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The point spread for this year’s Orange Bowl between the West Virginia Mountaineers and Clemson Tigers opened up at -3.5 in favor of the Tigers at Sportsbook.com. As of Monday afternoon (1/2), the line has moved down to -3. The total opened up at 61 and has not moved. Right now, 85% of the betting public is on Clemson and 84% are on the over. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.
Mountaineers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog.
Mountaineers are 11-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Tigers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games.
Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Over is 8-3 in Mountaineers last 11 games overall.
Over is 8-3 in Mountaineers last 11 Bowl games.
Under is 6-1 in Tigers last 7 bowl games.
Under is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 neutral site games as a favorite.
My Prediction: Clemson struggled down the stretch after starting the season with BCS Championship aspirations. With the exception of the Virginia Tech game, who they beat twice, the Tigers defense has looked terrible since October. West Virginia is used to being in close games. Their last 4 games have been decided by 3 points or less and they won 3 of them. West Virginia’s QB Geno Smith is underrated. He threw 25 touchdowns this year to only 7 interceptions. I like the fact that the betting public isn’t giving the Mountaineers a chance.
West Virginia +3
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