Despite their loss recent loss to Kansas the Baylor Bears remain a top tier NCAA basketball betting championship odds favorite. Baylor showed impressive resiliency with a blowout win over Kansas State after the defeat of KU. Coach Scott Drews, Bears remain one of the elite defensive teams in the country. Most important of all Baylor is one of the most profitable teams on the college basketball board. Following an impressive first three months, West Virginia has slumped badly. Coach Bob Huggins’s team lacks a consistent offense to complement strong defense. The Mountie’s seeding position has worsened because of this.
Baylor Bears vs. West Virginia Mountaineers
|Date:||Saturday, March 7, 2020|
|Location:||WVU Coliseum, Morgantown, West Virginia|
|Baylor vs. West Virginia TV Coverage:||ESPN+|
|NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Baylor Bears vs. West Virginia Mountaineers Overview
West Virginia has gone from a certain March Madness team to one that now has little margin for error. Of great concern is the Mounties precipitous drop in online wagering value. WVU has come away with the cash in only two of their last 10 games with only one of their last 10 clearings the total. Now Bob Huggins Mounties are 19-10 straight up, 14-15 against the spread with only seven games going over the total. West Virginia ranks 219th in the nation for scoring offense, but 14th for points allowed.
To counter the Bears have covered four of their last seven games. Baylor is 26-3 straight up, 18-11 against the spread with 13-16 under the total. Overall national metrics have Scott Drews team ranked at 171st for a scoring offense but sixth for points allowed.
Key Bears: G Jared Butler (15.8 PTS, 3.2 REB, 3.2 AST, 42.0 FGPCT, 77.2 FTPCT, 38.8 3PPCT), G MaCio Teague (14.1 PTS, 4.7 REB, 1.9 AST, 33.9 FGPCT, 84.6 FTPCT, 36.4 3PPCT)
Key Mountaineers: F Oscar Tshiebwe (11.1 PTS, 9.2 REB, 0.4 AST, 55.5 FGPCT, 68.5 FTPCT, 0.0 3PPCT), F Darek Culver (10.3 PTS, 8.6 REB 1.8 AST, 44.4 FGPCT, 53.6 FTPCT, 0.0 3PPCT)
Baylor and West Virginia versus the Odds
The Bears are:
- 9-1-1 against the spread in their last 11 away games
- 4-6 under the total on the road
- 5-2 vs. the odds in their last seven games at West Virginia
- 6-1 over the total on the road vs. the Mountaineers
- 8-1-1 on the board as a dog
- 9-3 over the total in their last 12 games getting points
The Mountaineers are:
- 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 home games
- 3-11 under the total at WVU Coliseum
- 6-4 with the line in their last 10 games vs. Baylor
- 4-5 under the total head to head with the Bears
- 4-6 on the board as a chalk
- 3-13 under then total when laying points
Baylor vs. West Virginia NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
On this occasion, we have a potential trap set against Baylor. It’s Senior Day for the Mounties and they have much more at stake with the NCAA basketball championship odds. This should be a defensive battle that goes down to the end. Look for West Virginia to prevail with the extra effort required to ensure a respectable NCAA Tournament seeding.
Baylor vs. West Virginia NCAA Betting Online Pick: West Virginia Mountaineers
Baylor vs. West Virginia NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: West Virginia 71, Baylor 65