2021 ACC Championship Game Prediction: Wake Forest vs. Pittsburgh Betting Odds
Top sports betting sites favor Pittsburgh by a field goal over Wake Forest. The Pittsburgh Panthers and Wake Forest Demon Deacons play on Saturday in the college football ACC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium. The Pittsburgh Panthers aim to win their third conference title in program history. The Wake Forest Demon Deacons also look for a third conference championship.
Two of the country’s top-scoring offenses clash in Charlotte. Pittsburgh (10-2 SU, 9-3 ATS) faces Wake Forest (10-2, 6-6). The Panthers have gone over the total in 15 of their past 20. The Demon Deacons have gone over the total in six of their last eight.
The total at the best online sportsbooks had increased a couple of points by Sunday night. Don’t be surprised if it goes up even more as kickoff nears. Both of these teams have seen 83 or more points scored in two of their last four games.
Wake Forest vs. Pittsburgh NCAAF Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Wake Forest||+3 ( -110 )||71½ ( -110 )||+131|
|Pittsburgh||-3 ( -110 )||71½ ( -110 )||-151|
Betting Wake Forest Demon Deacons
The Demon Deacons are slight dogs at top sports betting sites. They have already accomplished much. They won 10 games for the first time since 2006. That was also the first and only time they made it to the ACC championship game.
Complacency could be a source of concern for head coach Dave Clawson after last week’s 41-10 win over Boston College. A win that clinched the Atlantic Division title. “It was a great moment for Wake Forest and for our football team and the guys that have been here all year,” QB Sam Hartman said after he threw three touchdown passes and ran for another TD against the Eagles.
Hartman has thrown a TD pass in 15 games in a row dating back to last season. BC held him under 300 passing yards for the second time in his last eight games, though. Wake Forest has scored at least 40 points in six of its past seven games.
They enter the postseason third in the country with an average of 42.9 points per game. Unfortunately for them, they usually need to score that many points just to win. Wake’s defense is 100th in yards allowed. They have surrendered 40 points or more in four of their past six games.
Betting Pittsburgh Panthers
Quarterback Kenny Pickett threw his 40th TD pass in last week’s 31-14 win over Syracuse. He broke Dan Marino’s school record for scoring passes in a season. The senior has been consistent, throwing for at least two TDs in every game. As well as tossing four or more scoring passes in five of his 12 performances.
The Panthers kept the pedal to the metal against the Orange though they had clinched the Coastal Division the previous week. They covered the 11.5-point spread set by top sports betting sites and went 8-1 SU and 7-2 ATS in their past nine games.
Pitt’s topnotch run defense held Syracuse’s conference-leading ground attack to 25 yards. And to an average of 0.8 yards per carry. The low-scoring game was just the fifth time the Panthers went UNDER the total in their past 20 games.
Wake Forest vs. Pittsburgh NCAAF Pick
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons keep getting disrespected by oddsmakers in spite their success this season. This game could come down to Wake’s 11th-ranked passing attack versus a Pitt pass defense ranked 113th.
Having said that, the Pittsburgh Panthers are more balanced and much more reliable on defense. Even if they can get torched in the passing game. Pittsburgh enters this game on a roll and we don’t see them slowing down.