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Clemson looks to extend its road winning streak to 13

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The Clemson Tigers are 12-0 SU over their last 12 road games and have covered the spread in each of their last two away from home. On Friday night, the Tigers are favored to pick up another road win at Syracuse.

  • Clemson is 4-0 SU in its last four games against Syracuse.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Syracuse’s last 13 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in four of Clemson’s last five games against Syracuse.

Clemson’s 28-14 win over Wake Forest last Saturday looks a lot closer by the final score than it actually was. The Tigers jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and carried a 21-0 lead into the fourth. This Clemson defense is arguably the best in the country, allowing only 11.3 points per game, and many of those points have come in garbage time of games the Tigers have already had in hand.

On paper, Syracuse doesn’t appear to pose much of a threat to the defending champions. The Orange are just 3-10 SU in their last 13 games against teams with winning records. Syracuse has shown some fight this season, however, with a 3-0-1 ATS record over its last four games and a 3-0 ATS record in its last three games as an underdog.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Syracuse Orange were listed as 21.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines menu.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pointed to a potential 49-14 result in favor of the Tigers early in the week. That outcome may change during the week, if injuries alter the models, so check the college football picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Clemson Tigers vs Syracuse Orange Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Syracuse brings a 3-3 record (3-2-1 ATS) to the Week 7 matchup against the 6-0 Clemson Tigers, who are 4-2 against the spread. OVER/UNDER betting has seen Syracuse go 1-5 so far and the Tigers go 2-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Syracuse vs Clemson injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Syracuse Orange rated this week at No. 94 and the Clemson Tigers sitting at No. 2.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Syracuse's No. 53-ranked offense, averaging 32 PPG, against a Clemson defense that ranks No. 5 this week at 11.33 PPG. The Syracuse aerial game is averaging 325 yards per game, more than the Clemson Tigers secondary allows through the air, 165.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Clemson Tigers own the league's No. 23-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 103 yards per game when on the road. Syracuse, on the other hand, rates No. 63 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers grabbed a Week 6 victory over the Demon Deacons in their last game, winning 28-14 at Memorial Stadium-Clemson.

In their last game, Syracuse's aerial attack generated 365 yards and the Orange came away with a 27-24 victory over Pittsburgh at Carrier Dome.

Betting Trends
  • Clemson is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson's last 5 games
  • Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Syracuse is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Syracuse's last 13 games
  • Syracuse is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Syracuse's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Clemson home to Georgia Tech, Saturday, October 28
Syracuse at Miami-FL, Saturday, October 21