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West Virginia Mountaineers Visit Baylor Bears in Week 8 Clash – Betting Lines and Pick

Baylor will look to improve on its 0-6 record this week when they host West Virginia in Week 8 action at McLane Stadium on Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting West Virginia Mountaineers in this one found them as -9.5-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

A 45-22 result in favor of the Mountaineers was the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Baylor Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The West Virginia Mountaineers will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 3-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Baylor Bears are 2-4 ATS. West Virginia is 4-1-1 against the over under total, while Baylor is 3-3 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Baylor vs West Virginia injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Baylor Bears rated this week at No. 107 and the West Virginia Mountaineers sitting at No. 40.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Baylor's No. 88-ranked offense, averaging 25.33 PPG, against a West Virginia defense that ranks No. 80 this week at 27.83 PPG. The Baylor aerial game is averaging 266.67 yards per game, more than the West Virginia Mountaineers secondary allows through the air, 243.17 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the West Virginia Mountaineers own the league's No. 114-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 257 yards per game when on the road. Baylor, on the other hand, rates No. 85 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, West Virginia's aerial attack generated 352 yards and the Mountaineers came away with a 46-35 victory over Texas Tech at Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Baylor was hammered in its last outing, as Oklahoma State ran up a 59-16 score against them at Boone Pickens Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • West Virginia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • West Virginia is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of West Virginia's last 12 games on the road
  • West Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Baylor
  • Baylor is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Baylor is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Baylor is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Baylor is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

West Virginia home to Oklahoma State, Saturday, October 28th
Baylor home to Texas, Saturday, October 28th