College Football Odds: UNC, Florida State Among ACC Favorites In Week 11

by NESN Staff

November 10, 2016

The North Carolina Tar Heels look to cement their position atop the ACC Coastal Division with a fourth straight win Thursday when they visit the rival Duke Blue Devils as 10.5-point favorites at sportsbooks monitored by

UNC owns a 5-1 straight-up record against conference opponents following SU wins in its past three contests and also rides a four-game SU road winning streak into Thursday night’s Tar Heels vs. Blue Devils betting matchup at Wallace Wade Stadium.

Pegged at No. 17 in the College Football Playoff rankings, the Tar Heels also have played outstanding defense, surrendering fewer than 16 points per game in their past three after giving up 31 points per game over their previous five.

The Blue Devils enter this year’s Victory Bell matchup on a three-game SU slide and are a dismal 3-17 SU in their past 20 games against North Carolina, including a lopsided 66-31 loss last year as 7-point road underdogs. But Duke has covered in each of its past four overall and four of their past five as home underdogs.

On Friday night, the Boston College Eagles travel to Tallahassee to battle No. 18 Florida State as massive 23-point underdogs. The Eagles are coming off a 52-7 home loss to Louisville as 25-point underdogs, but own a respectable 2-1 SU and against the spread road record, including a 21-16 win at North Carolina State as 16-point underdogs.

The 6-3 Seminoles have struggled with consistency, failing to cover in consecutive games this season while amassing a 4-5 ATS record. FSU also has lost two of three at home, covering as four-point underdogs in a 37-34 Week 9 loss to Clemson and dropping a 37-35 decision to UNC as 10.5-point chalk in Week 5.

The Seminoles have six straight SU wins over Boston College but are just 1-4 ATS in their past five home dates with the Eagles.

In other ACC Week 11 betting action, the Tigers look to improve to 10-0 SU as they host the Pittsburgh Panthers as 21-point chalk. The Panthers are 1-3 SU on the road this season, 2-2 ATS, but have forced the point total over in eight straight with a stout 38.4 points per game.

No. 2 Clemson is on a staggering 26-1 SU run but is just 5-4 ATS in its past nine games. Tigers quarterback Deshaun Watson now has a ton of ground to make up on Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson on the odds to win the Heisman Trophy, as well.

Elsewhere, Jackson and No. 6 Louisville are a mammoth 34-point home favorite in their date with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons this weekend, No. 14 Virginia Tech is favored by 14 points over the visiting Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Miami Hurricanes visit the Virginia Cavaliers as 10.5-point chalk.

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