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Baylor Bears Open as College Basketball Underdog vs West Virginia Mountaineers

The West Virginia Mountaineers will hit the floor running against the away Baylor Bears Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The West Virginia Mountaineers betting line opened as -7-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Baylor Bears vs West Virginia Mountaineers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Baylor Bears will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 5-10-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-7 ATS. Baylor Bears are 9-7 on betting the total; West Virginia Mountaineers are 8-11-1.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the West Virginia Mountaineers at No. 46 and the Baylor Bears at No. 76 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up West Virginia's No. 23 nationally ranked offense (81.05 points per game) against a Baylor Bears defense that sits as the No. 68 at 67.55 PPG. The West Virginia Mountaineers have been averaging 46.01% from the field, less than the Bears have managed so far this season (47.18% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Baylor got 20 points from Rico Gathers but lost anyway, 67-59, to Texas on Monday at Ferrell Center.

Jaysean Paige scored 23 points leading the Mountaineers to a 81-76 victory over Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum on Tuesday.

Betting Trends
  • Baylor is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Baylor is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games
  • Baylor is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Baylor is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing West Virginia
  • West Virginia is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • West Virginia is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games
  • West Virginia is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Baylor at Kansas State, Wednesday, February 10th
West Virginia at Kansas, Tuesday, February 9th