Clemson vs. Syracuse Odds

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SYRACUSE, NY (The Spread) – No. 3 Clemson looks to avoid an upset on Saturday when it hits the road to face Syracuse at 3:30PM ET on ABC.

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Clemson is 4-0 on the season, 1-0 on the road and 2-2 against the spread. Syracuse is 2-2 overall, 2-1 at home and 3-1 against the spread. These two last met in 1996 with Syracuse getting a 41-0 win.

Trends show that Syracuse is 6-0-1 against the spread in its last 7 home games and 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games following a bye. Clemson is just 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games following a win.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Clemson is the favorite to win this game, as the Tigers have odds of -13 points at Syracuse on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 64.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Clemson favored by 13.5 points. The spread hit a low of 12.5 and a peak of 14 points before closing at Clemson -13. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 64.5 points.

Clemson is off to a 4-0 start thanks to a 56-7 win over Wake Forest last week. The Tigers are now averaging 43 points per game on offense, while the defense is holding opponents to 17.3 points per game. Quarterback Tajh Boyd has thrown for 994 yards and nine touchdowns on the season while rushing for 159 yards and four scores. Sammy Watkins has caught 25 passes for 355 yards and two touchdowns as well.

After an 0-2 start to the season, Syracuse has won its last two games and is coming off a bye last week prior to facing Clemson. The Orange are scoring an impressive 37.5 points per game, while allowing only 22 points per contest. In limited action Terrel Hunt has thrown for 468 yards with seven touchdowns and no interceptions. Jerome Smith has added 217 rushing yards with six touchdowns this season.

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In terms of Injuries, Clemson linebacker B.J. Goodson (concussion) and tackle Carlos Watkins (personal) are both questionable for the game while Syracuse defensive end Robert Walsh (leg) and cornerback Brandon Reddish (leg) are both questionable.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Clemson, as the Tigers are getting 88% of the wagers with odds of -13 points at Syracuse on Saturday.

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