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ACC Over/Under Win Totals

Miami - 8.5

My bet - Under

Slam dunk under. Miami led by Manny Diaz will be all talk and little to no action. This team will barely be bowl eligible. I see a 6-6 season for Miami. They will be sub-par at quarterback and their skill position talent isn’t up to Miami standards. 

The defense will only be able to do so much. Expect a lot of 23-20 type games for the Canes and a coin flip outcome in most of them. 

Clemson - 11.5

My bet - Over

The only game the Tigers have a chance of losing is the Texas A&M game. It’s also at home and the second game of the season. No one in the watered down ACC will come even close to threatening Clemson. 

Georgia Tech - 4

My bet - Over

Geoff Collins might be the best coach you’ve never heard of. This guy is going to turn Tech into an upper echelon program in the ACC sooner rather than later. 

The number has been set at 4 because most books figure the transition from a triple option to a pro-style offense will be too much to overcome in year 1. I still think that Geoff Collins is a good enough coach to threaten bowl eligibility this year. 

Wake Forest - 6

My bet - Over

The Demon Deacons have a really easy out of conference schedule and in the mediocre ACC that should be enough to get them to 7 wins.

Duke - 5.5

My bet - Under

David Cutcliffe is a good coach but maintaining bowl eligibility at Duke is difficult. The Blue Devils will fall just shy of 6 wins in a rebuilding season.

Florida State - 7

My bet - Over

This is a tough one because on paper FSU should eclipse 7 wins with their eyes closed and arms tied. However, they are so poorly led by Willie Taggert that they may actually win fewer than 7, which would be a fire-able offense. 

I’ll say that the Kendall Briles offense gets going and keeps things on track with an 8 win season.

North Carolina State - 7.5

My bet - Under

I feel better about this under than Miami. Dave Doeren is an average coach and the Wolfpack don’t recruit well enough to maintain 8 wins a year. Expect a pullback to the mean and 5-6 wins this year.

North Carolina - 4.5

My bet - Over

The Heels aren’t great, but neither is anyone not named Clemson in the ACC. Expect the energy and charm of Mack Brown to get the Heels to 5 or 6 wins. 

Syracuse - 7.5

My bet - Under

I like Dino Babers a lot. He is a good coach and a dynamic offensive mind. Yet I can’t bet the over because I’m not seeing very good recruiting and outside of last year they haven’t had a winning season under his watch. I think Syracuse is a 6-7 win team.

Virginia Tech - 8

My bet - Under

Was Virginia Tech not a very good program all along and strictly a product of Frank Beamer? Yeah, that’s right was Beamer Ball the only reason that the Hokies were successful? I’m starting to think there might be some substance to that idea.

When Justin Fuente took over the program he was considered one of the up and coming hot shot young coaches in all of college football. Now they are mired in mediocrity. 

Boston College - 6

My bet - Over

The Eagles are a perfect product of the ACC. They are the poster child of this league. Not good, but not bad either. Perfectly average. With a weak out of conference schedule, a .500 finish in league play gets them over 6 wins.

I also love Coach ‘Uncle’ Steve Addazio. 

Pitt - 6

My bet - Under

Pitt is very similar to Boston College. With that being said I’ve been a little disappointed with Pat Narduzzi as head coach. He was a damn good defensive coordinator at Michigan State and I thought he would translate well to head coach at Pitt bringing tough, physical football with him. That hasn’t happened, however. In fact, they have not been very good on defense, which has really surprised me. 

Virginia - 7.5

My bet - Over

Bronco Mendenhall is a heck of a coach. He did a nice job at BYU and is building up UVA slowly but surely. I think Virginia wins 9 this year. 

Louisville - 3.5

My bet - Over

I was very surprised when I saw this number initially. Louisville is a good solid meat and potatoes program. Then I looked at their schedule and the number at Fanduel started to make sense. They have a brutal schedule. 

Scott Saterfield comes over from Appy State and I think he’s a good enough coach to get them to 4 wins.