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2023 ACC Preview & Season Win Total Bets

Bill Christy
Written by Bill Christy
June 29, 2023
2023 ACC Preview & Season Win Total Bets

2023 will be the first year that the ACC won't have divisions. Even after a disappointing 2022, the Clemson Tigers are favored to take home the conference championship this season. However, the Florida State Seminoles are nipping at their heels.

Will either one of these teams be hoisting the ACC trophy, or will a surprise team like NC State or Miami break through?

Check out our conference Preview & Season Win Total Bets right here! Good luck with all of your CFB Futures and be sure to check out the best sportsbook offers below.

Current Odds to Win 2023 ACC Championship

Latest Odds

Team Odds
Clemson +150
Florida State +185
North Carolina +650
Louisville +750
NC State +2200
Miami Florida +2300
Pittsburgh +2500
Duke +3700
Wake Forest +5000
Syracuse +7500
Virginia Tech +10000
Boston College +12000
Virginia +20000
Georgia Tech +20000

Florida State Seminoles OVER 10 Wins

The Noles shocked many with an early win over LSU in their 2nd game of the season. However, losses to Wake, NCST, and Clemson in 3 straight weeks curbed any sense of Seminole pride. Then, they rattled off 6 straight wins to close out the season.

This included a 35-32 win over Oklahoma in the Cheez-It bowl game. Now, many are believing the Mike Norvell has FSU back in the conversation of powerhouses. Jordan Travis ran for 7 touchdowns to go with the 24 he tossed through the air. More importantly, he tossed just 5 picks all season.

The FSU offense will be completely loaded again this season. All the main pieces are back in Travis, Benson, Coleman, Wilson, and Bell. On defense, they added Fentrell Cypress from UVA who could provide a lockdown defensive back to a solid overall returning defense.

We believe this is the year that Clemson is finally surpassed in the ACC. Look out of Jordan Travis to work his way into the Heisman conversation this year as well.

Clemson Tigers OVER 10 Wins

The Tigers ran the table in ACC play last year but suffered 2 losses in the regular season that eventually caused them to be on the outside looking in to the playoffs. They handled UNC in the ACC title game 39-10 but were knocked down by Tennessee in the Orange Bowl, 31-14.

Will Shipley surpassed the 1,000-yard mark and added 15 touchdowns for a successful 2nd season at Clemson. The Tigers were in the Top 25 of both offense and defensive rankings last season and Shipley will be back to help with the new offensive regime.

Cade Klubnik will get the nod under center from the get-go this season. While he will have Shipley in the backfield, the line and pass catchers have a lot of question marks.

However, the story will be the same on the defensive side as the Tigers will likely have a top tier defense in the country once again. It would not be surprised if they met up with FSU twice this season now that the divisions have been eliminated.

Duke Blue Devils OVER 6.5 Wins

The Blue Devils were one of the surprise teams in the ACC last season. Wins over Virginia, Miami, and Wake were all high points of the season. They finished in 3rd place in the conference and 9-4 overall.

They earned a bid for the Military Bowl where they dominated UCF 30-13. The turnover game was the biggest benefit to the Blue Devils. They finished 2nd in the country in turnover margin. That combined with being in the top 30 in defensive red zone percentage led Duke to a season that will be tough to repeat.

Duke won’t surprise many this season, but the defense should still be strong as it is the background of Coach Elko who enters his 2nd year running the show. Riley Leonard returns and brings a ball control offense with him again.

Jordan Waters will lead a backfield that should be hungry for carries and look to take advantage of the holes that Leonard will create with his mobility. Al Blades and Myles Jones will help bolster an already improved defense as the Miami and Texas A&M transfers look to provide leadership.

North Carolina Tarheels UNDER 8.5 Wins

The Tarheels were rolling through the ACC until mid-November. They held an overall 9-1 record as they stared down the last 3 games of their regular season. A chance to play for the ACC title was in sight but then GT came to town. UNC lost that one 21-17 and followed that up with a home loss to NCST 30-27.

They still reached the ACC title game, but their confidence was certainly shaken. Clemson dismantled them 39-10 in the title game. As has been the case in their recent history, the Tarheels offense thrived but their defense just could not do enough to compliment the offense.

Drake Maye is back and an early Heisman favorite behind Caleb Williams of USC. He has 2 new targets in GT’s Nate McCollum and Kent State’s Devontez Walker who transferred into Carolina. The line will need to be better after giving up almost 40 sacks last season.

On the defensive side, coordinator Gene Chizik will be in his 2nd season with 8 returning starters. But will these returners progress or be the same bunch that allowed the most points per game in the ACC again?

Louisville Cardinals OVER 8 Wins

Louisville stumbled a bit out of the gate losing to Syracuse, FSU, and BC. After that, they turned things around and picked up wins over Pitt, Wake, and NCST before getting a bid to the Fenway Bowl where they faced Cincinnati.

In the bowl game, Louisville held them to just 1 touchdown in route to the 24-7 victory. They touted a top 10 defense in the country and were 24th in turnover percentage.

Jeff Brohm is taking over a Cardinals team at an opportune time. They avoid the top tier teams in the conference due to a favorable schedule this year. He will have a new toy in Jack Plummer who transferred in from Cal and his favorite target may end up being tight end Jamari Johnson.

On defense, the QB killers are gone from the pass rush game and 3 linebackers have left as well. Incoming coordinator, Ron English will need to perform some magic with this group but if he can, the offense may be enough to keep the Cardinals in the conversation of a title run late into the season.

Miami Hurricanes UNDER 7.5

The “U” is still waiting to get back on top of the ACC. Last season was not a great step in that direction. They finished 3-5 in conference and 5-7 overall.

In the final 2 games of the season against Clemson and Pitt, it was obvious the Canes have a long road to go. They lost by an average of 4 touchdowns (28 points) over those last 2 games.

Their offense was a mess that averaged only 19.4ppg. They were outside the Top 100 in penalty yardage and turnover differential which also played a part in their struggles.

Tyler Van Dyke is back behind center but for how long? Injuries plagued his season last year and led to the mediocrity that was 2022-2023 for the Canes. His offensive line did pick up a couple of top recruits and a transfer in Javion Cohen from Bama.

The defense will be anyone’s guess as Cristobal lured Lance Guidry away from Tulane to run the defense. If the offense can be stable, the defense may get some time to improve as well.

Pittsburgh Panthers UNDER 6.5 Wins

The Panthers finished 3rd in the ACC last season with a 5-3 conference mark to go with their 9-4 overall record. Midseason losses to GT, Louisville, and UNC dashed any thoughts of competing in the ACC title game. They were able to defeat UCLA in the Sun Bowl to end their season 37-35.

The Pitt defense was one of the best in the country against the run. They held opponents to just 3.4 yards per carry which ranked them 14th in the nation. Their offense was just middle of the road which did not help their defense enough to get this squad over the top.

Pitt will have more holes to fill than they have had in many years. Majority of the defense from last year are not returning and the same can be said for the offensive line.

Boston College transfer, Phil Jurkovec will have his hands full trying to operate an offense that loses their top running back and wide receiver. The 2023 season could be a very rocky one for the Panthers.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons OVER 6 Wins

Wake seemed to breakdown at the midpoint of the season last year. After a 6-1 start, the Deacons finished with a 1-4 mark to finish the regular season. That early loss was to Clemson by just 6 points in a game that could have changed the trajectory of their seasons.

They were then invited to the Gasparilla Bowl where they defeated Missouri 27-17. On offense, the Deacons ranked 17th in the country, averaging 35.4ppg. Sam Hartman was the engine that made that offense run as he tossed 38 touchdowns and held a 159.5 QBR.

Hartman bolted for ND, but Coach Clawson is excited about the prospect of Mitch Griffis behind center. He will have a ton of talent to throw it around to all over the field. The group of Banks, Morin, and Greene will be one of the best receiving groups in the conference.

The defense struggled in conference last year and lost most of their starters. However, that could be a good thing as a new batch of talent comes in to replace them. A trip to the title game will not be within reach but an over .500 record should be.

North Carolina State Wolfpack OVER 6.5 Wins

The Wolfpack was riding high after going 7-2 through their 1st nine games of the season last year. But back-to-back losses to Boston College and Louisville derailed any hopes of competing in a top tier bowl game. Instead, they were sent to the Duke’s Mayo Bowl where they were held to just 12 points by the Maryland Terps and lost 16-12.

Holding opponents to just 20.5ppg, the Wolfpack ranked 15th in the country statistically. On the offensive side, they never got a solid run game going as they barely cracked 100 yards per game.

Majority of the Wolfpack’s success will rely on UVA transfer, Brennan Armstrong. He struggled last season but there is hope this year with the reunion with his old coordinator, Robert Anae.

The defense should be a strong point once again, especially with Payton Wilson opting to return instead of entering last year’s NFL draft. If Brennan can get back to his solid play from a couple of years ago, the Wolfpack could surprise some teams this season.

Syracuse Orange UNDER 6.5 Wins

The Orange had a 2022 season that was a tale of 2 halves. The 1st half was filled with a 6-0 record. The 2nd half, things got ugly, as they lost 6 of their last 7 games.

In games they put up points, they were unable to stop the opposition’s offense. In the ones where they held their opponents’ offenses in check, they were unable to capitalize with their offense.

While the defense lost much of the secondary and the offense lost Sean Tucker in the backfield, the Orange do bring back Garrett Shrader. Shrader showed serious promise last season and if he is able to take another step forward this season, the Orange could be in line for another bowl appearance.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets UNDER 4.5 Wins

Georgia Tech never really got going in 2022. They had back-to-back wins just once and never put together a win streak. While they finished just 5-7 on the year, they oddly were able to grab 3 of those wins on the road.

Ranking 12th in turnover margin, you would think they would have been able to get a couple more wins. Their offense was just beyond subpar which was the reason they could not capitalize on these turnovers.

Tech brough in Haynes King from A&M and Dominick Blaylock from UGA to be their new connection through the air. Hopefully for them, the offensive line made some strides during the offseason as they were on of the worst in the conference in protecting their QBs last year. The defense lost some big names at linebacker and in the secondary so we like the under here for the Yellow Jackets.

Virginia Cavaliers OVER 3.5 Wins

The Cavaliers truly struggled in 2022-2023. They managed only 1 win in conference (GT) and 3 wins overall. While the defense seemed to be doing their best and holding opponents to just 3.7 yards per carry on the ground, the offense provided very little to help. Averaging just over 2 touchdowns per game is never going to be good enough in a conference like the ACC.

The defense should be sneaky good again as they return 6 starters from the group that held teams to just 24ppg last season. The offense, however, is a total unknown.

Jay Woolfolk will try to fend off Tony Muskett for the starting QB job. No matter who wins the job, they will have questions marks upfront and in their receiving core.

Virginia Tech Hokies UNDER 3.5 Wins

Blacksburg had little to cheer for last year. The Hokies were just 3-8 on the year and won just 1 ACC game. Offensively they averaged only 18.5ppg which ranked 118th in the nation.

Turnovers, penalties, and time of possession saw the Hokies ranked outside the Top 100 in each of those statistical categories.

The QB spot is still up in the air between Grant Wells and Baylor transfer, Kyron Drones. The defense will only bring back 5 starters leaving just as many question marks on that side of the ball. Brent Pry does not give us much hope that this Hokies squad will make a turn around this season.

Boston College Eagles UNDER 5.5 Wins

2022 was a season to forget for the Eagles and their fans. They stole a win over NCST and Louisville by 1 point each and added a 3rd win over an inferior Maine team.

Outside of those, BC lost the other 9 games of the season. The point differential for the season was an ugly -15.6. Losing by an average of over 2 touchdowns per game left many with a bitter taste in their mouths as they headed into this offseason.

The Eagles will have a more stable offensive line this season for Emmett Morehead, but the defense will likely be more of the same. After allowing over 30ppg last season, 5 starters return, and Jeff Hafley will need much more out of this year’s group in order to pick up more than the 3 wins they got last season.

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