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Syracuse favored by -14 against Clemson on Sunday

Clemson TigersSyracuse Orange
15-6February 09, 2014, 06:00 | Carrier Dome22-0



The Syracuse Orange will hit the floor running against the visiting Clemson Tigers Sunday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 15-6 and 10-6 ATS on the year, while the Orange are at 22-0 and 13-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Orange are 8-10, while the Tigers have a 6-10 mark.

View Clemson Tigers vs Syracuse Orange Odds and Stats.

Syracuse opened as -14-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 14-ranked Orange and the No. 111-rated Tigers in this matchup.

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Clemson was a 45-41 winner in their most recent outing at home against Georgia Tech. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites. The Tigers got 12 points from Jordan Roper as Clemson ran past Georgia Tech 45-41 on Tuesday at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Last time out for Syracuse, they were a 61-55 winner as they battled Notre Dame at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point favorite. Trevor Cooney went off for 33 points and added 2 rebounds for good measure, leading Syracuse to a 61-55 win over Notre Dame on Monday at Carrier Dome.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Syracuse's No. 137-ranked scoring average of 71.77 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 1 and allowing 55.05 PPG. The Orange FG% has averaged 46.02% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (41.76% per game).

A few Tigers at Orange trends to consider:
Clemson is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson's last 6 games
Clemson is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Syracuse is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Syracuse's last 10 games
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Clemson at Notre Dame, Tuesday, February 11th
Syracuse at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, February 12th

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