Free College Football Picks Today: Clemson Tigers vs Syracuse Orange 10/22/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Clemson Tigers vs Syracuse Orange 10/22/22
Sat 22nd October 2022

Two of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s top scoring offenses are set to meet at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, as the No. 5 Clemson University Tigers (7-0, 5-0 ACC) host the No. 14 Syracuse University Orange (6-0, 3-0 ACC). The Tigers are 13.5-point favorites, and the total is 49.5. Syracuse is coming off an impressive 24-9 win over No. 15 North Carolina State at JMA Wireless Dome last Saturday, their sixth consecutive victory. Garrett Shrader was 16 of 25 for 210 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Sean Tucker ran 14 times for 98 yards and a touchdown. Oronde Gadsden II caught eight passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Clemson won for the seventh straight game last Saturday, beating Florida State 34-28 at Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium. DJ Uiagalelei threw for 203 yards and three touchdowns. Will Shipley carried 20 times for 121 yards and added six catches for 48 yards. Antonio Williams scored once. He had two receptions for 76 yards.


The Tigers won the only game between the teams last season, a 17-14 victory in October, their fourth straight win against Syracuse. DJ Uiagalelei tossed one touchdown for Clemson, as Kobe Pace added a rushing TD.


The Orange are averaging 36.0 points per game for the season, 29th in FBS, and they are facing a Tigers defense that has surrendered 19.7 PPG (26th). Meanwhile, Clemson has scored 38.6 points a game this season, 21st in the nation, and Syracuse is allowing 13.2 PPG (6th).The Orange rank 64th in the country in passing yards per game (244.3) and 36th in rushing (188.5). They will face a tough test on the ground, as the Tigers are fifth in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (84.4). Against the pass, Clemson is 95th (255.3). Clemson is 63rd in the nation in passing yards per game (247.4) and 54th in rushing (170.0). Syracuse’s defense could prove challenging on both fronts, as the Orange are 12th in the nation in passing yards allowed per game (173.8) and 12th against the run (95.0).


Through six games, Garrett Shrader has thrown for 12 touchdowns (3 INT) and 239.0 yards per game to lead Syracuse in passing. In one previous away game this season, he had three TDs and 292 yards passing. Sean Tucker leads the team in rushing with an average of 107.3 yards a game over six games. He’s also contributed to the passing attack with 33.0 receiving yards a game. He has six touchdowns on the ground and one through the air. Oronde Gadsden II is the Orange’s leading receiver with 84.5 yards a game and five TDs.DJ Uiagalelei has 17 passing touchdowns (2 INT) with 237.9 yards per game through seven games to lead Clemson. In three home games this season, he has thrown for five TDs (1 INT) and an average of 220.3 yards. Will Shipley has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 81.0 yards a game through seven games. He has eight touchdowns. Antonio Williams has been a key target in the Tigers’ passing game. He has two touchdowns and a 47.7 yard per game average through seven appearances.

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Clemson (-550)

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