NCAA football betting fans see four top teams that should be in contention for the ACC title and serve as valuable college football gambling commodities.
Miami-FL, Virginia Tech, North Carolina, and Georgia Tech are the favorites of the Coastal while Duke could be a spoiler as they attempt to make their first bowl in 17 years.
Miami-FL is in year 4 of the Randy Shannon regime and the Hurricane alum has done a good job of cleaning up the program, stepping up recruiting, and increasing expectations. The Canes have 6 starters returning on offense led by junior quarterback Jacory Harris, who passed for 3352 yards and 24 touchdowns last year.
All top ball carriers and receivers return. The defense returns 7 starters and is highly athletic. Miami’s big problem is the schedule that could wear them down as they are at Ohio State, at Pitt, at Clemson, and at Georgia Tech to play top contenders while they host Florida State, Virginia Tech, and South Florida.
Virginia Tech is a perennial contender with 8 starters back on offense led by senior quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who passed for 2311 yards and was the team’s 2nd leading rusher. The defense lost 7 starters but is loaded with talent and traditionally consistent as the Hokies have held opponents to under 17 points per game 6 straight years.
And as always, special teams will give the Hokies and edge with the NCAA odds.
North Carolina is touted as one of the top defensive teams in the land and is the most experienced team in the ACC with 10 starters back on offense and 9 on defense. If Carolina can increase offensive production they will bring plenty of value with the college football lines.
Georgia Tech was the ACC champion last year and returns 6 starters on offense led by senior quarterback Joshua Nesbitt, who passed for 1701 yards and ran for 1205 more as the 1st team All ACC QB. Tech was 11-3 and if they can shore up the defense Nesbitt makes them an ACC contender.
Duke returns 9 starters on offense and 6 on defense and has actually shown a NCAA football betting profit in David Cutcliffe’s first two years on the job. A bowl is not out of the question and improvement is obvious.
Mike London takes over a 3-9 Virginia team that’s rebuilding.