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Orange battle Tigers in Week 6 odds

Clemson Tigers Syracuse Orange

In a new Atlantic Coast Conference rivalry No. 3 Clemson provides the opposition for 2-2 Syracuse's Homecoming game Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome (3:30 pm ET, ABC/ESPN2).

In the early wagering the Tigers, who just beat Wake Forest in their Homecoming game 56-7, were favored by 13 points over the Orange, who are 3-1 ATS on the season.

This season the Orange are 2-2 overall and 3-1 ATS against the number, while the Tigers are 4-0 and 2-2 ATS. As for the totals, Syracuse is 3-1 on the OU, and Clemson is 3-1.

View Clemson Tigers vs Syracuse Orange Odds and Stats.

Fans backing the Orange here saw them open at 5Dimes as 13.5-point underdogs in this college football clash. The total was hovering around 64 midweek at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 33 (Orange) and the No. 6 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 42-32 result in favor of the Tigers is predicted by handicapping models.

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Last time out for Clemson, they were a 56-7 winner as they battled Wake Forest at home. Clemson covered in the match as a 28.5-point favorite, while 63 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Syracuse's No. 35-ranked offense (37.5 PPG) against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 25 at 17.25 PPG. The Orange passing attack has averaged 262.25 yards per game, more than the Tigers give up through the air (213.25 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Tigers own the league's No. 83-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 206 yards per game when on the road. Syracuse, on the other hand, rates No. 82 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Tigers at Orange trends to consider:
Clemson is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Clemson is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Syracuse is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Syracuse is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Syracuse's last 11 games
Syracuse is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Clemson at Boston College, Saturday, October 12th
Syracuse at North Carolina State, Saturday, October 12th