Last Updated Mar 11, 2023, 8:30 PM
ACC Tournament Betting Trends & Action Report
US Sports Betting Industry Expert
ACC Tournament betting heads to the championship game, one of four major conference finals on the Saturday schedule, among a slew of other title games. And Duke once again finds itself going for the automatic NCAA Tournament bid.
The fourth-seeded Blue Devils square off against No. 2 seed Virginia.
Multiple oddsmakers provide their insights on ACC Tournament betting odds, trends and action. Check back for updates up until tipoff.
ACC Tournament Odds
No. 4 Duke vs No. 2 Virginia
Opening line: Duke -2; Over/Under 123
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET Saturday (ESPN)
UPDATE 7:15 P.M. ET SATURDAY: With tipoff 75 minutes out, Duke is laying 3 points in WynnBet's ACC Tourmament odds market. The Blue Devils opened -2 in the wee hours Saturday and have spent the rest of the day toggling between -2.5 and -3.
Duke is taking 70% of spread tickets, but spread money is closer to two-way, at 55% on the Blue Devils. There's much more of a moneyline lean toward Duke, with tickets and money beyond 5/1.
WynnBet opened the total at 123, went to 123.5 this morning and 124 in the past hour. Tickets and money are running 3/1 on the Over.
UPDATE 10:15 A.M. ET SATURDAY: Duke opened at -2.5 (-105) overnight in BetMGM's ACC Tournament betting market. The number hasn't changed, but the juice briefly got to -115 this morning, and the line is now Blue Devils -2.5 flat.
Duke is netting 58% of early spread bets and 69% of early spread dollars. BetMGM sports trader Christian Cipollini said that, with more than 10 hours until tipoff, there's not much in the pot on the spread. But the conference tourney futures highlight a need.
"Duke is a loser for the book. We're hoping Virginia can pull it off," Cipollini said.
BetMGM opened the total at 123.5 (Under -115), and there's been no movement thus far. However, early tickets and money are beyond 9/1 on the Over.
UPDATE 12:30 A.M. ET SATURDAY: Not long ago, Duke could be had at 50/1 in March Madness odds. The Blue Devils are still 40/1 in some spots to win the national title. But in the first year AK (After Krzyzewski), new coach Jon Scheyer has Duke on a timely eight-game winning streak.
The latest victory came in Friday's ACC semifinals. The Blue Devils closed as 2.5-point favorites against No. 1 seed Miami and notched an 85-78 win. It was the third straight spread cover and fourth in five games for Duke (25-8 SU, 14-19 ATS).
Up next for Duke is Virginia (25-6 SU, 12-17-2 ATS). The Cavaliers, who allow opponents just 60.5 ppg this season, kept No. 3 Clemson locked down in a 76-56 rout as 3-point favorites. Virginia has won four in a row and eight of its last 10, but the Wahoos are just 4-5-1 ATS in that span.
Duke hit the ACC Tournament odds board as a 2-point chalk for the final, with a tidy total of 123. Neither number moved late Friday night/early Saturday. Check back throughout the day Saturday for updates on odds, action and betting splits.
In one regular-season meeting, Duke and Virginia went to overtime, with the Cavaliers prevailing 69-62 as 6-point home favorites on Feb. 11. The game went to OT tied at 58, for those perhaps eyeing the total in the ACC final.