Baylor vs. West Virginia Odds

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MORGANTOWN, WV (The Spread) – Saturday’s college football schedule kicks off with a bang as No. 9 West Virginia hosts No. 25 Baylor at Noon ET on FX.

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Both teams come into this game at 3-0 overall and it is also the first Big 12 game for both programs. The Bears are 1-0 on the road and 1-2 against the spread while the Mountaineers are 2-0 at home and 1-2 ATS as well. This is the first meeting between these two teams.

Trends show that Baylor is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 Big 12 games but 0-6 ATS in their last 6 road games. West Virginia is just 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 against a team with a winning road record.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv West Virginia is favored to win this game, as the Mountaineers have odds of -12.5 points against Baylor. The over/under total for the game has been set at 79 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had WVU as an 11.5-point favorite at home. The spread has since climbed up a full point to 12.5.

West Virginia is coming off a 31-21 win over Maryland last week. The Mountaineers have scored at least 31 points in all three games and are 10th in the national in scoring at 47.3 points per game. WVU has one of the top passing attacks in the country, as the Mountaineers are third in the nation at 370 yards per game through the air. Geno Smith is leading the team with 1,072 passing yards and 12 TDs. Defensively, WVU is giving up just 22.3 points per game.

Baylor is coming off a road win at Louisiana-Monroe last week, 47-42. The Bears have had to win with offense, as they are averaging 51.3 points per game, which ranks fifth in the country. On the flip side, Baylor is allowing 29.7 points per game, which puts them 90th in the nation. Like West Virginia, Baylor has a very sound passing attack, which averaged 361.7 yards per game. Nick Florence has thrown for 1,004 yards and 11 TDs this season in three games while also adding in 159 rushing yards.

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In terms of Injuries, Baylor receiver Jay Lee and guard Jake Jackson are both expected to miss Saturday’s game with knee injuries while West Virginia running back Shawne Alston is questionable with a thigh injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing West Virginia. The Mountaineers are getting 77% of the wagers with odds of -12.5 points at home against Baylor on Saturday.

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