Syracuse Orange vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: Clemson Memorial Stadium
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse (+38.5)
Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson Tigers (5-0) play the Syracuse Orange (1-4) at Clemson Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Clemson opens this contest as 38.5-point favorites. The total opens at 59.5.
The last time they took the field, the Syracuse Orange took on the Liberty Flames and added a loss to their record by a score of 38-21. Sean Tucker led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 20 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 111 yards by way of 21 carries which meant he averaged 5.3 yards per run. Taj Harris was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 96 yards on 9 receptions. He earned an average of 10.7 yards per reception for the game. Rex Culpepper went 19/40 with 211 yards by way of passing and added 3 TD's. He tossed 1 pick for the game.
The Orange have tallied 1,324 total yards over the course of this year. As a unit they average 81.4 yards on the ground which has them sitting 74th in the nation. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Syracuse has amassed 8 touchdowns via the pass and 2 touchdowns via the ground. Concerning putting the ball in the endzone, the Syracuse Orange are averaging 19.6 points per contest. The Orange are sitting in 53rd in college football when it comes to team defense, conceding 29.6 points per contest. The opposition is running for 5.3 yards per run and 253.6 rushing yards per game on the season. For the season, they have conceded 1,268 running yards through 5 outings. When it comes to passing yards, the Orange are giving up 1,160 yds which has them ranked 72nd in D-1. In their 5 games played this season, they have allowed 232.0 yards per contest via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 64.8%. Overall, they have given up 485.6 yards per outing which has them ranked 81st in Division 1.
Rex Culpepper has connected on 72 of his attempted career 135 throws for a completion percentage of 53.3%. He is throwing for 84.2 yards per contest. For his college career, Culpepper has thrown for a total of 842 yards with 6 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 113.0 with a TD rate of 4.4% and an interception rate of 3.7%. Since he has been in college, he has attempted a run 29 times for a total of 15 yds.
In their last game, the Clemson Tigers played the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and went home with the win by a score of 73-7. Travis Etienne led the team in rushing for the game. He tore off a long run of 8 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this contest. He rushed for a total of 44 yards on 11 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per run. Amari Rodgers was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 161 yards on 6 catches. He had an average of 26.8 yards per catch for the game. Trevor Lawrence went 24/32 with 404 yards through the air and threw 5 touchdowns. He threw 1 interception for the game.
When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Tigers are ranked 3rd in D-1 by scoring 48.4 points per game. During the season thus far, the Tigers have compiled 1,740 passing yards as well as an average of 348.0 passing yards per outing, ranking them 10th in D-1. They hold an average of 182.6 rushing yards per game and have rushed for 913 yards overall. The Clemson Tigers average 530.6 yards/game ranking them 8th in college football. Clemson has surrendered a total of 482 yards on the ground (96.4 yards/game) and 1 touchdown rushing for the year. The Tigers are surrendering 12.0 points per game, which has them ranked 18th in college football. This season, they have surrendered 60 points in total. They have conceded 5 touchdowns through the air and 168.2 yards/game, ranking them 23rd in D-1.
In the 35 games in his college career, Trevor Lawrence has completed 635 of his 952 attempts for 8,489 yards. He averages 242.5 yards per contest through the air with a 167.0 quarterback rating. Lawrence has thrown 81 TD's compared to 13 picks in his career. He has rushed for 794 yds on 188 attempts. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 8.5% and his interception rate is 1.4%.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Tigers -38.5 and over 59.5 total points
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