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The Clemson Tigers are the favorites, expected to win by at least a field goal but less than a touchdown (currently -6), in their Orange Bowl game against the Tennessee Volunteers. The game has an over/under of 63.5 points.

The Tigers are favorites (-6) against the Volunteers. The total is set at 63.5 points.

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Odds and Game Info

  • Game Day: Friday, December 30, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Miami Gardens, Florida
  • Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium
  • Spread Favorite: Clemson (-6)
  • Moneyline: Clemson (-223), Tennessee (+181)
  • Total: 63.5 Points

Clemson Betting Info

  • Clemson is 7-6-0 against the spread this season.
  • Against the spread as 6-point or better favorites, Clemson is 6-5.
  • Out of 13 Clemson games so far this year, seven have hit the over.
  • When playing as moneyline favorites, the Tigers have won 83.3% of the time (10-2).
  • The Tigers have gone 8-0 (winning 90% of their games) when they have played with moneyline odds of -223 or shorter.

Tennessee Betting Info

  • Tennessee has nine wins in 12 contests against the spread this year.
  • Tennessee has won once ATS (1-1) as a 6-point underdog or more this year.
  • Of 12 Tennessee games so far this year, seven have hit the over.
  • The Volunteers have split the two games they've played as underdogs this season.
  • This season, the Volunteers have won two of their three games when they're the underdog by at least +181 on the moneyline.

Clemson vs. Tennessee Comparison

Compare 2022 season stats for Tigers and Volunteers
Tigers Stats Volunteers
225.2 Pass yards 332.3
230.0 Pass yards against 286.7
180.1 Rush yards 205.8
101.9 Rush yards against 112.2
-1 Turnover differential +9

Clemson Leaders

  • D.J. Uiagalelei has thrown for 2,514 yards, completing 62% of his passes and tossing 22 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He's also run for 554 yards (42.6 ypg) on 142 carries with seven rushing touchdowns.
  • Will Shipley has racked up 1,110 yards on 193 carries while finding the end zone 15 times as a runner. He's also caught 34 passes for 221 yards (17.0 per game).
  • Antonio Williams' team-leading 557 yards as a receiver have come on 52 receptions (out of 67 targets) with four touchdowns.
  • Joseph Ngata has hauled in 33 receptions totaling 442 yards, finding the end zone two times as a receiver so far this campaign.
  • Davis Allen has compiled 35 receptions for 393 yards, an average of 30.2 yards per game. He's scored five times as a receiver this season.
  • Jeremiah Trotter Jr., who leads the team in tackles and sacks, has amassed 6.0 sacks, 7.0 TFL, 69 tackles, and two interceptions.
  • R.J. Mickens has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 35 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and three passes defended to his name.

Tennessee Leaders

  • Hendon Hooker has compiled 3,135 yards (261.3 yards per game) while completing 69.6% of his passes and recording 27 touchdown passes with two interceptions this season. He's also run for 430 yards with five touchdowns.
  • The team's top rusher, Jaylen Wright, has carried the ball 135 times for 786 yards (65.5 per game) with 10 touchdowns.
  • Jabari Small has racked up 696 yards (on 144 attempts) with 12 touchdowns.
  • Jalin Hyatt has racked up 1,267 receiving yards on 67 catches to pace his squad so far this season while scoring 15 touchdowns as a receiver.
  • Bru McCoy has caught 48 passes and compiled 619 receiving yards (51.6 per game) with three touchdowns.
  • Ramel Keyton's 43 targets have resulted in 27 receptions for 486 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Byron Young leads the team with 5.0 sacks, and also has 7.0 TFL and 29 tackles.
  • Aaron Beasley is the team's leading tackler this year. He's amassed 56 tackles, 7.0 TFL, and one sack.
  • Trevon Flowers leads the team with two interceptions, while also putting up 56 tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and two passes defended.

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Clemson vs. Tennessee Over/Under Trends

  • Clemson and its opponents have scored a combined total of more than 63.5 points twice this season (over 13 games).
  • Tennessee games this season have had a combined scoring total higher than 63.5 points in seven of 12 outings.
  • Clemson's contests this year have an average total of 51.4, 12.1 fewer points than this game's over/under.
  • Tennessee has a 65.0-point average over/under in their outings this season, 1.5 more points than this game's total.

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