Clemson at Syracuse NCAA Football Pick and Parlay 9/14/2019
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Tommy DeVito and the Syracuse Orange host the Clemson Tigers at Carrier Dome on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Syracuse opens this matchup as 17-point dogs. The O/U is set at 59. The Tigers are 1-1-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Orange are 1-1-0 when wagering on the over/under and 1-1-0 against the spread.
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
09/09/19 DL Xavier Thomas Leg injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Syracuse
09/03/19 DB Josh Jackson Leg is out indefinitely
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
09/08/19 WR Cooper Lutz Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
09/08/19 WR Ed Hendrix Leg is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
09/08/19 DL Kenneth Ruff Leg is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
09/08/19 WR Russell Thompson-Bishop Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
09/08/19 RB Garrison Johnson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
09/08/19 QB David Summers Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Clemson
08/13/19 TE Jesse Conners Undisclosed is out indefinitely
In their last game, the Clemson Tigers played the Texas A&M Aggies and left there with a win by a score of 24-10. Lyn-J Dixon paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 19 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in the game. He ran for 79 yards on 11 carries which gave him an average of 7.2 yards per tote. Justyn Ross was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 94 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 13.4 yards per catch for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Golden Lions was Trevor Lawrence who went 24/35 with 268 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He tossed 1 pick in the game. The Clemson Tigers rushed the ball a total of 33 times and earned 121 yards giving them an average of 3.7 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, the Tigers got 26 first downs and they had a total of 4 infractions for 30 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In all, they finished with a total of 68 plays for a total of 389 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Clemson gave up 24 completions on 42 attempts totaling 236 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.1%. On the ground, the Tigers gave up 53 yards on 27 attempts which gave the opponent an average of 2.0 yards per run allowed. Overall, they allowed 289 yards and forced 2 turnovers.
The Tigers come into this matchup with a record of 2-0 this year. For total yards, they rank 3rd in the ACC and 26th in Division 1 with 1,021 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 38 points per game, putting them 38th in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 266 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd in the ACC. The Tigers have one of the top tier defenses in D-1, giving up 12 points per game ranking them 2nd in the conference. When it comes to yards on the ground, Clemson is allowing 105 yards per contest which has them at 5th in the conference and 38th in D-1. Opposing teams are running for an average of 2.9 yards per carry putting them 5th in the conference and 29th in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 210 yards rushing through 2 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Tigers have conceded 489 yards. Teams are completing 51.7% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.2 yards per try.
The last time they took the field, the Syracuse Orange played the Maryland Terrapins and left there with a loss by a score of 63-20. Moe Neal led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 10 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 47 yards via 12 carries which meant he was running for 3.9 yards per carry. Trishton Jackson was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 157 yards on 7 receptions. He notched an average of 22.4 yards per reception for that game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Orange was Tommy DeVito who went 28/39 with 330 yards passing and tossed 3 TD's. He walked away with 1 interception in the game. The Syracuse Orange ran the ball a total of 29 times and generated 70 yards earning them an average of 2.4 yards per run. Overall, the Orange racked up 18 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 35 yards which is telling of how their week of practice went. For the game, they ran 70 plays which added up to 400 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Syracuse allowed 21 completions on 38 throws for a total of 296 yards, and a completion percentage of 55.3%. On the day, they conceded 650 yards and earned 1 turnover. On the ground, the Orange allowed 354 yards on 45 carries allowing their opponent an average of 7.9 yards per run allowed.
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The Orange head into this game 1-1. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Orange have one of the worst offenses in college football. Syracuse needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 131 rushing yards per contest, putting them 95th in the nation. As a unit, they have a total of 262 yards rushing through 2 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Orange average 384 yards per contest overall ranking them 80th in the nation and 12th in the conference. The Orange are allowing 31.5 points per contest ranking them 13th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 102nd in the country. When it comes to points given up, they have allowed 63 total points. When talking about yards on the ground, they are allowing 175 yards per contest which puts them at 97th in Division 1 and 10th in the ACC. In 2019, they have allowed a total of 350 rushing yards and 6 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in the nation. They are conceding 267 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Orange sit in 11th in the ACC.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tigers -17 and under 59 total points
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