2021 ACC Championship Game Pick and Prediction: How to watch Wake Forest vs. Pitt

The ACC Championship Game features Wake Forest vs. Pitt. Here's how to watch the game, plus all the betting info you need.

The Atlantic Coast Conference Champion will be someone other than Clemson or Florida State for the first time in 10 years when Wake Forest and Pittsburgh square off. The Panthers are led by Heisman Trophy hopeful Kenny Pickett, while Demon Deacons QB Sam Hartman once had the same aspirations. Stylistically, get ready for a bevy of points to be scored as both offenses are fine-tuned college football machines in the ACC Championship Game.

Wake Forest vs. Pittsburgh | 2021 ACC Championship Game pick and prediction

  • Spread: Pittsburgh -3
  • Total: 72.5
  • Moneyline: Pittsburgh -140 / Wake Forest +120

The ACC will crown a champion not named Clemson for the first time since 2015. Wake Forest goes for their third ACC title and first since 2006, while Pittsburgh is gunning for their first conference championship since joining the ACC in 2013.

Both teams enter with identical 10-2 records, though Pittsburgh lost just a single ACC contest this season. The Panthers dropped their matchup to Miami (FL), while Wake lost games to North Carolina and Clemson this year.

Records aside, this matchup gives Heisman Trophy voters one last look at Pittsburgh QB Kenny Pickett. The fifth-year senior has rewritten the Pitt record book in basically every major passing category and is starting to rewrite conference records. In fact, he became just the third ACC quarterback to top 4,000 passing yards and 40+ touchdowns in the same season.

Kenny Pickett is on a new level

Pickett joined Deshaun Watson and Jameis Winston in doing so, becoming the first to accomplish such a feat in just 12 games. He’s proven to be one of the best quarterbacks in the entire country, not just in the conference.

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Wake Forest is giving up over 29 points per game and has allowed opposing offenses to score more than 41 points in four of their past six contests. Points will be scored, and you better believe Pickett will largely be the one scoring them.

ACC Championship Game Pick and Prediction: Pitt 52, Wake Forest 31

Top prospects playing

Who are the best 2022 NFL Draft prospects to watch in the 2021 ACC Championship Game?

Wake Forest

  • Ja’Sir Taylor, CB
  • Sam Hartman, CB
  • Jaquarii Roberson, WR
  • Zach Tom, OT


How to watch Wake Forest vs. Pittsburgh

  • Start time: Saturday, December 4, 8 PM ET
  • Location: Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
  • Channel: ABC
  • Live streams:
    • YouTube TV
    • fuboTV
    • DirecTV
    • Hulu + Live TV

Cam Mellor is the Senior Director of the College Football/NFL Draft vertical for Pro Football Network. He is also the co-host of Between the Hashes, a college football and NFL draft podcast. You can find his writing here. Follow him on Twitter @CamMellor


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