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North Carolina vs Duke Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Week 7

Devon Platana
North Carolina vs Duke prediction, including college football odds and best bets for Week 7.
North Carolina vs Duke prediction, including college football odds and best bets for Week 7. / AP Photo/Ben McKeown
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The Week 7 NCAA college football schedule is filled with in-conference play, including an ACC showdown between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils. UNC is already 2-0 against its conference this season, whereas Duke is 1-1 and hoping to rebound from last week's overtime loss to rival Georgia Tech.

North Carolina vs Duke Odds

According to FanDuel Sportsbook's college football odds, North Carolina is a clear -265 favorite on the moneyline (7-point spread) in a game with an over/under of 66.5.

What should college football fans expect in this matchup, and where can bettors find value?

North Carolina vs Duke Prediction and Best Bet

While Duke has won the majority of the matchups in this rivalry, it's been all North Carolina over the last few decades. The Tar Heels have won 26 of their last 32 games against the Blue Devils, including each of the last three by a combined score of 114-48.

It's also hard to doubt the road team when UNC's offense is clicking. North Carolina averages 42.3 points (eighth) and 501 total yards per game. While Duke has a solid defense this season, the Blue Devils have given up 35-plus points in five of their last eight games against their ACC rivals.

North Carolina might not have a reliable defense, but the aforementioned offense might be too much for Duke to keep pace. The fact that the Blue Devils have also lost two of their last three games might also be a sign that they're trending down.

North Carolina has beaten Duke by at least 31 points in each of their last two meetings and while I don't expect that big of a difference this week, the Tar Heels should still win decisively. I'll take North Carolina at -7 on the spread as well as the under 66.5 total points.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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