2021 Orange Bowl Predictions, Picks, Teams, and Where to Watch: Texas A&M Aggies vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
2021 Orange Bowl Predictions, Picks, and Best Bets
The 2020 Orange Bowl takes place on Saturday, January 2nd, as the North Carolina Tar Heels take on the Texas A&M Aggies at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
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2021 Orange Bowl FAQs
The below sections will answer any and all questions you might have about the 2021 Orange Bowl. From who is playing in the Orange Bowl, to where it is, to when and why, we’ve got you covered.
When is the 2021 Orange Bowl?
The 2021 Orange Bowl takes place on Saturday, January 2nd. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m ET, and it will be the 87th edition of the famous New Year’s Six bowl game.
Where is the Orange Bowl played?
The Orange Bowl will take place at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. The stadium is also home to the NFL’s Miami Dolphins, and it has hosted the big game ever since 1996. The game was first played in 1935 and is tied for the second-oldest bowl game out there behind only the Rose Bowl.
Who Plays in the Orange Bowl in 2021?
The 2020 edition of this game will be ACC vs. SEC the North Carolina Tar Heels try to knock off the Texas A&M Aggies. The Tar Heels are ranked #13 in the College Football rankings, while the Aggies are ranked #5.
The teams were chosen by the College Football Playoff selection committee, and oddsmakers currently have the Aggies as somewhat sizable favorites.
North Carolina finished the regular season with an 8-3 record, and put up some impressive offensive numbers albeit while sometimes struggling on the other side of the ball. Texas A&M finished with an 8-1 record, with their one loss coming to top ranked Alabama all the way back at the beginning of the year.
What Channel is the 2021 Orange Bowl on?
This year’s Orange Bowl will be broadcast live on ESPN. The game takes place on Saturday, January 2nd, and kicks off at 8 p.m ET.
Where can I Stream the 2021 Orange Bowl?
You can stream the game live on the ESPN app. Alternatively, you can also watch the game live on YouTube TV, Hulu, FuboTV, Sling TV, or on AT&T TV Now.
Who won the 2019 Orange Bowl?
Last year’s game also featured an ACC vs. SEC matchup as the Florida Gators toppled the Virginia Cavaliers 36-28. Florida was a favorite of more than two touchdowns in that game, so it was actually a bit closer than expected.
The game took place on December 30, 2019, and was attended by 65,157 people.
Who is Favorite to Win the Orange Bowl 2021?
The current favorite for this game is Texas A&M, as the Aggies are currently 7.5-point favorites to beat UNC. That is likely due to the Aggies’ only loss this season coming to an elite team like Alabama. The Tar Heels have also had several disappointing efforts, like when they lost to Florida State as big favorites.
That being said, the Tar Heels have the offensive upside to hang with anybody, as they averaged 43 points per game during the regular season. They did lose their biggest test of the season by 14 to Notre Dame though. Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond has been inconsistent at times, which could leave some bettors wary of laying more than a touchdown with him.
What are the New Year’s Six Bowl games?
As the name implies, there are six NY6 bowl games in total. Be sure to check out the rest of our previews for each of those huge matchups:
- 2020 Cotton Bowl: Florida Gators vs Oklahoma Sooners
- 2021 Peach Bowl: Georgia Bulldogs vs Cincinnati Bearcats
- 2021 Rose Bowl: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Alabama Crimson Tide
- 2021 Sugar Bowl: Ohio State Buckeyes vs Clemson Tigers
- 2021 Fiesta Bowl: Oregon Ducks vs Iowa State Cyclones
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