ACC Basketball Front & Center Today – February 24


ACC basketball takes center stage today with seven games on the schedule. Two of the top 10 teams in the country will play today, both on the road. No. 8 Duke is at Wake Forest, another ACC basketball team that has a shot at the upcoming NCAA tournament. North Carolina, currently ranked No. 10 in the country, plays at Virginia today. 

ACC Basketball Front & Center Today - February 24
No. 10 North Carolina is at Virginia today

The Cavaliers are 20-7 overall and 11-5 in conference play. They too should be a tournament team come March. Virginia has beaten North Carolina in ACC basketball play seven of the last ten times the two teams have played in Charlottesville. Both teams are coming off games against another ACC basketball team – Virginia Tech. The Tar Heels blew out the Hokies 96-81. Virginia had to go on the road to its rival and managed just 41 points in a 75-41 loss.

ACC Basketball History

ACC basketball has been synonymous with success in the sport. Since its beginning in 1953, the ACC has produced some of the best college basketball programs in the country. Even during UCLA’s dominant run in the 1970s under legendary head coach John Wooden, N.C. State won a national championship in 1974. In the early ‘80s, North Carolina and a young freshman named Michael Jordan won an NCAA tournament title in 1982. N.C. State captured another in 1983. 

Duke and head coach Mike Krzyzewski was one of the most dominant teams in NCAAB history through the 1990s and early 2000s. Coach K and the Blue Devils won five national championships between 1991 and 2015. Three of the last eight national titles have been won by ACC basketball teams – North Carolina, Duke, and Virginia.

ACC Basketball Front & Center Today - February 24
Coach K won the NCAA tournament five times

Interestingly, the latest ESPN bracketology has just four ACC teams making the NCAA tournament. The first team left out of the Big Dance is Wake Forest (17-9, 9-6). As it stands right now, Duke, North Carolina, and Virginia are locks to make the tournament field. Clemson (18-8, 8-7) is listed as a No. 5 seed right now. Pitt is also 17-9 and Syracuse, which beat North Carolina last week, is 17-10. Both of those teams are not among the current 68 in the latest bracketology.

Picking ACC Basketball

If you’re betting on ACC basketball today, you need to check out the Sports Hub members’ area and find a couple of our best college basketball handicappers. Right now, Joe Berra and Sal Lombardi are two of the best. Over the past 30 days, Joe has hit 64.8 percent of his college basketball picks and is up $1405. 

Sal, who has been our best capper overall over the past two to three months, has correctly predicted 56.8 percent of his 155 NCAAB picks over the last 30 days. He’s up $1340 just on college basketball picks. With all of the ACC basketball games today, you might want to see how these guys are picking those games.

Coach Rick Leads the Pack

Speaking of ACC basketball, Coach Rick is another one of our outstanding handicappers. Yesterday, the Coach went 7-3 and earned a cool $430 to lead all of our cappers. Three of those winning picks were on college basketball games. 

Coach Rick led a strong contingent of Sports Hub cappers – Mike Hawk, William Taylor, and Geovanny Araya – in yesterday’s Top 5. Even though there were no ACC basketball games last night, Coach Rick and William Taylor hit all five of their combined college basketball picks to earn $500.

Let’s see how our top cappers did yesterday.

ACC Basketball Front & Center Today - February 24
Coach Rick is on one!
  • The Coach: As mentioned already, Coach Rick was 7-3 with $430 earned. Over the last two weeks, the Coach is tearing it up – 60.9% winning percentage and $1270 in winnings. That ranks No. 1 on our 14-day leaderboard.
  • Scott’s Picks: The only non-Sports Hub expert in the Top 5 was Scott’s Picks. Scott went 5-1 and took home $313. He’s also been crushing it the last two weeks. Scott’s Picks are up $894 over the last 14 days (third on the 14-day leaderboard).
  • The Hawk: Mike Hawk went 4-2 and earned $245 yesterday. Mike has been solid over the last month. He’s up $1192 over the last 30 days.
  • William Taylor: William went 3-1 yesterday. Two of the wins were on college basketball picks. William added $245 to his bankroll. Over the last three days, William is 5-2 on CBB picks. Check the database today to see if he has any ACC basketball picks.
  • Soccer expert: If it’s soccer picks you crave, Geovanny Araya is your guy. He is Sports Hub’s resident soccer expert and yesterday he went 2-1 and added $218 to his bankroll. Over the past 30 days, Geovanny is up $1526. There’s a ton of soccer today with the MLS back in action. Check the database for picks.

Wemby Has Rare 5×5 Game

The NBA, of course, is back and San Antonio rookie Victor Wembenyana pulled off a rare feat last night. Read on to see what it was. Jimmy Butler got ejected from last night’s Heat-Pelicans game. Miami won 106-95. There is other NBA news that is trending as well as news in other sports.

Let’s take a look.

  • Wemby pulls of 5×5 game: Wembenyana became just the second NBA rookie ever to record at least 5 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals, and 5 blocks in a single game. Last night in a loss to the Lakers, the Spurs rookie scored 27 points, had 10 rebounds, dished out 8 assists, and had 5 steals and 5 blocks. Wembenyana is also the just the second player in NBA history to record consecutive games with at least 5 steals and 5 blocks. The other was Michael Jordan.
  • Kerr gets extension: Golden State head coach Steve Kerr signed a contract extension worth $35 over two years. It will make Kerr the highest-paid NBA coach in history. Golden State won its first two games after the All-Star break, beating the Lakers on Thursday and Charlotte last night.
  • NCAA player props: If you’re looking to bet on ACC basketball player props in Ohio, you’re out of luck. The Ohio Casino Control Commission granted a request by the NCAA to prohibit any bets on players’ individual performances. 

Full ACC Basketball Schedule Today

It’s a huge day of college basketball today. Fourteen of the 15 ACC basketball teams are in action today. Almost the entire AP Top 25 plays today. There will be tons of college basketball picks available in our members’ area all day long. Make sure you get there and win!

Here’s what you can bet on today.

  • MLS: Major League Soccer is back. The opening game of the 2024 regular season was on Wednesday. Inter Miami beat Real Salt Lake. Today, there are 11 matches on the MLS schedule.
  • Other soccer: In addition to MLS, the world’s other elite soccer leagues are also in action. The English Premier League has four of its six matches already in progress. Bettors can find matches in Bundesliga, La Liga, Serie A, and Ligue 1.
  • NHL: Saturday is a big college basketball day, but it’s also a huge day for the NHL. There are 13 games on today’s schedule. ABC/ESPN+ carries an afternoon doubleheader. St. Louis is in Detroit starting at noon ET, and the red-hot New York Rangers play in Philadelphia. Game time is 3 p.m. ET.
  • NBA: The NBA slows down a bit after two full days of play after the All-Star break. There are only three games on tap, but one of those features Boston at New York. It’s a primetime game tonight on ABC beginning at 8:30 p.m.
  • College basketball: It’s a full slate of games today. As mentioned, there are seven ACC basketball games. The Big 12 also has seven games today with the big one taking place at Baylor at noon. No. 2 Houston plays the 11th-ranked Bears on the road today. See how our expert college basketball handicappers are betting today. 
  • Tennis: The Qatar ExxonMobil Open final is currently being played. The Rio Open semifinals will take place later today. No. 4 seed Casper Ruud takes on No. 8 Jordan Thompson in the Mifel Tennis Open later today. The Movistar Chile Open and the Abierto Mexicano Telcel in Acapulco both begin today. The women’s Dubai Tennis Championships final is being played right now. Anna Kalinskaya has the lead, 6-4, 2-1. The Puerto Vallarta Open semifinals are today. The Cymbiotika San Diego Open and the ATX Open in Austin, Tex., both begin today.
  • Golf: Yesterday’s Mexico Open leader Erik Van Rooyen is one shot behind four golfers currently tied at 131 at the start of the third round. The fourth and final round is tomorrow.
  • MMA: Today, the PFL Champions take on the Bellator Champions starting at noon. It’s also UFC Fight Night. The main event is a flyweight match between Brandon Moreno (21-7-2) and Brandon Royval (15-7). You can read more about the event in our UFC Fight Night 237 predictions, odds, and preview

There is a ton of sports action today. There is a lot to sort through to find betting value. Do yourself a favor. Let the experts at Sports Hub help. Our guys are proven winners and deliver consistent winning picks like the U.S. Postal Service delivers the mail. 

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