Baylor Bears vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Lines - Free NCAA Picks
The 10th ranked West Virginia Mountaineers host the top-ranked Baylor Bears in a Big 12 game that will take place at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia at 7 PM ET. Baylor has won all 15 of their games on the season and they have covered the spread in seven of the 10 games that have had a posted line. West Virginia has won 13 of their 15 games this season and they have covered in six of the 10 games that have had a posted line.
Baylor is coming off a 61-57 win over Oklahoma State in their last game where they failed to cover the spread as a 12-point favorite. The total number of points scored in the game was 118, which was well under the closing line of 150. The Bears have failed to cover the spread in their last two games and in their last three games the total has gone under every time.
West Virginia is coming off an 82-70 win over TCU in their last game where they failed to cover the spread as a 13-point favorite. The total number of points scored in the game was 152, which was over the closing line of 145. The Mountaineers have failed to cover the spread in their last two games after doing so in two straight. In their last four games the total has gone over three times including in the last two games. West Virginia has won nine of their last 10 games with the lone loss in that span coming against Texas Tech in the game before the win over TCU.
Offensively, Baylor is putting up 77.1 points per game on a 48.9% FG average, which ranks 19th in the nation. On defense the Bears are allowing 58.3 points per game, which ranks 4th in the nation, on a 37.1% FG average, which ranks 5th in the nation.
West Virginia is putting up 90.1 points per game, which ranks 4th in the nation, on a 48.6% FG average. On the defensive side of the ball the Mountaineers are allowing 61.4 points per game, which ranks tied for 15th in the nation, on a 40.4% FG average.
Last season West Virginia beat Baylor twice.
Baylor Bears vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Predcition
The public is all over Baylor in this game taking the 6-points on this unbeaten team. I’m going to go the other way here backing a West Virginia team that has dropped two games on the season, but they were away from home. As a host the Mountaineers have been crushing opponents outscoring them on average 95.8 to 59.7. The competition wasn’t strong, but the closest a rival came was TCU in their latest and the margin was 12 points. The Bears have only one true road test this season and while they did have a strong game, they were the favorite over a very weak Oklahoma team.