It was a rare ACC year without the Tigers on top last season. But balance is expected to be restored in 2022.
Clemson are once again heavily favored (-140) to win the ACC, even after dropping the conference for the first time in seven years last season. Oddsmakers at Sportsbook expect Dabo and DJ to right the Tigers ship and put them back on top.
Below, we break down the odds to win the ACC championship in 2022-23 and provide our best bets and a few ACC odds value picks. If you’re looking to improve your college football betting knowledge, check out our Heisman Trophy odds and our updated national championship odds.
Clemson Huge Favorites In 2022 ACC Championship Odds
Odds as of August 11 at Sportsbook
As -140 favorites, Clemson has implied odds of 58.33 percent to take home the title in odds to win the ACC football championship. Check out our odds calculator for more details.
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Can Clemson Rebound To Win ACC?
Can Clemson Rebound To Win ACC?
This question will define ACC football this year. Most other schools in the conference don't really have a chance if the Tigers return to form. Before last season, the Tigers won the conference six years in a row and won six bowl games and two National Championships in that time.
But in 2021, Clemson stumbled. They got out to a bad start and could never really recover. Even finishing 10-3 was an "unsuccessful" Clemson football season with QB DJ Uiagalelei not managing to fill the QB void left by Trevor Lawrence. The quarterback will need to look better on the field, finishing last season with more interceptions (10) than touchdown passes (9).
Uiagalelei has solid support heading into this season with the Tigers top three running backs coming back. Will Shipley, who rushed 149 times for 738 yards, has a decorated list of accomplishments, including having the second-most rushing touchdowns by a Clemson freshman since 1972.
RB Kobe Pace, who collected 641 yards on 104 carries, and RB Phil Mafah, who recorded 292 yards on 68 carries, will also be returning.
The Tigers reputation is solid, last year was just a fluke, so expect Clemson to break out this season ready to reclaim its territory.
The Tigers showed growth over the season, though, and if Uiagalelei can keep up his late-season progression into 2022 then there's no reason why Clemson shouldn't retake their spot atop the ACC.
Wake Forest Best ACC Betting Value
While safe money says Clemson will rebound in 2022 and retake the conference, there's always a chance they drop the ball again. If anyone is going to upset the Tigers, it'll be this Wake Forest squad.
The Demon Deacons began the season last year 8-0 and had a shot at the ACC title before losing in the title game to Pitt. Most of the offense, which was one of the best in the country, returns this year, including QB Sam Hartman, who was a finalist for the Manning Award. But there's plenty of room for improvement on the other side of the ball.
Wake Forest allowed 45 points to Pitt in the ACC title game and 48 points to Clemson a few weeks before. Their defense allowed 30.3 points per game, putting them at the bottom half of the league. f they get better defensive play this season, they may not even need a Clemson collapse to have a realistic shot at an ACC title again this year.
Wake Forest will host Clemon in the first month of the season, the Tigers took their last meeting 48-27.
Value In The ACC Long Shots
The final three teams on this ACC football odds board — Georgia Tech, Syracuse, and Duke — probably aren't going to win the ACC this year. But compared to most other conferences, the long shots in the Atlantic Coast at least have a chance. This conference is much more open than the other Power 5s, with Clemson surrounded with question marks and no real other power house at the top.
If you don't expect Clemson to return to that College Football Playoff caliber program they were for the last decade before 2022, then take a shot on one of these ACC odds long shots.
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How To Understand ACC Football Odds
At any college football sportsbook, you’ll see futures odds that look something like this:
Clemson Tigers -140
North Carolina +1000
If you think Clemson is due for another championship and you bet $100, you’d get a payout of $171.43 – your original money is returned along with your winnings of $71.43. Conversely, if you’re looking at North Carolina and believe that the Tar Heels are going to upset Clemson, that same $100 gives you $2,300 – you get your $100 back coupled with your winnings of $2,200. You can use our Odds Calculator to find out what you’d win based on the odds and amount bet.
Bets on underdogs are riskier but they come with bigger rewards. That doesn’t mean you should bet on dogs in the hopes that you’ll make major coin. Do your research before making any futures bets, otherwise you could be on the losing end of a huge wager.
What Is A Futures Bet On The ACC Championship?
When you bet on events that will happen in time (often weeks or even months in advance), it’s called a futures bet. In this case, you’d be betting on the odds of an ACC team becoming a conference champion. When oddsmakers set the lines, they look at past performance and roster moves. With college football, players graduate and can leave gaping holes in the lineup. There are also coaching changes, transfers and injuries to look at. We suggest jumping on odds you like early since they could shift so much between the first game of the year and bowl season that you could lose out on great betting value.