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2015 Orange Bowl Betting Preview - Oklahoma Favored to Upset Clemson

The Capital One Orange Bowl takes place on Thursday, December 31, and features the Oklahoma Sooners taking on the Clemson Tigers in the first round of the FBS College Football Playoff. The game at Sun Life Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 4:00 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, Oklahoma is favored to upset and win this game.

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The Sooners are 11-1 SU and 9-3 ATS so far this season. Eight of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other four going UNDER. They are coming off of a 58-23 win over Oklahoma State, where they won against the spread as -7 ½ point road underdogs. The total went OVER the 63 point line set by sports betting sites in that one.

The Tigers are 13-0 SU and 6-7 ATS overall this year. Eight of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other five going UNDER. They are coming off of a 45-37 win over North Carolina, where they won against the spread as -6 ½ point home favorites. The total went OVER the 67 ½ point line set by online betting oddsmakers in that game.

Oklahoma is 6-1 ATS overall lately, and 5-1 ATS after a SU win. They are 5-1 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 4-1 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise. They are 8-3 ATS in non-conference matchups, and 1-5 ATS at a neutral site. The total has gone OVER in 6 of their last 7 against teams with a winning record, and OVER in 5 of their last 6 after a SU win. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 against non-conference teams, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 coming off of a win spreadwise. The total has gone OVER in 20 of their last 28 overall.

Clemson is 4-0 ATS In December, and 5-0 ATS playing at a neutral site. They are 6-2 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 1-4 ATS after a SU win. They are 1-4 ATS overall recently. The total has gone UNDER in all 5 of their recent games against Big 12 teams, and OVER in 7 of their last 9 overall. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 9 after a SU win, and UNDER in 9 of their last 12 after a win spreadwise. The total has gone UNDER in 8 of their last 11 bowl games, and UNDER in 5 of their last 7 against non-conference opponents. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of their last 14 games on Thursday, and UNDER in 7 of their last 10 in December.

These teams last met in December 2014, when Clemson won 40-6, and won against the spread as 6 point underdogs. The total went UNDER the 49 point line set by the gambling oddsmakers in that one.

For Thursday's Orange Bowl, the Sooners are listed in the gambling odds as -4 point favorites to win. The over/under is set at 64 points. On the moneyline, Oklahoma is listed at -185, while Clemson is a +165.