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Baylor vs West Virginia Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 11th Betting Odds

Bears vs Mountaineers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Baylor Bears at West Virginia Mountaineers
  • Where: Morgantown at WVU Coliseum
  • Date: Wednesday, January 11th
  • Betting Odds: Baylor +1.5, BAYL +103 | WVIR -126 O/U 147.5

Bears Preview:

Through 15 games, the Baylor Bears have an overall record of 10-5. So far, the Bears have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 2-3. For the season, Baylor has been the underdog in 1 game, sitting with a mark of 1-0. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Bears being +1.5 point underdogs.

Baylor’s leading scorer this season is Keyonte George, who is averaging 16.8 points per contest. So far, George has accounted for 20.77% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.47 rebounds per game and 3.47 assists. Adam Flagler is the second leading scorer for the Bears, averaging 16.69 points per game. Between him and Flagler, they are accounting for 38.7% of the team’s scoring.

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Baylor comes into today’s matchup vs West Virginia, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.5 points per game. Through 15 games, they have hit 46.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Bears have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 486th in possessions per game.

Mountaineers Preview:

West Virginia heads into this matchup having played 15 games and have an overall record sitting at 10-5. So far this season, West Virginia has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-2. The Mountaineers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -1.5 points in their favor. For the season, West Virginia has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 9-0.

West Virginia will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Erik Stevenson who is averaging 14.0 points per game for the Mountaineers. Stevenson is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Mountaineers’ offensive game plan is the play of Tre Mitchell who has hit 51.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.4 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for West Virginia this season, as they are currently ranked 289th in college basketball at 68.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Mountaineers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.8%, placing them 333rd in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Baylor Bears +1.5

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the West Virginia Mountaineers are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -1.5. However, we anticipate Baylor putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Mountaineers as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Bears to cover.

 


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