Syracuse vs. Clemson - 1/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Clemson Tigers (8-6) at Syracuse Orange (10-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Carrier Dome)
The Line: Syracuse Orange -6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Clemson Tigers and Syracuse Orange square off Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome.
The Clemson Tigers could use a strong win after losing four of their last six games. The Clemson Tigers are averaging 69.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 61.4 points on 40.7 percent shooting. Jaron Blossomgame is averaging 15 points and seven rebounds while Avry Holmes is averaging 10.2 points and three assists. Donte Grantham is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Roper is dishing 3.6 assists. The Clemson Tigers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. Clemson is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.1 turnovers per game. The Clemson Tigers have lost seven straight road games.
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The Syracuse Orange look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 70.6 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 64.7 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Michael Gbinije is averaging 17.7 points and 4.7 assists while Trevor Cooney is averaging 13.1 points and 2.4 rebounds. Malachi Richardson is the third double-digit scorer and Tyler Lydon is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. Syracuse is allowing 30 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.4 turnovers per game. The Syracuse Orange have won 10 of their last 15 home games.
The Tigers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 road games. The Orange are 5-21-2 ATS in their last 28 vs. Atlantic Coast and 10-22-1 ATS in their last 33 games overall.
Two solid defensive teams here, which does make the under a possible play once the line is released. However, Syracuse is the better team offensively and is at home where it's extremely comfrotable. I'll eat the reasonable chalk here.