2023 ACC Tournament odds, picks, predictions, and preview
It wasn’t that long ago that the ACC Tournament felt like a legitimate championship gauntlet of its own before the NCAA Tournament, with a Final Four contender almost guaranteed to emerge from the field.
Boy, does it feel like an eternity since what this conference looked like in the regular season.
Fourth-seeded Duke is the narrow favorite (+270) to win this week’s ACC Tournament after closing the regular season with six straight wins.
Also, top-seeded Miami and Virginia are tied for the second-lowest odds on FanDual (+350) before Tuesday’s opening round.
2023 ACC Here are the odds to win the tournament, courtesy of FanDuel, and our best bets to win it:
2023 ACC Tournament Betting Odds
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ACC Tournament Predictions
No team has more ACC tournament titles than Duke (21), and John Shear’s team is also on top before this week’s tournament.
The Blue Devils completed a season sweep of the Tar Heels on Saturday to polish off a six-game winning streak, with freshman big man Kyle Filipowski and junior guard Jeremy Roach forming a dangerous 1-2 punch with top talent all around. emerged as to them
It’s worth noting that Duke’s last two losses came to Miami and Virginia, the respective owners of the top offense and defense in conference play.
Both teams enjoy double byes, though the Cavaliers’ path looks particularly favorable with only three single-digit seeds on their side of the bracket.
One of those is North Carolina, priced into Wednesday as a contender despite a No. 7 seed and minimal momentum.
The Tar Heels’ elite shot-making carried them through three weeks last year, but those shots haven’t fallen all season, and their defense is too inconsistent to expect another miracle this time around.
In fact, no team in this conference stands outside the top three, if it is.
But there are a few teams that are at least worth watching this week.
NC State has shown some flashes this season, including beating Duke by 24 points in early January and hanging with Kansas for 40 minutes in late November.
The Wolfpack don’t turn it over and have two legitimate goal scorers in guards, Terquavian Smith and Jarkle Joyner, and an easy draw makes it even easier to back this group at a great price.
Also, are we sure Notre Dame is as bad as its 200/1 odds might suggest?
This team has certainly struggled in conference play (3-17), but I wouldn’t be surprised if Mike Brey’s group makes one last run for their longtime coach.
And, at this price, why not take a shot?
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ACC Tournament Picks
Honestly, this is probably one tournament I’d stay away from on the futures side in favor of game-to-game betting. But if I had to root for one team, it’s Virginia.
The Cavaliers’ defense isn’t as suffocating as it has been in years past, but they still bleed teams dry with their methodical approach and uber-efficient ball movement on the other end.
They also defeated favorite Duke in their only meeting in February and took advantage of a strong draw in this tournament with two of the biggest threats on the other side of the bracket.
I can’t say I like the short price here, on Virginia or any team near the top of the oddsboard.
Still, Tony Bennett’s team has won the tournament twice in the past decade and still employs a ruthless style that should play well in Greensboro against lesser competition.