There is no better rivalry in college basketball today than the ACC annual battle between Coach Ks Duke Blue Devils and Roy Williams North Carolina Tar Heels.
This match up you just cant be beat! No matter what their standing in the ACC or in the country for that matter, these two teams come out to absolutely kill each other! Every single time these two college basketball heavyweights go head to head the atmosphere is as if they were playing for the NCAA national title. It is that intense!
There are only a couple of rivalries in sports that can compare. The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics heated rivalry which has recently sparked up again and the Ohio State Buckeyes and Michigan Wolverines college football rivalry. That is some select company!
These Games have been so good in the past that they get national attention no matter what every year. This season we should be in for another classic Duke and UNC match up as the two teams battle for position in both the ACC standings and the countrys Top 25 rankings.
Although the Blue Devils are one of the best teams in the country they have had their struggles as of late. First it was the 12 point loss to Wake Forest which kind of gave Coach K and company a little bit of a wake up call. Duke did rebound quickly though with a convincing win over an unranked Virginia team, but they were still not ready for a very motivated Clemson team shortly thereafter.
In what has turned out to be their worst loss of the season and in recent memory for Duke, the Clemson Tigers proved that they are a squad to be feared in the ACC. The Tigers absolutely destroyed the Blue Devils blowing them out by an embarrassing 27 points which was a huge shock to the system for the once ACC leading Duke Blue Devils.
With the bad loss to Clemson and barely getting a three point win over a weak Miami team many people are beginning to ask whether or not the Blue Devils are championship contenders like they seemed to be earlier in the season.
The Tar Heels on the other hand have worked their up to the top of the ACC yet again and are red hot going into their match up against their hated rival Duke. With seven straight wins UNC is one of the hottest teams in the country. With Tyler Hansbrough in the running for another Player of the Year award, Ty LAwson, Wayne Ellington and Danny Green playing phenomenal basketball right now the Tar Heels look like there is no stopping them.
North Carolina opened up -2 but the deuce was quickly gobbled up. It now sits at NC -1.5 as of this writing on Tuesday Night. We have Duke winning this one by 3 or more so we’ll gladly take any available points here. 3* Key Release Duke +2 on the half point buy if the +2 isn’t available at any point on Wednesday.
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