It wouldn’t be hyperbole to say that Pitt’s ACC championship game against Wake Forest is the biggest game in the current millennium — or longer.
Fresh off winning 10 regular season games for the first time since 1981, Pitt has a chance to win its first outright conference title since, well, ever. Pitt has 12 wins in reach to match a program best, but Wake Forest still stands in the way.
With an ACC championship clash against Wake Forest set for 8 p.m. on ABC at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, Pitt opens as a 3-point favorite over Wake Forest. With a 72-point over/under, by far the highest of Power Five title games, it’s expected to be a shootout between two of the highest-scoring offenses in college football.
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DraftKings also sets Pitt as a 3-point favorite, with betting odds for both teams against the spread set at -110 odds. A 72.5-point over/under has been set, and -110 odds have been set for both options. A money line bet for Pitt holds -155 odds while the same for Wake Forest holds +135 odds.
FanDuel sets Pitt as slightly more narrow favorites, with Pitt set as 2.5-point leaders. A bet against the spread for Pitt holds -118 odds while the same for Wake Forest holds -104 odds. A 72.5-point over/under holds -110 odds for both options. A money line bet for Pitt holds -148 odds while the same for Wake Forest holds +120 odds.
Pitt’s short history against Wake Forest, holding a one game win streak against the Demon Deacons all-time (a 34-13 win in 2018) doesn’t hold point toward a rivalry, but Saturday’s game holds the largest stakes for both teams in quite a long time.
While neither team will advance to the College Football Playoff with a win, a win for either squad will clinch a New Year’s Six bowl bid and the chance for record wins.