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Here is the 2021 CFB betting guide preview for the ACC.
FAVORITES: CLEMSON and NORTH CAROLINA
Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne and Amari Rodgers are gone to the NFL, but there is no panic in Death Valley. Clemson is -900 to win the ACC for the seventh consecutive year (-2000 to win the Atlantic Division). Sophomore D.J. Uiagalelei was the nation's top quarterback out of high school in the Class of 2020. Like Mac Jones at Alabama the season before, Uiagalelei started two games in place of an injured star QB. While Clemson did lose his start at Notre Dame, the offense looks to be in very capable hands, and he more than showed his star potential. The defense could potentially be the team’s strength early as nine starters return.
The Tigers will need to be ready immediately as they face Georgia in the season opener in Charlotte. After the opener, the schedule gets substantially easier as Clemson avoids the top three teams in the Coastal Division (North Carolina, Miami and Virginia Tech). In fact, the Tigers face just one team that had a winning conference record in 2020, NC State.
North Carolina (+ 850 to win ACC; + 130 Coastal Division) scored 41.7 PPG last year, but its top two running backs and wide receivers departed to the NFL. However, sophomore QB Sam Howell is a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate, and the entire offensive line returns. Mack Brown should have the best defense he has had in Chapel Hill, with 10 starters returning. North Carolina avoids Clemson in the regular season and gets its closest Coastal Division competitor, Miami, at home. Nevertheless, going to Blacksburg is never an easy game, and the Tar Heels must face Virginia Tech on the road in the opener. North Carolina also has a trip to South Bend in a revenge spot at Notre Dame.
LIVE DOG: MIAMI
The Hurricanes (9-1 to win ACC; + 130 Coastal Division) are neck-and-neck with North Carolina to win the Coastal Division for the right to face Clemson in the ACC title game. Last season, the Tar Heels went to Miami and cruised 62-26. Then senior QB D’Eriq King tore his ACL in the Cheez-It Bowl against Oklahoma State.