Kentucky vs Clemson Prediction NCAAF Picks 12/29

Kentucky vs Clemson Prediction NCAAF Picks 12/29

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NCAAF Predictions: TaxSlayer Gator Bowl - Clemson vs. Kentucky

Get ready for an exciting matchup as the Clemson Tigers take on the Kentucky Wildcats in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl on December 29, 2023, at 10:00 AM in EverBank Stadium, Jacksonville, FL. Explore the in-depth analysis of this clash:

Game Information

The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl is set to kick off at 10:00 AM in EverBank Stadium, with a game-time temperature of 56 degrees in Jacksonville, FL. ESPN/ESPN+ will broadcast the game live. Clemson is favored with a -4.0 point spread, and the Over/Under is set at 44.5 points.


Team Stats and Leaders

Clemson Tigers

Quarterback C. Klubnik has showcased his skills with 2,580 passing yards, 19 touchdowns, and 8 interceptions. Running back P. Mafah has contributed 894 rushing yards and 9 touchdowns, while receiver T. Brown leads in receptions with 519 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Kentucky Wildcats

Quarterback D. Leary has had a solid season with 2,440 passing yards, 23 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions for the Wildcats. Running back R. Davis has rushed for 1,066 yards and 13 touchdowns, and receiver D. Key leads in receptions with 553 yards and 5 touchdowns.


Recent Performance

Clemson Tigers

Clemson, with an 8-4 record, enters the Gator Bowl following recent victories against South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia Tech. The Tigers' defense has been a standout, holding opponents to low scores and securing critical wins.

Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky, with a 7-5 record, heads into the bowl game after a notable win against Louisville. However, facing Clemson's strong defense will be a challenge for the Wildcats, who aim to make a statement in the Gator Bowl.



The TaxSlayer Gator Bowl matchup between Clemson and Kentucky is expected to be a defensive battle. Clemson's impressive defense, led by standout players, has proven its ability to stifle opposing offenses.

With Clemson's defense likely to control the game, the Tigers are not only poised to win but also cover the -4.0 points spread. Kentucky may find it challenging to score against Clemson's defense, making the Tigers the favorable pick to secure a victory in the Gator Bowl.


Pick: Clemson -4.0 -110

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