Clemson vs. Syracuse Prediction
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Clemson is favored on the road, as the Tigers are getting odds of -23.5 points against the Orange. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 57 points. Clemson has won four straight with Syracuse, but the Orange are 3-2 against the spread in the last five meetings. Tonight’s game will take place from the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. The contest will air live on ESPN.
Syracuse is 3-3 on the season following the 27-24 win over Pitt. The Orange are 1-1 in the ACC and 3-2-1 against the spread. The Orange are putting up 32 points and 466.8 yards per game, including 325 passing yards per contest. Eric Dungey has thrown for 1,802 yards and nine touchdowns while Steve Ishmael has caught 56 passes for 729 yards and three scores. Dungey is also the team’s leading rusher with 325 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Syracuse is allowing just 24.3 points and 357.7 yards per game.
Clemson is off to a 6-0 start this year with a 4-0 mark in the ACC following a 28-14 win over Wake Forest at home. The Tigers are 4-2 against the spread this season and 2-0 ATS on the road. Clemson has a defense that is holding opponents to just 11.3 points and 264.3 yards per game. On offense, Clemson is putting up 35 points and 471 yards per contest. The unit has a balanced attack behind quarterback Kelly Bryant. He has thrown for 1,259 yards and four touchdowns while rushing for 401 yards and seven touchdowns. Travis Etienne and Tavien Feaster have combined for 710 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.
Clemson still seems to be somewhat under the radar this year. The Tigers weren’t expected to be this good after losing so many key pieces from last year, yet the defense looks better than ever and the offense is moving along just fine. Now it heads to Syracuse with a lofty spread to cover, but Clemson is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a win and Syracuse is just 1-4-1 ATS in their last six home games. I like the Tigers to continue their dominance today, especially on a fast track like Syracuse.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: CLEMSON -23.5