Looking to win big? The Tigers and Orange face off at 12:00 ET on ESPN2. The Orange are hosting the game at JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY. Clemson is favored by -4.5 in this Atlantic Coast conference contest against Syracuse. The game's over/under currently sits at 152.5 points.


The Pick: Syracuse Orange +4.5

This game will be played at JMA Wireless Dome at 12:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Orange.
  • Not only will Syracuse pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Can Clemson Secure a Road Victory?

After beating North Carolina 80-76, Clemson is now 15-7 on the season. So far, they have gone 10-1 in non-conference games compared to 5-6 in Atlantic Coast Conference action.

On the road, the Tigers have gone 5-4, and they enter this game with an average scoring margin of +1.0 points per game. As the favorite, Clemson has gone 11-5 this season.

Overall, Clemson's ATS record this season is 11-10-1. When looking at their ATS record as the favorite, they are just 5-10-1. However, their ATS mark as the underdog is a perfect 6-0. On the road, the Tigers are 7-2 vs. the spread this year, including a 3-0 mark in their last three road games.

Today's over/under line of 152.5 is quite a bit higher than the average over/under line in Clemson's games this season (147.4). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today's line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

In their recent game, the Tigers' offense concluded with 80 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 79 points per contest. The top scorer for the Tigers was PJ Hall with 25 points, while Joseph Girard III also added 21 to the scoreboard.

On defense, Clemson is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.4 points per game. In their most recent game, the Clemson defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as North Carolina knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 76 points.

Can The Orange Secure a Home Victory?

At home this season, Syracuse has gone 12-2, and they have won their last two games. Over their last 10 games at home, the Orange are 9-1, and they are 4-1 in their last five. So far, Syracuse has been the underdog in nine games, going 2-7.

Overall, Syracuse is 15-8, and they are 6-6 in ACC play. They have gone 9-2 in non-conference games. In their last game, the Orange beat Louisville 94-92.

As the underdog, Syracuse has gone just 2-7 vs. the spread this season and they are 9-14 overall. At home, they are 6-8 ATS this year and 6-4 in their last 10 games. Over their last three games as the underdog, the Orange are just 1-2 and they are 2-7-1 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

This season, Syracuse has an over/under record of 12-11 and their games have averaged 150.3 points. So far, their average over/under line is 150.8 and their games have had an average margin of -0.5 versus the over/under line. Today's over/under line is set at 152.5. This year, 11 of their games have finished with more points than that. In their last three games, their over/under record is 3-0 and those matchups have had an average scoring total of 169 points.

Syracuse is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 94 points vs. Louisville. This figure is more than their season average of 76 points per game. Chris Bell led the scoring for the Orange, contributing 30 points. Additionally, Judah Mintz chipped in with 21 points.

So far, the Orange's defense is ranked 230th in the country at 74.4 points per contest. In today's game vs. Clemson, the Syracuse defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Syracuse made 22 free-throws vs. the Orange.