West Virginia vs. Baylor - 2/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Baylor Bears (17-5) at West Virginia Mountaineers (18-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm (WVU Colliseum)
The Line: West Virginia Mountaineers -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Baylor Bears face off on Saturday at WVU Coliseum in a Big 12 college basketball matchup.
The West Virginia Mountaineers are 18-4 this season and they are coming off of a loss at Oklahoma that ended a three game winning streak. WVU is averaging 75.9 points and they are shooting 41.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 64 points and their opponents are shooting 44.9 percent. Juwan Staten leads the Mountaineers averaging 14.8 points per game. Devin Williams is averaging 11.3 points and 8.0 rebounds, Jonathan Holton is averaging 9.0 points and 6.1 rebounds, and Jevon Carter is averaging 8.0 points. West Virginia is 8-2 at home and 6-3 in the Big 12.
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The Baylor Bears are 17-5 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Baylor is averaging 69.5 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.2 points and their opponents are shooting 39.1 percent. Taurean Prince leads the Bears averaging 12.1 pointsand 5.6 rebounds per game. Kenny Cherry is averaging 11.8 points, Rico Gathers is averaging 10.7 points and 12.3 rebounds, and Royce O’Neale is averaging 9.9 points and 6.1 rebounds. Baylor is 3-3 on the road and 5-4 in the Pac-12.
West Virginia is 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 7-16 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage over .600. Baylor is 3-1-1 against the spread against the Big 12, 3-1-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four Saturday games.
This game looks like it will be a good one which means not a great one to bet on so I will take the points and tread lightly in what is a lean at best.