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ACC Football Betting Guide & Tips

ACC Football Betting Guide & Tips
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Long considered just a basketball league, the ACC’s football reputation has received a needed boost from Clemson’s rise to national dominance. While it’s still a conference that’s extremely top-heavy, there’s a sizeable second tier of teams capable of providing value to college football betting fans, and many of them employ pass-heavy offenses that can put lots of points on the board.

No, it’s 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, so here’s a guide to helping you do just that in the ACC.

ACC Football Odds 2019

TeamOdds
Clemson-300View All Odds
Miami (Fla.)+800View All Odds
Florida State+1800View All Odds
Syracuse+1800View All Odds
North Carolina State+2000View All Odds
Virginia Tech+2000View All Odds
Virginia+2000View All Odds
Boston College+3000View All Odds
Georgia Tech+3000View All Odds
Pittsburgh+3000View All Odds
North Carolina+5000View All Odds
Duke+10000View All Odds
Louisville+10000View All Odds
Wake Forest+10000View All Odds

To check out the latest odds or make a wager, go to our College Football Futures Odds!

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:

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 four league titles, two national championships, and another pair of College Football Playoff appearances from 2015-2018.

When considering futures 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 2013-18, six 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.

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 Dukies

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

The Blue Devils have one of the ACC’s best records against the spread in the 2010s, a function of the program often being overlooked yet featuring a savvy offensive mind in David Cutcliffe as head coach. Clemson often faces massive point spreads, especially against league foes at home.

That’s never an issue at Duke, which continues to remain competitive under Cutcliffe.

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 Duke, 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.


The ACC Football Championship game has been dominated by a handful of teams since its inception.
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 five in the first 14 title games, while the game has gone over and under seven times each in its 14-year history.

ACC Football Championship Game FAQs

  • When is the 2019 ACC Championship Game? The 2019 ACC Championship is Dec. 7, 2019.
  • Where is the 2019 ACC Championship? The 2019 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.
  • What is the last ACC football team to win the national title? The last ACC team to win the national title is Clemson in 2019.
  • Who is the favorite to win the ACC? The favorite to win the ACC is Clemson with odds of -300.

Recent ACC Football Championship Game Results

YearWinnerLoserScoreLineO/U
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
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