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Baylor Bears take on Mountaineers in college basketball test

Baylor BearsWest Virginia Mountaineers
Dec 23, 9:00 PM | Orleans Arena

Baylor Bears vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds


Orleans Arena will host Mountaineers vs. Bears action on Friday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Orleans Arena).

The Mountaineers currently sports a 9-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-3 ATS. The Bears are 11-0 and 4-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mountaineers produce a 4-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bears have gone 2-2 against the number.

View Baylor vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 37-ranked Mountaineers and the No. 25-rated Bears in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 91-82 win for the Bears on Friday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features West Virginia's No. 47-ranked scoring average of 76.8 PPG, against a Bears defense rated No. 24 and allowing 57.4 PPG. The Mountaineers FG% has averaged 48% to date this season, less than the Bears shooters have managed so far (50.5% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Baylor owns the country's No. 32-rated mark, allowing 61 points per game on the highway. West Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 100 in scoring at home.

Baylor was a 72-59 winner in its last match on the road against St. Mary's. They covered the 2.5–point spread as favorites. The Gaels endured a 72-59 loss at the hands of the Bears on Thursday, despite a 14-point effort from Rob Jones at Orleans Arena.

In their last action, West Virginia was a 70-68 winner at home against Missouri State. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites. The Mountaineers got 16 points from Kevin Jones as West Virginia ran past Missouri State 70-68 on Thursday at Orleans Arena.

Baylor Bears Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing St. Mary's are 0-1
After a win are 10-0

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Villanova are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Bears at Mountaineers trends to consider:
West Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Baylor home to Mississippi State, Wednesday, December 28
West Virginia home to Villanova, Wednesday, December 28