Week 3 ACC Picks: 2014 Season


Time for Week 3 ACC picks. Yes, basically all the games are lousy, but someone has to pick them.

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Remember, these are both straight-up and against-the-spread.

Week 3 ACC Picks: Saturday Early Games

East Carolina at Virginia Tech (-11) (12pm, ESPN). This has all the makings of a classic letdown game, though the Hokies should be able to escape. VT | ECU +11

Georgia Southern at Georgia Tech (-18) (12pm, ESPN3). The Jackets have topped out at 38 points in both their first two games. They could get there again against the Eagles, but GSU scoring 20 or so is not out of the question. GT | GSU +18

Pittsburgh (-26) at FIU (12pm, FS1). FIU lost to Bethune-Cookman. Still glad you fired Mario Cristobal? Pittsburgh | Pitt -26

Syracuse (-6.5) at Central Michigan (12pm, ESPNews). The Chips just beat up Purdue, lowly though they are, and they will present a challenge. Syracuse is probably the better team, maybe by a touchdown, but not much more than that. Syracuse | Syracuse -6.5

Louisville (-6.5) at Virginia (12:30pm, ESPN3). The line on this game has been coming down, but Louisville’s offense is looking too good right now. Louisville | UL -6.5

Week 3 ACC Picks: Saturday Mid-Afternoon Games

Arkansas State at Miami (-16.5) (3:30pm, ESPNU). The Red Wolves just got inside that 16-point spread last week. Miami is overrated so I say let it ride with Arkansas State, even though Miami will ultimately win. Miami | ARST +16.5

NC State (-1.5) at South Florida (3:30pm, CBSSN). I get the sense that this will be a thoroughly wretched game, and I can’t picture NC State starting 3-0 with a road win. USF | USF +1.5

Kansas at Duke (-15) (3:30pm, ESPN3). As down as they have been, I can’t see Kansas going to Duke and posing a serious challenge. In basketball, maybe. Duke | Duke -15

Week 3 ACC Picks: Saturday Night Games

Wake Forest at Utah State (-14.5) (7pm, CBSSN). Yeah this is going to be hard to watch. Utah State | USU -14.5

USC (-17) at Boston College (8pm, ESPN). Coming Friday, of course.