Baylor vs. West Virginia Prediction

Baylor vs. West Virginia, 1/18/2022 CBB Betting Predictions

No. 5 Baylor has lost back-to-back games but is still a 6.5-point road favorite against West Virginia on Tuesday evening at 5:00 p.m. ET. Are the Bears a trustworthy play as the road favorite or is there a better option on the board?

Game Snapshot

603 Baylor Bears (-6.5) at 604 West Virginia Mountaineers (+6.5); o/u 138

5:00 p.m. ET, WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, WV

TV: ESPN2

Baylor Bears DFS Snapshot

Matthew Mayer chipped in 16 points (6-13 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes during Saturday's 61-54 loss to Oklahoma State. This was somehow the first time since Dec. 14 that Mayer has scored in double figures. Unfortunately it came in the team's second straight loss at home. Mayer flashed potential off the bench as a junior, but many thought he would have been much more productive as a regular started this season. He will hope for more games like this as we get further into Big 12 play.

West Virginia Mountaineers DFS Snapshot

Jalen Bridges accumulated 12 points (3-11 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds and one block across 26 minutes during Saturday's 85-59 loss to Kansas. Even though Bridges did not shoot well, he did collect his first double-double of the season in the loss to Kansas. Over the last five games, the junior is putting up 12.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.4 three-pointers, 1.2 steals, and 1.2 blocks per contest. Bridges will have a tough test against Baylor on Tuesday.

College Basketball Betting Prediction

The favorite is 9-4 against the spread in the last 13 meetings between these two teams, while the Bears are 16-6-1 against the number in their last 23 games as a road favorite. Despite their recent struggles, Baylor is also 49-23-2 ATS in its last 74 road games, is 40-19-2 against the number in its last 61 games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600 and is 39-19-2 ATS in its last 60 road games when facing a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600. On the other side, the Mountaineers are just 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games when coming off a loss of more than 20 points.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL BETTING PREDICTION: BAYLOR BEARS -6.5

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