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Duke and North Carolina meet Saturday for the third time this season.

Beats' picks: Will Duke men's basketball defeat North Carolina in Final Four rubber match?

The stakes have never been higher for No. 2-seed Duke and No. 8-seed North Carolina, with the two sides facing off Saturday in the Final Four in New Orleans for the first time in NCAA tournament history. With a spot in the national championship game on the line, here's who our beats predict will come out on top.