Duke @ North Carolina
Current Records: Duke 3-1; North Carolina 2-2
What to Know
After a three-game homestand, the Duke Blue Devils will be on the road. Duke and the North Carolina Tar Heels will face off in an ACC battle at noon ET Saturday at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The Blue Devils will be strutting in after a win while UNC will be stumbling in from a loss.
Duke strolled past the Kansas Jayhawks with points to spare last week, taking the game 52-33.
Meanwhile, UNC might have drawn first blood against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets last week, but it was Georgia Tech who got the last laugh. The Tar Heels have to be aching after a bruising 45-22 defeat to the Yellow Jackets. UNC was probably expecting an easy victory given their 14.5-point advantage in the point spread, but Georgia Tech gave them no such satisfaction. No one had a standout game offensively for UNC, but they got scores from WR Josh Downs and TE Kamari Morales.
The Blue Devils’ win brought them up to 3-1 while UNC’s loss pulled them down to 2-2. A pair of defensive stats to keep an eye on: Duke is 195th worst in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, with seven on the season. The Tar Heels have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the matchup with the 207th most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up eight on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Kenan Memorial Stadium — Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- TV: ESPN2
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $50.00
The Tar Heels are a big 19.5-point favorite against the Blue Devils, according to the latest college football odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Tar Heels, as the game opened with the Tar Heels as an 18-point favorite.
North Carolina and Duke both have three wins in their last six games.
- Nov 07, 2020 – North Carolina 56 vs. Duke 24
- Oct 26, 2019 – North Carolina 20 vs. Duke 17
- Nov 10, 2018 – Duke 42 vs. North Carolina 35
- Sep 23, 2017 – Duke 27 vs. North Carolina 17
- Nov 10, 2016 – Duke 28 vs. North Carolina 27
- Nov 07, 2015 – North Carolina 66 vs. Duke 31