ACC Tournament Betting Picks: Wednesday 3/13/24

Skyler Carlin
Skyler Carlin@skyler_carlin
ACC Tournament Betting Picks: Wednesday 3/13/24

Ahead of the NCAA Tournament, conference tournaments have gotten underway and currently have the spotlight in the college basketball world. The ACC Tournament began on Tuesday, March 12 and it will run until a champion is crowned on Saturday, March 16.

Following a three-game slate on Tuesday, there are four games on the docket for Wednesday. The four-game slate on Wednesday will tip off with the Florida State Seminoles squaring off against the Virginia Tech Hokies at 12 p.m. ET at the Capital One Arena.

While looking at the college basketball odds on FanDuel Sportsbook, let's dive into the best bets for the second round of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday.

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ACC Tournament Betting Picks

#12 Notre Dame vs. #5 Wake Forest, 2:30 p.m. ET

Wake Forest -9.5 (-115)

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish began the ACC Tournament by defeating the George Tech Yellow Jackets, 84-80, in a competitive matchup on Tuesday. Both Markus Burton (17.3 PPG) and Braeden Shrewsberry (9.9 PPG) supplied 21-plus points against Georgia Tech.

Even though it was an impressive win for a Notre Dame squad that went 12-19 in the regular season, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are a much better team than Georgia Tech. The Yellow Jackets are the No. 128 team in KenPom's ratings with the 128th adjusted offensive efficiency (109.4) and 151st adjusted defensive efficiency (105.5) while the Demon Deacons are the No. 26 team with the 27th-best adjusted offensive efficiency (118.0) and 45th-best adjusted defensive efficiency (99.8).

Despite defeating Wake Forest at home recently, Notre Dame is a team that is overly reliant on Burton to score on the offensive end of the floor, indicated by him being the only player on the team who averages 10-plus points per game. The Fighting Irish shot an uncharacteristic 53.8% from the field versus the Yellow Jackets despite having the 25th-worst field-goal percentage (41.01%) during the regular season.

As for the Demon Deacons, they deploy four players who tally 13-plus points per game, including guard Hunter Sallis (18.3 PPG). On top of that, the Fighting Irish have surrendered 80-plus points in three consecutive contests.

According to Bart Torvik's bracketology, Wake Forest is one of the first teams out in the NCAA Tournament right now, making every game even more crucial for them. With the Demon Deacons scratching and clawing to earn a spot in the big dance, the luck of the Irish will run out on Wednesday.

#10 NC State vs. #7 Syracuse, 7 p.m. ET

Over 151.5 (-110)

The second game of the first round of the ACC Tournament saw the North Carolina State Wolfpack rally to defeat the Louisville Cardinals by the score of 94-85. Even with their leading scorer -- DJ Horne (16.8 PPG) 00 sidelined on Tuesday, the Wolfpack had five players post double-digit scoring efforts against the Cardinals, led by 25 points from Casey Morsell (11.4 PPG).

There's a chance Horne returns on Wednesday, but the over at this line 151.5 points is an enticing bet regardless of his status. Neither of these teams boast formidable defenses, with the Syracuse Orange allowing 75.4 points per game and NC State giving up 73.2 points per game.

This will also be a massive pace-up game for the Wolfpack as the Orange operate at the 39th-fastest adjusted tempo (70.8) in the nation. This is going to be a fast-paced game between a Syracuse program that averages the 41st-most fast-break points per game (13.16) and a NC State squad that logs the 44th-most fast-break points per game (13.03).

The last time these two teams met (February 20), Syracuse beat NC State, 87-83, to hit the over in a game where the total was 152.5. Additionally, the Orange are 8-2 to the over in their last 10 games while the Wolfpack are 7-3 to the over in their last 10.

After Tuesday's victory over Louisville, NC State has now achieved the over in all four of their games this season at a neutral site. Given the fact that both of these teams are +3 or better in turnover margin -- and will get plenty of shots up -- I'm expecting a high-scoring affair between the Wolfpack and Orange.

#11 Boston College vs. #6 Clemson, 9:30 p.m. ET

Clemson -6.5 (-120)

Wednesday's four-game slate for the second round of the ACC Tournament will conclude with a clash between the Boston College Eagles and Clemson Tigers. While Clemson earned a first-round bye in the conference tourney, Boston College secured an 81-65 win over the Miami Hurricanes on Tuesday.

It was an impressive outing for forward Quinten Post (16.6 PPG) in the win over the 'Canes as he knocked down 10 of his 18 shots en route to a 30-point, 13-rebound double-double for the Eagles. If Boston College wants to have any chance of upsetting Clemson, they'll need Post to continue playing at an elite level.

The Eagles are on a three-game winning streak, but two of those wins came against a Hurricanes team that ended the year on a 10-game losing streak and the other was versus a Louisville team that ended the year on an eight-game losing streak. In the second round of the ACC Tournament, Boston College will face a Clemson squad that is No. 24 in KenPom's ratings -- a big step up from the 'Canes and Cards.

The Tigers are 7-3 overall in their last 10 contests, going 6-3-1 against the spread (ATS) in that span. Clemson is an efficient team led by PJ Hall (18.8 PPG) and Joseph Girard (15.7 PPG). 'Cuse registers the 45th-best effective field-goal percentage (54.3%) and the 41st-best assist-to-turnover ratio (1.45) while also notching the 32nd-most defensive rebounds per game (27.48).

It should be noted that the Eagles are 7-8-1 ATS when playing on the road or at a neutral site, compared to the Tigers going 9-6 ATS away from home. With Clemson owning the fourth-shortest odds to win the ACC Tournament (+1000), I think they'll take care of business against Boston College.

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