BySam Wagman

Dec 31, 2023

Kentucky vs Clemson: Gator Bowl Betting Promos & Picks

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The Gator Bowl, surprisingly, does not feature the Florida Gators, who did not qualify for a bowl this season. Rather, the No. 22 Clemson Tigers will take on the Kentucky Wildcats in this matchup of ACC vs SEC conferences on Friday, Dec. 29 at 12:00 p.m. EST.

Both teams had high hopes heading into the season after strong finishes to 2022, yet both seemingly wavered at times during the 2023 campaign and ultimately fell short of their goal.

Let’s go through some of the best sportsbook promos to take advantage of as you get ready to wager on this game.

Best Kentucky vs Clemson Promos

Get ready for the Gator Bowl by taking advantage of a few of the best college football promotions in the sports betting space.

Let’s go through each of the offers in the section below, and we’ll explain how each of them work.

BetMGM CFB Betting Bonus

New users to .

All you need to do is create a new BetMGM account, fill out all of the pertinent information, deposit at least $10, and enter The Game Day’s BetMGM code (GAMEDAY) to unlock this offer.

Your first wager must be $5+ and can be on any live market, including the Gator Bowl.

If your first wager wins, you get that money and the win! If it loses, no worries! You will get your original stake back in bonus bets, up to $1,500.

This offer is best utilized on longer shot bets, such as the Moneyline or a player prop with good odds.

Bet365 CFB Betting Promo

When you sign up for, you can pick between two offers as a new user to the site.

You can either get $150 in bonus bets with a $5 first wager or get a 1K First Bet Safety Net with the promo code . The first bet safety net is basically the same thing as first bet insurance, where you get that wager insured up to $1,000 if you lose, paid back in bonus bets.

To activate these bonus bets, just sign up with the promo code and a $5+ on the Gator Bowl, or any live market on bet365.

bet365 is also offering Same Game Parlays with boosted odds. Below is one of the SGPs available for Kentucky vs. Clemson:

  • Clemson Moneyline
  • Clemson First Half Moneyline
  • Cade Klubnik: 200+ Pass Yards
  • Cade Klubnik: 2+ Pass TDs

Total Odds: Was (+550), Now (+600)

If Clemson is to win, it’ll need Klubnik to find a way to beat the Wildcats secondary, no small feat.

Caesars CFB Betting Promo

and go make your first wager of at least $5!

If your bet (ideally on this matchup of Power 5 schools) loses, then you’ll be refunded back your full wager, up to $1,000, in bet credits.

Like BetMGM, this is a great offer to look for longer odds to build your bankroll, or get second chances with your bonus bets.

FanDuel CFB Betting Promo

is giving new users a $150 bonus with their first wager!

This bet is as good as it sounds because as long as you win on any $5 or more bet, you will get $150. No promo code is needed for this offer.

Even if you choose not to bet Clemson on the Moneyline, there are numerous other bowl games to consider while aiming to get your $150 in bonuses.

DraftKings CFB Betting Promo

Just like Fanduel, is giving out $150 in free bets to new users, as long as you bet $5 or more with your initial wager.

A slight difference for DraftKings’ is that you will get the bonus bets whether you win or lose your bet, which sure is nice.

You can use your bonuses on the remaining bowl games because new users get VSiN’s college football bowl betting guide free when signing up! Use this in-depth guide to make the best, educated bets possible from an industry leader that is in the heart of downtown Vegas.

Kentucky vs Clemson State Betting Odds & Storylines

Spread: Clemson -4.5 (-110, )

Over/Under: 44.5 (DraftKings)

Moneyline: Clemson -192 (FanDuel), Kentucky +170 (DraftKings)

Both of these teams entered the 2023 season on a massive high note, with Clemson fully embracing the Cade Klubnik era and Kentucky getting transfers Devin Leary and Ray Davis at quarterback and running back, respectively, to replace the NFL-bound Will Levis and Chris Rodriguez. It didn’t last long, though, with both teams having tough starts to the season.

We arrive at the bowl game though, and the good news is the majority of star players from both teams will be active for this one, with both of Leary and Davis active for Kentucky while Clemson will have Klubnik and their star running back in Will Shipley active as well.

Gator Bowl Best Bet

Kentucky +4 vs Clemson (-110)

Caesars Sportsbook • 1 Unit

With both Leary and Davis, who was third in the SEC in rushing yards, playing in this game, I feel like we get a very close game, with opportunities for Kentucky to even pull the upset win here. Leary should be forced to put the ball in the air here against a rushing defense that’s been strong all season and he’s been good when pressed into that role.

In addition here, Klubnik has, at times, been a turnover machine and while Kentucky’s defense has struggled on third downs and getting off the field, if they are able to force Klubnik into bad situations, I like Kentucky to get ahead of the Tigers in this one.

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Sam Wagman

Sam is the Sports Content Editor for The Game Day. He has been in the sports media industry for 4 years, with stints at VegasInsider, Footballguys, and Fantasy Points. Sam specializes in fantasy football content creation and strategy as well as sports betting content strategy with an NFL and PGA focus. Originally from Philadelphia, he enjoys all Philly sports despite now living in Florida. He enjoys playing tennis, pickleball, and golf -- while constantly struggling to break 80 on the course.

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