One of college basketball's biggest rivalries returns for another showdown as Duke takes the short trip to Chapel Hill to battle it out with North Carolina.

The Duke Blue Devils were second-best on the road again when they visited Virginia Tech, losing 60-64 for their third defeat of the season.

Tar HeelsHowever Duke did get back on track this past Wednesday, beating Clemson 70-59 at home as 12-point favorites.

The two seniors Nolan Smith and Kyle Singler came up huge again as Smith finished with 21 points, seven assists and four rebounds. Singler put up 18 points and 11 rebounds while sharpshooting guard Seth Curry scored 18 points on 6-of-13 shooting. 

Their nemesises are in good form as well as the Tar Heels have won all six games since losing to the Blue Devils in early February. 

On Wednesday the UNC Tar Heels went into Florida State and won 72-70 behind solid efforts from both Harrison Barnes and John Henson. 

Barnes notched 18 points while Henson went for 19 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks in the winning effort.

Whoever wins this weekend will capture the regular-season ACC title, so obviously there's a lot to play for. But who will ultimatley get it done? 

ACC: A Crazy Clash

NCAA Basketball odds makers view this conference slugfest as a toss-up with the line currently at a PK at most of the top sportsbooks. At Bookmaker however the Tar Heels are favored by a solitary point. 

Duke is 6-4 ATS in its previous 10 matchups while also going 5-2 ATS in its last seven road games. 

The Tar Heels enter Saturday holding a 9-3 ATS record over their 12 most recent games overall. 

Head-to-head, the road team is 6-1 ATS in the previous seven meetings between these two storied programs. We'll see if Mike Krzyzewski's crew will be able to keep that trend going.

Duke won the first meeting of the season 79-73 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, but it was North Carolina that picked up the ATS cover as 10.5-point pups. 

Matchup-wise, the Blue Devils have the edge out on the perimeter with Nolan Smith have a ridiculously efficient season filling in for the injured Kyrie Irving at the point. Seth Curry has also stepped it up as of late, and should be confident after dropping 22 points against UNC in February. 

Still, the Tar Heels have Harrison Barnes, John Henson and Tyler Zeller in the frontcourt and as such have the advantage down low.

The bench unit of Duke is probably a little better now that Reggie Bullock has been lost to injury for the Tar Heels. That could be prove to be pivotal in the closing stages if foul trouble becomes an issue. 

Free Pick: When it's all said and done UNC has been playing good ball recently and I like Roy Williams' squad to even up the season series in front of the home fans.