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NCAAF: ACC 2019 College Football Predictions and Best Bets, 07-15-2019

2019 NCAAF Season

Atlantic Coast Conference: Established in 1953

Headquarters: Greensboro, North Carolina

Cover the Spread 365 ACC 2019 Season NCAAF Predictions

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) is entering its 67th season all-time. Over the next few days, on the 17th and 18th of July, the preseason ACC Kickoff will be occurring in Charlotte, North Carolina. In the 2018 season ACC Championship, the No. 2 Clemson Tigers defeated the unranked Pittsburgh Panthers 42-10. Tigers' quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw 2 touchdowns to 0 interceptions, passed for 118 yards, and was 12/24 on passes. Panthers' quarterback Kenny Pickett threw 1 interception, passed for 8 yards, and was 4/16 on passes. At the 15-minute mark in the 1st quarter, the Tigers had a 96% chance of winning this game. Next, for recruiting classes, Clemson University dominated the 2019 recruiting class for incoming freshmen, with a total of 28 signees. The North Carolina State Wolfpack have 24 signees, the Virginia Cavaliers finished recruiting with 23 signees, and the Virginia Tech Hokies will begin their 2019 season with 23 signees as well.

For recruitment rankings, ESPN ranks Clemson 10th overall, the Florida State Seminoles rank 22nd, and Virginia Tech ranks 27th. The Boston College Eagles rank 56th for recruiting, with a total of 19 signees. Leading into the 2019 college football season, the ACC has four new head coaches: Louisville's Scott Satterfield, North Carolina's Mack Brown, Georgia Tech's Geoff Collins, and Miami Hurricanes' Manny Diaz. Of all the coaches in the conference, with a record of 116-30 (.795), Clemson's Dabo Swinney has the best overall head coaching record. His record within the ACC is 69-16 (.812). Coach Swinney has been at Clemson University for 12 years. The Duke Blue Devils' head coach, David Cutcliffe, has also been part of the Blue Devils' football program for the last 12 years, earning an overall record of 111-101 (.524). As for next season's most anticipated power 5 games, there are a few: Florida at Miami on Aug. 24, Texas A&M at Clemson on Sept. 7, Clemson at South Carolina on Nov. 30, and Florida State at Florida on Nov. 30.

2018 Season ACC Results

Atlantic Record ATS O/U Coastal Record ATS O/U
Clemson 15-0 9-6 7-8 Duke 8-5 7-6 7-6
Syracuse 10-3 9-3-1 7-6 Virginia 8-5 9-4 7-6
NC State 9-4 6-7 7-6 Georgia Tech 7-6 5-8 7-5-1
Boston Col. 7-5 7-5 6-6 Miami 7-6 5-8 5-7-1
Wake Forest 7-6 5-8 7-6 Pittsburgh 7-7 8-5 5-9
Florida St. 5-7 5-8 7-6 Virginia Tech 6-7 6-7 8-4-1
Louisville 2-10 1-11 8-4 North Carolina 2-9 5-5-1 7-3-1

2019 CFP Favorites: Clemson Tigers

The Clemson Tigers are once again favorites to win the 2019-20 CFP National Championship. According to the Opening, the Tigers are listed at +175. Both Bovada and Intertops are showing Clemson at +225. For 5Dimes and Sportsbet, they are listing the Tigers at +240. With regards to winning the 2019 ACC Championship, the Tigers have -303 odds. The Miami Hurricanes' odds of winning the ACC are +800. On the other hand, the Alabama Crimson Tide have +220 odds to win it all next season, in accordance to Opening. Bovada and Intertops are showing +225 as well. While referencing Vegas Insider, both Alabama and Clemson have 9/4 odds of winning another championship next season. After reviewing these teams' schedules, the Crimson Tide and the Tigers might be destined to play one another for the fifth consecutive time since 2016. From SuperBookUSA, they have 1/6 odds of just making the CFP.

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