Clemson Vs Syracuse NCAA Football Betting Odds and Trends | 10/15/2021

The Clemson Tigers (3-2, 2-1 ACC) take college football’s 24th-ranked rushing defense into a matchup with the Syracuse Orange (3-3, 0-2 ACC), who have the No. 9 rushing offense. The Orange, +478 on the moneyline to win, host the Tigers, listed at -13.5 on the spread, on October 15, 2021 at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN. The over/under for the game is set at 45 points.

In this article we break down what you need before placing a bet on the game, including key metrics, stats, insights, and the best available odds.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 13, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Clemson Vs. Syracuse Betting Odds

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Clemson Offense Vs. Syracuse Defense

Tigers Offense Stats (Rank) Orange Defense
21.2 (112) Points/Gm 24.0 (64)
324.0 (111) Yards/Gm 308.2 (25)
176.8 (110) Pass Yards/Gm 194.2 (36)
147.2 (80) Rush Yards/Gm 114.0 (34)
5.7 (125) Yards/Pass 7.0 (57)
4.5 (55) Yards/Rush 3.1 (22)
39.1% (66) 3rd Down % 35.4% (44)
5 (29) Turnovers 5 (84)
9 (77) Sacks 16 (5)

Syracuse Offense Vs. Clemson Defense

Syracuse Offense Stats (Rank) Clemson Defense
31.5 (48) Points/Gm 12.2 (2)
412.0 (53) Yards/Gm 308.6 (26)
169.2 (114) Pass Yards/Gm 203.8 (44)
242.8 (9) Rush Yards/Gm 104.8 (24)
7.3 (79) Yards/Pass 5.8 (8)
5.5 (12) Yards/Rush 2.8 (9)
35.1% (96) 3rd Down % 34.6% (39)
5 (29) Turnovers 6 (63)
4 (22) Sacks 8 (63)

When Clemson Has The Ball

  • The Tigers’ offense is 111th in college football averaging 324.0 yards per game, while the Orange rank 25th in yards allowed (308.2).
  • Clemson averages 176.8 passing yards per game (110th in the FBS). It will be facing the Orange’s defense which ranks 36th, allowing 194.2 yards per game through the air.
  • The Tigers have conceded nine sacks to rank 77th in college football. The Orange’s defense has totaled 16 (fifth-most).
  • Clemson’s offense averages 5.7 yards per pass attempt (125th in the FBS). Syracuse’s defense allows 7.0 yards per passing play (57th in college football).

When Syracuse Has The Ball

  • The Tigers’ defense allows 5.8 yards per pass attempt (eighth in the FBS). The Orange’s offense averages 7.3 yards per pass (79th in college football).
  • Syracuse averages 169.2 passing yards per game (114th in the FBS). It will be facing the Tigers’ defense which ranks 44th, allowing 203.8 yards per game through the air.
  • The Orange convert 35.1% of their third-down plays (96th in college football). The Tigers’ defense gives up third-down conversions at a 34.6% clip (39th).
  • Clemson has the second-ranked scoring defense (12.2 points per game). Syracuse’s 48th-ranked scoring offense averages 31.5 points per game.

Clemson Betting Trends And Insights

  • Clemson has put together a 0-5-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Tigers have not covered the spread when favored by 13.5 points or more this season (in three opportunities).
  • Games featuring Clemson have gone over the point total just once this season.
  • In two games this season, Clemson and its opponents have combined to total more than 45 points.
  • The Tigers have been the moneyline favorite four total times this season. They’ve gone 2-2 in those games.

Syracuse Betting Trends And Insights

  • Syracuse is 5-1-0 ATS this season.
  • In Syracuse’s six chances this year, the combined scoring has gone over the point total three times.
  • Syracuse has played four games this season that have had more than 45 combined points scored.
  • The Orange have won one of the four games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Clemson Players To Watch

  • D.J. Uiagalelei leads his team with 793 passing yards (158.6 per game) and has a 54.3% completion percentage (76-of-140), throwing three touchdown passes and three interceptions. He also has 160 rushing yards on 48 carries (with two touchdowns), averaging 32.0 yards per game.
  • Kobe Pace has racked up a team-high 218 rushing yards (43.6 yards per game) and scored two touchdowns.
  • Will Shipley has 211 yards on 44 carries (52.8 ypg), with five rushing touchdowns.
  • Joe Ngata has 17 catches and paces his team with 333 receiving yards (66.6 ypg).
  • Justyn Ross has added 231 yards (on 23 catches) and three touchdowns.

Syracuse Players To Watch

  • Garrett Shrader has thrown for 627 yards while completing 57.5% of his passes (50-of-87), with four touchdowns and two interceptions this year (104.5 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 75 times for 412 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 68.7 yards per game.
  • Sean Tucker has taken 133 attempts for a team-leading 791 rushing yards (131.8 yards per game) while scoring nine touchdowns. He’s also caught 12 passes for 204 yards with two touchdowns through the air.
  • Courtney Jackson has added 16 receptions for 178 yards.
  • Taj Harris has totaled 171 yards on 16 receptions, averaging 42.8 yards per game.

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