The ultimate common season recreation for a lot of main convention groups is Saturday, however the one in Durham between Duke and North Carolina is additional particular tonight.
Mike Krzyewski is teaching his 1,562nd and ultimate common season recreation, and 97th towards rival North Carolina. The feelings can be overflowing at Cameron Indoor Stadium as followers paying file costs to attend present their spirit and pay tribute to the superlative Corridor of Fame profession of Coach Ok.
ESPN broadcasts the particular occasion at 6:00 p.m. ET.
Duke is down barely now to an 11-point favourite at FanDuel Sportsbook. The Blue Devils are ranked No. 4 within the present AP Ballot, and Duke headlines Saturday’s college basketball slate that features a variety of different Top 25 teams closing out their common season schedule.
The over/beneath within the Duke – North Carolina recreation is 152.5, and the identical complete as when Duke blew out North Carolina 87-67 on Feb. 5.
Primarily based on the point spread, Duke has an 83.8% win chance. Most bettors are additionally supporting the Blue Devils to cowl the purpose unfold, and greater than 85% of the cash is banking on the next scoring recreation to go over the whole.
Dwell betting and prop bets can be hottest as bettors keep engaged and entertained throughout the fast-paced recreation. The Blue Devils possess probably the greatest and most versatile offenses within the nation averaging 80.3 factors per recreation. Duke additionally ranks top-10 in subject aim capturing at 48.9%, and a scorching 46.5% from past the arc over their final three video games.
The Blue Devils younger core is led by freshman Paolo Banchero, who leads Duke with 16.9 factors and seven.8 rebounds per recreation.
Banchero’s factors prop is a well-liked wager tonight on FanDuel at over/beneath 17.5 factors with heavier juice to the over (-132). His rebounding prop is 7.5 (Underneath -140). Paolo scored 13 factors with 10 rebounds in Duke’s win at North Carolina Feb. 5.
Duke (26-4) is 16-3 in convention play and has secured the ACC common season title – it’s first since 2009-10 – the identical 12 months the Blue Devils received the nationwide championship.
North Carolina (22-8) is 14-5 in ACC play.
Duke is the No. 1 seed in subsequent week’s ACC Event, forward of March Insanity and a projected No. 2 seed for the NCAA Event.
Coach Ok Tributes
Longtime ESPN school basketball broadcaster Dick Vitale paid tribute to teach Ok as he battles lymphoma and vocal twine dysplasia from the sidelines.
“I would merely say, coach, you have got been Superior, child, with a Capital A,” Vitale wrote in a letter.
Almost 100 former Duke basketball gamers can be in attendance tonight displaying their help of Coach Ok and the Duke program.
“It was mine for 42 years, but it surely’s Duke’s ceaselessly,” Mike Krzyzewski mentioned, as he is able to let go — however not able to see this finish.
The Duke – North Carolina rivalry is among the best possible in school basketball – “The venue, the groups, the group, depth,” Coach Ok mentioned. “Everybody that’s in that constructing is proud, and proud to be part of the sport.”
You’ll be able to wager on it.