One of the most intriguing NCAAB games scheduled for Monday, February 13, will be played between these conference rivals, so make sure you don’t miss out on the best Mountaineers vs. Bears betting pick and odds.
Baylor is searching for the fourth straight victory when they host West Virginia at Ferrell Center. The Bears are -6.5 favorites on BetDSI Sportsbook, while the total is set at 148.5 points. These Big 12 foes have met a month ago in Morgantown, WV, where the Bears won 83-78.
Mountaineers were dismantled by Texas on the road
The West Virginia Mountaineers (15-10, 12-13-0 ATS) displayed their worst offensive and defensive displays of the campaign in a 94-60 road defeat to the Texas Longhorns. After beating the Oklahoma Sooners and Iowa State Cyclones, the Mountaineers were destroyed by the Longhorns, who already had a 21-point lead at halftime. West Virginia shot just 35.2% from the field and committed even 20 turnovers opposite Texas’ six.
The Mountaineers were inferior in every segment on both offense and defense and had only one individual in double figures – senior forward Emmitt Matthews Jr, who led the team with 13 points and five rebounds.
Bears edged TCU on the road
The No. 14 Baylor Bears (19-6, 13-11-1 ATS) responded to a road loss against the Texas Longhorns with three straight victories over the Texas Tech Red Raiders, Oklahoma Sooners, and TCU Horned Frogs. The most recent W came on the road; even though the Bears trailed for the most part of the second half, they managed to win 72-68. Baylor made ten three-pointers and limited the Horned Frogs to only two, and the perimeter shooting proved to be decisive here.
Senior guard Adam Flagler led the Bears with a season-high 28 points and game-high four assists. LJ Cryer followed him with 23 points, while none of their teammates scored more than six points. The bench contributed just seven points opposite TCU’s 24, but that didn’t hurt Baylor in this win.
- 2-5 ATS in the last seven road games
- 0-5 ATS in the last five games following a straight-up loss of more than 20 points
- 7-2-1 ATS in the last ten games overall
- 4-1 ATS in the last five home games
- 4-1 ATS in the last five home games vs. a team with a losing road record
West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Baylor Bears Pick
Baylor has a better offense and defense than West Virginia, and I am backing the Bears to get their fourth consecutive win on Monday. Baylor scores 78.8 ppg opposite West Virginia’s 76.8 ppg. The Bears won seven of the previous eight H2H duels, including each of the past four. Keyonte George, who is Baylor’s top scorer with 16.9 points per game, shot only 2-8 from the floor in the latest game and finished with four points, so I expect him to bounce back and lead his team to victory.
Pick: Take the Bears at -5.5 (-133)
Both teams are relatively efficient when it comes to offense. West Virginia did score a season-low 60 points at Texas, but the Mountaineers are going to bounce back here. They scored 78 in the most recent H2H encounter, and I am backing them to score at least 70 on Monday. Baylor, on the other hand, scored 70+ points in ten of the last 12 games. Over is 34-13 in the Mountaineers’ last 47 overall; Over is 27-6 in West Virginia’s previous 33 road games, while Over is 5-0 in the Bears’ last five vs. a team with a winning straight-up record.Pick: Go Over 147.5 points (-130)