2023 Gator Bowl Betting Lines - Clemson vs. Kentucky Odds

Gator Bowl Lines - Clemson vs. Kentucky Odds

2022 Gator Bowl NCAA Football Betting

Clemson will take on Kentucky on December 29th in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl. Earlier bowl projections had the Tigers either heading to San Diego or New York for their postseason game. Still, after the College Football Playoff dust settled and Florida State was left out, the Gator Bowl made Clemson one of their top priorities. After starting the season at 4-4, losing back-to-back games to Miami and NC State, Clemson's season faced an interesting fork in the road. Players could have left the team, preparing for the NFL Draft, and Clemson would've potentially missed a bowl. Instead, the Tigers took the other path, galvanizing their team and fanbase and ripping off four wins in a row, including victories over North Carolina and Notre Dame, to finish the year.

2023 Gator Bowl at a Glance

Date: Friday, December 29, 2023

Time (ET) / TV: 12:00 PM / ESPN

Venue: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Matchup: Clemson Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats

College Football Betting Lines

Clemson Tigers -7

Kentucky Wildcats +7

Total: 46.5

Money Line: Clemson -255, Kentucky +211

Gator Bowl Preview

Last game, the Kentucky Wildcats won 38-31 against the Louisville Cardinals as 7.5-point road dogs. The game went over the total of 50.5. Kentucky has a record of 7-5 straight up, 6-6 against the spread, and 8-4 over/under the total. Kentucky ranks 100th for total offense, 95th for passing, 96th for rushing and 59th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 44th overall, 85th against the pass, 26th against the rush, and 59th for points allowed. Also, Kentucky ranks 63rd for fewest turnovers lost and 71st for takeaways.

Kentucky started the season 5-0 before being trounced by Georgia. The Wildcats would lose five of their next six, with their lone victory coming over Mississippi State. They did finish the season strong, taking down Louisville 38-31 a week before the ACC Championship appearance.

Last game, the Clemson Tigers won 16-7 against South Carolina as 7.5-point road favorites. The game went under the total of 50. Clemson has a record of 8-4 straight up, 6-6 against the spread, and 5-7 over/under the total. Clemson ranks 52nd for total offense, 63rd for passing, 41st for rushing, and 56th for scoring. Defensively, they rank 6th overall, 5th against the pass, 26th against the rush, and 24th for points allowed. Also, Clemson ranks 131st for fewest turnovers lost and 19th for takeaways.

Gator Bowl Prediction

Clemson is 5-8 all-time against Kentucky, winning the most recent matchup in 2009 in the Music City Bowl to cap off Dabo Swinney's first year at the helm for Clemson. In this situation, Clemson has momentum and a stronger roster.

Gator Bowl Format

Although it has never been a top-tier bowl, the Gator Bowl has a long tradition of great teams and games. Currently, the Gator Bowl has conference tie-ins with the ACC, SEC, and Big Ten, and TaxSlayer has been the title sponsor since 2012.

The Gator Bowl was held at Gator Bowl Stadium every year from 1946 through 1993. After a year at the University of Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, it returned to the refurbished TIAA Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, in 1995.

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Gator Bowl Past Results

2022 Notre Dame South Carolina 45-35
2021 (Dec) Wake Forest Rutgers 38-10
2021 (Jan) Kentucky North Carolina State 23-21
2020 Tennessee Indiana 23-22
2018 Texas A&M North Carolina State 52-13
2017 Mississippi State Louisville 31-27
2016 Georgia Tech Kentucky 33-18
2016 Georgia Penn State 24-17
2015 Tennessee Iowa 45-28
2014 Nebraska Georgia 24-19
2013 Northwestern Mississippi State 34-20
2012 Florida Ohio State 24-17
2011 Mississippi State Michigan 52-14
2010 Florida State West Virginia 33-21
2009 Nebraska Clemson 26-21
2008 Texas Tech Virginia 31-28
2007 West Virginia Georgia Tech 38-35
2006 Virginia Tech Louisville 35-24
2005 Florida State West Virginia 30-18
2004 Maryland West Virginia 41-7
2003 North Carolina State Notre Dame 28-6
2002 Florida State Virginia Tech 30-17
2001 Virginia Tech Clemson 41-20
2000 Virginia Tech Clemson 28-13

The Gator Bowl in 2021 was closer than the final score indicated, as Wake Forest led 20-10 at the half and 23-10 after three quarters. A couple of late scores by the Demon Deacons made it look worse for Rutgers than it was.

IN 2022, Notre Dame supplied a power-brand win and audience.

2023-24 College Football Bowl Games

Saturday, December 16
Myrtle Beach Bowl 11:00 AM / ESPN Georgia Southern vs. Ohio
Celebration Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Florida A&M vs. Howard
New Orleans Bowl 2:15 PM / ESPN Jacksonville State vs. Louisiana
Cure Bowl 3:30 PM / ABC Miami (Ohio) vs. Appalachian State
New Mexico Bowl 5:45 PM / ESPN Fresno State vs. New Mexico State
LA Bowl 7:30 PM / ABC UCLA vs. Boise State
Independence Bowl 9:15 PM / ESPN Texas Tech vs. California
Monday, December 18
Bahamas Bowl (Temporarily Famous Toastery Bowl) 2:30 PM / ESPN Western Kentucky vs. Old Dominion
Tuesday, December 19
Frisco Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Marshall vs. UTSA
Thursday, December 21
Boca Raton Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN USF vs. Syracuse
Friday, December 22
Gasparilla Bowl 6:30 PM / ESPN Georgia Tech vs. UCF
Saturday, December 23
Birmingham Bowl 12:00 PM / ABC Troy vs. Duke
Camellia Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN Arkansas State vs. Northern Illinois
Armed Forces Bowl 3:30 PM / ABC Air Force vs. James Madison
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN Georgia State vs. Utah State
68 Ventures Bowl 7:00 PM / ESPN Eastern Michigan vs. South Alabama
Las Vegas Bowl 7:30 PM / ABC Northwestern vs. Utah
Hawai'i Bowl 10:30 PM / ESPN San Jose State vs. Coastal Carolina
Tuesday, December 26
Quick Lane Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Bowling Green vs. Minnesota
First Responder Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN Texas State vs. Rice
Guaranteed Rate Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN Kansas vs. UNLV
Wednesday, December 27
Military Bowl 2:00 PM / ESPN Tulane vs. Virginia Tech
Duke's Mayo Bowl 5:30 PM / ESPN North Carolina vs. West Virginia
Holiday Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN (15) Louisville vs. Southern Cal
Texas Bowl 9:00 PM / ESPN (20) Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
Thursday, December 28
Fenway Bowl 11:00 AM / ESPN (24) SMU vs. Boston College
Pinstripe Bowl 2:15 PM / ESPN Rutgers vs. Miami
Pop-Tarts Bowl 5:45 PM / ESPN (18) NC State vs. (25) Kansas State
Alamo Bowl 9:15 PM / ESPN (12) Oklahoma vs. (14) Arizona
Friday, December 29
Gator Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN (22) Clemson vs. Kentucky
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl 2:00 PM / CBS (16) Notre Dame vs. (19) Oregon State
Liberty Bowl 3:30 PM / ESPN Memphis vs. Iowa State
Cotton Bowl 8:00 PM / ESPN (7) Ohio State vs. (9) Missouri
Saturday, December 30
Peach Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN (10) Penn State vs. (11) Mississippi
Music City Bowl 2:00 PM / ABC Auburn vs. Maryland
Orange Bowl 4:00 PM / ESPN (5) Florida State vs. (6) Georgia 
Arizona Bowl 4:30 PM (Barstool) Wyoming vs. Toledo
Monday, Jan. 1, 2024
ReliaQuest Bowl 12:00 PM / ESPN2 (13) LSU vs. Wisconsin
Citrus Bowl 1:00 PM / ABC (17) Iowa vs. (21) Tennessee
Fiesta Bowl 1:00 PM / ESPN (8) Oregon vs. (23) Liberty
Rose Bowl (CFP Semifinal) 5:00 PM / ESPN (1) Michigan vs. (4) Alabama
Sugar Bowl (CFP Semifinal) 8:45 PM / ESPN (2) Washington vs. (3) Texas
Monday, Jan. 8, 2024
CFP National Championship Game 7:30 PM / ESPN Semifinals Winners

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