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West Virginia Mountaineers face Baylor Bears: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

West Virginia MountaineersBaylor Bears
11-9January 28, 2014, 07:00 | Ferrell Center13-6

Baylor looks to cover the Bears-Mountaineers pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 13-6 mark when they host West Virginia in college basketball wagering action.

The Bears bring a 13-6 record (4-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-9 Mountaineers, who are 8-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Baylor go 7-6 so far and the Mountaineers go 9-7.

View West Virginia Mountaineers vs Baylor Bears Odds and Stats.

Baylor opened as -6.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 106-rated Bears and the No. 85-ranked Mountaineers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for West Virginia, they were an 81-75 loser as they battled Oklahoma State on the road. They covered in the match as a 13-point underdog. The Mountaineers got 21 points from Eron Harris, but it was Oklahoma State that prevailed in an 81-75 final on Saturday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Baylor lost its last outing, a 74-60 result against Texas on January 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. Gary Franklin scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 74-60 to Texas at Ferrell Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Baylor's No. 20-rated squad against West Virginia's No. 102-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Baylor rates No. 82 in the country with 6.95 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 29 nationally with 7.9 per match.

A few Mountaineers at Bears trends to consider:
West Virginia is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of West Virginia's last 7 games
West Virginia is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
West Virginia is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Baylor is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Baylor is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games
Baylor is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 6 games

Next up:
West Virginia home to Kansas State, Saturday, February 1st
Baylor at Oklahoma State, Saturday, February 1st