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We get the second installment of Duke vs North Carolina tonight in Chapel Hill. The first edition saw ​Zion Williamson go down with a knee injury that he has yet to return from, a game that North Carolina won, 88-72, at Cameron Indoor. The Tar Heels are ​4-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


It's wise to see what some experts around the industry are saying before placing a wager on today's Tobacco Road matchup.


Duke vs North Carolina Predictions


KenPom Ratings

The well-known KenPom ratings is going with the Tar Heels to win, 84-83, but doesn't expect UNC to cover the spread at home.

Sports Chat Place 

The team at Sports Chat Place is also going with the Tar Heels to win straight up, and is taking it a step further by saying Carolina will also cover the spread. They think with Zion Williamson sitting out and this game being played at home in Chapel Hill that the Tar Heels will be able to overwhelm the Blue Devils.

ESPN BPI Matchup Predictor

ESPN doesn't make a call on the spread but they do predict an incredibly close matchup, assigning the Tar Heels a very slight advantage, with a 50.6 percent chance to come away with the moneyline victory.

Overall, all three experts are going with the Tar Heels to pull out a win, while the two experts making a pick with the spread are split one apiece. 


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