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Clemson vs. Kentucky Prediction, Odds, College Football Picks - Week 18 [2023]

Clemson vs. Kentucky Prediction, Odds, College Football Picks - Week 18 [2023]

Kentucky faces Clemson in the 2023 Gator Bowl at EverBank Stadium on Friday, commencing at 12:00PM ET.

Dimers.com's comprehensive betting preview for Friday's Clemson vs. Kentucky matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Gator Bowl Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used innovative machine learning and data to simulate the outcome of the 2023 Gator Bowl 10,000 times, in line with our coverage of College Football predictions.

Our proven predictive analytics model currently gives Clemson a 63% chance of beating Kentucky, and our predicted final score has Clemson winning 25-20.

According to our model, the bookmakers have got it right, and both Clemson and Kentucky have a 50% chance of covering the spread, while the 44.5-point Over/Under also has a 53% chance of going over.

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Gator Bowl Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Clemson Kentucky
Spread -4.5 (-105) +4.5 (-110)
Moneyline -185 +164
Total o44.5 (-110) u44.5 (-110)
  • Kentucky is listed as the +4.5 underdog against Clemson, with -110 at DraftKings Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the favored Clemson (-4.5) to cover the spread, BetMGM Sportsbook has the best odds currently on the market at -105.
  • DraftKings currently has the best moneyline odds for Kentucky at +164, which means you can bet $100 to profit $164, earning a total payout of $264, if it wins.
  • Elsewhere, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for Clemson at -185, where you can risk $185 to win $100 for a total payout of $285 if it comes out on top.
  • The Over/Under for total points scored sits at 44.5 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, as well as the best odds for the Under at -110.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, make sure you check the sportsbooks you can bet with in your state for the best College Football odds and lines.

Clemson vs. Kentucky Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have determined the best betting picks to place on this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Spread Clemson -4.5 -105
Moneyline Kentucky +164
Total Over 44.5 -110


While Clemson is more likely to win the game, betting on Kentucky moneyline is the best option due to the edge found when comparing our data-led probabilities to the betting odds currently on offer.

Taking advantage of the edges published on Dimers is pivotal to being a profitable sports bettor in the long run.

Dimers' College Football best bets are based on complex simulations and betting intelligence to bring you the best possible plays every week of the season.

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Don't forget, our model updates often, so keep checking this page for any changes to our betting analysis ahead of Clemson vs. Kentucky on Friday December 29, 2023.

Clemson vs. Kentucky Game Information

Friday's action between Kentucky and Clemson in College Football at EverBank Stadium is scheduled to start at 12:00PM ET.

  • Who: Clemson vs. Kentucky
  • Date: Friday December 29, 2023
  • Time: 12:00PM ET / 9:00AM PT
  • Venue: EverBank Stadium


Our full coverage of Clemson vs. Kentucky includes pregame predictions, betting picks, and live win probabilities.

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This preview article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on this week's Clemson vs. Kentucky matchup, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control are performed to ensure the content meets our editorial guidelines.

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Mac Douglass
Senior Sports Betting Editor

Mac brings a well-traveled perspective and a broad knowledge of sports to his role at Dimers. Specializing in previews for the NFL, particularly the NFC South and NFC East, Mac leverages his keen insights to provide detailed game analyses. He also offers best bets and props for MLB and race previews for Formula 1, a sport he has followed passionately alongside professional tennis and the NBA. 

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