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|2018 ACC STANDINGS
North Carolina at Miami-Florida (Thurs. - ESPN, 8:00 p.m. ET)
The Tar Heels will battle the Hurricanes on Thursday night, and the 'Canes opened as three-touchdown favorites, but the line is down to 18 as of Wednesday morning. UNC is looking to build upon the positive momentum after last week's home victory against Pittsburgh, a surprise after opening with back-to-back losses at California and at East Carolina. The Tar Heels are 4-0 ATS in the past four conference games, while going 5-1-1 ATS in the past seven overall and 4-0 ATS in their past four against teams with a winning record. They're also 8-3 ATS in their past 11 appearances on a Thursday. It's the flip side for Miami, as they're 2-6 ATS in the past eight overall and just 1-6 ATS in their past inside the ACC. The Tar Heels are 4-1 ATS in the pst five meetings in this series, while the underdog has a solid 10-3-1 ATS mark in the past 14 meetings. The 'under' is also 4-0 in the past four in Miami.
Syracuse at Clemson (ABC, 12:00 p.m. ET)
Clemson is looking to exact a little revenge against Syracuse after suffering their lone regular-season loss against the Orange last season. The Orange have been putting up video-game numbers, especially with QB Eric Dungey leading the way. He is a dual-threat quarterback who can do it through the air and on the ground, and he actually might be better running. The Orange are 3-0-1 ATS in their past four, and 7-3 ATS in the past 10 against teams with a winning overall mark. Syracuse is also 6-1 ATS in the past on the road. Clemson has covered just once in the past five overall, and they're 2-5-1 ATS in the past eight against teams with a winning overall mark. The under is 4-1 in the past five in this series, with the under 19-6-1 in Syracuse's past 26 overall and 11-4-1 in their past 16 against teams with a winning record. The under is 10-4-1 in the past 15 overall, while ging 4-0 in their past four at Death Valley.
Temple at Boston College (ESPNU, 12:00 p.m. ET)
The Eagles were sailing along with three wins and a Top 25 ranking heading into Purdue last week, but the Eagles suffered the loss and are back among the ranks of the unranked. The Owls started out with two ugly losses to FCS Villanova and Buffalo at home, but they won 35-14 at Maryland as a 15-point underdog, and they covered against Tulsa last week, too. Temple has covered 11 of the past 15 against teams with a winning record, and they're 21-9 ATS in the past 30 overall. Despite last week's non-cover, the Eagles are 11-2-1 ATS in their past 14 overall. They're also 5-1-1 ATS in the past seven games at home.
Bowling Green at Georgia Tech (ACC Network, 12:00 p.m.)
The Yellow Jackets step back out of conference after a pair of ACC losses, including a beat down from Clemson last week. It's a pair of 1-3 SU clubs doing battle, and neither team has been particularly hot against the number. The Falcons are 4-1 ATS in the past five road games, but they're just 8-21 ATS in the past 29 overall and 1-11 ATS in the past 12 non-conference tilts. For the Ramblin' Wreck, they're a respectable 7-3 ATS in th past 10 at home, but 0-6 ATS in their past six overall and 0-4 ATS in their past four in September. The over is 5-0 in BG's past five road games and 10-1 in the past 11 overall. For the Jackets, the under is 5-2 in the past seven against a team with a losing overall mark.
Virginia at North Carolina State (ACC Network, 12:20 p.m.)
The Wolfpack host the Cavaliers in the ACC opener for N.C. State, while the Hoos look to move to 2-0 inside the league after opening with a win over Louisville last weekend. Both teams have been impressive against the number lately, going 4-0 ATS in the past four for UVA, while going 8-2 ATS in the past 10 against teams with a winning overall mark. UVA is also 13-6-1 ATS in the past 20 road games against a team with a winning home record, too. For N.C. State, they're 4-1-1 ATS in the past six against a winning side, but they're just 3-7 ATS in the past 10 at home. However, they're 4-1 ATS in the past five at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh against a team with a winning road record.
Pittsburgh at UCF (ESPNU, 3:30 p.m.)
It might get worse before it gets better for the Panthers. They lost at North Carolina last week, giving the Tar Heels their first victory, now they battle UCF on the road in the heat and humidity of Florida. Pitt has posted a solid 4-1 ATS mark in their past five against teams with a winning record, and they're a perfect 4-0 ATS in the past four after a straight-up loss. However, Pittsburgh is 7-19-1 ATS in the past 27 non-conference tilts. UCF spanked Florida Atlantic last week, and they're 4-1 ATS over the past five games. They're also a solid 5-1 ATS in the past six in the month of September. The under is 6-1 in Pitt's past seven on the road, and 5-1 in their past six against winning teams. The under is also 12-4-1 in the past 17 overall for the Panthers. The under is 4-1 in UCF's past five against the ACC, but the over is 6-2 in the past eight overall and 6-1 in their past seven at home.
Rice at Wake Forest (ACC Network, 3:30 p.m.)
The Owls of Rice head for the Triad to battle the Demon Deacons, a team which has been ice-cold against the number. Wake is 2-2 SU, but a dismal 0-4 ATS to start the season. The 'over' has connected in their past three, and they have allowed 97 points over the past two outings. The Owls have been dumped in each of their three games against FBS teams, but they're a respectable 2-1 ATS in this games. The 'over' has hit in each of their four games so far, allowing 40 or more points in each of their three FBS games while scoring at least 22 points in each of their four contests overall.
Florida State at Louisville (ESPN2, 3:30 p.m.)
These two sides have been perennial powerhouses in the ACC, but someone is going back to the practice field next week with a third loss before the calendar flips to October. The Seminoles have really had a difficult time against the number, going 1-3-2 ATS in the past six on the road while going 1-8-2 ATS in their past 11 inside the conference, including each of their two ACC games to date. For Louisville, they're not much better, going 7-19-1 ATS in the past 27 overall and 2-9 ATS in the past 11 games at home. The 'under' is 12-3-1 in the past 17 road games and 19-6-1 in the past 26 inside the ACC. For Louisville, the under is 4-0 in their past four at home and 7-1 in their past eight overall. However, the over is 4-0 in the past four games in this series.
Virginia Tech at Duke (ESPN2, 7:00 p.m.)
The Hokies and Blue Devils will square off at Wallace Wade Stadium with the Gobblers looking to bounce back after a stunning straight-up loss at Old Dominion last week as 29-point favorites. Duke has posted a 4-0 SU/3-1 ATS mark, and they're looking to stay hot against winning sides. The Blue Devils are 5-0 ATS in the past five against teams with a winning overall record. Duke is also 6-1 ATS in the past seven overall, while going 8-3-1 ATS in their past 12 games overall at home. The Hokies have limped to a 2-5 ATS mark in their past seven on the road. The under is 4-1 in the past five meetings in this series, while the underdog has hit in four of the past five meetings in this series. The under is 7-1 in the past eight against teams with a winning record, and 9-4 in Virginia Tech's past 13 overall. The under is 36-17 in the past 53 ACC games, too. For Duke, the under is 7-1 in the past eight leagues games and 15-7 in the past 22 home outings.
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