NCAA Football 2022: ACC Championship Picks Clemson Favored

  • What: 2022 ACC Championship Game
  • Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
  • Location: Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Time:  8:00 p.m. ET
  • How to Watch: ABC

With the third week of the 2022-23 NCAA Football Season behind us, we look at the teams in the ACC and who is in the mix to win the 2022 ACC Championship Game.

Last year ended in a rare manner, with Pittsburgh winning the ACC Championship Game with a 45-21 victory over Wake Forest. With that, the Panthers broke the long winning streak of the Clemson Tigers. Before Pittsburgh’s win over the Demon Deacons, Clemson won every ACC Championship Game between 2015 and 2020.

Pittsburgh finished the season with a 7-1 conference record, the same record Wake Forest put up. North Carolina State and Clemson trailed those teams in the standings at 6-2 in the ACC in 2021.

Before we look at what teams are picked to contend for the top spot in the ACC in 2022, be sure to check out the current NCAAF Betting opportunities and our guide to betting on the 2022 NCAAF National Championship.

2022 ACC Championship picks

To Win NCAAF ACC in 2022-23BetOnlineBovadaMyBookie
Miami Florida+600+500+450
NC State+900+800+700
North Carolina+900+1100+1425
Wake Forest+2200+2000+1600
Florida State+2500+1200+1350
Virginia Tech+10000+9000+7000
Boston College+25000+25000+24000
Georgia Tech+50000+50000+48000


Clemson has a lot to prove this year and the team has opened the season looking like it will do just that during the 2022 NCAAF season. The Tigers opened the season with wins over Georgia Tech (41-10), Furman (35-12) and Louisiana Tech (48-20). With the strength of their first three games of the season, Clemson is the No. 5 team in the most recent Top 25 AP Poll.

Quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei has completed 57 of 88 passing attempts on the season for 662 yards, five touchdowns and one interception.

The Tigers’ offense has put up 1,275 yards on the year, with 729 through the air and 546 on the ground. Defensively, Clemson has allowed 944 total yards with 731 passing yards and 213 on the ground. The Tigers are averaging 14 points surrendered per game.

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Miami Florida

The Miami Hurricanes opened the 2022 ACC season with wins over
Bethune-Cookman (70-13) and Souther Miss (30-7). In Week 3 of the 2022 NCAAF season, Miami stumbled, losing 17-9 to Texas A&M. The Hurricanes were ranked No. 13 entering that contest. Miami fell to No. 25 in the AP Poll following that defeat.

Miami quarterback Tyler Van Dyke had a rough game against Texas A&M, going 21 for 41 with 217 yards and 0 touchdowns.

The Hurricanes’ offense in the Texas A&M game produced 175 yards on the ground with no touchdowns. Defensively, Miami allowed 140 yards in the air in their most recent game for one touchdown and 124 yards on the ground for another TD.

The Hurricanes face Middle Tennessee in Week 4 of the NCAAF season and aren’t scheduled to face another ranked opponent until they match up against Clemson on November 19.

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North Carolina State

The North Carolina State Wolfpack are a perfect 3-0 to open the 2022 ACC football season with wins over East Carolina (21-20), Charleston Southern (55-3) and Texas Tech (27-14). NC State are the No. 12 team in the most recent AP Poll.

NC State QB Devin Leary is 48 for 81 on the season with 570 yards, five touchdowns and one interception.

The Wolfpack offense is near the bottom of the ACC to start the 2022 NCAAF season. The team has 1,152 total yards with 691 coming via the pass game and 461 on the ground. As for defense, the team is near the top of the ACC. The Wolfpack defense has allowed 886 yards of offense, with 680 of that coming through the air and 206 via their opponent’s rushing. The team has allowed an average of 12.3 points per game.

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Our pick

Clemson has a big test in Week 4 of the NCAA Football season as they face Wake Forest in an away game on September 24. After that, the Tigers line up against the Wolfpack on October 1. These two upcoming games will tell us a lot about what Clemson will do this season, but for now, the Clemson Tigers are the best bet to win the 2022 ACC Championship game.

Pick: Clemson Tigers to win the 2022 ACC Championship Game.

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