Clemson vs. Syracuse Prediction
Is No. 1 Clemson giving up too many points when it goes on the road to face Syracuse tonight at 7:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
187 Clemson vs. 188 Syracuse
Saturday, September 14, 2019
7:30PM ET – Carrier Dome
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Clemson is the heavy favorite on the road, as the Tigers are getting odds of -27.5 points against Syracuse. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 64.5 points. The public betting currently has 60 percent going on Clemson as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Syracuse hammered by Maryland
Syracuse is coming off an absolute beat down on the road when the Orange suffered a 63-20 loss at Maryland last weekend. The Orange are 1-1 on the season, 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 with the over/under total.
Cuse gave up 650 yards of offense to Maryland in the loss last week, including 354 rushing yards. On the year, Cuse is giving up 31.5 points and 442 yards per game defensively. On offense, the Orange are putting up 22 points and 384 yards per contest. Quarterback Tommy DeVito is leading the team with 506 passing yards and three touchdowns, but also has three interceptions. Trishton Jackson has been his top target. He has 10 catches for 178 yards and two touchdowns. Moe Neal is the team’s leading rusher with 136 yards and a score. Andre Cisco is leading the defense with 15 tackles and two interceptions.
Clemson grinds out win
The Clemson Tigers failed to cover last week in a 24-10 win at home over Texas A&M in one of the week’s featured games. Clemson is 2-0 on the season, 1-1 against the spread and 1-1 with the over/under total.
Despite somewhat moderate results in scoring, averaging 38 points per game, the Tigers are still putting up 510.5 yards per game this season. Defensively, Clemson is holding opponents to 12 points and 291.5 yards per contest. Quarterback Trevor Lawrence has thrown for 436 yards and two touchdowns, but also has three interceptions. Travis Etienne is leading the way on offense with 258 rushing yards and three touchdowns while Tee Higgins has eight catches for 168 yards and a score. Tanner Muse is leading the defense with seven tackles and two interceptions.
College Football Betting Trends
The Orange have covered the spread in four straight conference games and in five straight following a loss of more than 20 points.
The Tigers have covered the spread in six straight road games and in eight of their last 11 games following a win.
Let’s be honest, Trevor Lawrence hasn’t looked as good as we would have expected thus far in 2019. The Clemson QB hasn’t been as dominant with his arm as you’d think and now Clemson hits the road to face a Syracuse team that is coming off a big beating last week. The Tigers should be a little beat up following their physical battle with Texas A&M last week and they are running into an angry Orange team. This is a gut-check game for Syracuse at home and I think they will have an inspired effort and keep this game competitive. I will take the points.
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