Virginia Tech Hokies -2 at Miami Hurricanes: Virginia Tech is ranked No. 16 despite their most impressive showing being a three-point loss to the Boise St. Broncos. Miami beat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and North Carolina Tar Heels by a combined 25 more points than did the Hokies, though VT beat up on the Duke Blue Devils pretty good. PICK: Miami.
Florida St. Seminoles -3.5 at Maryland Terrapins: This line has plummeted since opening at -6, which makes the choice even easier. Which win is Maryland’s best, by the way? Their three-pointer over the Navy Midshipmen that required multiple Navy goal line fumbles? Or does their sweep of the ACC’s three worst teams count as one good win? Besides, even Duke beat Navy. PICK: FSU.
N.C. State Wolfpack at North Carolina Tar Heels -2.5: I’ll continue to overrate the Wolfpack every single week in the hopes that my gambling karma somehow gets the Pack to Charlotte, as they continue to be the ACC’s most entertaining team on offense and defense. PICK: State.