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We will see one less ACC game this weekend due to COVID-19, but here’s a look at where the betting money is going on the remaining matchups.

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We went into the week expecting to see seven games involving ACC teams this weekend, but we’ll have to settle for six as Notre Dame’s road matchup with Wake Forest was postponed due to coronavirus concerns. Saturday features five ACC vs. ACC games with Boston College hosting Texas State. Before it all gets started, let’s see where the money is headed from the sports bettors already taking action.

All odds and info are provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Syracuse Orange

Bettors throwing some action on this game are expecting more of a sloppy matchup, at least offensively. The over/under point total is set at 52.5, but a ton of bets and money are coming in on the under. Eighty-two percent of bets are on the under, and the under is receiving a whopping 95% of the handle. Rooting against points isn’t always the most fun way to watch a game, but oftentimes it is the most profitable.

N.C. State Wolfpack vs. Virginia Tech Hokies

The biggest difference between percentage of bets and percentage of handle comes when the NC State Wolfpack heads on the road to play the Virginia Tech Hokies on Saturday night. Seventy-two percent of bets are landing on Virginia Tech to cover as favorites in a 6.5-point spread, but 86% of the money is going the way of NC State. Large bettors are favoring the Wolfpack after a 45-42 win over Wake Forest last weekend.

Texas State Bobcats vs. Boston College Eagles

In the lone non-conference game of the ACC weekend, the public as a whole is backing Boston College in its home matchup with Texas State. The Eagles are getting 85% of the bets on their side in addition to 64% of the handle on them covering as favorites in a 17.5-point spread. Boston College is receiving 96% of the bets and handle on the moneyline, and the under 58.5 is getting 97% of the handle.

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