Welcome to the Thursday ACC Pick’Em Post! I’m starting to get hot on the ATS picks and was 4-2 straight up last week.
ACC Pick’Em: 43-21 through 7 weeks straight up picking them.
ATS: 29-21 with all the ACC games vs. FBS opponents. 4-1 last week.
Something Going Right
Team Record Picking Them
Georgia Tech 7-1
North Carolina 6-1
Boston College 6-2
NC State 5-2
Virginia Tech 5-2
Wake Forest 5-3
Florida State 4-3
We went 2-0 on our Maryland/Virginia picks which probably tells you that everything should go on UVA this week…you’ll see below…
- 10/29/09 North Carolina Tar Heels @ Virginia Tech Hokies / 4LN / 7:30 p.m. ET
The Lead: The Hokies have had a little time to stew about Georgia Tech ripping their division from them–I feel sorry for the Heels.
Watch 4: Hokies to Halt Heels Offense
North Carolina’s offense has some good skill players on a ship with no captain. FSU’s defense made them look better than awful last week, but the fundamental flaws were apparent in the second half with FSU’s offense kicked it into gear and the Heels had no answer.
Pick: Hokies 35 Heels 13
- 10/31/09 North Carolina State Wolfpack @ Florida State Seminoles / Raycom / 12:00 p.m. ET
The Lead: There will be offense. There won’t be defense. You will be entertained and somewhat horrified.
Watch 4: Christian Ponder’s Consistency to Save the Day for ‘Noles
NC State is going to score a lot, but I have my doubts about Wilson when the game is on the line on the road here. Ponder has been money in most every game this season for ‘Noles.
Pick: ‘Noles 41 ‘Pack 38
- Coastal Carolina Chaunticleers @ Clemson Tigers / 4LN360.com / 1:30 p.m. ET
The Lead: The Tigers rolling right now with 75 points in their last two games and looking to bolster C.J. Spiller’s Heisman campaign with a few scores.
Watch 4: The Uniforms
Clemson will be in all-orange and Coastal will be in all-black on homecoming Halloween in Clemson Saturday.
Pick: Tigers 49 Chaunts 10
- Miami Hurricanes @ Wake Forest Demon Deacons / ABC-4LN2-Gameplan / 3:30 p.m. ET
The Lead: Two reeling teams meet in Winston-Salem for an elimination game of sorts as one more loss basically knocks either team out of their divisional race.
Watch 4: Harris and Co. to Get It Together
Miami is a really good team, but met another good team and could not overcome last week. Wake Forest really is nowhere near where the Canes are talent-wise and Grobe seems to be going coaching fail this season which isn’t a good sign for the Deacs.
Pick: Canes 42 Deacs 20
- Duke Blue Devils @ Virginia Cavaliers / 4LN360.com(no, really?) / 3:30 p.m. ET
The Lead: In Grohtober’s final act, the ‘Hoos are looking not to be owned by the Blue Devils.
Watch 4: The ‘Hoos to Be Owned by the Blue Devils
UVA’s D is a step-up from Maryland no doubt so Duke will not go up and down the field on them, but think about this, Duke beat Maryland without playing their A game. That’s right folks, Duke can not play well and win games now.
Pick: Devils 27 ‘Hoos 20
- Central Michigan Chippewas @ Boston College Eagles / ESPNU / 3:30 ET
The Lead: Would not have thought it preseason, but here’s a solid ACC-MAC matchup with a fringe top 25 team in Central Michigan and an up and down Eagles team.
Watch 4: BC to Lose If They Are Not “On” or Looking Ahead
Central Michigan is no joke folks–LeFevour is a baller as he leads the Chippewas in passing and rushing. But BC has played really well at home so…
Pick: Eagles 31 Chippewas 24
- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets @ Vanderbilt Commodores / CSS(4LN360.com for those with the dish)/ 7:30 ET
The Lead: The Jackets’ pain train stops in Nashville this week as the ‘Dores hope for atleast 5 minutes of possession in the game.
Watch 4: GT to Keep Working on That Not Letting Other Team Have Ball Thing
Vandy’s offense is not that hot this season so even the Jackets’ D might stop the ‘Dores–GT rolls either way.
Pick: Jackets 52 ‘Dores 21
- VT and over 16.5 vs. UNC
Take to Bank %: 70%.
Virginia Tech coming off loss–UNC coming off loss–VT way better–They cover.
- Duke and under 7 vs. UVA
Take to Bank %: 105%
Seriously? ‘Hoos by a TD!?
- Miami and over 7 vs. Wake Forest
Take to Bank %: 65%
2008 Miami loses this game–2009 Miami drills Wake.
- NC State and under 9 vs. Florida State
Take to Bank %: 55%
Florida State could not blow out Jacksonville State at home–NC State has had two weeks to prepare and have Wilson.
*BC/Central Michigan is off the board with the service I use(but I would take BC).
There’s my picks for the week…Does Duke bite me again in the ATS picks?…Is there an upset in Central Michigan or Wake?…What do you think?