Las Vegas has released ACC Championship odds for all of the ACC teams, and UNC Football comes in with tied for fifth best odds out of all the teams in the conference. The Sportsbook Bovada says Florida State has the best odds of winning it all at 2/5, with Miami surprisingly coming in second at 11/2 odds.
North Carolina is listed at 15/1 odds to win the ACC Championship, the same odds as Duke and first year ACC member Louisville. In-state rival NC State has tied for second worst odds at 66/1 with Syracuse, and Wake Forest has the worst odds at 150/1.
Here are all the odds, listed from best chances to worst.
Florida State: 2/5
Virginia Tech: 10/1
North Carolina: 15/1
Georgia Tech: 25/1
Boston College: 50/1
N.C. State: 66/1
Wake Forest: 150/1
I’m not surprised by Florida State with such high odds at the top, but I am very surprised with Miami and Virginia Tech having the second and third best odds in the conference. Virginia Tech lost quarterback Logan Thomas and have a tough ACC slate, having to play on the road against UNC, Pitt and Duke. Miami also lost their quarterback, Stephen Morris, to the NFL and will need a healty and first team All-ACC type season from Duke Johnson to come out on top of a tight ACC Coastal race.
I think UNC’s odds are about right; they seem to have about the same chances at Louisville and Duke. Games against Clemson on September 27th, Virginia Tech at home on October 4th and Duke on November 20th will be must wins if the Tar Heels want to take home the ACC title crown. But getting past Heisman winner Jameis Winston and Florida State will be tough.
The same sportsbook gave UNC a 100/1 chance of winning the College Football FBS Championship, the same odds as Arizona, Iowa and Washington, among others. That might not be a bad bet to think about if you are a Tar Heel fan with a lot of faith in Coach Fedora coming into his third season in Chapel Hill.
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