Baylor at West Virginia: 3/2/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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West Virginia Mountaineers (17-6) vs Baylor Bears (18-1)
Game Info: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 5:00 pm (WVU Coliseum)
Betting Odds: West Virginia Mountaineers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 149.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Baylor Bears and West Virginia Mountaineers face off on Tuesday in a college basketball showdown at WVU Coliseum.
This is the first meeting between the two teams this season, but the home team has won each of the last three games.
The Baylor Bears come into this game with an 18-1 record overall but their only loss came in their last game against the Kansas Jayhawks. The offense really struggled scoring only 58 points and that led to a 13 point defeat. Baylor on the season is averaging 84.9 points per game while their defense is giving up 63.7 points per game. Baylor is shooting 49.5 percent from the field and 42.1 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Jared Butler has been the best player for Baylor averaging 16.4 points while shooting 48.3 percent from the field.
On the other side of this matchup is the West Virginia Mountaineers who sit with a 17-6 record overall and they have won three games in a row. Each of the last three games, West Virginia has also covered the spread. West Virginia on the season is averaging 77.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 70.8 points per game. West Virginia is shooting 43.1 percent from the field and 36.5 percent from behind the three point line. Miles McBride has been the best player for West Virginia averaging 15.5 points while shooting 42.8 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from behind the three point line.
Baylor is 13-6 against the spread in their last 19 games overall.The over is 7-2 in West Virginia’s last nine games overall. The over is 10-3 in West Virginia’s last 13 games against the Big 12. West Virginia is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games played on Tuesday.
Baylor struggled in the last game against Kansas, but they match up better with West Virginia and that is going to be the difference in this game. Back Baylor against the spread.