March Madness betting line potential is large for a surprise winner in this event as the Atlantic Coast Conference is wide open with plenty of March Madness bet parity.
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Duke is always an attractive commodity with the March Madness odds as a perennial Final Four contender, ACC power, and name brand team with the public. Duke’s popularity at times can make them an overlay but that does not scare gamblers, particularly casual ones who don’t follow regular season college basketball, to follow them.
Duke was a powerful 27-3 straight up this season while going a decent 16-13 against the spread to show better than expected board value. The strength of Duke was their high octane offense that ranked 9th in the nation with 81.7 points per game. The defense was also solid and allowed just 63.7 points per game.
Nolan Smith led Duke with 21.3 points per game and was also the top assist man with 5.2 per game. Mason Plumlee was a dominant rebounder with 8.8 per game.
North Carolina is another highly popular basketball betting madness March commodity with name brand recognition that can often cost them board value and make them into an overlay. North Carolina had a record of 23-6 straight u and 14-12 against the spread.
The Tar Heels were one of the hottest teams on the board down the stretch as they paid out in 9 out of 12 games from January 18 through March 2. North Carolina is also an excellent offensive team as they averaged 77.2 points per game while the defense showed steady improvement down the stretch.
The Tar Heels are a well balanced team as Tyler Zeller had a team best 14.6 points per game while Kendall Marshall led the Heels in assists with 5.4 per game and John Henson was the leading rebounder with 9.6 per night.
Although North Carolina and Duke are the leading March Madness betting line favorites in the ACC there are plenty of potential spoilers as always.