Syracuse Orange vs Clemson Tigers NCAAB Betting Prediction

Syracuse Orange vs Clemson Tigers Prediction 3/5/2024

The Syracuse Orange (20-10) travel to face off against the Clemson Tigers (20-9) on Tuesday, March 5th. This game will be played at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson and televised on ESPN2. Syracuse is coming off a win in their previous game, while Clemson is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Notre Dame. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Syracuse Orange vs Clemson Tigers

The Syracuse Orange Are Coming Off A Win

Coming off a win over Louisville, Syracuse has now won four straight games and has an overall record of 20-10. The Orange are 11-8 in ACC games and have gone 9-2 in non-conference action.

As an underdog, Syracuse is 4-8 this season and 12-18 overall. On the road, the Orange are 5-7 with a scoring margin of -4.5 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Syracuse has gone 4-8 vs. the spread. On the road, the Orange have an ATS mark of 5-7 and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have gone 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last three road games, Syracuse has gone 2-1 ATS.

The over/under record for Syracuse games this season is 17-13, and today’s line of 153 is higher than the average OU line in their games (151). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line, and their last three games have averaged 161 points.

The Clemson Tigers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing to Notre Dame, Clemson’s record dropped to 20-9. They have gone 10-8 in ACC play, and they are 10-1 in non-conference games. At home, the Tigers are 13-4, and they have a scoring margin of +10.1. Their record as the favorite is 16-7.

So far, Clemson has been favored in 23 of their 29 games. They have gone 2-1 in their last three home games, and they are 6-4 in their previous ten contests at home.

As the favorite this season, Clemson has an ATS record of just 9-12-2, and they are just 6-9-2 vs. the spread at home this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers have gone 5-4-1 vs. the spread, and their last 3 home ATS mark is 1-1-1.

Today’s over/under line of 153 is higher than the average over/under line for Clemson’s games this season (147.1). Over their last three games, the over/under record for the Tigers is 0-3 with an average scoring total of 132 points compared to their season average of 148.5 points per game.

Syracuse Offense Breakdown

Syracuse’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 82 points against Louisville. They had an overall field goal percentage of 57.8% and made 25/39 free throws. Leading Syracuse in scoring vs. Louisville was Chris Bell with his 23 points. Judah Mintz also added 21 points for the Orange.

Judah Mintz (G) 18.7 3.2 4.5
J.J. Starling (G) 13.6 3.3 1.8
Chris Bell (F) 12.2 2.4 0.7

Clemson Offense Breakdown

Compared to their season average of 77.8 points per game, Clemson struggled in their previous game. Against Notre Dame, the Tigers scored 62 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 39%. The team’s scoring leader is PJ Hall, who holds an average of 18.6 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Joseph Girard III is averaging 15.6 points per game this season.

PJ Hall (C) 18.6 7.0 1.5
Joseph Girard III (G) 15.6 3.2 2.9
Chase Hunter (G) 12.3 2.5 2.9

Syracuse Team Defense

Currently, the Orange’s defense holds the 240th rank in the nation, allowing 74.9 points per game. Syracuse’s three-point defense is currently 178th in the country at 7.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 45.8% of their shots vs. Syracuse.

Clemson Team Defense

On defense, Clemson is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 70.7 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Clemson’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.2% this season.

Orange vs Tigers Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Syracuse has an ATS record of 4-6 while averaging 71 per game. The team went 4-6 overall in these games.
  • When looking at their past three matchups at home, Clemson has an ATS record of 2-1 while averaging 73 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Orange have a straight up record of 2-3 and an ATS mark of 2-3.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Tigers have a straight up record of 2-1, while going 1-1-1 against the spread.

Orange vs Tigers Prediction

In this Tigers vs. Tigers matchup, our point-spread bet is on the Tigers at -9. While we project the Tigers to win 74-69, our recommendation is to bet on the Orange for the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 153, and our model predicts the Orange and Tigers to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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