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Baylor Bears vs Mountaineers College Hoops Game Preview

Baylor BearsWest Virginia Mountaineers
17-9February 22, 2014, 01:30 | WVU Colliseum15-11

College hoops betting interest focuses on the West Virginia vs Baylor battle Saturday at WVU Colliseum as the Mountaineers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Mountaineers sit at 15-11 (12-11 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bears are currently 17-9 (7-12-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? West Virginia is 14-8 OU, and Baylor is 11-9 OU.

View Baylor Bears vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 2-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

The Mountaineers sit at No. 111 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bears sit at No. 95 on the same chart.

Last time out for Baylor, they were a 70-64 winner as they battled Oklahoma State at home. They earned a push in the match as a 6-point favorite. The Bears got a 25-point performance from Cory Jefferson, who added 13 rebounds, as Baylor ran past Oklahoma State 70-64 on Monday at Ferrell Center.

In their last action, West Virginia was an 88-71 loser on the road against Texas. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Eron Harris scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Mountaineers to a win (they lost 88-71 to Texas at Frank Erwin Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature West Virginia's No. 122-rated squad against Baylor's No. 13-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, West Virginia rates No. 26 in the country with 8.08 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 41 nationally with 7.62 per match.

A few Bears at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Baylor is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games
Baylor is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 6 games
Baylor is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
West Virginia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
West Virginia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games
West Virginia is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Baylor at Texas, Wednesday, February 26th
West Virginia at Iowa State, Wednesday, February 26th