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2019 Orange Bowl - Florida Gators vs Virginia Cavaliers

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The Orange Bowl served as one of the play-in games a season ago when Alabama withstood a furious comeback by the Sooners to thwart Oklahoma before going on to get skunked by the Clemson Tigers. While it doesn’t get the pleasure of hosting a crucial matchup this time around, it still offers up college football bettors one of intrigue with Dan Mullen’s Florida Gators set to square off against Bronco Mendenhall’s Virginia Cavaliers. That said, linemakers don’t foresee it being all that competitive with the Gators installed decided favorites to log a second straight bowl win under Mullen’s watch. That’s something the Wahoos will no doubt be out to change as they attempt to rattle off a second straight bowl win after skunking the SEC rep South Carolina Gamecocks just over a year ago to the day. The Gators are currently 14.5-point favorites with the total set at 55.

2019 Capital One Orange Bowl at a Glance

Date: Monday, December 30, 2019

Time: 8:00 p.m. ET

Venue: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami, Florida


Matchup: Florida Gators vs. Virginia Cavaliers

Odds: Florida -14.5, total 55

Orange Bowl Preview

The Gators showed improvement over the course of the season with a full year of Mullen’s schemes under their collective belt. Florida won nine games a season ago and closed it out with a pasting of the Michigan Wolverines in the bowl season. This time around, the team logged double-digit victories for the first time since the 2015-16 season and hooked college football bettors up in the process by covering eight of their 12 played games. The season kicked off with a 24-20 win and non-cover against Miami in a game they racked up an absurd 10 sacks and 16 tackles for loss. The effort set the tone for a defense that dominated over the course of the regular season, and it’s something Bryce Perkins won’t be looking forward to matching up against come December 30.

The stop unit enters this tilt owners of the nation’s No. 10 ranked total defense that’s No. 8 in points allowed in conceding just over two touchdowns per game. It’s nasty against the pass (No. 17) and even more deadly stopping the run (No. 15). UVA will most definitely have its hands full trying to find its weakness. Where the Gators fail to impress is on the other side of the ball where Kyle Trask and company need to be more consistent. Florida can’t run the ball to save its life (No. 122) but does possess a decent passing attack ranked No. 54 overall. Its inability to score ultimately cost it in the two regular season defeats absorbed against Georgia and LSU. Still, UVA’s defense leaves a bit to be desired and it struggles defending the pass so Florida is likely to get theirs.

Last we saw the Wahoos in live action, they got their breakfast, lunch and dinner served up by the Clemson Tigers in the ACC title game. Nobody figured they had much of a shot in that matchup; especially linemakers who had them installed whopping 28-point underdogs in a conference championship game. That just goes to show how far off the pace the ACC truly is when it comes to competing with the Clemson Tigers. Still, the kids from Charlottesville put forth a solid campaign in winning nine of 13 played games while managing a 6-6-1 ATS record. Unfortunately, Virginia had its fair share of issues on the road evidenced by going 2-4 SU and ATS with the only triumphs coming against PITT and North Carolina.

As Perkins goes, so too does the Cavaliers offense. He’s proven to be one of the more dynamic playmakers in the country in throwing for 3,215 yards and an 18:11 TD/INT ratio while adding another 745 yards and 11 touchdowns on the ground. His efforts allowed for Virginia to boast the No. 37 ranked passing attack that led to the offense hitting scoreboards up for 32+ points per game. His favorite target proved to be Hasise Dubois who reeled in 65 receptions and turned them into 979 yards and 4 TD while averaging better than 15 yards per reception. Still, the duo is going to have its hands full getting the best of the Gators excelled pass defense. UVA’s defense ranks No. 41 overall and allows 26.5 points per game (No. 59), but accrued a majority of those stats against a less than impressive cast of opponents. Notre Dame and Clemson were arguably their two toughest opponents played to date, and the defense surrendered an average of 48.5 points per game in those matchups.

Orange Bowl Format

The Orange Bowl is one of the great traditional bowl games that has been played every year in Miami since 1935. The game is played at the home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins and college football’s Miami Hurricanes. The Orange Bowl is a part of the College Football Playoff rotation and routinely hosts a matchup between two of the best teams in college football during a particular year.

Capital One Orange Bowl Game Results (Since 2000)

2018 Alabama Oklahoma 45-34
2017 Wisconsin Miami, Fla. 34-24
2016 Florida State Michigan 33-32
2015 Clemson Oklahoma 37-17
2014 Georgia Tech Mississippi State 49-34
2014 Clemson Ohio State 40-35
2013 Florida State Northern Illinois 31-10
2012 West Virginia Clemson 70-33
2011 Stanford Virginia Tech 40-12
2010 Iowa Georgia Tech 24-14
2009 Virginia Tech Cincinnati 20-7
2008 Kansas Virginia Tech 24-21
2007 Louisville Wake Forest 24-13
2006 Penn State Florida State 26-23
2005 USC Oklahoma 55-19
2004 Miami, Fla. Florida State 16-14
2003 USC Iowa 38-17
2002 Florida Maryland 53-23
2001 Oklahoma Florida State 13-2
2000 Michigan Alabama 35-34

The first of the college bowl games to be played at night, the Orange Bowl has either started or finished at night each year beginning with the January 1, 1965 game. After playing on January 1 or later every year but one since its inception through the 2013 season game, the Orange Bowl has become a late December contest since 2014. For the sixth straight year the game will take place before the New Year.

Starting with the 2006 season, the bowl had exclusivity with the ACC and has become known as the Home of the ACC Champion. The first game under the new agreement saw ACC champ Wake Forest, which beat Georgia Tech in the conference championship game, fall 24-13 to Louisville.

With ACC champ Clemson taking part in the CFP semifinals, Florida State was invited to play in the 2016 game. It was the Seminoles’ 10th appearance in the bowl and they evened their record by giving the ACC its fifth consecutive win. Despite the current winning streak, the conference still has a losing record in the game at 11-15.

The No. 1 ranked team in the country has played in the Orange Bowl 17 times during its history and has won the last eight outings. Clemson entered the 2015 game as the top-ranked team and defeated Oklahoma in a CFP semifinal game. Alabama kept it rolling last year with the win over the Sooners but did lose the national championship game. The No. 1 team was taken down four times in a seven-year span from 1984 to 1990.

After nearly six decades at the Miami Orange Bowl Stadium, the game moved to its current location for the 1996 season playing. The 1999 game between Florida and Syracuse had to be moved back to its namesake with the NFL’s Dolphins hosting a playoff game on the same day.

Most All-Time Wins at Capital One Orange Bowl

12 Oklahoma 1953, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1967, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1985, 1986, 2000
8 Nebraska 1963, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1982, 1994, 1996, 1997
6 Miami, Fla. 1945, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1991, 2003
5 Florida State 1992, 1993, 1995, 2012, 2016
5 Alabama 1942, 1952, 1962, 1965, 2018
4 Clemson 1950, 1981, 2013, 2015
4 Georgia Tech 1939, 1947, 1951, 2014
4 Penn State 1968, 1969, 1973, 2005

The Orange Bowl has seen plenty in its 84 years. On January 1, 1965, the contest between No. 1 ranked Alabama and No. 5 Texas was the first bowl game to be televised in primetime. NBC did the honors starting a tradition that has seen the game either start or finish at night every year since.

Given the games long-standing arrangement with the Big 8, that conference has made the most appearances, even though the league dissolved in 1996. Oklahoma holds the record for games and wins with 11 of the Sooners’ 12 victories and 16 of their 20 appearances coming as Big 8 members. OU has appeared four times as a member of the Big 12 after last season’s showing.

The hometown Miami Hurricanes have appeared in 10 Orange Bowls and were a regular in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s. UM played five times in that stretch and faced Nebraska four times, winning three. The Cornhuskers appeared six times in the same span and played in four straight. However, they went just 1-5 and are 8-9 overall appearing in the second-most games.

Alabama added a fifth win by making it here last year, but the Crimson Tide does not often end up in the Orange Bowl because the conference tie-ins make it hard for Alabama to get invited in regular years.

2019-20 College Bowls Betting Schedule

College Football Playoff
Dec 28 Peach Bowl Atlanta, GA / 4 PM No. 1 LSU vs. No. 4 Oklahoma
Dec 28 Fiesta Bowl Glendale, AZ / 8 PM No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Clemson
Jan 13 CFP National Championship New Orleans, LA / 8 PM Semifinal Winners
Selection Committee Bowl Games
Dec 28 Cotton Bowl Arlington, TX / Noon No. 10 Penn State vs. No. 17 Memphis
Dec 30 Orange Bowl Miami Gardens, FL / 8 PM No. 9 Florida vs. No. 24 Virginia
Jan 1 Rose Bowl Pasadena, CA / 5 PM No. 6 Oregon vs. No. 8 Wisconsin
Jan 1 Sugar Bowl New Orleans, LA / 8:45 PM No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 7 Baylor
Other Bowl Games
Dec 20 Bahamas Bowl Nassau, Bahamas / 2 PM Buffalo vs. Charlotte
Dec 20 Frisco Bowl Frisco, TX / 7:30 PM Kent State vs. Utah State
Dec 21 Celebration Bowl Atlanta, GA / 12:00 PM Alcorn State vs. North Carolina A&T
Dec 21 New Mexico Bowl Albuquerque, NM / 2 PM Central Michigan vs. San Diego State
Dec 21 Cure Bowl Orlando, FL / 2:30 PM Liberty vs. Georgia Southern
Dec 21 Boca Raton Bowl Boca Raton, FL / 3:30 PM FAU vs. SMU
Dec 21 Camelia Bowl Montgomery, AL / 5:30 PM Arkansas State vs. Florida International
Dec 21 Las Vegas Bowl Las Vegas, NV / 7:30 PM No. 19 Boise State vs. Washington
Dec 21 New Orleans Bowl New Orleans, LA / 9 PM No. 20 Appalachian State vs. UAB
Dec 23 Gasparilla Bowl Tampa, FL / 2:30 PM Marshall vs. UCF
Dec 24 Hawaii Bowl Honolulu, HI / 8 PM BYU vs. Hawai'i
Dec 26 Independence Bowl Shreveport, LA / 4 PM Louisiana Tech vs. Miami (Fla.)
Dec 26 Quick Lane Bowl Detroit, MI / 8 PM Eastern Michigan vs. Pittsburgh
Dec 27 Military Bowl Annapolis, MD / Noon North Carolina vs. Temple
Dec 27 Pinstripe Bowl The Bronx, NY / 3:20 PM Michigan State vs. Wake Forest
Dec 27 Texas Bowl Houston, TX / 6:45 PM No. 25 Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M
Dec 27 Holiday Bowl San Diego, CA / TBA No. 16 Iowa vs. No. 22 Southern California
Dec 27 Cheez-It Bowl Phoenix, AZ / 10:15 PM Air Force vs. Washington State
Dec 28 Camping World Bowl Orlando, FL / Noon No. 15 Notre Dame vs. Iowa State
Dec 30 First Responder Bowl University Park, TX / 12:30 PM Western Kentucky vs. Western Michigan
Dec 30 Music City Bowl Nashville, TN / 4 PM Louisville vs. Mississippi State
Dec 30 Redbox Bowl Santa Clara, CA / TBA California vs. Illinois
Dec 31 Belk Bowl Charlotte, NC / Noon Kentucky vs. Virginia Tech
Dec 31 Sun Bowl El Paso, TX / 2 PM Arizona State vs. Florida State
Dec 31 Arizona Bowl Tucson, AZ / 4:30 PM Georgia State vs. Wyoming
Dec 31 Alamo Bowl San Antonio, TX / 7:30 PM No. 11 Utah vs. Texas
Dec 31 Liberty Bowl Mephis, TN / 3:45 PM Kansas State vs. Navy
Jan 1 Outback Bowl Tampa, FL / 1 PM No. 12 Auburn vs. No. 18 Minnesota
Jan 1 Citrus Bowl Orlando, FL / 1 PM No. 13 Alabama vs. No. 14 Michigan
Jan 2 Birmingham Bowl Birmingham, AL / 3 PM No. 21 Cincinnati vs. Boston College
Jan 2 Gator Bowl Jacksonville, FL / 7 PM Indiana vs. Tennessee
Jan 3 Idaho Potato Bowl Boise, ID / 3:30 PM Nevada vs. Ohio
Jan 4 Armed Forces Bowl Fort Worth, TX / 11:30 AM Southern Miss vs. Tulane
Jan 6 LendingTree Bowl Mobile, AL / 7:30 PM Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Miami (Ohio)

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