Orange Bowl Betting Line: Oklahoma Sooners vs. Clemson Tigers Picks
The best betting sites and top sportsbooks in the web are all gearing up for this year’s Orange Bowl. This clash between the #1 ranked Clemson Tigers and the #4 ranked Oklahoma Sooners promises to be (maybe) the best football game of the entire College Football season. The winner of this bowl game will go on to face the winner of the Cotton Bowl for the National Championship. The line for this game holds the sooners as the surprising favorites with a line of -4, what does that mean for this game? Who is going to win?
When the line was originally posted it was surprising to say the least, because the Tigers were the #1 team in the country and they are still undefeated, with a very real chance to finish the season with a perfect record. The Sooners, on the other hand, they played some fantastic football, but they have one registered loss on their season. The logic behind the linemakers in the best betting sites is quite simple. In this type of situation, the Sooners have a slight edge over the Tigers, but does that mean that they will win? Is not that simple.
The key for Oklahoma and what could be a deciding factor is if the Tiger will turnover the ball. If the Sooners are able to apply the pressure on defense and force Clemson to turn over the ball, this could spell disaster for the Tigers. Even though they have yet to lose a game, Clemson has had a problem turning the ball over far to often this season. If they are able to capitalize on the opportunities created by their defense, this can open up a window for Baker Mayfield (who is having an awesome year of his own) to really bring it on offense. He might just be the sole reason why the best betting sites have the Sooners as the favorites to win the Orange Bowl.
However, Clemson will enter the Orange Bowl with the motivation that they are only two wins away from a fairy tale perfect season. Every team they have faced they have beaten and they have been perfect all year. Against the Sooners the key for the Tigers will be if they can keep the ball moving. Offensively the Tigers are a formidable unit, with Deshaun Watson leading the offense, the Tigers average 38 points per game. And defensively they have an excellent pass rushing game that could derail the Sooners game plan. The question, and ultimately what will decide this game, will be how thee running backs perform on this game… here is where we think that Clemson will win this game.
It will be an amazing Orange Bowl, and even though the best betting sites have the Sooners as favorites, we firmly believe that the Clemson Tigers will win this game 38-27.