The 2021 ACC Tournament appears to be wide open for the taking with the top six teams according to oddsmakers grouped pretty close together. There is no elite team emerging at this point as five teams are inside the Top 25, and they’re all ranked between 19 and 25.
There’s a good chance this changes throughout the regular season, but as of now the Florida State Seminoles are the betting favorites on DraftKings Sportsbook at +350 to win the tournament and get the ACC’s automatic bid. Florida State hasn’t played since Dec. 29 due to coronavirus issues.
The Virginia Cavaliers have the second best odds with +400. Marquette transfer Sam Hauser is scoring 13.3 with seven rebounds per game. In addition, 7-foot-1 Jay Huff is connecting on 68.5% of his field goal attempts, and they’re not just coming close to the rim, as he is shooting 43.8% from three-point range.
Duke is always going to be a factor in March, and it’s third with +425 odds to win the ACC Tournament, but this hasn’t been a great start for the Blue Devils. Duke played in just six games so far with a pair of forgivable losses to the Michigan State Spartans and Illinois Fighting Illini. After 21 days between games, Duke returned to the court Wednesday night for a one-point win over Boston College. Duke’s sophomore forward Matthew Hurt leads the conference in scoring with 18.5 points per game and is third with 8.5 rebounds per matchup.
Here are the odds to win the ACC basketball tournament this March in Greensboro:
Florida State +350
Virginia Tech +555
North Carolina +575
Georgia Tech +4000
NC State +6000
Notre Dame +7000
Miami (FL) +8000
Boston College +30000
Wake Forest +50000