West Virginia vs Baylor Prediction - College Football Picks 11/25/23

Baylor Bears (3-8) vs West Virginia Mountaineers (7-4)

Game Info: Saturday, November 25, 2023 at 7:00 pm (McLane Stadium)

Betting Odds: Baylor Bears +9.5 -- Over/Under: 54.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The West Virginia Mountaineers will play the Baylor Bears in a Big 12 game on Saturday night at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. West Virginia has won three of their last four games, while Baylor has lost four straight. Check out our West Virginia vs Baylor Prediction.

West Virginia Preview

The West Virginia Mountaineers are 7-4 (5-3) this season after they defeated Cincinnati by a score of 42-21 in their last game. West Virginia led 28-7 at halftime and they extended the lead to 42-7 in the fourth quarter for the win. The Mountaineers out gained Cincinnati by a total of 634-332 went 6-11 on third down in the game. West Virginia has conference losses against Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Houston so far this year. The Mountaineers offense is averaging 31.3 points per game with 197.9 passing yards per game and 232.9 rushing yards per game, while going 41.1% on third downs. Garrett Greene has thrown for 1,909 yards, 13 touchdowns, and four interceptions for the Mountaineers this season. CJ Donaldson Jr. has rushed for 775 yards and 11 scores, while Devin Carter has caught 27 passes for 501 yards and two touchdowns. The WVU defense is allowing 27.2 points against per game this year. 

Baylor Preview

The Baylor Bears are 3-8 (2-6) this year after they lost to TCU by a score of 42-17 last week. Baylor only trailed 14-10 at halftime and 21-17 late in the third, but TCU scored the final 21 points in the game. The Bears were out gained by a total of 531-347 and allowed TCU to go 9-11 on third down. Baylor has also lost to Kansas State, Houston, and Iowa State during this losing streak. The Baylor offense is averaging 22.4 points per game with 267.4 passing yards per game and 114.5 rushing yards per game, while going 36.4% on third downs. Sawyer Robertson has thrown for 649 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions for the Bears this year. Dominic Richardson has rushed for 494 yards, while Monaray Baldwin has caught 38 passes for 623 yards and four scores. The Baylor defense is giving up 33.3 points against per game this season.

Baylor Bears Team Facts

  • Baylor has lost each of its last six home games against conference opponents.
  • Baylor has failed to cover the spread in each of its last nine home games.
  • Baylor has lost the first half in each of its last four games against conference opponents.
  • Each of Baylor's last five home games in November have gone UNDER the total points line.

West Virginia Mountaineers Team Facts

  • West Virginia has won six of its last seven November games against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • West Virginia has covered the spread in four of its last five November games as a favorite against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • West Virginia has won the first half in four of its last five games against conference opponents.
  • Five of West Virginia's last six games have gone OVER the total points line.

Pick

Baylor limps into this game looking forward to putting this season behind them, as it has been very disappointing. The Bears only have three wins and have been outscored 101-42 in their last two games. West Virginia has won three of their last four games and they are looking for win #8 on the season. The Mountaineers have scored 34+ points in four of their last five games and I expect them to pour it on Baylor in this one. Take West Virginia to win big in this matchup. 

David’s Pick West Virginia -9.5

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