2017 ACC Championship Odds & PicksNoah Williams
With the ACC being absolutely loaded with approximately 10 teams expected to reach the field for the quickly approaching NCAA Basketball Championship tournament, this year’s college hoops conference tournament could literally be won by just about anyone.
Will the favored North Carolina Tar Heels be able to hold off the pack for this year’s conference crown or will a underdog or longshot ballclub upset the entire apple cart? Let’s find out now.
ACC Championship Tournament Odds
March 7-11, 2017 @ Brooklyn, NY
|North Carolina State||+15000|
The Favorite To Win The 2017 ACC Championship: North Carolina +190
The Tar Heels (26-6, 14-4) will hit the conference tournament having won five of their last six regular season games including Saturday’s 90-83 win over Duke.
Carolina ranks 11th in the nation in scoring (85.0 ppg) and has an elite player in small forward Joel Jackson (18.4 ppg), not to mention the fact that the Heels led the country in rebounding (40.1 for/27.8 against).
The Smart Bet To Win The 2017 ACC Championship: Virginia +400
The Cavaliers may not have a bunch of elite scorers (they have none), but what Virginia does have is the nation’s No.1 defense (54.9 ppg) and that tells me they can beat anyone on any given day. The Cavs have won three straight while holding Carolina to a mind-boggling 43 points before limiting Pittsburgh to just 42 points in their regular season finale.
The Value Pick To Win The 2017 ACC Championship: Florida State +650
The Seminoles will hit the conference tournament having won three of their last four games and six of nine overall. Florida State has recorded wins this season over nationally-ranked Florida, Virginia, Duke, Notre Dame and Louisville and have one of the nation’s best backcourts in Dwayne Bacon (16.9 ppg) and Xavier Rathan-Mayes (10.4 ppg).
The Longshot Pick To Win The 2017 ACC Championship: Syracuse +2500
At first glance, Syracuse doesn’t look very dangerous as the Orange ranks 109th in scoring (76.4 ppg) and 136th in points allowed (70.7 ppg), but then you look up and realize that Syracuse has beaten nationally-ranked conference rivals in Florida State, Virginia and Duke – and that’s when you realize that the Orange are dangerous with a capital ‘D’.