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    The Clemson Tigers and the Kentucky Wildcats play in the Gator Bowl. The bowl matchup is December 29, 2023, starting at 12:00 PM ET, airing on ESPN.

    The Tigers are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-6.5), versus the Wildcats. The over/under for this game is 47 points.

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    Game Info for Clemson vs. Kentucky

    • Game Day: Friday, December 29, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN
    • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
    • Stadium: TIAA Bank Field
    Clemson vs Kentucky Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Clemson -6.5 -111 -108 47 -109 -110 -273 +219

    Clemson Pick Insights

    • Clemson has posted a 6-5-0 record against the spread this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 6.5-point favorites this season, Clemson is 5-3 against the spread.
    • The teams have hit the over in four of Clemson’s 11 games with a set total.

    Clemson Stats & Insights

    • Clemson ranks 50th in total offense this season (405.7 yards per game), but has been shining on the other side of the ball, ranking seventh-best in the FBS with 405.7 yards allowed per game.
    • On the defensive side of the ball, Clemson has been a top-25 unit, ranking 24th-best by giving up only 19.9 points per game. The offense ranks 56th (29.2 points per game).
    • Defensively, Clemson has been a top-25 unit in terms of passing yards, ranking fifth-best by surrendering just 162.6 passing yards per game. The Tigers rank 63rd on offense (225.4 passing yards per game).
    • Clemson is averaging 180.3 rushing yards per game on offense (40th in the FBS), and ranks 27th on defense with 116.5 rushing yards allowed per game.
    • Clemson ranks 52nd in third-down percentage this season (41.2%), but has been playing really well on the other side of the ball, ranking 19th-best in the FBS with a 31.8% third-down percentage allowed.
    • With 24 forced turnovers (eighth in the FBS) against 20 turnovers committed (100th in the FBS), Clemson’s +4+4 turnover margin ranks 34th in college football.

    Clemson’s Best Players

    • Cade Klubnik has thrown for 2,580 yards (215 ypg) to lead Clemson, completing 63% of his passes and collecting 19 touchdown passes compared to eight interceptions this season. He’s also contributed in the ground game with 194 rushing yards on 110 carries with four rushing touchdowns.
    • Phil Mafah has racked up 894 yards on 168 carries while finding paydirt nine times as a runner.
    • Will Shipley has carried the ball 156 times for 798 yards (66.5 per game) and five touchdowns while also racking up 235 yards through the air, scoring two times.
    • Tyler Brown’s team-leading 517 yards as a receiver have come on 50 receptions (out of 69 targets) with four touchdowns.
    • Beaux Collins has put up a 510-yard season so far with three touchdowns, reeling in 38 passes on 65 targets.
    • Jake Briningstool has hauled in 41 grabs for 407 yards, an average of 33.9 yards per game. He’s scored five times as a receiver this season.
    • Jeremiah Trotter Jr., the team’s tackle and sacks leader, has collected 5.5 sacks, eight TFL, 71 tackles, and two interceptions.
    • Khalil Barnes has picked off a team-leading three passes. He also has 26 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and three passes defended to his name.

    Kentucky Betting Insights

    • Kentucky’s ATS record is 6-6-0 this season.
    • In games they have played as at least 6.5-point underdogs this year, the Wildcats are 1-2 against the spread.
    • Out of Kentucky’s 12 games with a set total, eight have hit the over (66.7%).

    Kentucky Pick Insights

    • Kentucky is posting 334.7 total yards per contest on offense this season (100th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering 352.4 total yards per game (44th-ranked).
    • Kentucky is posting 28.6 points per game on offense this season (58th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 24.8 points per game (59th-ranked) on defense.
    • Kentucky is compiling 203.8 passing yards per contest on offense this season (94th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 238.6 passing yards per contest (89th-ranked) on defense.
    • Kentucky’s run defense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 25th-best in the FBS with 113.8 rushing yards allowed per game. In terms of offense, it is compiling 130.9 rushing yards per game, which ranks 96th.
    • Kentucky ranks 70th in third-down conversion rate (38.3%) on offense, but it has been worse defensively, ranking 19th-worst in the FBS with a 44.7% third-down percentage allowed.
    • Kentucky sports a +1 turnover margin this season, which ranks 53rd in the FBS.

    Kentucky’s Best Players

    • Devin Leary has compiled 2,440 yards on 55.9% passing while recording 23 touchdown passes with 10 interceptions this season.
    • The team’s top rusher, Re’Mahn Davis, has carried the ball 186 times for 1,066 yards (88.8 per game) with 13 touchdowns. He’s also caught 29 passes for 317 yards and seven touchdowns.
    • Ramon Jefferson has taken 24 carries and totaled 175 yards.
    • Dane Key has hauled in 553 receiving yards on 38 receptions to pace his team so far this season while scoring five touchdowns as a receiver.
    • Tayvion Robinson has 37 receptions (on 61 targets) for a total of 507 yards (42.3 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
    • Barion Brown’s 82 targets have resulted in 40 grabs for 439 yards and three touchdowns.
    • Deone Walker has racked up 5.5 sacks to pace the team, while also picking up 10 TFL and 49 tackles.
    • D’Eryk Jackson, Kentucky’s top tackler, has 74 tackles, four TFL, one sack, and two interceptions this year.
    • Maxwell Hairston leads the team with five interceptions, while also putting up 55 tackles, one TFL, and five passes defended.
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