2023 Orange Bowl Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview

The 2023 Orange Bowl concluded on Saturday December 30, 2023 and bettors watched Georgia destroy Florida State, 63-3 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.

Recap all the 2024 Orange Bowl Betting Odds, Picks, Predictions and History below and be sure to check back for the 2024 installment.

Orange Bowl Betting Odds

UGA @ FSU Odds

  • Opening point spread: Georgia -14.5
  • Opening moneyline: Georgia -745/Florida State +480
  • Opening total: Over/Under 45.5 points scored
  • Time: 4 p.m. ET Saturday, Dec. 30 (ESPN)

UPDATE 8:30 P.M. ET THURSDAY, DEC. 28: As noted in the previous update (see below), the transfer-portal/opt-out list for both teams is extensive. But it's a larger issue for Florida State, which will start third-string quarterback Brock Glenn.

Caesars Sports opened Georgia -14.5 in its college football bowl odds New Year's Six market. The number stretched to -16 by Dec. 21, -17.5 by Tuesday and is now a hefty -20.

"Georgia is obviously the better team. A lot of opt-outs and de-motivation on the Florida State side. What more could the Seminoles have done?" Caesars lead college football trader Joey Feazel asked, alluding to Florida State going 13-0 SU but not getting a College Football Playoff bid.

"This might be a Georgia rout. The second-stringers for Georgia are probably better than the first-stringers for Florida State. We're gonna need Florida State."

UPDATE 3:30 P.M. ET WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20: Georgia's transfer-portal/opt-out situation hasn't seen any major news. But it's worth keeping an eye on in the next week and a half.

At the moment, the Bulldogs are 14-point favorites at DraftKings. That's up a half-point from the -13.5 Dec. 3 opener and down a half-point from the Dec. 4 -14.5 high point. Ticket count is 3/1 and money almost 5/1 on Georgia.

The total opened at 45 and has stuck in the narrow range of 45/45.5/44.5 over the past two weeks-plus. It's currently 44.5 on interesting splits among early bettors: Ticket count is 4/1-plus on the Over, while money is almost 2/1 on the Under.

UPDATE 4 P.M. ET MONDAY, DEC. 4: Florida State is surely feeling like the scorned stepchild. The Seminoles went 13-0 SU (8-5 ATS) and won the ACC championship, but didn't get into the four-team College Football Playoff.

However, that's a function of Florida State's far-less-than-ideal quarterback situation. Starting QB Jordan Travis suffered a season-ending leg injury in Week 12, and Tate Rodemaker got a concussion late in a Week 13 win over Florida.

Rodemaker didn't play in FSU's 16-6 win as 1-point pups vs. Louisville in the ACC title game. Freshman Brock Glenn started, completing a meager 8 of 21 passes for 55 yards.

So even though the 'Noles are ranked No. 5 in the CFP, they are two-touchdown 'dogs vs. No. 6 Georgia in the Orange Bowl. And that's with Rodemaker expected to return.

The Bulldogs, who won the last two national titles, saw their 29-game SU winning streak end in the SEC championship game. Georgia (12-1 SU/5-8 ATS) trailed Alabama most of the way and lost 27-24 as a 5.5-point favorite.

Basically, oddsmakers are saying Florida State would be a sizable 'dog to any of the four CFP teams – and then some.

"Ohio State, Georgia, Oregon and Penn State would all be favorites over Florida State," SuperBook executive director John Murray said. "In fact, Georgia would be favored vs. all four CFP teams."

At TwinSpires, the Bulldogs opened -14.5 against the Seminoles. Georgia inched down to -14 early, with 54% of bets/62% of dollars on Florida State.

"The public is siding with recently snubbed Florida State and taking the two touchdowns," Lucas said. "Nobody knows for certain how serious either school will take this game. So we've only seen a little bit of handle on it."

The total is unchanged at 45.5, with 55% of bets/63% of money on the Under.

Click here for Vegas Insider senior reporter Patrick Everson's full College Football Bowl Odds: Spreads, Lines, Trends for Every Bowl Game.

Myrtle Beach Bowl Pick, Prediction

Action Network college football betting expert Collin Wilson offers this prediction:

The last time Georgia lost a bowl game was the 2019 Sugar Bowl, as a lethargic Bulldogs team missed an opportunity to play for the national title. Bevo veered toward Uga, just like Texas embarrassed Georgia in that bowl game.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is now in the same position, missing out on the College Football Playoff with a loaded roster full of NFL talent that will now play in a New Year's Six game.

Motivational speeches have become commonplace for Smart, as no one expects Georgia to show up in the Orange Bowl.

Florida State will have all the motivation in the world to finish the season undefeated after the playoff snub, but the pieces needed to beat Georgia are not in place. Jordan Travis will remain out with injury, while wide receiver Johnny Wilson has opted for the NFL Draft.

As Tate Rodemaker prepares for starting quarterback duties, the Seminoles have a half-dozen other players who could opt out for the draft in the weeks leading up to the Orange Bowl.

Pick: Georgia -14

For more college football picks, check out Action Network's College Football Bowl Confidence Pool Rankings: Collin Wilson’s Picks for All 2023 Bowl Games.

Orange Bowl Betting Resources

  • Date: Friday, December 30, 2023
  • TV-Time: ESPN, 4:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Hard Rock Stadium
  • Location: Miami Gardens, Florida

Orange Bowl History

The Orange Bowl debuted in 1935 and the matchup currently features schools from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), the Southeastern Conference (SEC), and the Big Ten Conference. The game takes place at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida as the previous venue for this contest was the Orange Bowl in Miami from 1938-1999. This game was named the FedEx Orange Bowl and the Discover Orange Bowl prior to Capital One acquiring sponsorship rights in 2014. 

The underdog had won each of the past four matchups, until Wisconsin snapped the streak by covering 34-24 against Miami, Fl. in the 2017 installment. Clemson has appeared in three of the last six Orange Bowl games, while Nebraska has made the most appearances in this game with 17 (8-9 record). 

In the 2018 installment, a College Football Playoff semifinal, Alabama fired out to a 28-0 lead, setting an Orange Bowl record with 21 first-quarter points. However, the Sooners hung around and were able to find the end zone late for a backdoor cover, helping underdogs to a 5-1 ATS mark across the past six Orange Bowls. The Sooners also made a stop inside the red zone in the final minute, as a majority of bettors hung on for the 'under' result.

The SEC has dominated the Orange Bowl lately, with Alabama, Florida and Texas A&M grabbing victories from 2018-21. In the College Football Playoff semifinal, Georgia routed Michigan by a 34-11 score to advance to the national title game.

In 2021, two Orange Bowls were played at the start and end of the year to make up for the lost season to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Georgia ripped apart Florida State, 63-3 in the 2023 Orange Bowl, marking the most points scored in the history of this game along with covering the biggest pointspread, that closed at -23.5.

Orange Bowl Betting Results

YearMatchupSpread, TotalsATS Result
2023Georgia 63 Florida State 3Georgia -23.5, 46.5Favorite, Over
2022Tennessee 31 Clemson 14Clemson -4, 61Underdog, Under
2021 - DecGeorgia 34 Michigan 11Georgia -7.5, 46Favorite, Under
2021 - JanTexas 41 North Carolina 27Texas -9, 65.5Favorite, Under
2019Florida 36 Virginia 28Florida -14, 54.5Favorite, Under
2018Alabama 45 Oklahoma 34Alabama -14.5, 80.5Underdog, Under
2017Wisconsin 34 Miami, Fl. 24Wisconsin -6.5, 46Favorite, Over
2016Florida State 33 Michigan 32Michigan -7, 50.5Underdog, Over
2015Clemson 37 Oklahoma 17Oklahoma -4, 62Underdog, Under
2014Georgia Tech 49 Mississippi State 34Mississippi State -6, 60Underdog, Over
2013Clemson 40 Ohio State 35Ohio State -2.5, 71.5Underdog, Over
2012Florida State 31 Northern Illinois 10Florida State -14.5, 59Favorite, Under
2011West Virginia 70 Clemson 33Clemson -3, 64Underdog, Over
2010Stanford 40 Virginia Tech 12Stanford -3.5, 58.5Favorite, Under
2009Iowa 24 Georgia Tech 14Georgia Tech -6, 51Underdog, Under
2008Virginia Tech 20 Cincinnati 7Cincinnati -2.5, 41Underdog, Under
2007Kansas 24 Virginia Tech 21Virginia Tech -3, 50.5Underdog, Under
2006Louisville 24 Wake Forest 13Louisville -10, 53.5Favorite, Under
2005Penn State 26 Florida State 23 (3 OT)Penn State -9, 46.5Underdog, Over
2004USC 55 Oklahoma 19USC -3, 54Favorite, Over
2003Miami, Fl. 16 Florida State 14Florida State -1.5, 46.5Underdog, Under
2002USC 38 Iowa 17USC -4.5, 55.5Favorite, Under
2001Florida 56 Maryland 23Florida -14.5, 58Favorite, Over
2000Oklahoma 13 Florida State 2Florida State -11.5, 56.5Underdog, Under
1999Michigan 35 Alabama 34 (OT)Alabama -2.5, 48.5Underdog, Over
1998Florida 31 Syracuse 0Florida -7, 62.5Favorite, Under
1997Nebraska 42 Tennessee 17Nebraska -7.5, 57Favorite, Over
1996Nebraska 41 Virginia Tech 21Nebraska -16, 46.5Favorite, Over
1995Florida State 31 Notre Dame 26Florida State -10.5, NAUnderdog
1994Nebraska 24 Miami, Fl. 17Miami -1, 37Underdog, Over
1993Florida State 18 Nebraska 16Florida State -16.5, 50.5Underdog, Under
1992Florida State 27 Nebraska 14Florida State -10, 50Favorite, Under
1991Miami, Fl. 22 Nebraska 0Miami -10, 44.5Favorite, Under
1990Colorado 10 Notre Dame 9--
1989Notre Dame 21 Colorado 6--
1988Miami, Fl. 23 Nebraska 3--
1987Miami, Fl. 20 Oklahoma 14--
1986Oklahoma 42 Arkansas 8--
1985Oklahoma 25 Penn State 10--
1984Washington 28 Oklahoma 17--
1983Miami, Fl. 31 Nebraska 30--
1982Nebraska 21 LSU 20--
1981Clemson 22 Nebraska 15--
1980Oklahoma 18 Florida State 17--
1979Oklahoma 24 Florida State 7--
1978Oklahoma 31 Nebraska 24--
1977Arkansas 31 Oklahoma 0--
1976Ohio State 27 Colorado 10--
1975Oklahoma 14 Michigan 6--
1974Notre Dame 13 Alabama 11--
1973Penn State 16 LSU 9--
1972Nebraska 40 Notre Dame 6--
1971Nebraska 38 Alabama 6--
1970Nebraska 17 LSU 12--
1969Penn State 10 Missouri 3--
1968Penn State 15 Kansas 14--
1967Oklahoma 26 Tennessee 24--
1966Florida 27 Georgia Tech 12--
1965Alabama 39 Nebraska 28--
1964Texas 21 Alabama 17--
1963Nebraska 13 Auburn 7--
1962Alabama 17 Oklahoma 0--
1961LSU 25 Colorado 7--
1960Missouri 21 Navy 14--
1959Georgia 14 Missouri 0--
1958Oklahoma 21 Syracuse 6--
1957Oklahoma 48 Duke 21--
1956Colorado 27 Clemson 21--
1955Oklahoma 20 Maryland 6--
1954Duke 34 Nebraska 7--
1953Oklahoma 7 Maryland 0--
1952Alabama 61 Syracuse 6--
1951Georgia Tech 17 Baylor 14--
1950Clemson 15 Miami, Fl. 14--
1949Santa Clara 21 Kentucky 13--
1948Texas 41 Georgia 28--
1947Georgia Tech 20 Kansas 14--
1946Rice 8 Tennessee 0--
1945Miami, Fl. 13 Holy Cross (MA) 6--
1944Tulsa 26 Georgia Tech 12--
1943LSU 19 Texas A&M 14--
1942Alabama 37 Boston College 21--
1941Georgia 40 TCU 26--
1940Mississippi State 14 Georgetown 7--
1939Georgia Tech 21 Missouri 7--
1938Tennessee 17 Oklahoma 0--
1937Auburn 6 Michigan State 0--
1936Duquesne 13 Mississippi 12--
1935Catholic (D.C.) 20 Mississippi 19--
1934Bucknell 26 Miami, Fl. 0--

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