O'Sullivan's Saturday ACC Picks: Virginia vs Louisville, Miami vs Syracuse, Virginia Tech vs Clemson

Virginia Cavaliers at Louisville Cardinals, 12 noon Eastern, Miami Hurricanes at Syracuse Orangemen, 1 pm, Virginia Tech Hokies at Clemson Tigers, 2 pm. Just enjoy Coach K's Cameron Indoor finale.
O'Sullivan isn't picking Coach K's last Duke home game, too emotional, but he'll sure be watching.

O'Sullivan isn't picking Coach K's last Duke home game, too emotional, but he'll sure be watching.

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Seattle O’Sullivan 2021-2022 ACC season so far: 55-73, -$377.89)

(Yesterday: 3-4, -$7.27)

Seattle O’Sullivan 2021-2022 Ivy League season so far: 55–47-1, +$198.61

(Standing Caveat: The universe is chaotic. Life is unpredictable. Things happen. Like injuries. And COVID protocols. In following Seattle O’Sullivan’s betting advice, be advised that you should always monitor your bets during the day to make certain unforeseen things have not occurred which might change your wagering opinion. Thank you.)

Virginia Cavaliers at Louisville Cardinals, 12 noon Eastern

The Pick: Virginia -182, bet $27.30 to win $15; Virginia -4 (-110), bet $13.75 to win $12.50

It’s all about gunning for the NCAA Tournament. Currently, Virginia is 17-12 and projected to be out of March Madness. I’m banking on that squad, full of upperclassmen and a smart coach, not giving up just yet. The Cavaliers know that if they’re to squeak in, every game is huge. They will need to make noise in next week’s ACC Tournament - and they’ll have to make a statement today against a Louisville team that is ready for the season to be done. Head Coach Tony Bennett will have Virginia going all-out today, and they’ll get the win - even if it turns out to not be enough.

Miami Hurricanes at Syracuse Orangemen, 1 pm Eastern

The Pick: Miami +2 (-110), bet $22 to win $20

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim has never had a losing season. (shrug) I’ve never had blueberry pancakes. But I’m having them today. My point is, things happen that haven’t happened before. Syracuse will be playing hard today but Miami will be playing for its NCAA Tournament life. Both teams are 6-4 in their last ten but the Hurricanes are 5-2 in their last seven against the spread, and they’re 5-1 ATS as an underdog. They won’t be intimidated or uninspired today. They’re projected as an #8 seed in the tournament, but they want better than that. The Orange lost to Miami in their previous meeting, by one point. If it’s that sort of battle today, it’s a cover. I’ll take it.

Virginia Tech Hokies at Clemson Tigers, 2 pm Eastern

The Pick: Virginia Tech -156, bet $31.20 to win $20; Virginia Tech -3 (-110), bet $11 to win $10

The theme today has been Bracketology. Well, Joe Lunardi has Virginia Tech as the first team out of the brackets for the NCAA Tournament. So, it’s pretty simple. The Hokies need to win games if they want to rest easy come a week from tomorrow. That means winning today, against a Clemson team that’s lost 10 of their last 15 games. Virginia Tech is 9-1 in their last 10, and Joe Lunardi still thinks it isn’t enough yet. The Hokies will be all guns blazing this afternoon.

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