ACC odds: Duke leads conference tournament betting list ahead of Miami

Streeter Lecka

Duke is favored over regular-season champion Miami as the ACC tournament odds lists go up at sportsbooks across America. What about North Carolina and NC State? Check the latest betting odds and preview.

Duke and North Carolina have combined to win 14 of the last 16 ACC tournament titles.

But the Miami Hurricanes, who won the regular-season crown this year, enter this week's ACC tournament as the top seed and the top betting choice on ACC tournament odds menu.

But of course the Dukies, who have been unbeatable with Ryan Kelly in the lineup, and the Tar Heels, who finished the regular-season on a 6-1 run, figure to have something to say about who wins this 60th ACC tournament.

The Hurricanes may be the top seed for the tournament, but Duke is the favorite to win it. In ACC tournament betting the Dukies were being offered at even odds at several shops tracked by OddsShark.com.

Miami can be found at upwards of +300 while North Carolina was sitting near +500. NC State, at +750, and Virginia, at +880, were a bit further down the odds table, but still receiving some action.

Rounding out the ACC tournament betting Maryland can be found at as much as +3000, Clemson at as much as +8000, Florida State at +8500, Boston College at +10000, Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech at +12500 and Wake Forest at +15000.

Last year, third-seeded Florida State upset top-seeded North Carolina to win its first-ever ACC tournament title. This year the Seminoles, after going 9-9 in conference play, enter as the six seed.

As far as making the NCAA tournament goes Miami, Duke, Carolina and North Carolina State are all in, regardless of what happens this weekend. Virginia has a good chance to receive an at-large invitation, but could probably use another victory or two just to make sure.

Everybody else, including Maryland and the Seminoles, will probably have to win the conference tournament to make it to the Dance. [ Matchup reports and trends on every game - check it out ]

ACC tournament play begins Thursday with four first-round games matching eighth-seeded Boston College against ninth-seeded Georgia Tech; fifth-seeded North Carolina State against 12th-seeded Virginia Tech; seventh-seeded Maryland against 10th-seeded Wake Forest; and FSU against 11th-seeded Clemson.

Friday's quarterfinals bring Miami, second-seeded Duke, third-seeded UNC and fourth-seeded Virginia into the picture, and Friday's winners will square off in Saturday's semifinals. The ACC then plays its conference tournament championship game Sunday afternoon (1 pm ET, ESPN).

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