West Virginia Mountaineers vs Clemson Tigers Odds
Clemson lost 3 of 4 to end the season after a steaming 8-0 start, but managed to win its first ACC crown and advance to the Orange Bowl against West Virginia.
They are favored at most sportsbooks to win against a team that won a 3-way tiebreaker in the Big East.
Underdogs have dominated this game lately at 6-2 ATS and the past 9 Orange Bowls favored the UNDER at a 7-2 clip.
The total settled in around 61 at shops such as TopBet while the best underdog line was at earlier in the month. See the latest Orange Bowl betting preview here at OddsShark.com.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Clemson's No. 27-ranked offense (33.6 PPG) against a Mountaineers defense that ranks No. 63 at 26.2 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 284.8 yards per game, more than the Mountaineers give up through the air (199.6 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Mountaineers own the league's No. 68-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 178.8 yards per game when on the road. Clemson, on the other hand, rates No. 54 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
West Virginia was a 30-27 winner in their most recent outing on the road against South Florida. They covered the 2.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (57) made winners of OVER bettors.
In their last action, Clemson was a 38-10 winner at home against Virginia Tech. They covered the 7–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (48) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing in January are 3-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 8-2
When even odds on the road are 1-1
Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing in January are 1-4
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
A few Mountaineers at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of West Virginia's last 11 games
West Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Clemson's last 5 games
Clemson is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
Clemson is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games