June 15, 2021
2021 Syracuse Orange Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview
The Orange had an awful season in 2020, winning just one game against Georgia Tech on Sept. 26. Their other highlight, if you will, was a 16-13 near-miss against Boston College on Nov. 7, and a 36-29 setback to NC State on Nov. 28. Their other eight losses were by 11 or more points, as this team failed to generate much in the way of offense.
Head coach Dino Babers is on the hot seat heading into the 2021 campaign, and the talking heads aren't really expecting a huge improvement for the Orange. QBs Tommy DeVito and Garrett Schrader will battle for the starting job, and whomever wins might be running for their life unless the offensive line shows vast improvement. This unit has allowed 88 sacks across the past two seasons, and that's been a major reason for Syracuse's undoing on offense, and injuries among the signal callers.
Syracuse also averaged just 17.8 PPG and 4.5 yards per play in 2020, and that's simply not going to do. They need huge improvement in both areas or they'll be staring another long season in the face, and Babers might be on his way to the unemployment line.
We'll get a good idea of where this team is after the non-conference schedule. For most, games at Ohio, home to Rutgers, home to FCS Albany and home to Liberty wouldn't look terribly tough, but this is Syracuse, a one-win team in 2020. No opponent should be overlooked. Realistically they should be able to win at least two of those games.
Once conference play starts, it would have been nice if they had fellow doormat Duke on the schedule, but they do not appear. Clemson does, however. The good news is Miami and North Carolina are also not crossover games, but they easily could go winless in league play.
Preseason Best Bet: Under 3 Wins +100
2021 Syracuse Orange Schedule
Win Total Odds
Syracuse Odds to win 2021 ACC Championship
No. Just No. Syracuse might very well go winless in league play, and they should be eliminated from the hunt for an ACC Championship appearance before the leaves have fully turned in upstate New York.
Syracuse Odds to Win 2021-22 College Football Playoff
Like their ACC title hopes, the hopes of the Orange will likely come crashing down like nearby Chittenango Falls by late September or early October at the latest. Don't waste your money.
2020 Syracuse Orange Betting Results
Betting on the 2021 Syracuse Orange
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