Orange Bowl Odds

Latest Orange Bowl odds from top FL sportsbooks

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When it comes to college football bowl games, few are as esteemed as the Orange Bowl in Florida. That’s for good reason; not only is it the second-oldest bowl game in the U.S., but it’s been part of the New Year’s football tradition for nearly 100 years.

Now called the Capital One Orange Bowl, this elite contest is part of the NCAA’s New Year’s Six lineup of bowl games. It rotates every three years to be one of the semifinal games on the road to the BCS National Championship. Even in non-semi years, it’s still considered an elite game for any invitee.

Now, thanks to legal sports betting in Florida, you can bet on multiple aspects of the Orange Bowl right from your home or your seat at the game. See below for a quick guide to betting on the Orange Bowl including live Orange Bowl odds right from Florida online sportbooks plus all your betting options.

Orange Bowl odds

Compare Orange Bowl odds across major FL online sportsbooks in the feed below. If you see Orange Bowl betting odds you like, click on them and you can open your account right at the sportsbook, claim your new-player bonus and start the betting process.

2021 Orange Bowl details

  • Date: December 31, 2021
  • Time: 3:30/7:30 p.m. ET
  • Teams: TBA
  • Stadium/capacity: Hard Rock Stadium, 65,326
  • Possible/expected participants: This edition of the Orange Bowl will be one of the College Football Playoff semifinal games, so the teams will be determined by the NCAA.
  • Sponsorship history: FedEx (1989-2010), Discover (2010-2014) and Capital One (2014-current)

Where is the Orange Bowl?

The Orange Bowl is played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The stadium is also the home of the Miami Dolphins.

How to open a legal betting account in Florida

Opening an online account is about as simple as can be. If you follow our links to the sportsbook of your choice, you’ll only need to complete a few steps to get your account set up.

Legal sportsbooks are licensed by the state of Florida and have strong reputations. Names like DraftKings, BetMGM, and FanDuel, as well as BetRivers, Barstool and Hard Rock bring with them tried-and-true legal operations.

Once you’ve decided which legal and regulated online sportsbook you’re going to register with, you’re going to need a few pieces of information that are required by law for the sportsbook to collect. These include:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Birth date
  • Last four digits of your Social Security number and more.

Don’t worry about giving out this personal information. The legal online sportsbooks in Florida come equipped with some of the best security software available, keeping your data secure at all times.

Once you’ve entered your information, including your Florida sportsbook bonus code (if required), you’ll be able to agree to the book’s terms and conditions, complete your setup and then make your initial deposit.

How to bet on the Orange Bowl live

One of the newest innovations to sports betting has been an extremely popular addition—live betting. The idea is pretty simple. You can bet in various categories as the game unfolds. For example:

  • Which team will score the last points of the quarter?
  • What kind of play will lead to the next touchdown?
  • Will Team A get a pick-six or not?

Others could include over/under questions for team and individual performances, among other things.

Live betting creates an engagement between bettor and sport unlike any previous facet of the gambling industry. The action can be quick, the odds are always changing, and you will find yourself immersed in the experience.

The best way to do it is to use either an online sportsbook or sportsbook app. Retail sportsbooks just don’t have the capacity to keep up with the real-time betting volume.

Online sportsbooks are connected directly to the internet, and, as the odds change, they are fed directly into your app. Everything stays up to the second and you don’t miss out on any sudden line changes. Plus, you’re never far away from the action since you can use your computer or phone to bet.

Read our in-depth reviews of the best Florida sports betting apps here. Includes reviews for the DraftKings Sportsbook Florida app and FanFuel betting app in Florida.

When do Orange Bowl odds come out?

Because the Orange Bowl is part of the College Football Playoff every three years, the odds on the Orange Bowl have to wait until the teams are announced. The reason is simple: you can’t bet on which team will win the game if you don’t know which teams are playing.

Even when the Orange Bowl is not part of the CFP tournament, sportsbooks must wait until the bowl selections are announced.

Popular Orange Bowl bets

With sports betting in the state of Florida now legal, you might be wondering what kind of wagers you can make on the Orange Bowl. Well, you’re in luck. College football betting has about as many ways to wager as possible.

Below, we break down three main bet types: moneylines, point spreads and totals. You can follow our links below to learn more about each type.

Orange Bowl moneyline

A moneyline bet is simple to comprehend. You get the choice between two teams and you decide which one will win the game. That’s it.

Granted, football is never easy to predict, especially with teams of high enough calibers to compete for a national title. You’ll need to do your research and find the best odds. Don’t just blindly guess in hopes of securing a winning wager.

Here’s an example of what you might see for a college football moneyline in the Orange Bowl:

  • Texas A&M -340
  • North Carolina +270

What you’re seeing here is the oddsmakers have picked a favorite to win, identified by a negative (-) number, and an underdog, using a positive (+) number. The larger the gap between those two numbers, the more one-sided the game is expected to be.

In this case, Texas A&M is pretty heavily favored to win. In order to make $100 on a victory for them, you’d need to wager $340. However, a $100 wager on North Carolina would get you $270 in profits because of their long-shot chances.

You can read more about moneyline betting in Florida via this link.

Orange Bowl point spread

Seasoned gamblers tend to gravitate toward this bet type. The point spread offers up more of a potential return on a wager since it is designed to “even” the playing field between two teams.

In the above example, we see that Texas A&M is the heavy favorite to win. That moneyline is actually from the Jan. 2, 2021 Orange Bowl. That game also had a point spread of -9.5 points for the A&M squad. It looked something like this on the BetMGM sports betting app:

  • Texas A&M -9.5 (-110)
  • North Carolina +9.5 (-110)

See how the odds are the same for each team? That’s because the sportsbooks have spotted North Carolina 9.5 points. That means in order for a bet on the Aggies to be a winner, they have to not only be victorious but also win by 10 points or more. Then, the Tar Heels just have to either win the game or lose by nine points or fewer.

In case you were wondering, the Aggies won 41-27—a margin of 14 points. Sports bettors who backed them were pretty thrilled, no doubt.

Read our page on betting the point spread here.

Orange Bowl totals

You’ve likely heard a totals bet referred to as the over/under. Sportsbooks give a number they believe will be the combined total points scored of the two teams. As the bettor, you have to determine whether the two teams will combine to score more points (over) the amount or fewer points (under) the amount.

You might see it looking something like this at online sportsbooks, such as BetRivers Florida:

  • Over 65.5 (-104)
  • Under 65.5 (-114)

A sportsbook with this listing expected there to be a slightly better chance that the two teams would combine for fewer than 65.5 points. In the end, the final score of 41-27 gave the two teams a total of 68 points. That means bettors who went with the over cashed in.

For a more in-depth look at totals, you can visit our over/under page here.

What channel is the Orange Bowl on?

The Orange Bowl, one of the New Year’s Six slate of high-profile games, airs on ESPN. This ubiquitous sports channel is typically included with most cable or satellite packages.

In the 12 seasons ESPN has hosted the Orange Bowl, it’s never reused the same broadcast team. The last team to take to the airwaves to announce the game included Bob Wischusen on play-by-play, Dan Orlovsky as color and Katie George as the sideline reporter.

Orange Bowl facts & figures

  • The winning team is actually awarded a bowl full of Florida oranges.
  • The first Orange Bowl was played on Jan. 1, 1935, between the Bucknell Bison and the Miami Hurricanes. The Bison won 26-0.
  • The host stadium is Hard Rock Stadium, which has been the name since 2016. Prior to that, it had the following names: Pro Player Park (1996), Pro Player Stadium (1996-2005), Dolphins Stadium (2005-06), Dolphin Stadium (2006-09), Land Shark Stadium (2009-10) and Sun Life Stadium (2010-16).
  • Only the Rose Bowl has been around longer than the Orange Bowl.
  • The Orange Bowl was the first bowl game to feature two Heisman Trophy winners squaring off. That’s when USC quarterback Matt Leinart (who won it in 2004) beat Oklahoma QB Jason White (2003 winner) in the BCS National Championship.
  • The lowest game-time temperature of any Orange Bowl was 49 degrees when Georgia Tech and Iowa played on Jan. 5, 2010.
  • The highest temperature at kickoff was in 2015 when Oklahoma and Clemson played in 84 degree heat.
  • Oklahoma has played in the Orange Bowl a record 20 times, and the next closest team is Nebraska with 17 appearances.
  • The most points scored by two teams in the Orange Bowl is 103 when West Virginia defeated Clemson, 70-33, in 2012.
  • The most rushing yards by a single player belong to Nebraska RB Ahman Green, who ran for 206 yards against Tennessee in 1998
  • The most passing yards came in 2014 when Dak Prescott threw 453 yards for Mississippi State when they played Georgia Tech.
  • The longest punt in Orange Bowl history happened in 1937 when Mississippi State’s Ike Pickle booted the ball for an 82-yard ride while his team took on Duquesne.