Will Shipley and Clemson Tigers favored in our 2022 Orange Bowl odds

Orange Bowl Odds, Trends & Betting History

The Capital One Orange Bowl is a perfect combination for our college football fans and history buffs. Tied as the second-oldest bowl game in Division 1 and scheduled as one of the New Year’s Six, the matchup is hosted in the Miami metropolitan area annually. So, what’s in your wallet, and will you be betting on this bowl game? Hard Rock Stadium will be welcoming the No. 6 Tennessee Volunteers (10-2) and No. 10 Clemson Tigers (11-2) on Friday, December 30, at 8 p.m. ET. 

Heading into its 18th consecutive bowl game, Clemson is this year’s ACC champion after defeating the North Carolina Tar Heels in a 39-10 beating. The Tigers have a long resume of bowl appearances, totaling nearly 50 in school history, with a winning record of 26-22. The Orange Bowl will give Dabo Swinney and his athletes a last chance to walk off the field on a high note and a promising look-ahead after missing the CFP for the second straight season. The Vols also missed out on the playoffs, despite their 8-0 start to the season, after falling to the Georgia Bulldogs in Week 9 and getting booted by the South Carolina Gamecocks 63-38 two weeks later. Tennessee is also eager to wrap up the year on a high note after posting its best record since 2007 in head coach Josh Heupel’s second year.

Though both of these teams are missing out on a championship run, we don’t want you to miss out on any holiday fun. So, we have you covered with all the Orange Bowl odds and matchup info for Tennessee vs Clemson. This page gives you everything you need to make your Orange Bowl picks. For a complete statistical breakdown of the Orange Bowl odds, see our Tennessee vs Clemson Matchup Report, or you can check out our College Football Bowl Schedule for all college football games this winter.

2022 Orange Bowl Odds

Tennessee Volunteers vs clemson Tigers — Orange Bowl Odds
Tennessee Volunteers+180+5.5 (-110)63.5 (-110)
Clemson Tigers-220-5.5 (-110)63.5 (-110)

According to online sportsbook Sportsbook, the Tigers enter as 5.5-point favorites ahead of kickoff in Miami, Florida at the home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. Clemson was 7-6 ATS in 13 games this season, all as the favorite, and went 1-1 ATS in games when favored by less than 6 points. The Tigers were chalk of two touchdowns or more in seven games this season. Clemson has only seen a total set at over 60 points on one occasion, in the ACC championship when the scoreboard hit the UNDER on 64 points. Overall, the Tigers are 7-6 on the OVER/UNDER this year. This contest’s 64-point total is courtesy of Tennessee averaging 45.7 points per game, the highest mark in the nation. The Vols are 7-5  on the OVER/UNDER this season, with all but one game being set at a total above 60 points. Tennessee is 4-1 ATS when tagged with an underdog status and 9-3 ATS overall. 

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2022 Orange Bowl Betting Trends:

Here’s a look at some Orange Bowl betting trends over the last six years and how the favorite has performed and what the scoreboard looked like to cap off the annual event:

Last 6 Seasons

Favorite SU: 5-1 (83.3%)
Favorite ATS: 3-3 (50.0%)
OVER record: 4-2 (66.6%)

  • Clemson is 10-0 ATS in its last 10 games played in December.
  • Clemson is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games vs an SEC opponent.
  • Tennessee is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games as an underdog.
  • The OVER is 6-1 in Tennessee’s last 7 games vs an ACC opponent.

Betting History of the Orange Bowl

The Early Years

In 1926, after witnessing the success of the Rose Bowl, big shots in the Miami community decided to create their own college football extravaganza. The “Fiesta of the American Tropics” accompanied the first iteration of the Orange Bowl but it only lasted one year. Fast-forward to 1932 and organizers tried again with the Palm Festival Game – this was before the Will Smith song and all Miami had at the time was palm trees. Finally, in 1935, the Orange Bowl as we know it was born.

When tiny Bucknell raced against the odds and defeated hometown Miami in the inaugural Orange Bowl way back in 1935, few of the 5,134 fans in attendance could’ve predicted the game’s importance to college football in the years to come. In 1965, Bear Bryant led a 10-0 Alabama team against 9-2 Texas with millions of viewers across the country tuning in.

The Longhorns tipped the Crimson Tide 21-17 in the first bowl game to be broadcast nationally on prime-time television. Nowadays, we take it for granted that these matchups will be televised. But back in the day, it was a big deal for people to be able to see someone like Bryant beamed into their living rooms.

The Orange Bowl In Recent History

Between 1938 and 1996, the game was held at the University of Miami’s Orange Bowl stadium before shifting to what’s now known as Hard Rock Stadium. In 1995, the hometown Hurricanes had the chance to win the national championship but they fell 24-17 to Nebraska.

The Cornhuskers have long been associated with the Orange Bowl, appearing 17 times in total with an 8-9 record and their last appearance coming in the 1997 Orange Bowl. That year, the undefeated Huskers won a share of the national title by beating Tennessee in a 42-17 blowout, covering the 7.5-point spread in the process. However, it is the Oklahoma Sooners who hold the most Orange Bowl appearances with 20 and a record of 12-8.

Underdogs won outright in the game four years in a row from 2013 to 2016. Florida State beat Michigan 33-32 as a 6.5-point underdog in 2016. The year before it was Clemson defeating Oklahoma 37-17 in the College Football Playoff semifinals as a 3.5-point underdog. Thanks, Oklahoma defense! Georgia Tech overcame a 6-point spread to blast Mississippi State 48-34 in 2014. In 2013, Clemson beat Ohio State 40-35 as a 2.5-point underdog.

On December 29, 2018, the No. 1-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide (13-0) faced off against the No. 4-ranked Sooners (12-1) in a playoff semifinal. The 2018 Orange Bowl saw coach Nick Saban’s squad hold Oklahoma scoreless until the second quarter. ’Bama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa recorded four touchdowns and 318 yards.

Eventual Heisman Trophy Sportsbook Kyler Murray managed three TDs – two through the air, one on the ground – but it wasn’t enough and they lost by 11 points. They did cover the 14.5-point spread so that’s cool. UNDER bettors had huge smiles on their faces as the combined score of 78 was half a point lower than the oddsmaker’s set number of 80.5.

Last season, the Orange Bowl featured a semifinal matchup between the Georgia Bulldogs and Michigan Wolverines. The Dawgs entered as 7.5-point favorites and the total, courtesy of the tough defenses on both sides, was set at 46 points. At the last whistle, Georgia had the 34-11 lead to cover the spread but OVER bettors wept for just one more point they never got. The Dawgs went on to win the national championship, a feat they’ll try to accomplish again this year. But first, a Peach Bowl semifinal must be won against the Ohio State Buckeyes. 

Orange Bowl Bites

  • When West Virginia beat Clemson 70-33 in the 2011 game, nine different Orange Bowl records were either broken or tied.
  •  William “Refrigerator” Perry, Joe Namath, Doug Flutie, Raghib “Rocket” Ismail and Donovan McNabb all played in Orange Bowls during their college football careers.
  •  The 2005 iteration took more than four hours to play and featured the final meeting of Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden.
  • The favorites have won the Orange Bowl for five straight seasons.

How To Bet On The Orange Bowl

This game offers bettors ample opportunities to place interesting wagers. Gambling on this bowl game can be profitable if you make educated picks – which goes for any college football game whether it’s a regular-season conference matchup or a fancy bowl game.

These are the types of bets we recommend making on the Orange Bowl:

• A moneyline bet means you simply pick a Sportsbook

• A totals bet or OVER/UNDER wager involves betting on the total combined score from both teams and deciding if it will be OVER or UNDER the number set by the online sportsbook

• A point spread bet allows you to wager on whether the favorite or the underdog will win or lose by a set number of points decided by the sportsbook

• A prop bet is made on individual players (how many rushing yards will a certain player have, how many sacks will another player have, etc.), and non-game factors like which team will win the coin toss

For updated football betting lines and great props for all bowl games, head over to Sportsbook today.

Orange Bowl History
YearBowlTeamScoreTeamScoreSpreadATS SportsbookSU Sportsbook
1995Orange BowlFlorida State31Notre Dame26+10Notre DameFlorida State
1996Orange BowlVirginia Tech21Nebraska41-15.5NebraskaNebraska
1997Orange BowlTennessee17Nebraska42-7.5NebraskaNebraska
1998Orange BowlFlorida31Syracuse10+7FloridaFlorida
1999Orange BowlMichigan35Alabama34-2.5MichiganMichigan
2000Orange BowlFlorida State2Oklahoma13+11.5OklahomaOklahoma
2001Orange BowlFlorida56Maryland23+14.5FloridaFlorida
2002Orange BowlIowa17USC38-4.5USCUSC
2003Orange BowlMiami16Florida State14-1.5MiamiMiami
2004Orange BowlOklahoma19USC55-3USCUSC
2005Orange BowlFlorida State23Penn State26-9Florida StatePenn State
2006Orange BowlWake Forest13Louisville24-10LouisvilleLouisville
2007Orange BowlKansas24Virginia Tech21-3KansasKansas
2008Orange BowlVirginia Tech20Cincinnati7-2.5Virginia TechVirginia Tech
2009Orange BowlIowa24Georgia Tech14-6IowaIowa
2010Orange BowlVirginia Tech12Stanford40-3.5StanfordStanford
2011Orange BowlWest Virginia70Clemson33-3West VirginiaWest Virginia
2012Orange BowlFlorida State31Northern Illinois10+14.5Florida StateFlorida State
2013Orange BowlClemson40Ohio State35-2.5ClemsonClemson
2014Orange BowlGeorgia Tech49Mississippi State34-6Georgia TechGeorgia Tech
2015Orange BowlOklahoma17Clemson37+3.5ClemsonClemson
2016Orange BowlMichigan32Florida State33+6.5Florida StateFlorida State
2017Orange BowlWisconsin34Miami24+6.5Wisconsin Wisconsin 
2018Orange BowlOklahoma34Alabama45-14.5OklahomaAlabama
2019Orange BowlFlorida 36Virginia 28-15VirginiaFlorida
2020Orange BowlTexas A&M41North Carolina27-6Texas A&MTexas A&M
2021Orange BowlGeorgia34Michigan11-7.5GeorgiaGeorgia

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Orange Bowl Odds FAQ

Can I bet on the Orange Bowl?

Yes, you can bet on the Orange Bowl. There are plenty of ways in which to wager on the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. You’ll notice that there are Orange Bowl odds for straight-up bets like the moneyline, totals (OVER/UNDER bets), point spreads, props and parlays.

When is the Orange Bowl?

The 2022 Orange Bowl between the Tennessee Volunteers and the Clemson Tigers at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida is scheduled for kickoff on Friday, December 31, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET. The game used to be hosted at the University of Miami’s Orange Bowl stadium before it shifted to the home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins.

Who won the 2021 Orange Bowl?

The Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Michigan Wolverines by a final score of 34-11 in the 2021 Orange Bowl to advance to the national championship game. The Dawgs piled up 27 points in the first half and easily covered their -7.5 spread.

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