How to Bet Clemson at Syracuse NCAAF Odds & Week 7 Pick

How to Bet Clemson at Syracuse NCAAF Odds & Week 7 Pick

Written by on October 10, 2017

It’s a rare Friday night game for No. 2 Clemson as the Tigers face a potential trap at high-powered Syracuse in an ACC matchup. It’s possible Clemson is looking past the Orange a bit and to next week’s bye. But the Tigers are still NCAAF odds favorites, with Clemson as a three-TD betting favorite for Week 7.

How to Bet Clemson at Syracuse NCAAF Odds & Week 7 Pick

When: Friday, 7 PM ETWhere: Carried DomeTV:  ESPNStream: WatchESPNRadio: 105.5 FM (Clemson) / 99.5 FM (Syracuse)Opening NCAAF Odds: Clemson -23

Weather Forecast

  • Overcast: 18°C/64°F
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Precipitation: 22%
  • Wind: 7 mph S
  • Cloud Cover: 90%
  • Type of Stadium: Indoor

Last Season

The Tigers streamrolled Syracuse 54-0. Former Tigers star QB Deshaun Watson threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third in the blowout victory. He left early with a bruised shoulder but it was nothing serious and simply a precaution. Orange starting QB Eric Dungey was knocked out in the first quarter following a hard hit by linebacker Dorian O’Daniel. Dungey was the ACC leader in passing yards and completions per game coming in. Syracuse was held to 277 yards of offense.

Series History

  • Total Meetings: 5
  • First Meeting: January 1st, 1996. Jacksonville, Florida. Gator Bowl
  • Last Meeting: Novembe 5th, 2016. Clemson, South Carolina
  • All-Time Series: Clemson 4-1-0
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Clemson 54-0 (2016)
  • Longest Win Streak: Clemson 4 (2013-2016)
  • Current Win Streak:Clemson 4 (2013-2016)

NCAAF Lines for Must Bet Games in Week 7

Why Bet On Clemson?

The Tigers (6-0) nearly were caught in a trap last week in a 28-14 win over Wake Forest. Clemson shut out Wake Forest for three quarters on Saturday, but the Demon Deacons scored a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter after the Tigers built a 28-0 lead. Wake Forest’s touchdowns came against mostly Clemson’s backup defenders.If Kelly Bryant is unable to play against Syracuse or misses time later in the year, Hunter Johnson could be Bryant’s replacement instead of Zerrick Cooper. Johnson was 5-for-5 passing for 42 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown pass to tight end Cannon Smith. Cooper struggled with his accuracy, completing 2 of 6 passes for 16 yards. Those two battled Bryant for the starting job in camp.Bryant suffered a lower ankle injury in the third quarter against Wake. After the game, Bryant wore a protective boot on his left foot and wouldn’t commit to being ready for this week’s contest. Coach Dabo Swinney said he considered Bryant “day-to-day” but didn’t speculate as to whether the quarterback would need to practice this week to play Friday. Bryant is completing 67 percent of his throws this season, with four passing touchdowns and four interceptions. He also has run for 401 yards and seven touchdowns.Syracuse coach Dino Babers the Tigers’ offense is loaded with speed and playmakers, no matter who starts at quarterback.”They’re faster than us. If they get out there, we’re not going to catch them. Sorry,” Babers said. ”We can’t let them get out there.”

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 35
  • Total Yards: 471.5
  • Rush Yards: 237.83
  • Passing Yards: 233.67
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 11.33
  • Total Yards: 264.33
  • Rush Yards: 98.83
  • Passing Yards: 165.50

Why Bet On Syracuse?

It certainly would help if Bryant doesn’t play. The Orange (3-3) come off a 27-24 win over Pitt. Dungey threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to the Homecoming victory. It was the Orange’s first Homecoming win since defeating No. 11 Louisville 45-26 on Nov. 10, 2012, and the victory snapped a four-game losing streak for Syracuse against the Panthers.The Orange reached the 500-yard mark in total offense for the third time in six games this season, outgaining the Panthers, 500-358. Dungey was responsible for 413 of those yards, including 365 through the air. Dungey was 33-of-49 passing. He also ran 12 times for 48 yards. His 10-yard touchdown run in the third quarter was the 19th of his career, tying the program mark for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback held by Bill Hurley (1975-79) and Donovan McNabb (1995-98).Syracuse linebacker Parris Bennett had a game-best 14 tackles, including nine solo stops. It was the third week in a row Bennett finished with double-digit tackles. He leads the Orange with 56 stops on the season (9.3 per game).Syracuse’s opposition is 1-for-27 (.037) on third down in the first half of games played in the Carrier Dome in 2017. Pittsburgh was 0-for-7 on third down in the opening two quarters. Entering Saturday’s game, the Orange ranked sixth nationally in third-down percentage defense (.250). Pittsburgh was 3-for-13 (.231) on third down, marking the fourth time this season Syracuse held its foe to three third-down conversions or less.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 32
  • Total Yards: 466.83
  • Rush Yards: 141.83
  • Passing Yards: 325
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 24.33
  • Total Yards: 357.67
  • Rush Yards: 131.50
  • Passing Yards: 226.17

Latest NCAAF Odds Trends

  • Clemson is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 games
  • Clemson is 5-0 SU in the last 5 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Clemson’s last 5 games
  • Syracuse is 1-4-1 ATS in the last 6 games at home
  • Syracuse is 3-7 SU in the last 10 games
  • The total went UNDER in 11 of Syracuse’s last 13 games

Expert Prediction & NCAAF Odds Pick for Week 7

Even if Bryant plays, he might be a bit gimpy. Take the points here in the NCAAF odds.
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