CFN ACC Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections

CFN ACC Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections


CFN ACC Future Win Total Lines: 2019 Spring Projections


Before spring football kicks in, how do the win totals look for all of the ACC teams? Here’s where the bar should be set … for now.

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Just how good are all of the ACC teams? There are still plenty of injuries, suspensions, and depth chart changes to come over the next several months – and spring football still has to kick in – but here’s the first look.

Based off of the schedules, timing of the big games, and the talent coming back, here’s around where the win total futures should be set.

The win total line projections are based on the regular season – bowl games or conference championships don’t count. And remember, this is a cold business. The investment market will set the line as the offseason goes on.

ACC Atlantic

Boston College Eagles

The Eagles need some help on the lines, and the secondary was gutted, but the offensive backfield should be special as long as RB AJ Dillon is being AJ Dillon. However, there’s just enough rebuilding to do to be a problem.

The schedule has a few sure-thing wins early, but road games at Clemson, Syracuse, Notre Dame and Pitt – all wrapped around a home game against Florida State – make it tough to push for more than seven wins.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 6.5
2018 Record: 7-5
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Clemson Tigers

It might seem obvious that the defending national champ will roll, but the ACC is tougher this season, there are more landmines, and there are just enough scary games to make this a wee bit of a call.

The team is amazing again – of course. The O line needs a little work, and the D line is all but starting over, but there’s still more than enough skill to win another national title. However, Texas A&M is going to be a tough out, Florida State will be better, and road games at Syracuse, NC State and South Carolina are just enough to worry about two slips. And heaven forbid something happens to Trevor Lawrence.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 10.5
2018 Record: 15-0
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Florida State Seminoles

Just how much can Willie Taggart turn things around? Will the quarterback situation be okay? The experience is returning on both sides of the ball, but the offensive from that to be far stronger and the defense has to be a killer again.

The road games at Clemson and Florida are the only almost certain losses, and there are just enough nasty dates – Boise State, NC State, Syracuse, Miami, at Virginia, at Boston College – to be afraid of a few more misfires.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 7.5
2018 Record: 5-7
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Louisville Cardinals

New head Scott Satterfield should make the Cardinals far better in a big hurry, but just how much can he help out the woeful defense and the bad O line? There’s experience, but how much was it the coaching last year and how much was it the talent?

Games against Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky should equal last year’s two win total early on, but there isn’t a sure thing win the rest of the way after September 14th. Even so, expect the Cardinals to flirt with a winning season.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 5.5
2018 Record: 2-10
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

NC State Wolfpack

The Wolfpack have to replace QB Ryan Finley, but the rest of the parts should be there, especially on defense. The offense should come around once the line is in place, and if there’s more balance. matching last year’s nine-win total isn’t going to be impossible

The Pack have at least five sure-thing wins without breathing too hard, and the only almost-certain loss is against Clemson – but that’s at home. Going to West Virginia, Florida State, and Georgia Tech will be tough.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 8.5
2018 Record: 9-4
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis

Syracuse Orange

Can Dino Babers keep it all going? If the quarterback situation is strong – Tommy DeVito needs to step up – and the offensive line can fill in the parts, there’s a lot to like. There shouldn’t be a step back, if any.

Clemson has to come to Syracuse – the Orange have given the Tigers problems over the last two seasons. There isn’t another almost-sure-thing loss  on the slate, but going to NC State isn’t going to be easy, and the date at Florida State will be a problem.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 8.5
2018 Record: 10-3
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis   

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

The offensive line has a few issues in the interior, and the defense has to find several new parts, but the program is still solid under Dave Clawson, if not more dangerous.

The problem is the lack of sure-thing wins. There’s a trip to Rice, and a date against Elon, but even the home game against Louisville should be a bit of a fight. Going to Clemson, Virginia Tech and Syracuse in November will make a winning season tough, but if you like the potential of the offense, it’s possible.

CFN Early Spring Win Total Line Projection: 6
2018 Record: 7-6
Schedule Breakdown & Analysis   

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