Saturday’s Den: ACC football notes

ACC football notes:
Clemson
— 5 starters back on offense, 6 on defense.
— Last three years, they’re 22-12-2 ATS as a favorite.
— Tigers won five of last seven postseason games.
— Offensive line this year has only 17 returning starters.

Florida State
— 7 starters back on offense, 10 on defense.
— Seminoles are 18-20 the last 3 years; from 2010-16, they were 78-17.
— Last four years, FSU is 9-12 ATS as a home favorite.
— Florida State is 5-8 ATS in last 13 games as an underdog.

Louisville
— 8 starters back on offense, 8 on defense.
— Cardinals covered once in last 8 games as a road underdog.
— Last four years, Louisville is minus-19 in turnovers.
— Cardinals’ top seven RB’s from LY are all back.

NC State
— 10 starters back on offense, 5 on defense.
— Under Doeren, State is 5-10 ATS as a home underdog.
— Last three years, State is 3-9 ATS outside the ACC.
— Wolfpack split its last four bowls, which were all decided by 21+ points.

Wake Forest
— 3 starters back on offense, 8 on defense.
— Last five years, Deacons are 13-6 ATS as a road underdog.
— Under Clawson, Wake Forest is 1-6 ATS as a road favorite.
— Wake are 3-1 in bowls the last four years; all four games were decided by 8 or fewer points.

Boston College
— 6 starters back on offense, 9 on defense.
— New coach Hafley was a DB coach in the NFL for 7 years.
— Last five years, BC is 7-10 ATS as a home favorite.
— Last six years, Eagles are 14-4-1 ATS as a road underdog.

Syracuse
— 7 starters back on offense, 4 on defense.
— Syracuse won its last four bowls; their last bowl loss was in 2004.
— Under Babers, Orange is 10-7 ATS as a road underdog.
— Last two seasons, Syracuse is +22 in turnovers.

North Carolina
— 10 starters back on offense, 7 on defense.
— Last five years, Tar Heels are 7-4 ATS as road favorites.
— Last two years, underdogs are 9-2 ATS in UNC home games.
— In his career, Mack Brown is 15-8 in bowl games; UNC won its bowl 55-13 LY.

Miami
— 8 starters back on offense, 5 on defense.
— Miami is 13-13 SU last two years; the natives are restless.
— Miami’s offensive line has 114 career starts returning.
— Hurricanes lost their last three bowls; they were outscored 49-3 in last two bowls, losing 14-0 to Louisiana Tech LY.

Virginia Tech
— 8 starters back on offense, 10 on defense.
— This is their most experienced OL in years; 115 career starts.
— Under Fuente, Hokies are 5-2 ATS as a road underdog.
— Tech lost its last three bowls, allowing 30-35-37 points.

Pittsburgh
— 8 starters back on offense, 7 on defense.
— Last six years, Pitt is 10-17-1 ATS as a home favorite.
— Last five years, Panthers are 14-7 ATS as a road underdog.
— Pitt beat Eastern Michigan 34-30 in a bowl LY, ending a 4-game bowl losing skid.

Virginia
— 7 starters back on offense, 8 on defense.
— Virginia’s OL has 119 returning starts; all 5 starters are upperclassmen.
— Last two years, Virginia is 7-3 ATS outside the ACC.
— Cavaliers lost four of their last five bowl games (3-2 ATS, all as an underdog)

Duke
— 7 starters back on offense, 7 on defense.
— Duke won its last three bowls, scoring 44-36-56 points.
— Last five years, Blue Devils are 8-14 ATS as a home favorite.
— Since 2013, Duke is 25-8 ATS outside the ACC.

Georgia Tech
— 9 starters back on offense, 10 on defense.
— Tech covered once in last nine games as a home underdog.
— Last five years, Yellow Jackets are 2-8 ATS as a road favorite.
— Tech has 123 returning starts on the offensive line. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

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