Thoughts From Chapel Hill
Written by: Trey Edge
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Duke @ Louisville: The Blue Devils travel to take on a Louisville team in turmoil after the canning of Head Coach Chris Mack. The Cardinals have lost 5 of 6 and their last 4 losses have been by double digits. Louisville has also struggled to score, scoring less than 67 pts in 4 of their last 5 games. Duke got a scare against Clemson but pulled out a 2 point win earlier this week. The Blue Devils average over 82 pts a game. What happens when Duke loses or gets a wake up call? Watch out next opponent as we saw last weekend against Syracuse. Duke rolls.
PLAY: DUKE -9
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LSU @ TCU: LSU snapped a 3 game losing streak with a win over Texas A&M. They are a very good defensive team but youth and injuries are an issue right now. The Tigers turn the ball over too much and their top 3 players are questionable for the game. TCU has lost 2 of their last 3 after a 12-2 start but are
8-2 ATS their last 10. The Horned Frogs are also strong defensively so we expect a hard fought low scoring game. With the possibility of multiple players being out for LSU combined with the youth, it’s hard to trust them on the road.
PLAY: TCU +3
Oklahoma @ Auburn: Man are the Tigers flying high looking for their 17th win in a row. Coach Bruce Pearl has his ultra athletic team now at #1 in the polls. The Tigers average almost 80 pts a game and are undefeated at home. Oklahoma comes off a big win at West Virginia but have lost 4 of 5 and have only
scored over 65 pts once in those games. Add in the fact that Auburn escaped their last game with a 55-54 win over Missouri and this could get ugly. Raucous crowd plus a mid week close win a Coach can build off of? Yes please.
PLAY: Auburn -9.5
Hofstra @ UNCW: Speaking of hot, UNCW is one of the hottest teams in the county as they go for their 11th win in a row. Yet they continue to get no respect in regards to the spread. The Seahawks won as a dog earlier this week and now return home to a Trask Coliseum that will be crazy. Hofstra has been playing well too, winning 4 in a row. They average 76 pts a game but also give up 73. Hofstra has also
been shaky on the road. We think UNCW will be hard to stop offensively. Ride this train until we get thrown off. 10 game win streak and a home dog?
PLAY: UNCW +5