Clemson is the -125 betting favorite at DraftKings. At those odds, the Tigers have an implied probability of 55.56% of capturing this year’s ACC football title.
DraftKings Odds on 2022 ACC Football Champion
|North Carolina State||+750|
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Clemson Tops the ACC Betting Board
The Tigers finished 10-3 overall last year, and they were unseated as ACC champion by Pittsburgh. Head coach Dabo Swinney has won at least 10 games in each of the past 11 seasons.
Clemson struggled offensively under returning QB D.J. Uiagalelei last year. Freshman Cade Klubnik could see some game action if that trend continues early in the 2022 season. Clemson’s offense ranked 99th nationally with Uiagalelei at the helm in 2021.
It’s a different story on defense as Clemson’s heralded front seven is among the best in America. The Tigers finished eighth in total defense last year.
There’s better value down the odds board, but we can’t blame you for backing Clemson to win another ACC football championship.
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NC State Lurks as a Solid Value Play
NC State QB Devin Leary is arguably the best passing QB in the ACC this year. He’s among 17 returning starters for head coach Dave Doeren. Leary threw for a single-season school record 35 TDs and more than 3,400 yards in 2021. He also has wide receivers Devin Carter and Thayer Thomas back as primary targets.
NC State travels to Clemson on Oct. 1. DraftKings has NC State’s season win total at 8.5. The price on the Over is stationed at -150 and the Under’s priced at +130.
NC State has favorable non-conference matchups against East Carolina, Charleston Southern, and UConn. It should be able to surpass that win total in 2022.
Wagering on the Wolfpack to win the ACC title will require a leap of faith, but there’s enough value here to justify that bet.
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Can Boston College Become a Cinderella Story?
Boston College is paced offensively by QB Phil Jurkovec and WR Zay Flowers. Flowers had a team-high 746 receiving yards to go with five TDs in 2021.
Jurkovec, who suffered a broken hand in the second game of last season against UMass, returned to galvanize the BC offense later in the year.
The Eagles return most of their defensive starters from a unit that held teams to an average of 173.5 passing yards per game in 2021. That ranked them third in the nation. Josh DeBerry and Jaiden Woodbey are both back to anchor the BC secondary. If the Eagles can shore up their rush defense, they could be a surprise contender for the ACC title at +4000 odds.
What Other CFB Futures Bets Can I Make?
The college football season begins on August 27, and you can explore several different betting markets at sportsbooks across the US. What team will the national championship? FanDuel offered Alabama as the +180 betting favorite to win the College Football Playoff championship game.
At DraftKings, you’ll find season win totals for all 131 FBS teams at DraftKings. As mentioned in the case of NC State above, you bet under or over a set total of wins. Always shop around the industry to compare the odds being offered at different sportsbooks before making your bets. It will pay off in the long run.
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