ACC Football Championship Odds in North Carolina

The 2022 ACC campaign has brought a lot of excitement to college football fans and bettors alike. If you’re among them, this is where you’ll find the best odds on the ACC football championship. We’ve scanned top retail and online sportsbooks and analyzed their predictions on whether or not NC teams have a chance to win the ACC this year.

Online sportsbooks aren’t legal in North Carolina yet, so if you want to bet on college football, you must visit one of the three retail sportsbooks located west of Charlotte.

The ACC is one of the most competitive leagues in college football. It comprises 14 schools split into two divisions (Atlantic and Coastal), four of which are in North Carolina: Duke, NC State, North Carolina, and Wake Forest.

Clemson is, once again, the overwhelming favorite to win the conference, while NC teams will try their best to end the 16-year-long ACC title drought (Wake Forest, 2006).

The season is already in full swing, so read our guide to catch up on the best ACC football odds and betting possibilities.

ACC Football Odds at the Best Sportsbooks

Here are the ACC football championship odds for all four teams from North Carolina, as presented by some of the country’s top legal online sports betting apps in NC.

ACC 2022 Football OddsFanDuel Sportsbook North CarolinaDraftKings Sportsbook North CarolinaCaesars Sportsbook North Carolina
North Carolina+650+500+550
Wake Forest+10000+5000+2000
NC State+24000+30000

Where Can You Bet on ACC Football in North Carolina?

North Carolina may not be bursting with options for sports bettors, but that’s likely to change in the upcoming years. 

Betting on sports in North Carolina has been available since 2021, but only in person and at a limited number of retail locations. Attempts were made to legalize online betting as well but without success. Still, there’s a realistic chance that online betting will get a green light in the foreseeable future. Here are the details.

Online Sportsbooks in NC

The legalization of online betting in North Carolina was practically a done deal, with SB 688 passing the Senate in 2021 and being set up for discussion in early 2022. The proposed legislation ultimately failed in the House by a single vote over a disagreement on college betting (ironically), the bill’s main hurdle.

This means that online betting won’t get another chance in North Carolina before 2023. If and when mobile betting launches in NC, it’ll be interesting to see whether we’ll have a full scope of the ACC football odds. Many other regulated states have imposed restrictions on college games, prohibiting betting on local and in-state games or limiting proposition bets.

Retail Sportsbooks in NC

In-person betting has been legal in North Carolina since 2019, with the first sportsbooks launching in early 2021.

There are currently three retail betting locations in NC, including two Harrah’s Casinos in Cherokee and Murphy (both featuring a Caesars Sportsbook) and Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain near Charlotte. 

Betting on the ACC football games is allowed at every NC retail sportsbook.

How Are ACC Football Odds Calculated?

The odds for ACC football or any other sports competition are calculated by professional oddsmakers. They use mathematical formulas, algorithms, and software systems to generate the opening lines, all the while factoring in team rosters, form, injuries, game-day weather, and anything else that might affect the outcome of a game or an entire season.

Once the opening lines are set, they change as the bets flow. If a sportsbook notices that the money is concentrated on one side of the betting market, it’ll try to make the other side more favorable. That’s why the odds on game day can be vastly different from last week or a few days ago.

The odds at US sportsbooks are expressed in +/- values. The bigger the plus (+) value, the bigger the potential profit, but also a lower chance of success. For instance, the odds for NC State winning the ACC championship are +30000, meaning you can win $30,000 on a $100 bet. However, we all know that’s very unlikely to happen.

The minus (-) odds indicate favorites and the higher likelihood of something happening. Wake Forest is favored to win against Louisville with odds of -175. This number suggests you need to wager $175 to gain a $100 profit from a successful bet.

Each sportsbook sets odds according to its own calculations, which is why ACC football odds differ from one book to another. For instance, there was a large discrepancy in odds for Wake Forest winning the ACC on FanDuel (+10000) and Caesars (+2000), while DraftKings (+5000) stood somewhere in the middle.

This is why you should always explore your options before rushing to lay down a bet. Investing some time in finding the best sports betting odds in North Carolina can maximize your potential profits.

ACC Football Futures Odds

The majority of college football betting action is focused on individual games, but every top-level sportsbook also allows betting on long-term outcomes.

You can predict the champion of each conference before or during the regular season, including the ACC. You can also go beyond conference betting and bet on a team to miss or qualify for the NCAAF playoffs. 

Of course, the ultimate college football futures bet is guessing the national champion, while some sportsbooks also offer player futures, specifically the Heisman Trophy winner.

What Kinds of Bets Can Be Placed on ACC Football?

If you want to learn how to bet on ACC football, you must distinguish between different types of bets, which are plentiful. We’ve already explained how futures work, now let’s look at some of the most popular betting options on individual ACC games:

  • Moneyline: Predicting which team will win the game.
  • Spread: Betting on a team to cover the spread. For instance, if Duke has -13.5, they must win the game by 14 or more points. Conversely, their opponent will need to win or lose by fewer than 14 points.
  • Over/Under: Estimating whether the cumulated points of two teams will be over or under a posted line.
  • Parlays: A multi-bet that requires guessing two or more bets for a larger payout. If only one bet loses, the whole parlay fails. Some sportsbooks allow for same-game parlays, meaning you can combine multiple selections from a single duel.
  • Teasers: With this type of multi-bet, the bettors can move the lines for spreads and totals in their favor in exchange for a smaller payout.
  • Round robins: Unlike the regular, this multi-bet consists of multiple groups of parlays.

How to Place Prop Bets on ACC Football

Listed above are some of the core football bets regarding game outcomes. Furthermore, sportsbooks also offer proposition bets (props) that can include everything from individual team and player performances to miscellaneous game stats.

Not every sportsbook has a long list of props for the ACC games, at least not compared to the NFL. But you will still find a decent number of options at top-tier books like DraftKings and FanDuel, including:

  • Winning margin (NC State to win by 7-12 points)
  • First team to score
  • Player passing yards (Jack Chambers 176.5 over/under)
  • Odd/even number of points
  • Over/under on Duke’s total points in the second half

How to Bet on ACC Football in North Carolina

Betting on ACC football in North Carolina is available at three retail locations. There’s a Caesars Sportsbook at each of the Harrah’s Casinos in Cherokee and Murphy and an independent book at Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain.

You can use one of the electronic betting kiosks; pay by cash or card, and the terminal will print out your betting slip. Bring your valid ID just in case, as the staff might require you to prove you’re of legal betting age (21 years or older).

When online betting arrives in North Carolina, you’ll first need to register at one of the licensed online sportsbooks. You can do that on either the sportsbook’s website or its mobile app. The registration form requires your name, birthday, email address, physical address, phone number, and the last four digits of your SSN.

Once your account is up and running, you should top it up using one of the available payment methods (cards, e-wallets, or other online banking services). From there, navigate to college football where you’ll see all the upcoming games and futures markets. Click/tap on corresponding odds to add them to a bet slip, type in your stake, and confirm the bet.

First-time customers can also claim the North Carolina sports betting bonuses for ACC football and other events. They’re usually available in the form of bonus bets and match deposit bonuses, some of which require promo codes.

How to Bet on the ACC Championship in North Carolina

Once the top-two ACC teams are known, the sportsbook will release the odds for the conference championship game. Of course, you can predict who will become the ACC titleholder much more in advance through the conference winner futures market.

ACC Football Partnerships

The ACC isn’t directly partnered with any sportsbook, nor is any individual college team from this conference.

ACC Football FAQ

How popular is betting on ACC football?

NCAAF betting is very popular and since the ACC is one of the most competitive college football conferences, betting on it is available at nearly all authorized US sportsbooks.

What's the closest sportsbook to a North Carolina college stadium?

There are no sportsbooks near college football stadiums in North Carolina. Truist Field in Winston-Salem (the home field of Wake Forest) is technically the closest to Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain. The two are just over 100 miles apart.

Does ACC have any partnerships with a sportsbook?

No, it doesn’t. There are no indications that the ACC will enter into a partnership agreement with any sports betting company.

Where can I bet on the ACC championship in North Carolina?

Betting on the ACC is available at three NC retail sportsbooks: Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in Cherokee, Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River in Murphy, and Catawba Two Kings Casino in Kings Mountain.

Who has the best odds on ACC football?

You can find the best ACC odds at some of the leading US sportsbooks, including DraftKings, FanDuel, Caesars, BetMGM, BetRivers, and others.

Is DraftKings legal in North Carolina?

The DraftKings Sportsbook is currently unavailable in North Carolina. However, if and when online betting becomes legal in NC, DraftKings will likely be one of the state’s first online sportsbooks.

About the Author

Sam Eggleston

Sam Eggleston is a sports journalist and editor who resides in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. He has worked for a variety of news organizations, including digital media companies SB Nation and Issue Media Group and print newspapers for Gannett, Morris and Ogden.