NCAA Football Betting – ACC Picks

by on October 3, 2009

Conference play is just getting started and while most people are eyeing the SEC and Big 12, there will a couple of great games in the ACC this week. Here is a preview with some picks:


Florida State Seminoles @ Boston College Eagles

Sportsbook odds: Florida State -4


Would you really trust Florida State at this point? They lost at home to Miami, then nearly lost at home to Jacksonville State, then crushed the BYU Cougars on the road, then lost at home to South Florida. Now they head on the road to face Boston College, who is a little bit underrated this year.


The Eagles are 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the conference, which is better than most people had them pegged. Now they get to face Florida State, who has had their confidence shot.


The Eagles played well last week at home, getting ahead 24-10 on Wake Forest before they needed overtime to outlast them. The Eagles are in the midst of a brutal schedule but this is very much a winnable game for them.


Florida State’s defense has been abysmal this year and even their offense is having trouble finding consistency. Look for the Eagles to squeak this one out for a second week in a row.


Sports Betting System Pick: Eagles +4


Virginia Tech Hokies @ Duke Blue Devils

College Football Odds: Virginia Tech -16.5


Since the Hokies joined the ACC, they are 5-0 against the Duke Blue Devils. They have absolutely dominated them too and the games haven’t been close whatsoever.


In their five wins, the Hokies winning margin has been by at least 24 points in each contest. Beyond that, in the last two contests in Durham, the Hokies have outscored the Blue Devils 44-7.


This game presents a big disparity in talent between Duke and Virginia Tech. The Hokies are a very talent rushing team and their defense is among the best in the country. Meanwhile, Duke has a couple of nice pieces but they are nowhere on the level of the Hokies. After all, Duke is a basketball school.


Duke is coming off a big win against North Carolina Central but let’s be honest: they are not the Hokies.


The Blue Devils are going to have a tough time containing the Hokies ground game and they don’t have the weapons to come from behind.


Sports Bet Online Pick: Hokies -16.5

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