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Baylor Bears vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds
West Virginia looks to cover the Mountaineers-Bears pointspread on Wednesday and improve its overall 13-14 mark when they host Baylor in college basketball wagering action.
The Bears will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 10-12 ATS against the number this season, while the Mountaineers are 10-14-1 ATS. Baylor is 12-9 on the totals; West Virginia is 11-14.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Mountaineers rated this week at No. 161 and the Bears sitting at No. 15. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 78-68 result in favor of the Bears.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features West Virginia's No. 221-ranked scoring average of 65.8 PPG, against a Bears defense rated No. 157 and allowing 65.7 PPG. The Mountaineers FG% has averaged 40.5% to date this season, less than the Bears shooters have managed so far (45.3% per game).
Defensively, Baylor features the nation's No. 199-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.7 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 230 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Baylor was a 90-76 loser on the road against Oklahoma. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Pierre Jackson scored 28 points for Baylor on Saturday, but the Sooners managed a 90-76 victory over the Bears at Lloyd Noble Center.
West Virginia lost its last outing, a 73-57 result against Oklahoma State on February 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. Aaric Murray scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Mountaineers to a win (they lost 73-57 to Oklahoma State at WVU Colliseum on Saturday).
Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas State are 8-2
After playing Oklahoma are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing Kansas are 0-1
After playing Oklahoma State are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Bears at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games on the road
Baylor is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Baylor is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games at home
West Virginia is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia's last 6 games
West Virginia is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Baylor home to Kansas State, Saturday, March 2
West Virginia at Kansas, Saturday, March 2