Nov 15, 2018
ACC Report - Week 12
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|2018 ACC STANDINGS|
Pittsburgh at Wake Forest (ACC Network, 12:00 p.m. ET)
The Panthers are in the driver's seat in the Coastal Division trying to secure their first-ever spot in the ACC Championship Game. Pitt enters 4-0 ATS in the past four ACC battles, and 5-0 ATS in their past five games overall. Wake heads into the battle on the opposite side, going 2-5 ATS in the past seven conference outings while going 3-9 ATS in the past 12 games overall. In addition, they're 1-6 ATS in the past seven home outings while going 1-6 ATS in the past seven against teams with a winning overall mark. Pitt heads into the game with the over 4-1 in the past five ACC battles, but the under is 9-1 in their past 10 road outings. Wake has hit the over 5-1 in the past six home outings and 8-3 in their past 11 against winning teams.
North Carolina State at Louisville (ACC Network, 12:20 p.m. ET)
The Cardinals fired Bobby Petrino, so they'll be under new management when N.C. State pays a visit. The Wolfpack head into the game 1-4 ATS in the past five ACC battles, while going 1-3-1 ATS in the past five games on field turf. The Cardinals have been atrocious against the number, even before this season's fall off a cliff. They're 1-4 ATS in the past five at home, 6-21 ATS in their past 27 overall and 3-14 ATS in the past 17 against winning teams. As far as the total is concerned, the trends are at complete opposite ends for these two. The under is 16-5 in the past 21 ACC battles and 13-6 in the past 19 overall. The over is 6-0 in the past six overall and 19-7 in the past 26 conference contests.
Syracuse at Notre Dame
(NBC, 2:30 p.m. ET)
The Orange and Irish do battle, and it's a game which could make or break Notre Dame. They're in good shape for a spot in the playoffs, but they cannot afford a slip-up. Syracuse is a strong team, and this game will be played at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx in what could be a hostile crowd with ugly weather. Syracuse is 4-0-1 ATS in the past non-conference battles, while going 7-2-1 ATS in the past 10 overall. They're also 9-3 ATS in the past 12 against teams with a winning record while going 5-2 ATS in the past seven neutral-site battles. The Irish are 4-1 ATS in the past five neutral-site battles, while going 3-0-1 ATS in the past four against teams with a winning record.
Boston College at Florida State (ESPN2, 3:30 p.m.)
A few years ago this would be a dangerous trip to Boston College. It probably still is, as they're facing a wounded animal backed into the corner fighting for its bowl eligibility. In addition, BC QB Anthony Brown was unable to return to last week's game against Clemson due to an abdominal issue, and RB A.J. Dillon aggravated an ankle injury. Losing their two best players made them impotent against a strong Tigers team. BC might have been enormous road favorites if not for those two injuries, as both could play or could easily sit. The Seminoles are trying to avoid their first losing season since 1976, and are relatively healthy. The Seminoles have some dangerous weapons in Nyqwan Murray and Tamorrion Terry, as well as Cam Akers on the ground. The Seminoles are short 'dogs at home as of Thursday evening.
Virginia at Georgia Tech (ACC Network, 3:30 p.m.)
The Cavaliers roll into Atlanta looking to stay hot against the number. The Hoos are 7-3 ATS in the past 10 overall, while going 5-1 ATS in their past six against winning teams. The Ramblin' Wreck is 5-1 ATS in the past six overall, while going 4-1 ATS in the past five ACC battles. They have also cashed nine times in the past 13 at home. The over is 5-1 in Virginia's past six road games against teams with a winning home mark, but the under is 5-2 in the past seven ACC games. In this series, the home team is 18-4-1 ATS in the past 23 meetings, with the Cavaliers 0-4 ATS in the past four trips to Atlanta. The under is also 7-2 in the past nine battles at Bobby Dodd Stadium.
Miami-Florida at Virginia Tech (ESPN, 3:30 p.m.)
It's amazing that someone is going to leave the football field with a sixth win, and bowl eligibility will be in danger. Miami enters the game as road favorites, which might raise some eyebrows, especially since they're 1-3 SU/ATS and just 1-7 ATS in the past eight road games overall. The Canes are also 0-5 ATS in the past five conference games, too. Virginia Tech has been dismal against the number, too, going 1-4 ATS in the past five at home, 0-4 ATS in the past four league games and 0-5 ATS in the past five overall. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the past four in this series, with the Canes 5-2 ATS in the past seven meetings. The 'under' has hit in 11 of the past 15 in the series, too. For Miami, the under is 4-0 in the past four, and 11-2 in the past 13 road contests. The under is 35-17 in the past 52 ACC games for the Gobblers, too.
Duke at Clemson (ESPN, 7:00 p.m.)
Head coach David Cutcliffe's bunch heads to Death Valley looking to make life difficult for the Tigers. It's a tall order, as Clemson has been smashing everyone lately. Vegas expects Clemson to pound Duke, too, as they're more than four-touchdown favorites.
Duke is 6-1 ATS in the past seven road games, and 6-2 ATS in their past eight against winning teams. However, they are also just 2-5 ATS in the past seven overall and 0-4 ATS in the past four after a straight-up win. The playoff-hopeful Tigers are 5-0 ATS in their past five, while going 4-0 ATS in the past four against teams with a winning overall record. They're also 9-4 ATS in the past 13 games at Death Valley against teams with a winning road record. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the past four in this series, with the home team 8-2-1 ATS in the past 11 meetings. Duke is 0-4 ATS in the past four in this series, while going 0-4-1 ATS in the past five at Clemson.
Western Carolina at North Carolina (ACC Network, 3:00 p.m.)