Duke vs North Carolina Winner Is Very Clear, Says ESPN
This coming Saturday’s Duke vs North Carolina winner is very clear, says ESPN.
The worldwide leader in sports has a special computer model that allows it to predict the outcome of looming showdowns. Most recently, this weekend’s battle between the Blue Devils and Tar Heels was run through the system.
According to ESPN’s model, Duke has a 94.4 percent chance of emerging from the outing victorious.
That massive differntial should come as no great shock.
The last time these two teams squared off in Chapel Hill back in February, Duke battled back after a horrendous game and ultimately came out with a win. It may have required heroics from Tre Jones and a well-timed tip-in by freshman Wendell Moore, but the final result was a Blue Devils victory.
Currently, Duke is 24-6 and simply trying to secure good seeding in looming conference and NCAA Tournaments.
North Carolina, meanwhile, is 13-17 on the year. It is the Tar Heels’ worst campaign since 2001.
While North Carolina is arguably playing its best ball in months right now, that is not saying much. The talent disparity between them and Duke this season is just too much to overcome.
Duke will win this coming Saturday, and it will likely do so in dominant fashion.
From there both programs will get a little break, before launching straight into the ACC Tournament in Greensboro. North Carolina will likely open things up on Tuesday, whereas Duke will get a bye until Thursday’s outings.
Over the last three years, Duke and North Carolina have met in the tournament semi finals on three separate occasions. The latter team won once in 2018, whereas the former earned victories in 2017 and 2019.
The final regular season game of the season for both teams is scheduled to tip off this coming Saturday at 3 p.m. PT from Cameron Indoor Stadium.