Capital One Orange Bowl Prediction
The Capital One Orange Bowl will kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday night when Tennessee takes on Clemson at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL.
Which side is the better bet between these two-loss teams?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
268 Tennessee Volunteers (+5.5) vs. 267 Clemson Tigers (-5.5); o/u 63.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Friday, December 30, 2022
Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
Tennessee vs. Clemson Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our CFB Public Betting page shows that 65% of bets are on Tennessee. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
Tennessee Vols Game Notes
Cedric Tillman announced he is declaring for the 2023 NFL Draft and will opt out of Tennessee’s upcoming appearance in the Orange Bowl, Wes Rucker of 247Sports.com reports. Tillman was one of the top wideouts in the breakout 2021 season for the Volunteers’ offense, catching 64 of 90 targets for 1,081 and 12 touchdowns. While his production took a step back in 2022, as he was limited to just six appearances due to injury, he still projects to be one of the best pass-catching prospects in the upcoming NFL Draft. Tillman’s absence will leave Tennessee even more short-handed with starting quarterback Hendon Hooker also out for the season due to a torn ACL. As a result, expect Ramel Keyton and and Squirrel White to take on bigger roles against Clemson on Friday, Dec. 30.
Clemson Tigers Game Notes
DJ Uiagalelei committed to Oregon State on Friday, joining the program as a transfer from Clemson, Pete Thamel of ESPN.com reports. After Trevor Lawrence left Clemson for the NFL following the 2020 campaign, Uiagalelei had two up-and-down seasons as the Tigers’ top quarterback. Uiagalelei did show significant improvement during the 2022 campaign, throwing for 2,515 yards, 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions. The dual-threat quarterback also had 545 rushing yards and seven additional scores on the ground. However, with an elite prospect in freshman Cade Klubnik waiting and the wings and perhaps in line to usurp him on the depth chart heading into 2023, Uiagalelei elected to enter the portal and quickly found a home elsewhere in the Power Five ranks. He shouldn’t face much of a challenge for the starting gig at Oregon State heading into the upcoming campaign.
Tennessee vs. Clemson Betting Trends
Over is 6-1 in Volunteers last 7 bowl games
Over is 6-1 in Volunteers last 7 vs. ACC
Under is 17-5 in Tigers last 22 games in December
Under is 9-3 in Tigers last 12 Bowl games
Tennessee vs. Clemson Betting Prediction
The Tigers are 11-3 against the spread in their last 14 bowl games, are 20-6 against the number in their last 26 neutral site games and are 16-5 at the betting window in their last 21 games played in the month of December. On the other side, the Vols are 8-24 against the spread in their last 32 games following a win of more than 20 points and are 2-8 against the number in their last 10 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
CAPITAL ONE ORANGE BOWL PREDICTION: CLEMSON TIGERS -5.5