Clemson Tigers vs. Syracuse Orange 9-30-23 NCAAF Analysis, Best Picks, and Odds

Clemson Tigers vs. Syracuse Orange 9/30/23 – College football has reached a fever pitch as we near Week 5, with Syracuse Orange remaining unbeaten while Clemson Tigers have split their first four games. Yet, both possess incredible talent and potential to challenge Syracuse Orange for first place in college football. Let’s dive deep into our analysis so we can bring you the best NCAA football picks.

Clemson Tigers vs. Syracuse Orange

Date & Time: Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 12:00 PM ET

Location: JMA Wireless Dome


Clemson Tigers vs. Syracuse Orange 9/30/23 Betting Odds

Clemson Tigers-255-7 (-103)53 over (-110)
Syracuse Orange+215+7 (-117)53 under (-110)

Clemson Tigers Analysis

Offensively, Clemson Tigers quarterback Cade Klubnik has earned immense respect from opposing teams this season. Klubnik has amassed nearly one thousand yards through four games with an impressive completion rate of 66.2 percent and can scan the field and identify open men to produce clutch plays for his team. Furthermore, his partnership with wide receiver Beaux Collins is evident; Collins amassed 226 receiving yards to play an integral role in their passing game.

Will Shipley has given Clemson’s offensive strategy another edge through his ground game, which averages 5.4 yards per rush and his agility and decision-making skills have often left defenders confused and guessing about what’s coming next. Coupled with Klubnik’s aerial prowess, his explosive runs make the Tigers an all-encompassing offensive threat.

Defensively, the Tigers have displayed both moments of brilliance and vulnerability over their recent games. Their track record suggests some areas for concern in their secondary. If they hope to contain Syracuse’s powerful offense and reduce big plays effectively, their coverage must improve and fewer big plays must occur if they hope to control its formidable offense. Adaptability will be crucial as Syracuse has some highly dynamic playmakers.

Syracuse Orange Analysis

Syracuse’s offensive performance this season has been nothing short of extraordinary. Quarterback Garrett Shrader has been an amazing performer, throwing for 972 passing yards at an astounding 9 yards per attempt rate – contributing greatly to Syracuse’s success on offense. Shrader’s arm strength and accuracy has been integral in their success, with Damien Alford consistently scoring 14.5 yards per reception providing Syracuse an effective aerial attack.

LeQuint Allen has been the driving force for Syracuse on the ground. His 311 rushing yards is evidence of his ability to find gaps and take advantage of them, scoring six rushing touchdowns as he does so. Clemson will need to keep an eye on LeQuint Allen because his combination with Shrader’s passing can create an unpredictable yet dynamic offense that poses threats even to tough defenses.

Syracuse’s defense, while not particularly flashy, has been solid and consistent. They’ve done an admirable job of keeping opposing teams at bay when needed most. Their defensive line has provided consistent pressure against teams like Clemson – particularly against Clemson’s balanced offensive approach that could leave Syracuse vulnerable if too much focus is placed on just one aspect and leaves another vulnerable.

Clemson Tigers vs. Syracuse Orange Against the Spread

The Clemson Tigers have had a challenging run lately, going 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. Though they are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games, their record against Syracuse paints a slightly different picture, with a 1-5 ATS in their last 6 matchups.

Syracuse, on the other hand, boasts a 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games and has shown promise with a 5-1 SU in their last 6 games. When playing at home against Clemson, totals have gone UNDER in 4 of the last 5 games, suggesting a possible defensive battle in the upcoming matchup.

Clemson Tigers vs. Syracuse Orange Free Pick

Based on odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Syracuse +215 

The Syracuse Orange recent form suggests they could upset the Clemson Tigers, especially playing at home.

Spread: Syracuse +7 (-117)

Given the Syracuse Orange recent performances and their home advantage, they should be able to cover the spread.

Total: 53 under (-110)

Both teams have trends that lean towards the UNDER, and with the potential for both defenses to step up, this seems like the wise choice.

Predicted Score: Clemson Tigers 24, Syracuse Orange 21

In conclusion, while both teams have displayed remarkable performances, Syracuse’s home advantage and recent form suggest they could give the Tigers a run for their money. If you’re looking to bet on this game or any other sporting event, check out some of the best betting websites in Canada for a seamless and rewarding experience.