Clemson vs. Tennessee Capital One Orange Bowl Prediction: Picks & Start Time – December 30, 2022

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The Clemson Tigers will play the Tennessee Volunteers in the Capital One Orange Bowl.

Clemson vs. Tennessee Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Clemson as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Clemson has -201 odds to pick up the win, while Tennessee is listed at +162 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 61.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Clemson vs. Tennessee Live?

  • Game Day: Friday, December 30, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: ESPN
  • Location: Miami Gardens, Florida
  • Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium

Betting Preview


Clemson ranks 52nd in total offense (404.6 yards per game) and 29th in total defense (331.9 yards allowed per game) this year. Clemson has been finding success on both offense and defense, ranking 24th-best in scoring offense (34.7 points per game) and 18th-best in scoring defense (20.1 points allowed per game). Offensively, Clemson ranks 72nd in the FBS with 225.2 passing yards per game. Meanwhile, the defense ranks 78th in passing yards allowed per contest (230.0). Clemson owns the 46th-ranked offense this year in terms of rushing yards (179.5 per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking 11th-best with only 101.9 rushing yards allowed per game. Clemson sports the 46th-ranked defense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (36.1% third-down conversion rate allowed), and has been better on offense, ranking 10th-best with a 48.7% third-down conversion rate. Clemson ranks 100th in college football with an even turnover margin after forcing 19 turnovers (35th in the FBS) while committing 19 (92nd in the FBS).

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Tennessee’s offensive attack has been leading the charge for the team, as it ranks best in the FBS with 538.1 total yards per game. In terms of defense, it is ceding 398.8 total yards per game, which ranks 86th. Tennessee’s offense has been paving the way for the team, as it ranks best in the FBS with 47.3 points per contest. In terms of defense, it is ceding 23.5 points per game, which ranks 43rd. On the defensive side of the ball, Tennessee is a bottom-25 pass unit, allowing 286.7 passing yards per game (sixth-worst). On the bright side, it is dominating on offense, accumulating 332.3 passing yards per contest (third-best). In terms of rushing, Tennessee has dominated on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 18th-best in rushing yards per game (205.8) and 20th-best in rushing yards surrendered per game (112.1). Tennessee is posting a 43.1% third-down conversion percentage on offense this season (34th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up a 34.1% third-down rate (28th-ranked) on defense. Tennessee owns a top-25 turnover margin this season, ranking 15th-best at +8.

Clemson vs. Tennessee Betting Analysis

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Clemson Betting Insights

Clemson has covered the spread seven times this season (7-6-0). In games it is played as 3.5-point favorites or more, Clemson has an ATS record of 7-6. Clemson games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under seven times this season. The Tigers have put together a 10-2 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 83.3% of those games). The Tigers are 9-0 (winning 90.9% of their games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -201 or shorter.

Volunteers Betting Insights

Tennessee has covered the spread nine times this year (9-3-0). In games they have played as 3.5-point underdogs or more, the Volunteers have an ATS record of 1-1. This year, Tennessee games have hit the over seven times. The Volunteers have split the two games they’ve played as underdogs this season. This season, the Volunteers have won four of their five games when they’re the underdog by at least +162 on the moneyline.

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Clemson vs. Tennessee Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 52.2 51.6 52.8
Implied Total AVG 34.4 36.1 32.3
ATS Record 7-6-0 3-4-0 4-2-0
Over/Under Record 7-6-0 4-3-0 3-3-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 10-2 5-1 5-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-0 0-0 0-0


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 64.6 64.7 64.5
Implied Total AVG 41.8 44.9 37.6
ATS Record 9-3-0 6-1-0 3-2-0
Over/Under Record 7-5-0 6-1-0 1-4-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 6-1 3-0 3-1
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-1 1-0 0-1

Players to Watch


  • Jeremiah Trotter Jr. has helped carry the Tigers’ defense with 77 tackles, eight TFL, five sacks, and two interceptions in 13 games.
  • As part of the Tigers’ defense, Barrett Carter has compiled four sacks to go with eight TFL, 61 tackles, and two interceptions in 11 games.
  • Trenton Simpson has hit the gridiron for 11 games, collecting 70 tackles, three TFL, and two sacks for the Tigers.
  • K.J. Henry, as part of the Tigers’ defensive unit, has totaled three sacks to go with eight TFL and 54 tackles in 12 games.


  • On defense, Aaron Beasley has helped keep opposing offenses in check with 64 tackles, eight TFL, one sack, and two passes defended in 11 games.
  • In 11 games for the Volunteers, Trevon Flowers has posted two interceptions to go with 55 tackles, one TFL, one sack, and one pass defended.
  • In 11 games for the Volunteers, Tamarion McDonald has delivered 47 tackles, three TFL, and one interception.
  • With 48 tackles, two TFL, and four passes defended in nine games, Jeremy Banks has been making a big difference on defense for the Volunteers.

Clemson vs. Tennessee Predictions and Pick

Clemson vs. Tennessee betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Volunteers (+3.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (61.5)

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How to Bet on Clemson vs. Tennessee

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Our prediction to win this matchup is Tennessee, and we expect that Tennessee will cover the spread (Clemson -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 61.5 points.


Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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