Date/Time February 15, 6:00 p.m. EST
In the southeastern region of the country the biggest storyline over the last week has been the weather. Snow has pounded the south and it has forced the cancellation of many great college basketball games. One of the games that were cancelled was the game between the Duke Blue Devils and the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Chapel Hill PD reported early Wednesday afternoon that all of the streets in Chapel Hill was on gridlock. As expected with unsafe roads and horrendous winter weather hammering the Triangle, North Carolina vs. Duke game has been canceled. College basketball fans were disappointed that they missed out on one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports, but they won’t have to wait long to see the Duke Blue Devils back in action again.
On Saturday afternoon the Duke Blue Devils will be a part of another rivalry as they host the Maryland Terrapins. This rivalry will soon lose its luster as these teams will no longer play one another on a regular basis. Duke holds a 2.5 game lead over the Terps in the ACC standings and they have won five more games on the season.
The latest college basketball betting trends favor the Blue Devils in this ACC meeting. The Terrapins are 1-6 against the spread (ATS) in their last 7 road games when playing against a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games when they take on a team with a winning home record, but they are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games.
The Blue Devils are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games when they play against a team with a road winning percentage of less than .400, 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games when playing against a team with a winning straight up record and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 when playing against a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference In the series meeting the edge also belongs to the Blue Devils. The Terrapins are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings, which also coincides with the fact that the favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Terrapins are a feisty bunch and they have recorded some big wins this season and have hung around with other teams that they have lost to, like the Virginia Cavilers. They will be fired up to take on Duke, but the Blue Devils will be rested and ready to go. The end result will be a big blowout by the Blue Devils.
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