On Saturday, November 25th at 7:00 PM ET, the Baylor Bears and West Virginia Mountaineers face off at McLane Stadium in Waco, TX. FS1 will carry the TV coverage for the game. This game, featuring two Big 12 conference rivals, has the Mountaineers as the 6.5 point favorites on the road. Do they have what it takes to come away with a road win and cover the spread?
WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS VS BAYLOR BEARS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Baylor Bears +6.5
This game will be played at McLane Stadium at 7:00 ET on Saturday, November 25th.
WHY BET THE BAYLOR BEARS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 31-25 in favor of West Virginia.
- Even though we have West Virginia winning straight-up, we like Baylor at +6.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 56.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 56 points.
Will the Mountaineers Win in Waco?
So far, the West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-4, including going 2-3 on the road and 4-1 at home.
So far, West Virginia has been favored five times and the underdog in five games. This has led to an ATS record of 6-4 and an average scoring differential of +4.2.
So far this season, the average over/under line for West Virginia’s games has been 52 points. The Mountaineers have an over/under record of 6-4 heading into this week’s game.
The Mountaineers’ offense is gearing up to take on Baylor, with an average of 233.7 rushing yards per game and an 5 yards per attempt. In the college football rankings, they are currently in 5th place for rushing yards and 93rd place for passing yards, accumulating an average of 197.9 yards per contest. West Virginia’s overall scoring average is at 31.4 points per game, placing them 36th rank nationally.
The West Virginia defense, going into this week’s game, holds 110th place for points allowed, allowing 27.2 points per game. Opponents have been gaining an average of 242.2 passing yards each game against them (134th in the country). On the ground, they’re yielding 148 rushing yards, ranking them 78th in college football.
Can The Bears Secure a Home Victory?
With a 3-8 record, the Baylor Bears take on West Virginia. Their road record so far is (2-2) and at home (0-5).
So far, Baylor has been favored one time and the underdog in eight games. This has led to an ATS record of 3-6 and an average scoring differential of -10.9.
So far this season, the average over/under line for Baylor’s games has been 54 points. The Bears have an over/under record of 5-4 heading into this week’s game.
As they prepare to face the West Virginia, the Bears’ offense is averaging 116.9 rushing yards per game and 3 yards per attempt. Nationally, they are 106th in rushing yards and 35th in passing yards, on an average of 267.4 yards per matchup. Baylor has averaged 22.4 points per game so far. This figure places them 79th in the nation.
Baylor’s defense enters the game ranked 99th in passing yards allowed per game. Opponents throw the ball an average of 27.5 times against the Bears. They have given up 33.3 PPG, which ranks 140th in college football. In terms of rushing yards allowed, they stand at 137th in the NCAA.