2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament

The ACC Tournament and the Vegas Lines NCAA Basketball

March 5, 2018 NCAA Basketball

Among the conference basketball tournaments, the Atlantic Coast Conference is arguably the best.  With the Virginia Cavaliers the ACC also owns perhaps the best team in the country.  Beyond that the league boasts blue blood programs such as Duke and North Carolina.  All in all, the Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney is not to be missed.  Few post season tournaments bring more betting action with Vegas lines NCAA basketball.  And this year the tournament betting action is likely to be hotter than ever.  Best of all this unpredictable event has seen six different schools win in the past six years.

2018 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament

Date and Time: Tuesday, March 6 through Saturday, March 10, 2018

Location:  Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

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Overview

Atlantic Coast Conference tournament action opens Tuesday with the bottom six teams.  Scheduling is a challenge for the odd 15 team format.  Wednesday offers four more games.  Finally, on Thursday the top four seeds join the battle with four more games.  Virginia, Duke, Miami and Clemson are that top foursome.  ACC Final Four semifinal action means two games on Friday.  Saturday night concludes the hoops hysteria with the title game.  Of note, North Carolina is a disappointing six seed.  Notre Dame stumbled this year with at tenth.

Duke

Obviously, the twin powers of Duke and North Carolina are perpetual Vegas lines NCAA basketball favorites.  Despite Virginia’s success they still lack public betting cache.  History warns gamblers that surprises often emerge in the ACC Tourney however.  Duke does boast the most success recently.  Since 2009 the Blue Devils have won four Atlantic Coast Conference Tournaments.  Additionally, they were the winner’s last year.  Ultimately value assessments will often trump actual on court ability in the ACC.

Virginia

Despite their public marquee Duke brings excellent online sportsbook value this season.  With 19 payouts in 29 lined games the Blue Devils were quite profitable.  Virginia has been at or near the top of the national rankings all season.  Strong betting value came for the Cavaliers with just eight spread losses in 27 chances.  Also bringing home the bacon is Virginia Tech.  Head coach Buzz Williams’ Hokies got the money in 17 of 27 games.

What’s wrong with these?

On the negative, few teams busted more bankrolls than Wake Forest.  Most noteworthy is their nine payouts in 28 games.   North Carolina became an overlay with three straight losses vs. the line to end the season.  Miami limps in with just three wins vs. the odds in their last ten games.  Clemson saw red ink in four of their last five matchups.

Matchup to Watch

Fans of offense will love the Duke Blue Devils.  With a national ranking of seventh for scoring they can cover the number like few others.  Defense was Virginia’s ticket to success with Vegas lines NCAA basketballNobody allowed fewer points per game than Tony Bennett’s Cavs.  North Carolina is one dimensional with a loaded offense.  Offsetting that is a defense that takes a lot of possessions off.  Perhaps more than any other team Virginia Tech is the sleeper.  Buzz Williams coaches a team that covered eight of its last ten.  Especially relevant is the Hokies play a full court game.

2018 ACC Tournament NCAA games Betting Odds Picks

Atlantic Coast Conference fans bring the most passion for a conference tourney.  And that passion brings out the best in the teams.  Upsets are the norm in the ACC Tournament.  Because of that Virginia Tech is an intriguing pick.

NCAA Betting Online Pick: Virginia Tech Hokies