Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Orange versus the Tigers? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN2. The game will be played at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC. The over/under for this Atlantic Coast conference contest is set at 153.5 points, with Clemson being favored by -9.5 at home against Syracuse.


The Pick: Syracuse Orange +9.5

This game will be played at Littlejohn Coliseum at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, March 5th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Even though we have Clemson winning straight-up, we like Syracuse at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Do the Orange Have a Shot at a Road Win?

So far this season, Syracuse has been better at home than on the road, with a road record of 5-7 compared to a home record of 15-3. However, the Orange have won four straight games, including their most recent contest, an 82-76 victory over Louisville.

As the underdog, Syracuse has gone 4-8 this season, and they have been the underdog in 12 games compared to being favored in 18. On the road, the Orange have gone 4-6 over their last 10 games.

As the underdog, Syracuse has gone 4-8 vs. the spread this season and 13-17 overall. On the road, the Orange are 5-7 vs. the spread and have gone 2-1 in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Syracuse has gone 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Syracuse’s games this season (151). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0, and the average scoring total in those games is 161 points.

Syracuse recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 82 points against Louisville. This output exceeded their season average of 76.7 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Judah Mintz, who is averaging 18.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, J.J. Starling also maintains a PPG average of 13.6 heading into game.

At this time, the Orange’s defense is positioned 246th in the country, permitting 74.9 points per game. The Syracuse defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 76 points and allowed Louisville to connect on 4 threes.

Will the Tigers Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

After a loss to Notre Dame, Clemson will look to get back on track as they host Syracuse. So far this season, the Tigers have gone 13-4 at home, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games at home.

For the year, Clemson has been the favorite in 23 of their 29 games, and they have gone 16-7 in those games. Overall, they are 20-9, including a 10-8 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

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

So far this season, the over/under record for Clemson games is 15-14. Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games of 147.1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points.

In their latest game, Clemson offense put up 62 points against Notre Dame. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 39% and made 5 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Tigers offense has been good from outside, hitting 35% of their three-pointers on an average of 23.6 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 46%.

On defense, Clemson is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 70.7 points per game. In their previous game vs. Notre Dame, the Fighting Irish finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 69 points vs. Clemson.