facts

  • North Carolina’s games this year have resulted in a higher total score than Saturday’s matchup total (148 points) in 41.7% of opportunities (10 out of 24 matchups).
  • In 10 out of Duke’s 21 games this season (47.6%), the competing teams combined for more points than the total in Saturday’s matchup.
  • The Tar Heels average 74.2 points per game against the Blue Devils’ 76, amounting to 2.2 points over the matchup’s over/under of 148.
  • This matchup’s point total is 6.5 fewer points than the 141.5 these two teams combine to allow per game in 2020-21.
  • The Tar Heels have seen a 143.7 average over/under in their games this season, 4.3 points fewer than the over/under in this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is the same as the average over/under in Blue Devils games this season (148 points).

Head to Head

Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/6/2021 Duke Duke -2.5 147.5 -144 +120 Regular Season 91-87 UNC
3/7/2020 Duke Duke -11.5 153 -733 +507 Regular Season 89-76 DUKE
2/8/2020 N/A North Carolina N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 98-96 DUKE
3/9/2019 N/A North Carolina N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-70 UNC
2/20/2019 N/A Duke N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 88-72 UNC

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