The Atlantic Coast Conference used to consistently be the best when it came to college basketball, but you can’t make that argument anymore. Most people have a tough time deciding between either the Big 12 or Big Ten Conference as the best in the country, and the ACC might not even be in the number three spot.
Even though this league is no longer the best in the country, you are still going to find some great future betting options when it comes to this action. It does look like there is one clear favorite, and only about three other teams feel like NCAA Tournament locks.
Here is a look at the preseason betting odds, and the pick to win the 2023-24 ACC.
Rivals at the Top
The Duke Blue Devils are one of the teams expected to contend for a college basketball title this season, and it’s no surprise that they are big favorites to win the ACC this season. Duke currently has odds set at +120 (over at BetUS) to win the conference title, and those odds have actually fallen a bit since the season began.
You can’t really even say that there is a clear challenger to Duke this season, but the next best team is going to be the in-state rival. The North Carolina Tar Heels are next on the list at +500 and that program is trying to bounce back after a disastrous 2022-23 season.
The Virginia Cavaliers and Miami Hurricanes have the next best odds at +525 and +650 respectively. Virginia and Miami are going to spend a ton of time in the Top 25 this season, but they are also going to have to deal with some tough competition throughout the year.
You are usually going to see a ton of other teams in the +600-800 range when it comes to betting on a conference championship, but that isn’t the case this year.
Rest of the Teams
The betting odds start to get spread out in a major way after the top four teams, and it’s hard to figure out who the next teams are going to be. There are going to be some average ACC teams this season, but the season can really go either way for the teams included in the list below.
Clemson and Virginia Tech look like they can compete for the conference title this season, but that’s really where things are going to land. You are also going to see that there are some bad teams in the ACC as Louisville and Notre Dame might struggle to win even one conference game.
Syracuse and Florida State are currently listed at +5000 to win the ACC, and that basically gives them no shot this season. The Orange and Seminoles have had some great seasons in recent years, but there is a lack of talent on those programs.
- Clemson Tigers +1200
- Virginia Tech Hokies +2000
- NC State Wolf Pack +2200
- Wake Forest Demon Deacons +2800
- Syracuse Orange +5000
- Pittsburgh Panthers +5000
- Florida State Seminoles +5000
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets +10000
- Boston College Eagles +10000
- Louisville Cardinals +25000
- Notre Dame Fighting Irish +25000
Duke Gets it Done
There are some conferences where you have to check out a number of different teams to bet on the champion, but that’s not the case in the ACC. You can really stop after the first four teams as there won’t be a major surprise this season.
It might seem a bit boring betting on Duke to win the ACC this season, but that’s really the only way to go. Bet on the Duke Blue Devils at +125 as they are going to claim the conference crown.