Baylor vs. West Virginia - 10/31/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Baylor vs. West Virginia

Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 7:01 PM (McLane Stadium)

Baylor Bears -17.5 . Total 56.0

TV: ESPN

The West Virginia Mountaineers hits the road for a Big 12 contest with the Baylor Bears.  The Mountaineers enter the game looking to get back to 500 on the season.  The Mountaineers sit at (3-4) on the season.  West Virginia has lost 3 in a row and most recently lost at Oklahoma 52-14.  Baylor enters this home contest with a perfect record of (7-0) and rank 12th in the latest standings.  Baylor won at Oklahoma State in their last game, 45-27. 

In the loss to Oklahoma, West Virginia quarterback Austin Kendall was 15/31 for 182 yds and 2 TD's. T.J. Simmons had 6 receptions, 74 yds, and had both touchdowns in the game. The Mountaineers were only able to manage 51 yds rushing on 30 carries. West Virginia was out gained by Oklahoma 560-242 in the game.  West Virginia ranks near the bottom(120th) in points allowed per game at 36.8. Offensively the Mountaineers are averaging 23 points per game.  

Baylor was able to find success on the ground in the win over Oklahoma State.  Running back  JaMycal Hasty rushed for 146 yds on 16 carries and 2 touchdowns.  As a team the Bears rushed for 224 yds on 37 carries and 4 scores. Josh Fleeks added 3 receptions for 126 yds and a score in the win.  Baylor quarterback Corey Brewer was 13/17 for 312 yds and a touchdown.  Brewer also had 1 of the 4 rushing scores in the game. Baylor has been one of the better defenses on the year, holding opponents to 19.5 points per game. Offensively, the Bears are averaging 36 points per game.  Baylor ranks in the top 20 in both those categories. 

Recent Betting Trends:

West Virginia is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.

West Virginia is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games against Baylor. 

The over is 4-1 in West Virginia's last 5 games.

Baylor is 2-3 ATS this season as the favorite.

Baylor is 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games. 

The over is 5-2 in Baylor's last 7 games vs West Virginia.

In the recent meeting's, West Virginia was able to get back to back wins over Baylor.  Those wins had a lot to do with quarterback Will Grier, who is now in the NFL. West Virginia is 5-2 against Baylor in the last 7 games.  This Baylor team is a lot better then previous years and also won't have to worry about Grier in this matchup. West Virginia is in the midst of a 3 game losing streak, having lost by at least 11 points in all 3 games.   Baylor is at home with a perfect 7-0 record on the season, look for Baylor to come out ready to give West Virginia some payback.  Final score prediction, Baylor will win and cover, 42-17. 

 

Chris’s Pick BAY -17.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.