Namely, Duke and North Carolina are the biggest brands in the Atlantic Coast Conference. This year the pandemic has turned March Madness betting on its head. The Blue Devils and Tar Heels have lagged behind the lesser historic names in the regular season. In particular, Duke has been a colossal disappointment. And a bankroll buster on the board in 2020-21. Virginia and Florida State have been the top teams in the ACC for this upside-down campaign. Both have shown Big Dance capability over the past few seasons. Meanwhile, Virginia Tech, Clemson, and Georgia Tech have surprised.
2021 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament
When: March 9-13, 2021
Where: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
TV: ESPN, ESPN2, ACCN
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A Defensive but Cavalier Attitude
Virginia has cooled off lately on the sportsbook board. To illustrate, the Cavaliers have covered only one of their last five games. Four of their last five went over the total. Virginia checks in at 17-6 straight up, 11-11-1 against the spread, and 13-10 over the total. In sum, defense is the 2021 March Madness Betting calling card for Virginia. The Cavaliers rank 5th out of 350 teams for points allowed. And 7th for defensive rebounding. Problematic is an offense ranked 255th for scoring. First place in the ACC went to UVA for most of the year.
Forward Sam Houser brings 15.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. And then, forward Jay Huff adds 13.1 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest. Coach Tony Bennett is one of the best in the country. His teams are hard on the eyes and enemy offenses.
Florida State’s Entertaining Hamilton Show
Leonard Hamilton is 72 years old. Yet he looks 30 years younger. And he is hitting his prime with the Seminoles. FSU challenged for the ACC lead all season long. Further, FSU advanced to the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight in their previous two bet on NCAA basketball tourney appearances. Florida State is 15-5 straight up, 11-8-1 against the spread, and 13-5 over the total. FSU ranked 30th in the nation for scoring offense and 16th for 3-point shooting. Late on, the Noles have dropped only two of their last six to the line. Six of their previous seven cleared the total.
Guard MJ Walker leads the Seminoles with 13.1 points per game. While forward RaiQuan Gray adds 12.4 points and 6.9 rebounds per outing.
Virginia Tech’s Big Dance Hokey Pokey
Virginia Tech enters the ACC Tournament at 15-5 straight up, 11-9 against the spread, and 11-9 over the total. Specifically, the Hokies rank 47th for points allowed but 161st for scoring. Tech has covered only three of their last eight games. Forward Keve Aluma leads with 15.9 points and 8.0 rebounds per outing.
Yellow Jackets Sting Cashier’s Cage
Georgia Tech has been one of the hottest teams on the board. To illuminate, the Yellow Jackets have covered seven of their last eight. Four of their last five have gone over the total. Georgia Tech is 15-8 straight up, 14-9 vs. the odds, and 13-8 over the total. Forward Moses Wright leads with 18.0 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest.
Tigers Defense Makes Them A Dangerous Pain
Clemson ranks 12th out of 350 teams for points allowed. Of major concern is an offense ranked 307th for scoring. Clemson is 16-6 straight up and 11-10-1 vs. the odds with 11-11 on totals. Forward Aamir Simms leads with 13.2 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.
Tar Heels Recover from Slow Start
North Carolina has covered four of their previous six. Last time out was a 91-73 win and payout over Duke. UNC may have done enough to salvage a 2021 March Madness Betting bid. North Carolina is 16-9 straight up but 11-13-1 vs. the line with 11-14 under the total. Forwards Armando Bacot and Garrison Brooks are both over 10.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.
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