Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Bears versus the Mountaineers? Tip off is at at 6:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN2. The game will be played at WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, WV. Baylor is favored by -7.5 in this Big 12 conference contest against West Virginia. The game’s over/under currently sits at 146.5 points.

BAYLOR BEARS VS WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: West Virginia Mountaineers +7.5

This game will be played at WVU Coliseum at 6:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Mountaineers.
  • Not only will West Virginia pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will Baylor Find a Way to Win on the Road?

After a 79-62 win over Oklahoma, Baylor is now 18-6 overall and 7-4 in Big 12 play. The Bears have gone 3-5 on the road this season compared to 14-1 at home. For the year, they have been favored in 18 of their 24 games, going 16-2.

So far, Baylor has a scoring differential of +18.8 points per game at home, while it is -1.5 on the road. Over their last 10 games away from home, the Bears are 4-6.

As the favorite this season, Baylor is 11-6-1 against the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bears have gone 6-3-1 vs. the spread. On the road, Baylor has an ATS mark of 4-4 this year and they are 3-0 vs. the spread in their last three road games.

So far this season, the over/under record for Baylor games is 12-11. The average over/under line in their games is 148, and their games have averaged 152.3 points. Today’s line of 146.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2, and the average scoring total in those games is 139 points.

In their previous game, the Bears’ offense finished with 79 points, which is right in line with their current average of 82.6 points per contest. In terms of three-point shooting, the Bears offense has been good from outside, hitting 40% of their three-pointers on an average of 21.9 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 49%.

Currently, the Bears’ defense holds the 124th rank in the nation, allowing 70.2 points per game. Baylor’s three-point defense is currently 71st in the country at 6.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.2% of their shots vs. Baylor.

Can West Virginia Grab a Win at Home?

West Virginia will enter this game as a 7.5-point underdog, and they have gone 3-13 this season as the underdog. They are looking to snap a three-game losing streak, and they are 8-9 at home this season.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Mountaineers have gone 5-5, and they are coming off an 81-65 loss to TCU. So far this season, West Virginia is 8-16, and they have gone 3-8 in Big 12 play.

West Virginia’s ATS record this season is 9-15 and they are 8-9 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Mountaineers have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.

West Virginia’s over/under record this season is 12-12, and the average scoring total in their games is 142 points. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (141.8). So far, 15 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 152 points.

In their most recent game, the West Virginia offense put up just 65 points vs. the TCU Horned Frogs. Overall, they are now averaging 67.9 points per game which is 377th in the country. The team’s scoring leader is Quinn Slazinski, who holds an average of 13 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Raequan Battle is averaging 15.6 points per game this season.

At this time, the Mountaineers’ defense is positioned 220th in the country, permitting 74.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.5 threes per game vs. Baylor. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.8%.