Clemson Tigers vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 10/15/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Clemson Tigers vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Orange (+14)
The Clemson Tigers (3-2) are on their way to Carrier Dome on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the Syracuse Orange (3-3). Clemson is 14-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under is set at 45.
The Clemson Tigers head into this game 3-2 for this year. In their last game, the Tigers faced the Boston College Eagles and notched a win by a score of 19-13. Kobe Pace was the best rusher for the Tigers with 19 carries for 125 yds (6.6 yds per attempt). D.J. Uiagalelei went 13/28 with 207 yds passing. He had a QB rating of 108.5 and ended the game with no picks. Against the run, the Tigers conceded 57 yards on 33 attempts, which calculates to 1.7 yards per run allowed. Clemson relinquished 23 pass completions on 40 tries for 311 yds, and a completion rate of 57.5%. On the day, they had 68 plays which gave them 438 yards. The Clemson Tigers ran the football 40 different times and accumulated 231 yds, which had them averaging 5.8 yds per attempt.
When talking about scoring points, the Clemson Tigers are averaging 21.2 PPG. As a unit they maintain an average of 147.4 yards via the ground game which ranks them 84th in college football. The Tigers have earned 1,621 total yards for the year. With reference to scoring touchdowns, Clemson has compiled 4 touchdowns via the pass and 9 rushing touchdowns. Clemson has tallied 87 1st downs offensively, and they have been called for 39 penalties for 314 yds. They have surrendered the ball 6 different times.
In terms of yards through the air, the Tigers are conceding 1,019 yds which has them sitting in 33rd in the nation. They are allowing 203.8 yards per outing through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 61.1%. For the year, they have allowed 310.8 yards per contest putting them 35th in the nation. They have allowed 4 touchdowns via the pass and 1 touchdown running the ball. They are allowing 2.8 yards per rush and 107.0 rushing yards per contest on the year. For the season, they have conceded 535 rushing yards through 5 outings. The Tigers rank 15th in the nation when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 12.2 PPG.
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The Orange come into this matchup with a record of 3-3 this season. The last time they took the field, the Orange took a loss by a final score of 40-37 when they played the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Garrett Shrader (2 TDs) walked away from the game with 160 yards on 15/27 through the air while his quarterback rate was 129.8. He didn't toss any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 5.9. Garrett Shrader carried the rock 29 times for 178 yards, ending the contest with 6.1 yards per carry for Syracuse. The Orange finished with a total of 514 yards and they ran 85 plays (6.0 yds per play). Syracuse ran for 6.1 yards per carry, finishing the game with 354 yds on 58 carries. Syracuse relinquished 37 running attempts for 96 yards (2.6 yds per carry). The Orange passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 59.4%, relinquishing 330 yards on 19 out of 32 passing.
When it comes to how much they score, the Orange are sitting 52nd in D-1 averaging 31.5 points per game. Over the course of the season so far, the Orange have thrown for 1,007 yards via the pass together with an average of 167.8 passing yards per outing, putting them at 116th in D-1. The Syracuse Orange have an average of 412.3 yards per outing, which has them sitting 59th in the country. The Syracuse offense has compiled 353 yards of penalties on 39 violations, which ranks them 44th in Division 1 in terms of hurting your team.
The Orange are surrendering 24.0 PPG, which puts them 76th in college football. Syracuse has surrendered a total of 684 yards via the ground game (114.0 yards/game) as well as 6 touchdowns on the ground this year. Overall, they have given up 144 pts. They have allowed 10 touchdowns via the pass as well as 194.2 yards/game, which has them sitting 43rd in the country. The Orange defense has taken part in 387 plays, which is good for 75th in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Orange college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers -14
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