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ACC Football Odds & Betting Tips: North Carolina Makes Big Move

ACC Football Odds & Betting Tips: North Carolina Makes Big Move

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Clemson’s ACC title odds got longer again this week after a 14-8 win over Georgia Tech. The Tigers are still a significant favorite at -350, but they opened the season at -800 and have seen their odds decline almost two-fold with a loss to Georgia and unimpressive nonconference showings.

North Carolina is the big mover this week, improving to +500 from +1200 after a dominant 53-39 win over Virginia. The Tar Heels replace Miami in the second spot on the board following the Hurricanes’ home loss to Michigan State, dropping them to third at +1200.

The Tar Heels don’t play Clemson in the regular season and now have the best chance to dethrone the Tigers and snap their streak of six straight conference titles, according to oddsmakers.

The ACC is not the SEC or Big Ten, capable of placing multiple teams in New Year’s Six games. But this isn’t about reputation - it’s about finding best bets at sportsbooks and betting websites, so here’s a guide to helping you do just that in the ACC.

ACC Football Odds 2021

Clemson-350View All Odds
North Carolina+500View All Odds
Miami+1200View All Odds
Virginia Tech+1400View All Odds
Wake Forest+3000View All Odds
Louisville+4000View All Odds
Pittsburgh+4000View All Odds
North Carolina State+4000View All Odds
Boston College+5000View All Odds
Virginia+7500View All Odds
Georgia Tech+20000View All Odds
Florida State+20000View All Odds
Duke+20000View All Odds
Syracuse+30000View All Odds

To check out the latest odds or make a wager, go to our College Football Futures page. Odds in table above via DraftKings, and current as of publication. Check out our DraftKings sportsbook review.


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How to Bet on ACC Football

Like every conference, the ACC has certain characteristics that set it apart, and bettors need to take into account when considering weekend wagers. Here are five tips to keep in mind when wagering on your sports betting app:

1. Dominance Comes in Streaks

Florida State was the class of the league from its entrance in 1991 until the founding of the ACC Championship Game, and enjoyed another run at the top of the conference from 2012-14.

In between, Virginia Tech was the program to beat. Ever since, it’s been Clemson, which is on one of the great runs in ACC history, with six league titles, two national championships, and six consecutive College Football Playoff appearances from 2015-2020.

When considering college football odds, futures markets, and season win totals, keep in mind that the league is so top-heavy it’s liable to tip over.

2. The Coastal Is Anybody’s Game

Two of the league’s big three reside in the Atlantic, meaning that the Coastal division is often up for grabs. Between 2013-2019, seven different programs won the Coastal in as many seasons, and Virginia Tech’s fall from national relevance has created a power vacuum nobody’s been able to fill. While the conference went away from divisions in 2020 and welcomed Notre Dame for a one-year stint due to the pandemic, the ACC is returning to a two-division format in 2021.

For bettors, that’s not a bad thing - the Coastal is where you’ll find a slew of competitive games with point spreads and moneylines that can be attractive to the trained eye.

3. The Overs Have It

While it may not be the Big 12, the ACC remains home to a lot of pass-happy offenses capable of producing big point totals.

Syracuse, Duke, North Carolina State, Clemson, Louisville and even Wake Forest employ offensive systems that sling the ball quite a bit, and the result is a dominance of overs - definitely something to keep in mind when perusing game totals for over/under betting.

4. Watch Those Cavaliers

Clemson may be the team winning league and national championships, but when it comes to beating the point spread, take a hard look at Virginia.

The Cavaliers have one of the ACC’s best records in terms of covering in recent years, a function of the program often being overlooked despite going 23-13-1 against the spread over the past three seasons. Clemson often faces massive point spreads, especially against league foes at home.

That’s usually not an issue at Virginia, which continues to remain competitive.

5. It’s Under the Radar

The betting lines of the top teams in college football, a group which certainly includes Clemson, are often influenced by public money - wagers made by casual bettors who are acting out of name recognition or favoritism. The good thing about the ACC?

Compared to other Power 5 leagues, there are many programs (like the aforementioned Virginia, Boston College and North Carolina State) that are capable of bringing value to bettors, and are virtually ignored by the public at large.

Like everything else about the ACC, its football reputation and value to bettors are two completely different things.

ACC Football Odds & Betting Tips: North Carolina Makes Big Move 1
The ACC Football Championship game has been dominated by a handful of teams since its inception.

ACC Football Championship Betting

Inaugurated in 2005 and played primarily in Charlotte, N.C. - with brief forays to Orlando, Jacksonville, and Tampa, Fla. - the ACC Championship pits the winners of the league’s Atlantic and Coastal divisions, which are not geographically determined.

The results have reflected the unbalanced nature of the league as a whole. Clemson has the most wins with seven in the first 16 title games, while the game has gone over and under eight times each in its 16-year history.

Recent ACC Football Championship Game Results

2020ClemsonNotre Dame34-10CLE -1060
2019ClemsonVirginia62-17CLE -2957
2018ClemsonPitt42-10CLE -2853.5
2017ClemsonMiami38-3CLE -12.548
2016ClemsonVa Tech42-35CLE -1160
2015ClemsonNorth Carolina45-37CLE -6.569
2014Florida StateGa Tech37-35FSU -3.564
2013Florida StateDuke45-7FSU -3067

ACC Football Championship Game FAQs

When is the 2021 ACC Championship Game?

The 2021 ACC Championship is Dec. 4, 2021.

Where is the 2021 ACC Championship?

The 2021 ACC Championship is at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

Can I bet on the ACC Championship Game?

Yes, you can bet on the ACC Championship Game if you live in one of the states that has legalized sports betting.

Where can I watch the ACC Football Championship?

You can watch the ACC Football Championship on ABC/ESPN.

What is the last ACC football team to win the national title?

The last ACC team to win the national title is Clemson in 2018.

Who is the favorite to win the ACC?

The favorite to win the ACC is Clemson with odds of -350.

About the Author

Dan Kilbridge for Bookies.com
Dan Kilbridge
Handicapper Dan Kilbridge writes about college football, MLB and other sports for Bookies.com after spending three years covering Tiger Woods’ comeback and the PGA for Golfweek.