West Virginia Mountaineers vs Clemson Tigers Odds, Prediction, and Pick

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West Virginia Mountaineers vs Clemson Tigers Odds, Prediction, and Pick

This is one of the more interesting BCS Bowl Games of the season this year. In the Orange Bowl this season we have the 9-3 West Virginia Mountaineers, against the 10-3 Clemson Tigers. Both teams have had their ups and both have had their downs this season, but both finished inside the top 25, as the Mountaineers ended the year ranked 23rd, and the Tigers were 14th. While the Tigers may not have finished the season on the best of notes by losing three of their last five games, they did knock off the 5th ranked team in the country in Virginia Tech to take down the ACC Championship. Clemson was led by a strong passing game with quarterback Tahj Boyd and freshman wide receiver Sammy Watkins, and they started the season with an 8-0 record before finally losing at Georgia Tech.

Now looking at West Virginia, this team was no slouch this season either. The Mountaineers actually finished the season on a three game winning streak, and one of their three losses also came to a team by the name of LSU, who is playing in the National Championship this season. West Virginia is led by a balanced attack, but quarterback Geno Smith is a big part of that offense, and he'll be a huge part of whether this Mountaineers team is able to knock off Clemson in the Orange Bowl. This game will kick off on Wednesday, January 4th at 8:30pm EST.

» Odds and Sports Betting Line

  • West Virginia Mountaineers: +3.5
  • Clemson Tigers: -3.5
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» Free Prediction

Both of these two teams played in conferences who were not nearly as strong as expected when the season began, but I think that one team just has the overall fire power to prevail here. The Clemson Tigers have looked like one of the best teams in the country at points, while West Virginia's biggest challenge of the season resulted in a 26 point loss (against LSU). I think that the Tigers get the job done and do it without too much trouble. I see it being around a 10 point game at the end of the day, but don't be surprised if this one goes more towards the high powered Tigers offense.

  • Prediction: Clemson Tigers- 31 West Virginia Mountaineers- 21

» Free Pick

If you can get the Tigers at -3 then you're definitely sitting pretty, but I'll still take them at -3.5 because of their offense. This teams offense was on another level at points this season, and the ACC Championship game was a good example of that. They were all over the Hokies in a 38-10 win that proved that this team belonged, and I think that they'll be celebrating in the end by winning a BCS Bowl Game. I'm picking the Clemson Tigers here.

  • Pick: Clemson Tigers -3.5