Syracuse Orange vs. Clemson Tigers: 3/3/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 3, 2021

Buddy Boeheim leads the Syracuse Orange (14-8) against the Clemson Tigers (15-5) after scoring 26 points in a 72-70 win over North Carolina. The Orange are 2.5-point favorites in the matchup on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, which tips off at 5:00 PM ET on ACCN. The matchup has an over/under of 135.5.

Betting Information

Syracuse vs Clemson Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Syracuse -2.5 -112 -110 135.5 -110 -113 -148 121

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Computer picks for Syracuse vs Clemson
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Clemson (+2.5) Over (135.5) Syracuse 69 Clemson 68

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Total Facts

  • In 19 of 22 games (86.4%) this year, the Orange and their opponents have put up at least this matchup’s point total of 135.5 points.
  • Clemson has played in seven games this season (out of 20 total matchups — 35% of opportunities) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 135.5 points.
  • The Orange and the Tigers combine to average 6.0 more points per game than the total of 135.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 2.4 fewer points per game (133.1) than this matchup’s over/under of 135.5 points.
  • The Orange average point total in outings this year is 147.6, 12.1 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • The average point total for the Tigers this season is 8.5 points less than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 76.1 points per game the Orange record are 14.5 more points than the Tigers give up (61.6).
  • When Syracuse puts up more than 61.6 points, it is 14-5 overall and 8-0 against the spread.
  • In games when Clemson allows more than 76.1 points, it is 0-4 against the spread and 0-4 overall.
  • The Tigers’ 65.4 points per game are 6.1 fewer points than the 71.5 the Orange give up to opponents.
  • When it scores more than 71.5 points, Clemson is 3-0-1 against the spread and 6-0 overall.
  • Syracuse is 4-11 against the spread and 8-7 overall when it allows more than 65.4 points.
  • The Orange have out-scored their opponents by a total of 100 points this season (4.6 points per game on average), and the Tigers have put up 74 more points than their opponents on the year (3.8 per game).

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Syracuse Betting Information

  • The Orange have struggled a bit against the spread this season, posting an 8-13 record.
  • The Orange have posted a losing record of 5-7 against the spread when the spread is -2.5 or bigger.
  • More often than not, Syracuse and its foes have united to reach the over, cashing in on 11 of 21 chances this season.

Clemson Betting Information

  • The Tigers record against the spread is 9-9-1.
  • When they play as at least 2.5-point underdogs, the Tigers have a record ATS of 2-4-1.
  • In most of Tigers games this season, the teams have not hit the over (9 out of 19 games, 47.4%).

Head to Head

Syracuse vs Clemson (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/6/2021 Clemson -3.5 135 -167 +138 Regular Season 78-61 CLEM
1/28/2020 Clemson -2 134.5 -137 +112 Regular Season 71-70 CLEM
3/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 67-55 CLEM
1/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 61-53 SYRA

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Syracuse Leaders

  • The Orange scoring leader is Boeheim, who averages 16.0 per contest to go with 2.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
  • Quincy Guerrier leads Syracuse in rebounding, averaging 8.9 per game, while Joseph Girard III leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 3.3 in each contest.
  • The Orange get the most three-point shooting production out of Boeheim, who knocks down 2.6 threes per game.
  • The Syracuse steals leader is Kadary Richmond, who averages 2.0 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Alan Griffin, who compiles 1.7 rejections per contest.

Clemson Leaders

  • Aamir Simms paces the Tigers scoring, rebounding and assists leaderboards, averaging 13.6 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.
  • Nick Honor makes more threes per game than any other member of the Tigers, knocking down shots from deep at a rate of 1.9 per contest.
  • The Tigers’ leader in steals is Honor with 1.4 per game, and Jonathan Baehre is their leader in blocks with 0.7 per game.
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