Baylor vs. West Virginia - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
West Virginia Mountaineers (23-7) at Baylor Bears (21-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Ferrell Center)
The Line: Baylor Bears -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The West Virginia Mountaineers and Baylor Bears meet early Saturday at the Ferrell Center.
The West Virginia Mountaineers look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The West Virginia Mountaineers are averaging 79.9 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.4 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Jaysean Paige is averaging 14.3 points and 1.3 assists while Devin Williams is averaging 12.9 points and nine rebounds. Daxter Miles Jr. is grabbing 2.3 rebounds and Tarik Phillip is dishing 2.9 assists. The West Virginia Mountaineers are shooting 32.1 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. The Mountaineers are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game. The West Virginia Mountaineers have split their last eight road games.
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The Baylor Bears look for consistency after splitting their last 12 games. The Baylor Bears are averaging 78.2 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Taurean Prince is averaging 15.3 points and 5.8 rebounds while Al Freeman is averaging 11.6 points and 1.7 assists. Rico Gathers is grabbing 9.4 rebounds and Lester Medford is dishing seven assists. The Baylor Bears are shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc and 73.4 percent from the free throw line. The Bears are allowing 37 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Baylor Bears have lost four of their last six home games.
The Mountaineers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Bears are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Baylor has beaten West Virginia in four of the last five meetings, and the Bears have five seniors I'm sure who would love to go out on top. So, in a toss up game, I'm siding with the Bears at home.