Syracuse Orange vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 10/22/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Memorial Stadium in Clemson, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Tigers (-14)
The Clemson Tigers (7-0) will play the Syracuse Orange (6-0) at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Syracuse opens as 14-point dogs from Vegas oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 51.5.
The Syracuse Orange head into this matchup 6-0 for this season. In their last contest, the Orange faced the NC State Wolfpack and notched a win by a score of 24-9. Garrett Shrader connected on 16/25 with 210 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rating of 145 and finished the contest with 2 picks. Sean Tucker led the offense in rushing for the Orange with 14 carries for 98 yds (7.0 yards per carry). The Syracuse Orange ran the rock 30 different times and tallied 179 yds, which is an average of 6.0 yards per attempt. In all, they had 55 plays which gave them a total of 389 yards. Syracuse gave up 18 pass completions on 31 tries for a total of 160 yds, and a completion percentage of 58.1%. When it came to the battle of the line of scrimmage, the Orange gave up 95 yards on 38 attempts, which averages out to 2.5 yards per run allowed.
The Orange have earned 2,590 total yards for the year. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Syracuse has amassed 12 touchdowns via the pass and 12 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the football over 6 times. Syracuse has accumulated 142 first downs, and they have been flagged for 57 penalties for 422 yards. As a team they're maintaining an average of 188.5 yards in the run game which has them sitting 36th in the country. When talking about scoring, the Syracuse Orange hold an average of 36.0 points per outing.
Regarding yards through the air, the Orange are conceding 1,043 yds which ranks them 8th in Division 1. They are giving up 173.8 yards per outing through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 64.2%. For the season, they have yielded 268.8 yards per outing which ranks them 8th in D-1. They have granted 5 touchdowns through the air as well as 5 touchdowns on the ground. The opposition is running for an average of 3.2 yards per attempt on the ground and 95.0 rushing yards per game this year. During the season, they have conceded 570 rushing yards through 6 games. The Orange are ranked 6th in the nation regarding team defense, allowing 13.2 points per contest.
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The Tigers head into this matchup 7-0 this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Tigers got the victory with a final of 34-28 when they played the Florida State Seminoles. D.J. Uiagalelei (3 touchdowns) ended the game with 203 yds on 15/23 passing while his QB rating was 182.4. He didn't throw any picks and his Y/A was 8.8. Will Shipley carried the rock 20 times for 121 yards, finishing the contest with 6.1 yards per attempt for Clemson. The Tigers finished the game with 370 yds and they ran 67 plays (5.5 yards per play). Clemson rushed for 3.8 yards per attempt, finishing with a total of 167 yds on 44 carries. Clemson relinquished 34 rush attempts for 206 yds (6.1 yards per rush). The Tigers secondary gave up a completion rate of 57.1%, relinquishing 254 yds on 24 out of 42 through the air.
Regarding how much they score, the Tigers sit 21st in the country with 38.6 points per game. For the year to this point, the Tigers have thrown for a total of 1,732 yards through the air as well as holding an average of 247.4 passing yards per outing, putting them at 63rd in college football. The Clemson Tigers average 417.4 yards per game, which ranks them 61st in the country. The Clemson offense has racked up 412 yds of penalties on 44 violations, which ranks 55th in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes.
Clemson has surrendered a total of 579 rushing yards (82.7 yards/game) in addition to 4 touchdowns via the rush this season. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns from the passing game in addition to 255.7 yards/outing, which puts them in 95th in the country. The Tigers defense has taken the field for 488 plays, which ranks them 98th in Division 1. The Tigers are allowing 19.7 PPG, which puts them 26th in D-1. Overall, they have given up 138 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orange +14
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