North Carolina at Duke Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 11/17/2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham
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The North Carolina Tar Heels (5-5) will visit the #25 Duke Blue Devils (8-2) on Thursday night in a game between two of the top three teams in the ACC. Duke edge out North Carolina 27-25 at on the road last year.
Last Saturday, North Carolina had one of their best offensive performances of the season when they beat Pittsburgh 40-35 at home. They didn't turn the ball over in that win and they finished with 502 total yards.
The Tar Heels have scored 35.9 points per game so far this season, but they are fourth-worst in the nation in points against by giving up 41.2 points per game. Quarterback Marquise Williams has done everything for North Carolina this season, passing for 2,502 yards with 18 touchdowns, and also rushing for 623 yards and 10 more scores.
Duke had their four-game winning streak snapped over the weekend when they were upset 17-16 by Virginia Tech on their home field. They had just 326 total yards in that game and they ended up turning the ball over three times.
The Blue Devils are in the top 15 in the nation in points against by only giving up 18.1 points per game. Duke's top player has been wide receiver Jamison Crowder, who has caught 64 passes this season for 767 yards and four scores. Quarterback Anthony Boone has thrown for 1,970 yards with 14 touchdowns and just six picks.
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
North Carolina Tar Heels are 4-6-0 Against the Spread
North Carolina Tar Heels are 5-4-0 against the Over/Under
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
Duke Blue Devils are 7-3-0 Against the Spread
Duke Blue Devils are 2-7-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
North Carolina Tar Heels
11/16/14 OL Lucas Crowley Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Duke
11/16/14 OL R.J. Prince Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Duke
11/16/14 RB Romar Morris Suspension "?" Thursday vs. Duke
11/16/14 DB Ryan Mangum Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Duke
11/16/14 RB Elijah Hood Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Duke
Duke Blue Devils
11/16/14 CB Alonzo Saxton II Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. North Carolina
08/30/14 - Taariq Shabazz Leg out for season
08/21/14 TE Braxton Deaver Knee out for season
08/14/14 LB Kelby Brown Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Duke
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