ACC Football Picks, Spreads For Week 8

    ACC football picks and spreads for Week 8. This week's schedule is highlighted by a showdown in South Florida between Miami and Clemson.

    October 21, 2015

    ACC football picks and spreads for Week 8 of the 2015 college football season. Seven games are on the docket this week, including a showdown in Miami between the undefeated Clemson Tigers and 4-2 Miami Hurricanes. The Tigers are looking to stay on course for the College Football Playoff. Can the Tigers stay unbeaten, or will the Hurricanes pull off the upset? Scroll down for this week’s ACC picks.


    Clemson vs. Miami (FL)


    Date: Saturday, October 24

    Kickoff
    : 12:00 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Sun Life Stadium

    This one is going to be a hard hitting affair in South Florida. Clemson brings a top 10 defense into the game, but Miami, led by QB Brad Kaaya, will find ways to put points on the board. It won’t be enough, though, as the Tigers defense will rise to the occasion in the fourth quarter. 


    Pick: Clemson


    Spread: Clemson -6.5

    For final score prediction, check out our Clemson vs. Miami (FL) game preview.

    NC State vs. Wake Forest


    Date
    : Saturday, October 24

    Kickoff
    : 12:00 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : BB&T Field

    The Wolfpack’s backfield of QB Jacoby Brissett and RB Matt Dayes will be tough for the Demon Deacons  to stop. The Wake defense gave up 538 yards to UNC last week, and will have to limit the points for NC State as the Deacons ranks No. 122 in the nation in scoring offense. The Wolfpack get it done on the road.


    Pick: NC State


    Spread: NC State -10.5

    For final score prediction, check out our NC State vs. Wake Forest game preview.

    Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse


    Date
    : Saturday, October 24

    Kickoff
    : 12:00 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Carrier Dome

    The Panthers defense has been solid in Pat Narduzzi’s first year in Pittsburgh, which is off to a surprising 5-1 start. Orange QB Eric Dungey will have to have a huge day for Syracuse to stay in the game, as the offense depends on his play. Pitt will wear down ‘Cuse for a close win.


    Pick: PIttsburgh


    Spread: Pittsburgh -6.5

    For final score prediction, check out our Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse game preview.

    Louisville vs. Boston College


    Date
    : Saturday, October 24

    Kickoff
    : 12:30 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

    Both the Cardinals and Eagles bring tough defenses into this game. The difference will be the fact that Louisville can move the ball, and has a lot more options on the offensive side, which will lead to a two score win for the Cardinals. 


    Pick: Louisville


    Spread: Louisville -8

    For final score prediction, check out our Louisville vs. Boston College game preview.

    North Carolina vs. Virginia


    Date
    : Saturday, October 24

    Kickoff
    : 3:30 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Kenan Stadium

    The surprising 5-1 Tar Heels have an explosive offense, led by QB Marquise Williams and RB Elijah Wood, and will face a Cavaliers defense that is ranked 109th nationally in yards per play. The matchup does not set up well for Virginia, which will be reflected in a big win for North Carolina. 


    Pick: North Carolina


    Spread: North Carolina -17.5

    For final score prediction, check out our North Carolina vs. Virginia game preview.

    Virginia Tech vs. Duke


    Date
    : Saturday, October 24

    Kickoff
    : 3:30 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Lane Stadium

    The Blue Devils have won with defense and special teams, while the offense has done just enough to get them to 5-1. The Hokies have been disappointing on both sides of the ball. That trend continues this week as Duke edges out Virginia Tech on the road.


    Pick: Duke


    Spread: Virginia Tech -2.5

    For final score prediction, check out our Virginia Tech vs. Duke game preview.

    Florida State vs. Georgia Tech


    Date
    : Saturday, October 24

    Kickoff
    : 7:00 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Bobby Dodd Stadium

    The Seminoles have found an offensive rhythm behind QB Everett Golson and RB Dalvin Cook, and will face a Yellow Jackets defense that has allowed 30 points in each of the last five games. The FSU defense will have to focus on stopping the triple-option attack of Tech, which rushed for 376 yards against Pitt last week. This will be a closer-than-expected game, with Florida State edging out Georgia Tech by a touchdown. 


    Pick: Florida State


    Spread: Florida State -6

    For final score prediction, check out our Florida State vs. Georgia Tech game preview.

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