Baylor vs. West Virginia Pick
Will No. 1 Baylor struggle to keep their top spot when they take on No. 10 West Virginia tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, West Virginia is favored at home, as the Mountaineers are getting odds of -6 points against Baylor. The over/under total for the game has been listed at 141 points. West Virginia has won and covered the spread in its last two meetings with Baylor.
Baylor is a perfect 15-0 on the season and 3-0 in the Big 12. The Bears have earned the top spot in the latest AP rankings and they also come in 7-3 against the spread. Baylor is putting up 75 points per game on offense this season but allowing just 58.6 points per contest. Johnathan Motley is leading Baylor with 15.8 points and 9.4 rebounds per game. Three others also average double figures in scoring.
West Virginia comes in 13-2 overall and 2-1 in the Big 12. The Mountaineers have failed to cover in their last two games, going 6-4 against the spread for the season now. WVU is averaging 90.1 points per game on offense, while the defense is giving up just 61.4 points per contest. Esa Ahmad is leading the Mountaineers with 12.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game while Daxter Miles Jr. and Jevon Carter also each average double figures.
The Bears are coming into this game as the new No. 1 team and the Bears could feel the pressure of being there. West Virginia has been solid at home and has been able to win big games at home or on the road. Despite being a high-powered offense, WVU is still a good defensive team. It should be able to limit what Baylor can do while still putting up a big number on offense.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: WEST VIRGINIA -6