Duke faces UNC in hottest game of the night

 

The Duke Blue Devils will play the North Carolina Tar Heels in one of the most anticipated college basketball games on Wednesday, start time at 8:00 PM ET, at Dean E. Smith Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The No. 9 Duke Blue Devils (19-4) have lost their last two games including an 81-77 defeat to St. John’s in which Gary Trent Jr scored 22 points in 7 of 12 shooting from the field and 3 of 4 from the free throw line.

On the season, Duke basketball averages 89.6 points, 42.7 rebounds and 18.5 assists per game. Defensively, Duke basketball yields 72.4 points per game against the opposing teams.

Five players are averaging at least 11.3 points per game for Duke, they are Marvin Bagley III (21.4), Gary Trent Jr. (15.0), Grayson Allen (14.5), Wendell Carter Jr. (14.4) and Trevon Duval (11.3). Bagley III leads in rebounds with 11.2 while Duval tops in assists with 6.0 per game.

The No. 21 North Carolina Tar Heels (17-7) have snapped their three-game losing streak after beating Pittsburgh, 96-65, in which Luke Maye scored 26 points in 9 of 15 shooting from the field and 5 of 5 from the free throw line.

On the season, North Carolina basketball averages 82.8 points, 43.4 rebounds and 18.0 assists per game. Defensively, North Carolina basketball yields 72.8 points per game against the opposing teams.

Four players are averaging at least 18.3 points per game for North Carolina, they are Maye (18.3), Joel Berry II (17.3), Cameron Johnson (12.8), and Kenny Williams (11.1). Maye leads in rebounds with 18.3 while Theo Pinson tops in assists with 6.1 per game.

Duke vs North Carolina game schedule info:

Date: February 8, 2018
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
TV Channel Schedule: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Odds and Point Spread: -1.0 Duke
Prediction: UNC will win against the spread

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