West Virginia at Baylor - 1/31/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

West Virginia at Baylor - 1/31/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor Bears (18-3) vs West Virginia Mountaineers (13-7)

Game Info: Monday, January 31, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Ferrell Center)

Betting Odds: Baylor Bears -14 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The West Virginia Mountaineers will travel to play the Baylor Bears in a Big 12 game on Monday night.

The West Virginia Mountaineers are 13-7 (2-5) this season and have lost five games in a row. West Virginia is coming off of a loss against Arkansas by a score of 77-68 in their last game. West Virginia only shot 38.3% from the field and was -18 in the rebounding margin for the loss. Kedrian Johnson led the Mountaineers with 18 points and 1 assist in the game. West Virginia is averaging 68.4 points per game and is giving up 65.5 points per game against, while also averaging 33.5 rebounds per game and 10.2 assists per game. Taz Sherman is averaging 18.3 points per game and 2.5 assists per game, while Sean McNeil is averaging 13.3 points per game and 2.8 rebounds per game for the Mountaineers. West Virginia is shooting 42.1% on field goals, 69% on free throws, and 31% on three pointers.

The Baylor Bears are 18-3 (6-2) this season and have won three of their last four games. Baylor lost to Alabama in their last game by a score of 87-78. Baylor allowed Alabama to shoot 59.2% from the field and turned the ball over 16 times in the loss. Jeremy Sochan led the Bears with 17 points and 8 rebounds in the game. Baylor is averaging 78.7 points per game and is giving up 60.6 points per game against, while also averaging 37.5 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per game. LJ Cryer (questionable) is averaging 13.9 points per game and 1.7 assists per game, while James Akinjo is averaging 12.9 points per game and 5.7 assists per game for the Bears. Baylor is shooting 48.1% on field goals, 68.5% on free throws, and 36.9% on three pointers.

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West Virginia is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Monday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The over is 5-0 in West Virginia’s last 5 games. Baylor is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 17-8 in Baylor’s last 25 home games. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.

West Virginia comes into this game on a losing streak, while Baylor is trying to bounce back after giving up 87 points to Alabama. Baylor defeated West Virginia a few games ago by a score of 77-68 in Morgantown. Baylor is the better team here and thrives with its strong defense, but I think this line is a little inflated. I like West Virginia with the points.

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David’s Pick West Virginia +14

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