Duke is favored over North Carolina in Mike Krzyzewski's final trip to Chapel Hill
Duke is a 3-point favorite in its rivalry game vs North Carolina on Saturday evening, according to DraftKings.
This marks Duke’s first matchup with the Tar Heels so far this season. The Blue Devils will host UNC in Durham on March 5.
Of course, this will also be Mike Krzyzewski’s final trip to Chapel Hill in his storied career. Krzyzewski is retiring at the end of the season after 42 seasons with the Blue Devils.
This will be his 41st game in Chapel Hill. He missed the second half of the 1995 season due to a back injury. For his career, Krzyzewski is 17-23 in Chapel Hill.
North Carolina winning this game would be huge for its NCAA Tournament chances. The Tar Heels have taken care of business vs. the bottom of the ACC, but lack a signature win in conference play. A victory over the Blue Devils would go a long way toward securing an at-large berth.
For Duke, this game is about extending its lead over UNC in the ACC standings. The Blue Devils are also still in the hunt for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
North Carolina has won four of the last five meetings between these teams in Chapel Hill.
Tipoff is at 6:00 p.m. ET on Saturday.