Clemson ACC Betting Favorite After Down 2021 Season

Five ACC teams were ranked inside of the AP Preseason Top 25, led by Clemson coming in at No. 4.

The Tigers being ranked so highly is more evidence that most inside of the media are expecting Dabo Swinney’s team to rebound from a ‘down’ 2021 season, that saw Clemson fail to win the ACC for the first time since 2014.

The Tigers are also the betting favorite to reclaim the top spot in the ACC standings at +800 (FanDuel).

“From a sports betting view, the Atlantic Division is Clemson’s to lose,” Bennett Conlin of US Bets said. “The Tigers are +800 on FanDuel to win the national championship, making them the only ACC team with odds shorter than +15000 (where N.C. State sits) to win the national title. If Clemson’s offense performs respectably, it’s hard to see a scenario where the Tigers don’t contend for the ACC title (they’re -120 to win the ACC on DraftKings), given the team’s defensive talent.”

Kelly Gramlich, of The Gramlich and Mac Lain Podcast, also weighed in.

“I think this division is much more wide open than it has been in the past couple of years,” Gramlich said. “There’s no doubt about it. With N.C. State and Wake Forest in there, you’ve got three teams who can truly win it.”

“In some ways, the ACC has been kept afloat by Clemson, but I think Clemson taking a little bit of a step back — as long as other teams step forward — could make this league even more interesting.”

On DraftKings, Clemson is -240 to win the Atlantic, N.C. State is +500, and Wake Forest is +950. Louisville has longer odds of +1600, while Florida State is +1800 and Boston College is +2200. Bringing up the rear is Syracuse at +10000.

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