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West Virginia vs. Baylor Odds

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WACO, TX (The Spread) – No. 17 Baylor looks to continue its surprising run up the rankings on Saturday when it hosts West Virginia at 8PM ET on Fox Sports 1.

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Baylor is 3-0 on the season, 3-0 at home and 3-0 against the spread. West Virginia is 3-2 overall, 0-2 on the road and 2-3 against the spread. West Virginia won its meeting with Baylor last season, 70-63.

Trends show that West Virginia is 3-7 against the spread in its last 10 games following a cover while Baylor is 7-0 ATS in its last 7 games after a win and 15-2 ATS in its last 17 home games.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Baylor is the clear favorite at home, as the Bears have odds of -28 points against West Virginia. The over/under total for the game has been set at 69 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Baylor favored by 27 points. The spread hit a low of 26.5 points before climbing up to 28. The over/under total opened at 68.5 points. It moved up to a peak of 69.5 before falling back to 69.

Baylor is off to an impressive 3-0 start. The Bears have scored at least 69 points in all three wins and the offense is leading the country in passing yards at 444.3 yards per game, and they also rank fifth in rushing yards, posting 307 yards per contest. Along with that, Baylor has given up just 7.7 points per game on defense. Bryce Petty has thrown for 1,001 yards and eight touchdowns in three games while Lache Seastrunk has rushed for 417 yards and six touchdowns.

West Virginia is coming off a 30-21 win at home over Oklahoma State for its biggest win of the season. The Mountaineers had 388 yards in the win and allowed 433 yards to the Cowboys, but WVU forced three turnovers on the Cowboys. Clint Trickett got the start at quarterback and led the team to the win. He has thrown for just 309 yards on the season. Charles Sims has led the WVU offense on the ground, as he has rushed for 388 yards and three touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Baylor safety Ahmad Dixon (person) and tight end Gus Penning (foot) are both questionable for the game. West Virginia safety K.J. Dillon (knee) and linebacker Jewone Snow (shoulder) are also questionable.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Baylor, as the Bears are getting 80% of the wagers with odds of -28 points against West Virginia.

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