2019 ACC Championship Odds, Predictions & Picks

2019 ACC Championship Odds, Predictions & Picks

Written by on July 25, 2019

The Atlantic Coast Conference is the deepest, most exciting and competitive college football conference in the NCAA. On the gridiron, though, a single team has dominated the ACC. Clemson looks to continue it’s Atlantic Coast Conference run when college football kicks off in late August. Can the Tigers claim yet another ACC title? This time as even bigger favorites than they were at the start of last season? Check out the 2019 ACC Championship odds and analysis!

2019 ACC Championship Odds, Predictions & Picks

  • Clemson -350
  • Miami FL +850
  • Florida State +1400
  • Syracuse +1600
  • North Carolina State +2000
  • Virginia Tech +2000
  • Virginia +2500
  • Boston College +3300
  • Georgia Tech +3300
  • Pittsburgh U +4000
  • North Carolina +6600
  • Duke +10000
  • Louisville +10000
  • Wake Forest +10000

Does Clemson represent underlay or overlay odds to win the ACC at -350?

It’s hard to back a team at such low odds to win a conference with 14 teams, but Clemson is the most dominant football program on the planet. They certainly looked dominant when putting a beating on Alabama in the 2019 College Football National Championship.

More importantly? The Tigers return starting quarterback Trevor Lawrence and a deep group of wide receivers led by Justyn Ross and Tee Higgins. The defense must prove itself after Clelin Ferrell, Austin Bryant, and Christian Wilkins, all defensive line players, left for the NFL.

However, even if Clemson doesn’t terrorize on defense like they normally do, which team in the conference will step up and beat them for the championship? Clemson is a virtual lock at -350. They’d have to suffer a massive injury, Lawrence going down, for the Tigers to lose the conference championship.

Which team has the best shot of beating Clemson for the 2019 ACC Championship? Miami FL, Florida State, Syracuse, North Carolina State, or Virginia Tech?

Although Clemson looks unbeatable, a big injury could derail their championship hopes. If Clemson were to somehow falter, again, a big if, the team best suited to take them down might be the Syracuse Orange.

Miami FL went through some major changes during the offseason. They could need a year or two to gel. Florida State was a mess last season. It’s hard to see the Seminoles suddenly turning thing around.

Syracuse, though, beat Clemson 27-24 in 2017. Last year, they lost 23-27 to Clemson in Death Valley as a +24.5 underdog. The Orange must replace 3 offensive line starters and they must find some good linebacking play. If Syracuse does that, who knows? In any case, they probably have the best chance of beating the Tigers for the ACC Title.

Is there a longshot at +2500 odds or higher that can beat Clemson and win the 2019 ACC Championship?

Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins ranked third in the ACC in total offense. He averaged 227.2 yards per game last season. Perkins is a rising star while the Cavaliers have great depth at linebacker and in the secondary. Unfortunately, UVA is rebuilding both its offensive and defensive lines.

But, Georgia Tech, Boston College, and North Carolina are also in the midst of rebuilds. Last year’s Coastal Division Champion, the Pittsburgh Panthers, must replace 12 starters, including 4 along the offensive line. Although UVA is by no means a lock to win the Coastal Division, they at least have a true playmaker in Bryce Perkins. The Cavaliers are the best longshot play to upset Clemson for the ACC championship.

Make no mistake, though, any team looking to beat the Tigers and win the ACC will need a lot of luck. Dabo Sweeney has created a football program that rivals Alabama’s. Right now, Clemson is ahead of Alabama. The Tigers might be an overlay to win the conference at the low -350 odds.