UNC vs Duke

#8 UNC

Strengths

The 6'10 Armando Bacot absolutely dominates the boards with 4 OREB/game. They score high and smother teams with blocks

1. Elite rebounding 2. Excellent Shooting 3. Creates Turnovers

Armando Bacot - (F) Plays like a peak dwight howard, dominating the glass and scoring at will. 

#8 UNC

weaknesses

UNC can struggle versus teams that have an accurate three and can avoid Bacot. 

1. Turnover Prone 2. Average FT% 3. Perimeter Defense

#2 DUKE

Strengths

Duke are the closest thing to an NBA team in the NCAA. They can drain threes, play with size, and shut down opposing offenses. 

1. Elite Shooting 2. Elite Rebounding 3. Elite Blocking

AJ Griffin - (F)  is shooting 46% from 3

#2 Duke

Weaknesses

Duke can only be beat by themselves. When they play their game and don't sabotage it with mental errors, they're at an NBA level. 

1. Steals 2. Turnovers 3. Personal fouls

Odds

Vegas is putting their money on Duke, who has been less explosive than UNC but matches up well against the Tarheels. They are a very good team with few weaknesses and can recover from bad shooting. 

Duke -4.5

PREDICTION

The game between Banchero and Bacot will be close, but Duke will dominate from the arc and take advantage of UNC's poor perimeter defense. AJ Griffin will keep Duke ahead and they will pull away late. 

Duke by 7

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