ACC Tournament Preview: Odds, Schedule, Information & Predictions
I’ve never done previews for the big tournaments in the past, but I feel bad that I haven’t gotten the chance at six more futures per year, so we’ll add the big dogs, starting with the 2023 ACC Tournament. Plus, this is maybe the most wide open one of the whole bunch.
When is the ACC Tournament?
Starts early on Tuesday, March 7 to with the finals on Saturday, March 11th, 2023.
Where is the ACC Tournament played?
The Piedmont Triad! All games will be contested at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.
How to watch
The first round on the ACC Network with the rest of the tournament scattered around the ESPN properties. See the full schedule.
Who won the regular season title?
Miami and Virginia finished with 15-5 records, just edging out three other teams that ended up 14-6.
V-Tech worked it’s way through the bracket taking out Notre Dame, UNC and Duke on the way to an auto-bid as the 7-seed.
Who will participate
Big Conferences let everyone in. More teams, more games, more money. All 15 member schools will play.
How Many teams will the ACC send to the tournament?
NC State, Pitt, UNC and Clemson are all within a stone’s throw of the cut-line. Really could be anywhere from four to seven teams depending on how things go in Greensboro, amongst other places.
Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Bracket
Double Bye for the top four teams, single bye for the next five, essentially a clone of the A-10 bracket. No reseeding, moving around or other idiosyncrasies.
ACC Tournament Odds
Five teams under 10/1! Pittsburgh and NC State not far behind! Wide open in Greensboro!
ACC Tournament Preview
Not sure exactly what Duke had to work though to get where they are now. Maybe some youth, maybe some growing pains of the coaching staff, but they are playing much better compared to early in the season and have snagged the spot on top of the odds. Strong defense, TONS of size and a hot finish to the season will make them a tough out here.
Virginia is still Virginia. They did what they always do: play elite defense, slow-as-molasses offense and win a couple dozen games. With their only home loss of the year coming at the hands to top ranked Houston, they will be around in a few weeks as they hope to make some noise in March again.
Save a bad loss to Florida State, the Hurricanes of Miami ended the year on a tears. With wins over all the top seeds at one point or another, they have a strong backcourt (which TV tells me is important this time of year) and the best offense in the ACC.
But, like I said, it’s wide open and it’s a bigger conference on a neutral, so I’ll be digging down the board a bit. Looking at my numbers and several ranking metrics, there just isn’t that big of a gap from the top team down through the sixth or seventh here. Playing an extra game isn’t nothing, but the numbers for NC State and Pitt seem a little too big, all things considered.
ACC Tournament Prediction
I’ll grab the Wolfpack in this one. Quietly a real decent offense that takes care of the ball, a defense that defends the perimeter and they have an NBA caliber player on the roster… with double digit odds.
My Bet: North Carolina State +1400
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