Oklahoma vs Clemson Orange Bowl Free Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 12/9/2015
Thursday, December 31st, 2015
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The Oklahoma Sooners take on the Clemson Tigers on Thursday, December 31st, 2015 in the Orange Bowl. The opening line for this game has Oklahoma as 1.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 65. The winner of this game will play for the National Championship on January 11th.
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Oklahoma was led in passing last game by Baker Mayfield, who finished with 180 yards through the air. He went 17 for 25 on the game, good for a 68% completion percentage. The Sooners were led in rushing by Joe Mixon, who finished with 136 yards on 14 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Sterling Shepard led the team in receiving. He had a total of 87 yards on 10 receptions for an average of 9 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Oklahoma got a total of 23 first downs by way of 11 rushing, 11 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 67 total plays for 524 yards for the game. The Sooners ran for 344 yards on 42 attempts.
Clemson was led in passing last game by Deshaun Watson, who finished with 289 yards through the air. He went 26 for 42 on the game, good for a 62% completion percentage. The Tigers were led in rushing by Wayne Gallman, who finished with 187 yards on 28 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 7 yards per carry. Artavis Scott led the team in receiving. He had a total of 96 yards on 7 receptions for an average of 14 yards per catch in the game. Clemson got a total of 33 first downs by way of 18 rushing, 13 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 98 total plays for 608 yards for the game. The Tigers ran for 319 yards on 56 attempts.
Oklahoma is scoring 45.8 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 22.2 passes on 33 attempts for a 67.2 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 307.9 yards per game through the air as well. The Sooners are averaging 235 rushing yards per game on 45.1 attempts per contest for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. They also run 78.1 plays per contest and average 7 yards per play for an average of 542.9 yards per game. The Sooners are averaging 27.4 first downs per game and they accumulate 61.3 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties.
Oklahoma allows 201.5 passing yards per game and 20.8 points per contest on defense. They give up 17.8 completions on 33.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.6. The Sooners give up 149.2 rushing yards per contest on 41.3 carries for a 3.6 average per carry. Oklahoma gives up 350.7 total yards per game including 4.7 yards per play. They force 2.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6 penalties per game that total 53.4 yards as a unit.
Clemson averages 38.5 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 23.8 passes per game on 34.5 attempts for a 68.8 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 288.8 yards through the air per game thus far. The Tigers rush for an average of 221.8 yards per contest on 44.8 attempts for an average of 4.9 yards per carry for the season. They also run 79.4 plays per game and average 6.4 yards per play for a total of 510.6 yards per game. The Tigers get an average of 25.5 first downs per game and they average 48.2 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties.
Clemson allows an average of 166.9 passing yards and 20.2 points per contest. They give up 13.1 completions on 28.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 46.1 per game. The Tigers give up 129.2 rushing yards per game on 34.8 carries for an average of 3.7 yards per carry. Clemson gives up 296.2 total yards per game including an average of 4.7 per play. They create an average of 1.8 turnovers per game and 6.3 penalties for 56.3 yards each game.
Oklahoma Betting Trends
Oklahoma is 8-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Oklahoma has an ATS record of 9-3-0 this season
Clemson Betting Trends
Clemson is 8-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Clemson has an ATS record of 6-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/14/15 RB Rodney Anderson Leg out for season
09/12/15 WR Austin Bennett Personal left the team
08/13/15 OL Kenyon Frison Suspension out indefinitely
09/06/15 WR Mike Williams Neck out indefinitely
08/26/15 DT D.J. Reader Personal out indefinitely
08/13/15 DB Korrin Wiggins Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Clemson
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