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Duke-UNC Game Odds: 2011 ACC Tournament Top Seed Expected To Be Carolina's, But Barely

Saturday night's game between the Duke Blue Devils and North Carolina Tar Heels (8 pm ET, CBS): the biggest game of the college basketball season so far? I'd say so. Not only is it the sport's biggest rivalry -- on a national scale, at least -- the winner gets the inside track to the most prestigious basketball conference's tournament title.

The spread opened with Duke and Carolina a pick 'em, but has moved to favor the Tar Heels by one. The over/under right now is 149, with the money expecting a slightly lower-scoring game than last time.

In round one, Nolan Smith and Seth Curry led the boys in deep blue on a comeback against the visiting Heels, winning 79-73. Since then the Dukies have won five of six, dropping a court-stormer to the Virginia Tech Hokies, while UNC has won all six of its games, the most recent featuring a buzzer beater by Harrison Barnes against the Florida St. Seminoles.

For more on Duke-UNC, visit Carolina March and Duke Basketball Report. And SB Nation's NCAA basketball hub, too.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.