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2018 ACC Tournament Betting Preview, Odds & Analysis

2018 ACC Tournament Betting NCAA Basketball Preview

Posted by: Charlie Smith

The March Madness betting tournament might be around the corner. But this week, betting NCAA basketball players will be focused on another tournament. Simply because the 2018 ACC Tournament will deliver some of the best collegiate basketball action of the year. Let’s go over some pertinent information before breaking down some ACC Tournament betting action.

2018 ACC Tournament – March 6th-10th

When: Games Start @ 12:00 pm ET except semifinals & Championship rounds

Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

TV: ACC Network, ESPN

Stream: Watch ESPN

Seed School Conference Record Tiebreaker
1 Virginia 17-1
2 Duke 13-5
3 Miami 11-7 2–1 vs CLEM/
NCST/UNC
4 Clemson 11-7 3–2 vs MIA/
NCST/UNC
5 NC State 11-7 1–0 vs DUKE
6 North Carolina 11–7 1–1 vs DUKE
7 Virginia Tech 10–8
8 Florida State 9–9 3–3 vs MIA/CLEM/
NCST/UNC
9 Louisville 9–9 0–4 vs MIA/CLEM/
NCST/UNC
10 Notre Dame 8–10 1–0 vs SYR
11 Syracuse 8–10 0–1 vs ND
12 Boston College 7-11
13 Georgia Tech 6-12
14 Wake Forest 4-14
15 Pittsburgh 0-18

With Duke winning last year’s tournament, many sportsbook betting players are banking on the Blue Devils to come out on top once more. However, the current conference rankings favor another school: Virginia. The Cavaliers have put on a monstrous season posting a 17-1 record in conference play. This places Duke a massive 4-games behind Virginia, forcing betting NCAA basketball bookmakers to favor the Cavs over Duke. Below is a complete list of the current ACC rankings.

Looking over the ACC’s rankings, it’s clear that the Cavs have been the domineering team by far. Nevertheless, upsets are a dime a dozen in the NCAA and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Virginia get toppled. Especially since the betting NCAA basketball odds are favoring them so heavily. Let’s take a look at the 2018 ACC Tournament betting bracket to get a look at which teams could pose a problem to Virginia.

2018 ACC Tournament Betting Bracket


Opening Day || First Round || Tuesday, March 6th
  1. 12 pm ET || No. 12 Boston College No. 13 Georgia Tech [ESPN]
  2. 2 pm ET || No. 10 Notre Dame No. 15 Pittsburgh [ESPN]
  3. 7 pm ET || No. 11 Syracuse No. 14 Wake Forest [ESPNU]
Second Round || Wednesday, March 7th
  1. 12 pm ET || No. 8 Florida State No. 9 Louisville [ESPN]
  2. 2 pm ET || No. 5 NC State Game 1 Winner [ESPN]
  3. 7 pm ET || No. 7 Virginia Tech Game 2 Winner [ESPN2]
  4. 9 pm ET || No. 6 North Carolina Game 3 Winner [ESPN2]
Quarterfinals || Thursday, March 8th
  1. 12 pm ET || No. 1 Virginia Game 4 Winner [ESPN]
  2. 2 pm ET || No. 4 Clemson Game 5 Winner [ESPN]
  3. 7 pm ET || No. 2 Duke Game 6 Winner [ESPN]
  4. 9 pm ET || No. 3 Miami Game 7 Winner [ESPN]
Semifinals || Friday, March 9th
  1. 7 pm ET || Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner [ESPN]
  2. 9 pm ET || Game 10 Winner vs. Game 11 Winner [ESPN]
Championship
  1. 9 pm ET || Game 12 Winner vs. Game 13 Winner [ESPN]

Virginia undoubtedly enters this year’s ACC Tournament as the betting favorite. The Cavaliers are well-deserving of this honor and should have no problem advancing to the later stages of the tourney. Surprisingly, North Carolina is pegged as the second-highest favorite followed by Duke. All things considered, it’s probably wisest to select one of these three when placing some 2018 ACC tournament betting picks. So, what are some of the best NCAA picks and parlays players can make on this year’s tourney?

2018 ACC Tournament Betting Picks

All things considered, it wouldn’t be a terrible idea to take Virginia to win the whole thing. The Cavaliers have found tremendous success this season. On top of that, Virginia Tech is the only ACC opponent to have upset the Cavs. Nevertheless, the game against Duke could have easily gone the other way. With that in mind, bettors will want to stick with either Duke or Virginia in this year’s ACC Tournament. Below bettors can catch some highlights of last year’s ACC Championship finale. Afterwards, NCAA players can sign up now to make their ACC Tournament prediction today! 

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