(NCAAF) Clemson vs. Syracuse, 10/15/2021 7:00 PM, Score: 17 - 14
Point Spread: -14.00 | -110.00 Clemson (Away)
Result: Loss
8* Clemson (7:00 ET): The last three weeks have seen Syracuse host two unbeaten teams. The first, which was Liberty, left with a loss. The second was Wake Forest last Saturday. That game went to overtime, but this time the Orange came up a little short, losing 40-37 on the scoreboard. But they did leave with the cash as 5.5-point underdogs. It was their fourth straight game covering the spread and they are now 5-1 ATS overall on the season. (Only ATS loss was to Rutgers).

It’s certainly surprising that Clemson isn’t the third straight unbeaten to visit the Carrier Dome. Even more shocking is that Dabo Swinney’s team has already lost TWICE, once to Georgia (that’s fine) and then in overtime at NC State (not that bad). Even after rebounding two weeks ago against Boston College (won 19-14), the Tigers are 0-5 ATS. They are one of just three FBS teams to be winless against the spread. I know that the offense has lacked “pop.” But coming out of a bye, this is a GREAT buy low spot.

While Clemson is rested, Syracuse is coming off three consecutive games that were decided by three points. Eventually that’s got to wear a team down. Normally, the Orange would be “up” for a visit from the ACC’s resident stalwart, but this time I think they are ripe for the picking. After spending one week out of the Top 25 (first time since 2014), Clemson should be ready to go on a run. They are still in the Top 10 in my power ratings and must be respected. We’re getting a discount here. Trust me. Lay the points. 8* Clemson