Orange Bowl College Football Betting Trends: WVU vs. Clemson

Wednesday’s Bowl Season continues in an entertaining matchup pitting the Big East vs. ACC, as West Virginia (9-3, 5-2 Big East) clashes with Clemson (10-3, 6-2 ACC) in the Discover Orange Bowl.  Clemson opened as 3.5 point favorites at the market-setting CRIS sportsbook and is currently receiving over 75% of spread bets, according to Sports Insights’ College Football Betting Trends.

Despite the high betting percentage on the Clemson Tigers, the line dipped back to the key number of -3, indicating that early and sharp money was on West Virginia.  This reverse line movement resulted in multiple Smart Money moves on West Virginia at +3, triggered by two of our most profitable books on the year, Sportsbook.com (+12.21 units) and Carib Sports (+11.18 units).

While nearly the entire sports betting marketplace has a current line of 3 for this game, SIA is offering Clemson at -3.5, signifying the importance of shopping for the best line.

The following table illustrates the breakdown of spread betting percentages from our six contributing sportsbooks.

Team # Bets Sportsbook BetUS Carib WagerWeb 5Dimes SIA
WVU 47296 12% 22% 17% 30% 36% 19%
Clemson 88% 78% 83% 70% 64% 81%

West Virginia is currently receiving 24% (market average) of spread bets and fits our 70/30 system for the College Football Bowl Season, so be sure to check back to see if the Mountaineers are included as a Best Bet tonight.

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