Recently, William Hill sports book released their odds for all the football conference champions. BrandonMarcello, of 247 sports, wrote an article giving you his best bets, sleepers and don’t touch ’em. I’ve posted his thoughts under the ACC odds listed below.
Since it’s a no brainer that Clemson is favored to win the ACC, I would assume that the odds to win from any other Atlantic division team would be worse and not necessarily reflect how good they really are. Louisville and FSU have greater odds than both Miami and UNC but I’m not sure both Costal teams are better than Louisville. The jury is still out on FSU, in my opinion. North Carolina is the team that I think will have a big year from the Costal but I just don’t feel comfortable placing money on anyone other than Clemson to win the ACC championship. I believe Louisville will be runner up to Clemson in the Atlantic division.
North Carolina: +1400
Virginia Tech: +1800
Florida State: +2000
NC State: +3000
Wake Forest: +6000
Boston College: +10000
Georgia Tech: +15000
Best bet: Miami will be a hot pick for those thirsting to break up the Clemson dynasty, but don’t count on that happening in 2020. The Tigers are loaded and deserve to be the heavy favorites with 85.7 percent odds of winning the ACC for a sixth straight year. Trevor Lawrence is gunning for the Heisman Trophy and the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, and he might just get both. A $1,000 bet will only grab ‘ya $167 with the favorites in the ACC but it’s probably the safest bet in the country.
The sleeper: Give me North Carolina all day every day. Quarterback Sam Howell is fantastic to watch and the offense should be roaring again after recording a 1,000-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers in Mack Brown‘s first season back leading the Tar Heels. Howell threw for 3,641 yards and 38 touchdowns as a freshman. Don’t forget North Carolina nearly upset Clemson last season, but failed to convert a two-point conversion in the final 2 minutes of a 21-20 loss. UNC does not play Clemson during the regular season this year. I like the Tar Heels to be the biggest challenger at unseating Clemson with a meeting in the title game.
Don’t touch ‘em: Virginia Tech has the fourth-best odds to win the ACC, but things don’t seem to be clicking this offseason in Blacksburg. Four players left the team before mid-February hit the calendar, Fuente flirted with Baylor about potentially taking over for Matt Rhule and then the coach said he would block any former players in the transfer portal from returning. A bit hypocritical, wouldn’t you say? Never mind that: the Hokies don’t have the firepower to compete after an 8-5 season.