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Point Spread Favors the Bears in NCAA College Football Battle with the West Virginia Mountaineers

Baylor Bears

vs

West Virginia Mountaineers
Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

 

Baylor pulled off an amazing fourth quarter comeback over TCU last week, eventually kicking a late field goal to win the game 61-58 after trailing by 21 in the fourth quarter.

The Bears will now try to avoid a letdown game on the road at West Virginia.

West Virginia is 0-5 ATS in its last five home games against Big 12 opponents and 0-3 ATS in its last three games as a home underdog. The OVER is 3-1 in Baylor's last four games as a road favorite and 7-2 in West Virginia's last nine games as a road underdog.

Baylor Bears vs West Virginia Mountaineers Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the West Virginia Mountaineers sat as 7.5-point underdogs, according to Bovada. The total was sky-high at 80.5 at Bovada late Friday.

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Computer Prediction: Baylor Bears vs West Virginia Mountaineers Pick

Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 54-32 result in favor of the Bears on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Baylor Bears vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

West Virginia will face the 6-0 Baylor Bears, who own a 5-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the West Virginia Mountaineers are 3-3 so far this season while the Bears are 4-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and West Virginia vs Baylor injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the West Virginia Mountaineers rated this week at No. 75 and the Baylor Bears sitting at No. 15.

How Baylor Bears vs West Virginia Mountaineers Stats Matchup

The game also pits West Virginia's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 36.67 PPG, against a Baylor defense that ranks No. 25 this week at 20 PPG. The West Virginia aerial game is averaging 368.33 yards per game, more than the Baylor Bears secondary allows through the air, 195.33 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Baylor Bears feature the league's No. 57-rated road run defense, allowing 152 yards per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, ranks No. 75 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Bryce Petty led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 510 yards Saturday as the Bears downed the Horned Frogs 61-58 at McLane Stadium.

 

In their last game, West Virginia's aerial attack generated 301 yards and the Mountaineers came away with a 37-34 victory over Texas Tech at Jones AT&T Stadium.

Baylor Bears vs West Virginia Mountaineers Betting Odds Trends

Baylor is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Baylor is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Baylor's last 5 games
Baylor is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
West Virginia is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
West Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of West Virginia's last 10 games
West Virginia is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Baylor home to Kansas, Saturday, November 1st
West Virginia at Oklahoma State, Saturday, October 25th

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