North Carolina opens as significant betting favorite vs. Duke in Week 11 rivalry game
North Carolina is an 11.5-point favorite this weekend against Duke.
That’s per the initial line set by DraftKings on Sunday afternoon. The Tar Heels will be looking for their second straight win after beating Campbell on Saturday.
North Carolina put in a solid effort on Saturday vs. FCS Campbell. Drake Maye threw for 4 touchdowns and Omarion Hampton added 2 more scores in the 59-7 win. Carolina’s defense also showed some better organization in this game, limiting Campbell to 3.6 yards per play.
Duke is also coming off of a win after it beat Wake Forest on Saturday. The Blue Devils were once again without starting quarterback Riley Leonard as he’s now dealing with a toe injury.
Leonard’s status will likely be a big factor in this weekend’s game against the Tar Heels. If he can’t go, Duke will presumably turn to Grayson Loftis to make his second career start. Last week vs. Wake Forest, Loftis threw for 86 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT on 19 attempts.
Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday night in Chapel Hill.