Clemson Pluses and Minuses
The Tigers D is one of the best in college football. As far as our Clemson plays Syracuse 2017 college football pick is concerned, their ability to shutdown the run is massive. The defense is allowing 98.8 YPG on the ground and 11.3 PPG. The D-line includes Kevin Dodd and Shaq Lawson, who each have 12.5 sacks and 24 TFL. DB Cordrea Tankersley comes to tonight’s game with five picks and nine passes defended. The defense is exceptionally talented and deep.
- Offense may be hampered a bit due to Bryant injury
- Rush attack is tough to stop
- Defense is solid in every manner
Syracuse Pluses and Minuses
In compiling our Clemson plays Syracuse 2017 college football pick, we note that while Syracuse is averaging 141 YPG when rushing the ball, they are allowing opponents 131 YPG when they carry the pigskin. It would be beneficial if that second stat were lower. They are also giving up 227 YPG in the air. Neither are great numbers. The Orange don’t have much of a pass rush, while their secondary may be a tad below average. LB Parris Bennett tops the team with 56 tackles and five TFL. He also has one FF and one FR. DB Evan Foster has one of Syracuse’s four interceptions and he’s defended three passes, as has Jordan Martin and Christopher Frederick.
- Sound rushing and passing offense
- Don’t bring much pressure on QB
- Defense lacks depth
- Clemson may not feel much effect if Bryant does not play
- Syracuse D will have hands full with Tiger rush attack
- Clemson defense is a huge force
Our Clemson at Syracuse College Football Pick
Our Clemson plays Syracuse 2017 college football pick is the Orange at +23.5 and under 58.0 points. We think that Clemson will take this game, but it will be by about 18 points. That’s the way we see it going.