Clemson Tigers vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 01/18/2022

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 9:00 pm ET, Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Venue:  Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
Where to Watch:  ACC Network

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Clemson NL, Syracuse NL; Over/Under:  NL points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Clemson +3, Syracuse -3; Over/Under:  150.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Clemson NL, Syracuse NL; Over/Under:  NL points
 

Season Record

Clemson Tigers:  10-7 (10th place, ACC)
Syracuse Orange:  8-9 (11th place, ACC)
 
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Clemson Tigers vs Syracuse Orange Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Clemson Tigers:  2-3 last 5
Syracuse Orange:  1-4 last 5
 
 
 

Clemson Tigers Analysis

Clemson is coming into this game with a 10-7 record overall and they are 2-3 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 7th conference matchup of the year and they are currently 2-4 in their conference games this season. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are coming into this one on a 2 game losing streak after another loss in their last game. Their last win was against the NC State Wolfpack while their 3 losses in that span came against the Virginia Cavaliers, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and the Boston College Eagles in their last game. Al-Amir Dawes led the team in points in that game with 17 while David Collins was next on the team with 15 points. Collins led the team in assists in that game with 3 while Naz Bohannon led the team in rebounds off the bench with 12. They were 45.8% from the field, 31.6% from 3-point range, and 57.1% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 72.8 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 66.5 PPG against them. Clemson has an ATS record of 9-7-1 this season and their O/U record is 10-7.
 
 

Syracuse Orange Analysis

Syracuse is coming into this game with a 8-9 record overall and they are 6-3 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 7th conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are currently 2-4 in their conference games this season. They have lost 4 of their last 5 games and are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game. Their last win was against the Pittsburgh Panthers while their 4 losses in that span came against the Virginia Cavaliers, the Miami Hurricanes, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, and the Florida State Seminoles in their last game. Buddy Boeheim led the team in points in that game with 18 while Cole Swider was next on the team with 17 points. Symir Torrence led the team in assists in that game off the bench with 4 while Swider, Jimmy Boeheim, and Jesse Edwards all led the team in rebounds with 7 each. They were 47.1% from the field, 41.2% from 3-point range, and 84.2% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 78 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 75.6 PPG against them. Syracuse has an ATS record of 8-9 this season and their O/U record is 8-9.
 

 

Clemson vs Syracuse Prediction

Clemson is coming into this game as a 3 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Clemson has lost 3 straight games and they are coming off of a loss at home by 2 points in their last game. Clemson will be looking to bounce back here against a Syracuse side that have not been playing that great this season. Both of these teams have not played well in their conference games this season. Syracuse has been decent at home but still has 3 losses in their 9 home games while Clemson has not been awful on the road this season. Clemson is coming off of some close losses and they play much better on defense than Syracuse does. Clemson's defense is going to be the difference in this game and they have a really good chance of pulling off the upset here. The best bet to place in this game is on Clemson to cover the spread here as their defense will keep Syracuse from scoring all night and Clemson should be able to edge them out here.
 
Clemson Syracuse Prediction:  Our NCAAB Pick for Tuesday, January 18, 2022 (9:00 pm ET start time) is Clemson 70 Syracuse 67.
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NCAAB Betting Trends

 
Clemson Tigers: 26-17 O/U against conference opponents. 14-4 O/U in January games. 16-7 O/U after failing to cover 2 of their last 3 against the spread. 5-1 O/U after a game where they failed to cover the spread.
Syracuse Orange: 44-32 O/U in all games. 15-10 O/U when the line is +3 to -3. 18-11 O/U in a home game where the total is 150 to 154.5. 19-13 O/U after 3 consecutive conference games. 18-10 O/U after a game where they made 78% of their free throws or better. 26-12 O/U after a game where they failed to cover the spread.
 

Key Injuries

 
Clemson Tigers:  None.
Syracuse Orange:  B. Sidibe (C) Late Jan - Knee injury.
 

Notable Quotes

 
"Thought we fought hard in the second half. Really proud of Hunter Tyson. He battled an ankle earlier in the season then twisted an ankle on Thursday and really didn't think he was going to play. Has been in the training room with our trainer non-stop for two days trying to get ready." - Brad Brownell after their loss against Notre Dame.
 
 
“Our defense has been horrendous. There’s no excuse, really, at any stage of the season, to make some of the defensive mistakes that we’re making." - Jim Boeheim on his team’s defense this season.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Clemson Tigers
D. Collins 
A. Dawes 
P. Hall 
N. Honor 
H. Tyson
 
Syracuse Orange
B. Boeheim 
J. Boeheim 
J. Edwards 
J. Girard 
C. Swider
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Clemson Tigers
PPG: P. Hall (14.5)
APG: N. Honor (2.9)
Reb/G: D. Collins (7.1)
 
Syracuse Orange
PPG: B. Boeheim (18.9)
APG: J. Girard III (4.4)
Reb/G: C. Swider (7)
 
Coaches:
Clemson Tigers: Brad Brownell (12th season)
Syracuse Orange: Jim Boeheim (46th season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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