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Orange Bowl Odds

The Ohio State Buckeyes were on the verge of a berth in the national title game, but got upset by Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship to fall from No. 2 to No. 7 in the final BCS rankings. They'll instead play Clemson in the Orange Bowl on January 3.

Here's a complete breakdown of the BCS matchup between the Buckeyes and Tigers.

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Orange Bowl
Friday, January 3 @ 8:30pm ET
Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

Team: Clemson Tigers
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Records: 10-2 SU, 6-6 ATS, 7-5 OU

Team: Ohio State Buckeyes
Conference: Big Ten
Records: 12-1 SU, 7-6 ATS, 9-4 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Ohio State -2.5 / ??? Points

[Orange Bowl Matchup Stats | Clemson vs. Ohio State Betting Preview]

Orange Bowl Betting Trends: The underdogs are 7-3 ATS past 10 Orange Bowls . . . The UNDER is 6-1 past seven Orange Bowls . . . The UNDER is 6-2 past eight Ohio State bowl games . . . The UNDER is 8-3 past 11 games when Clemson is an underdog.

Ohio State had its 12-game winning streak abruptly come to an end on December 7 when they fell 34-24 against Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game. That was only the Buckeyes' third game against a ranked team this season – they got past then-No. 23 Wisconsin 31-24 on September 28, and topped then-No. 16 Northwestern 40-30 on October 5. Ohio State also managed to slip past Michigan 42-41 on November 30.

Clemson's two losses this season came at Florida State (51-14) on October 19, and at South Carolina (31-17) on November 30 to close out their regular-season schedule. The Tigers ended up at No. 12 in the final BCS rankings. Clemson's top victory this season came in their first game on August 31, when they got past then-No. 5 Georgia by a 38-35 score.

Orange Bowl History (teams, score, spread, ATS winner, SU winner)

1995 Orange Bowl Florida State 31 Notre Dame 26 10 NOTRD FLAST
1996 Orange Bowl Virginia Tech 21 Nebraska 41 -15.5 NEBR NEBR
1997 Orange Bowl Tennessee 17 Nebraska 42 -7.5 NEBR NEBR
1998 Orange Bowl Florida 31 Syracuse 10 7 FLA FLA
1999 Orange Bowl Michigan 35 Alabama 34 -2.5 MICH MICH
2000 Orange Bowl Florida State 2 Oklahoma 13 11.5 OKLA OKLA
2001 Orange Bowl Florida 56 Maryland 23 14.5 FLA FLA
2002 Orange Bowl Iowa 17 Southern Cal 38 -4.5 USC USC
2003 Orange Bowl Miami 16 Florida State 14 -1.5 MIAMI MIAMI
2004 Orange Bowl Oklahoma 19 Southern Cal 55 -3 USC USC
2005 Orange Bowl Florida State 23 Penn State 26 -9 FLAST PENNST
2006 Orange Bowl Wake Forest 13 Louisville 24 -10 LOUISV LOUISV
2007 Orange Bowl Kansas 24 Virginia Tech 21 -3 KANSAS KANSAS
2008 Orange Bowl Virginia Tech 20 Cincinnati 7 -2.5 VTECH VTECH
2009 Orange Bowl Iowa 24 Georgia Tech 14 -6 IOWA IOWA
2010 Orange Bowl Virginia Tech 12 Stanford 40 -3.5 STANFO STANFO
2011 Orange Bowl West Virginia 70 Clemson 33 -3 WESTV WESTV
2012 Orange Bowl Florida State 31 No. Ill. 10 14.5 FLAST FLAST
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After slipping into a BCS berth from the Mid-American Conference the Northern Illinois Huskies will get a chance at an Orange Bowl title on January 1 – but they're listed as big betting underdogs against the ACC's Florida State Seminoles.

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Orange Bowl
Tuesday, January 1 @ 8:30pm ET
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida

Team: Northern Illinois Huskies
Conference: Mid-American
Records: 12-1 SU, 9-4 ATS, 5-7 OU

Team: Florida State Seminoles
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Records: 11-2 SU, 4-9 ATS, 7-4-1 OU

Opening Spread / Total (from BetOnline)
Florida State -14 / 59.5 Points

[Orange Bowl Matchup Stats]

Orange Bowl Betting Trends: Underdogs are 7-2 ATS in past nine Orange Bowls . . . UNDER is 5-1 in past six Orange Bowls . . . Florida State is 8-0-1 ATS in past nine bowl games.

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The West Virginia Mountaineers have lost their last two bowl games and they are underdogs facing the Clemson Tigers in the 2011 edition of the Orange Bowl as well.

For lines and totals on all of this year's bowl games head over to the college football betting board at Bovada today.

Orange Bowl
Wednesday, January 4 @ 8:30pm ET
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida

Team: West Virginia Mountaineers
Conference: Big East
Records: 9-3 SU, 6-6 ATS, 9-3 OU

Team: Clemson Tigers
Conference: Atlantic Coast
Records: 10-3 SU, 8-5 ATS, 6-7 OU

Spread / Total (from 5Dimes)
Clemson -3.5 / 61 Points

[Orange Bowl Matchup Stats]

Clemson topped Virginia Tech in the ACC Championship and West Virginia earned the tiebreaker in a three-way tie for the Big East Title, earning each team a trip to this year’s Orange Bowl. Clemson’s win over Virginia Tech was its first ever in an ACC Championship Game.

West Virginia had a few inexplicable losses as a double-digit favorite against Syracuse on the road and Louisville at home, but overall the Mountaineers had a fairly successful year at 9-3 SU (6-6 ATS). Clemson started the season on an incredible 8-0 SU (7-1 ATS) run and then hit a brick wall going 1-3 SU (0-4 ATS) over its last four regular season games.

The Tigers recovered and returned to form in the ACC Championship Game, crushing Virginia Tech 38-10 as a 7-point underdog.

Clemson freshman wide receiver Sammy Watkins emerged as one of college football’s best wideouts in 2011. Watkins finished the season with 77 catches for 1,153 yards and 11 touchdowns.

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Stanford has reeled off seven straight victories in an 11-win season, and will be 3.5-point favorites in the Orange Bowl odds against the ACC champion Virginia Tech Hokies.

Orange Bowl
Monday, January 3 @ 8:30pm ET
Sun Life Stadium, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Team: Stanford Cardinal
Conference: Pac-10 Conference
Records: 11-1 SU, 7-3-1 ATS, 6-5 OU

Team: Virginia Tech Hokies
Conference: Atlantic Coast Conference
Records: 11-2 SU, 10-2 ATS, 6-6 OU

Spread / Total (from Sportsbook.ag)
Stanford -3.5 / 58 Points

[Orange Bowl Matchup Stats]

This Orange Bowl features two of the top quarterbacks in the country and should provide entertaining college football betting banter as everyone dissects the two programs.

Andrew Luck fell in Heisman Trophy balloting to Cam Newton, but he did take the Cardinal on quite a flight this season. He was the Pac-10’s offensive player of the year – throwing for 28 TD passes – and helped his team average over 40 points per game.

Luck also completed more than 70 percent of his passes, netting 3,051 yards along with 438 along on the ground. Doug Baldwin will more than likely be Luck’s primary target, catching nine touchdowns with 824 yards receiving this season.

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This team is deeper in the backfield as well, with Stephan Taylor running for over 1,000 yards and 15 touchdowns – impressive numbers for a sophomore. If Luck can utilize Baldwin and Taylor, the Cardinals could be poised to cover the Orange Bowl odds and claims its first title.

Virginia Tech started the season 0-2, but rattled off 11 straight wins to propel themselves into their third Orange Bowl in four years. This experience could lead some bettors to wager on an upset here, or at the very least have the Hokies cover the small spread.

Quarterback Tyrod Taylor was simply amazing after bouncing back from the two losses, throwing for a school-record 23 TD passes to go with 823 yards rushing and five scores.

Taylor is blessed with the knowledge his defense is second best in the FBS, but turning the ball over is not an option if they plan on winning their second BCS Orange Bowl.

With three capable receivers and a solid backfield for the Hokies this game is shaping up to be a possible onslaught of offense, and an OVER bet could be enticing on the posted total of 58.