Jan 3, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Clemson Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney (center) walks with the players prior to the 2014 Orange Bowl college football game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports

Clemson Football: Bovada Sportsbook Gives Tigers 12/1 Odds to Win the ACC Championship

While sports-betting has never been my thing (I know my luck isn’t that good) a lot of Clemson football fans will surely be interested to see that Bovada Sportsbook has released their betting odds for the upcoming season. Bovada’s odds for the ACC Championship were included and, to no one’s surprise, Florida State is the favorite, at 2/5.

What is slightly surprising is that Clemson does not occupy the spot immediately below the Seminoles. The Tigers came in at No. 4, with 12/1 odds to win the conference. Miami and Virginia Tech were considered the second and third-best bets to win the league, with 11/2 and 10/1 odds, respectively.

Of course, this does not mean that Bavoda views Clemson as the fourth-best team in the conference. When you look at the list from top-to-bottom, it’s clear that any team playing in the Atlantic is considered to have a serious disadvantage. The three teams with the worst odds in the conference are all from the Atlantic (NC State, Syracuse, and Wake Forest). And while Wake Forest may end up being the worst team in the conference, NC State and Syracuse, who are both getting 66-1 odds, would probably wipe the floor with Virginia, then enjoy a good belly laugh about the Cavaliers getting even 50-1 odds.

The Coastal division is far more up-for-grabs than the Atlantic is. In order for Clemson to win the ACC they will have to play Florida State, finish with a better conference record than Florida State, then win the ACC Championship game. On the other hand, Virginia Tech could win what is clearly the weaker division and avoid playing Florida State until the ACC Championship. Clemson needs to be better than Florida State over the long haul. A Coastal division team may only have to be better than Florida State for one day.

Here is the full list:

Florida State: 2/5
Miami: 11/2
Virginia Tech: 10/1
Clemson: 12/1
Duke: 15/1
Louisville: 15/1
North Carolina: 15/1
Georgia Tech: 25/1
Boston College: 50/1
Pittsburgh: 50/1
Virginia: 50/1
N.C. State: 66/1
Syracuse: 66/1
Wake Forest: 150/1



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