ACC Football Picks, Spreads For Week 9

    ACC football picks and spreads for Week 9. All eyes will be on Raleigh as Clemson puts its undefeated record on the line against an NC State program that isn't a stranger to pulling big upsets.

    October 29, 2015

    Week 9 of the ACC football season has seven games in store, and a lot of questions to be answered.

    Will Clemson be able to stay focused on NC State with the big game against FSU looming? How will the Seminoles, who are missing Dalvin Cook, respond after suffering that shocking loss to Georgia Tech? Will Miami show fight after the 58-0 loss to Clemson and the dismissal of coach Al Golden? Scroll down for this week’s ACC football picks.


    Pittsburgh vs. North Carolina


    Date
    : Thursday, October 29

    Kickoff
    : 7:00 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Heinz Field

    It’s a battle of a powerful Tar Heels offense vs. a strong Panthers defense that has new coach Pat Narduzzi’s stamp all over it. UNC QB Marquise Williams will give Pitt headaches all night, but the Panthers will grind it out at home. 


    Pick: Pittsburgh


    Spread: North Carolina -3

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

    Louisville vs. Wake Forest


    Date
    : Friday, October 30

    Kickoff
    : 7:00 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : BB&T Field

    The Louisville defense has been outstanding, and that three-game losing streak to start the season seems like a long time ago for Bobby Petrino and the Cardinals. The Demon Deacons are woeful on offense, which will continue on Friday night. Louisville climbs to .500 for the first time this season. 


    Pick: Louisville


    Spread: Louisville -12

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

    Florida State vs. Syracuse


    Date
    : Saturday, October 31

    Kickoff
    : 12:00 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Doak Campbell Stadium

    Florida State is coming off a shocking, last second loss to Georgia Tech. Even worse, the Seminoles will be without star running back Dalvin Cook, who is sidelined with an ankle injury. All of this spells good news for Syracuse, but the Orange defense has been an open floodgate to the end zone, allowing 27.1 points per game this season. Notes bounce back, despite Cook’s absence, but it won’t be pretty.


    Pick: Florida State


    Spread: Florida State -20

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

    Virginia Tech vs. Boston College


    Date
    : Saturday, October 31

    Kickoff
    : 12:30 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Alumni Stadium

    While Boston College’s defense has been solid, the Eagles offense has been horrendous, averaging under 20 points per game this season. Virginia Tech has a better offense, and will be able to do enough on defense for a close win.


    Pick: Virginia Tech


    Spread: Virginia Tech -2.5

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

    Georgia Tech vs. Virginia


    Date
    : Saturday, October 31

    Kickoff
    : 3:00 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Scott Stadium

    Georgia Tech is coming off a huge win over Florida State, and the triple-option attack, although it’s been inconsistent for the Yellow Jackets this year, always gives opposing teams headaches. Virginia has a hard time holding on to the ball. The Yellow Jackets capitalize on mistakes for a close win. 


    Pick: Georgia Tech


    Spread: Georgia Tech -5.5

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

    Clemson vs. NC State


    Date: Saturday, October 31

    Kickoff
    : 3:30 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Carter-Finley Stadium

    Will the Tigers be looking ahead to their big game against FSU next week? The Wolfpack are a dangerous program in games like these, but Clemson is just too good right now for an upset in Raleigh. 


    Pick: Clemson


    Spread: No Line

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

    Miami vs. Duke


    Date
    : Saturday, October 31

    Kickoff
    : 7:00 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Wallace Wade Stadium

    What direction will Miami go after suffering the worst loss in program history and having head coach Al Golden fired? It won’t be up this week, as Duke will be too much for the Hurricanes, who will likely be without Brad Kaaya, to handle. The Blue Devils pile on, further embarrassing the Canes for an easy, multiple-score win.


    Pick: Duke


    Spread: No Line

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

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