Published: Tue, March 06, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

ACC Tournament Odds: Duke the Favorite over Virginia on Betting Lines

ACC Tournament Odds: Duke the Favorite over Virginia on Betting Lines

Tennessee is getting a share of its first league crown since 2008 after being picked to finish 13th out of 14 teams by the league's media before the season.

Remember past year when Virginia couldn't find a scorer? Time and again, this Duke team has shown that it's at its best when it plays freely, giving less thought to sets and simply using its talent advantage to dominate.

The second biggest story comes from West Bend. Notre Dame comes to Brooklyn with an 18-10 record, but a team that is 12-4 when preseason All-American Bonzie Colson was healthy enough to play.

Notre Dame wanted this one, wanted it bad, wanted redemption for a 33-point loss in Louisville in January.

Duke’s Trevon Duval reaches for a loose ball ahead of North Carolina’s Joel Berry II during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham N.C. Saturday
ACC Tournament Odds: Duke the Favorite over Virginia on Betting Lines

North Carolina's Theo Pinson (1) and the Tar Heels looked unstoppable for the first three weeks of February. They were 12-3 and doing alright as ACC play started and then Colson went down with a broken foot.

The top-seeded Virginia Cavaliers (28-2) are the unanimous No. 1 team in the nation heading into this week's ACC tournament, riding a five-game winning streak and winning 20 of 21 games going back to mid-December. Potential ACC quarterfinal opponents check in at No. 41 (NC State), No. 78 (Boston College) and No. 113 (Georgia Tech).

A major head scratcher comes from the Pitt Panthers.

The Hurricanes will open ACC Tournament play on Thursday night at 9 PM against Syracuse, Wake Forest or North Carolina.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Admiral Schofield scored 23 points to lead Tennessee's second-half comeback Saturday as the Volunteers won a share of the Southeastern Conference regular-season championship.

Based on where they were projected, NC State certainly has to be in the discussion as a nice performance. The win gives Harris 32 career ACC wins, putting her along in third place on Duke's all-time list. 2 p.m. victor; 7 p.m. - (2) Duke vs. Wednesday. However, since the loss of second-leading scorer Donte Grantham, they have been vulnerable to severe struggles on the offensive end. Freeman is a big part of why the Wolfpack were able to earn the five-seed and why they will be a team to watch out for in the tournament. It's always hit or miss with Coach K since he's done the one and done.

NEW YORK - Mo Wagner scored 14 of his 15 points after a terrible first half and fifth-seeded MI moved within a game of its second straight Big Ten Tournament title.

Finally, it's been clear that Louisville misses Rick Pitino as a coach.

That seemed to be all the incentive the Cardinals needed to get down to business.

"That was for us to thank the crowd", Bennett said of the gesture, which drew raucous cheers of celebration. This would be an elite team if he were there. With AP Photos.The first day of most conference tournaments is often reserved for bottom-of-the-standings teams that are hoping for a longshot championship run, but usually just playing out the string or angling for the NIT. She was joined by Fuehring on the all-tournament first team, and Carter and Jones on the second team. It's been a great conference and they could get up to 10 teams in the NCAA Tournament.

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