Check out our free West Virginia vs Baylor pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Waco. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.

West Virginia vs Baylor Pick & Preview: Monday, February 13th Betting Odds

Mountaineers vs Bears Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: West Virginia Mountaineers at Baylor Bears
  • Where: Waco at Ferrell Center
  • Date: Monday, February 13th
  • Betting Odds: West Virginia +6.5, WVIR +225 | BAYL -284 O/U 148.5

Mountaineers Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Baylor, the West Virginia Mountaineers will be taking the floor for the 26th time this season and have an overall record of 15-10. So far, the Mountaineers have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 3-6. For the season, West Virginia has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 2-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Mountaineers being +6.5 point underdogs.

West Virginia will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Erik Stevenson who is averaging 14.16 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 47.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.52 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.

Bears Preview:

Baylor heads into this matchup having played 25 games and have an overall record sitting at 19-6. Currently, the Bears have been the home team 15 times, sitting with a record of 13-2. The Bears’ are sitting with a betting line that is -6.5 points in their favor. For the season, Baylor has been favored to win in 21 games, sitting with a mark of 16-5.

Baylor’s leading scorer this season is Keyonte George, who is averaging 16.92 points per contest. So far, George has accounted for 21.48% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.32 rebounds per game and 2.96 assists. Adam Flagler is the second leading scorer for the Bears, averaging 15.91 points per game. Between him and Flagler, they are accounting for 40.1% of the team’s scoring.

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 25 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.

Free Spread Prediction: Baylor Bears -6.5

Leading into this matchup, the Baylor Bears are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -6.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Bears’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Baylor has a field goal percentage of 46.3, good for 74th in college basketball. Although Baylor hasn’t been excellent vs the spread at home of late, 4-5-1, we see their still being plenty of value in grabbing them at -6.5.