Free College Football Picks Today: Orange Bowl 2022

Free College Football Picks Today: Orange Bowl 2022
Fri 30th December 2022

The No. 6 University of Tennessee Volunteers (10-2, 3-2 Away) travel to face the No. 10 Clemson University Tigers (11-2, 6-1 Home) at Hard Rock Stadium on Friday. The Tigers are 5.5-point favorites, and the total is 63.5.

Tennessee is coming off an impressive 56-0 win over Vanderbilt at FirstBank Stadium on November 26. Joe Milton III was 11 of 21 for 147 yards and a touchdown. Jaylen Wright ran five times for 160 yards and two touchdowns.

Jalin Hyatt caught three passes for 86 yards. Clemson beat No. 24 North Carolina 39-10 at Bank of America Stadium on December 3. Cade Klubnik threw for 317 yards and a touchdown. He added 30 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Cole Turner caught three receptions for 101 yards.


The Volunteers are averaging 47.3 points per game for the season, best in FBS, and they are facing a Tigers defense that has surrendered 20.1 PPG (19th). Meanwhile, Clemson has scored 34.7 points a game this season, 25th in the country, and Tennessee is allowing 23.5 PPG (46th).

The Volunteers rank as one of the nation’s top teams in both passing (332.3, 3rd) and rushing (205.8, 19th) yards per game. They will be matching strength against strength on the ground, as the Tigers are 11th in the nation in rushing yards allowed per game (101.9). Against the pass, Clemson is 79th (230.0).

Clemson is 73rd in the country in passing yards per game (225.2) and 48th in rushing (179.5). Tennessee’s defense has been stout on the ground, as the Volunteers are 18th in the country in rushing yards allowed per game (112.2). Against the pass, the Volunteers are 127th (286.7).


Through 11 games, Hendon Hooker has thrown for 27 touchdowns (2 INT) and 285.0 yards per game to lead Tennessee in passing. In four games away from home this season, he has seven TDs (1 INT) and an average of 251.5 yards passing. Jaylen Wright leads the team in rushing with an average of 65.5 yards a game over 12 games.

He has 10 touchdowns on the ground and five through the air. Jalin Hyatt is the Volunteers’ leading receiver with 105.6 yards a game and 15 TDs.DJ Uiagalelei has 22 passing touchdowns (7 INT) with 193.5 yards per game through 13 games to lead Clemson.

Will Shipley has been the team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 85.4 yards a game through 13 games. He has 15 touchdowns. Antonio Williams has been a key target in the Tigers’ passing game. He has four touchdowns and a 42.8 yard per game average through 13 appearances.

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over 61 (-110)

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