Baylor at WVU 1/21/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
The Baylor Bears visit WVU Coliseum in Morgantown, West Virginia on Monday to play the West Virginia Mountaineers. Baylor improved to 11-6 on the season following its 73-62 upset victory over Texas Tech. Baylor was led by Jared Butler who scored 19 points with 14 scored in the decisive second half. The Bears are 3-2 in Big 12 action this season.
West Virginia leveled its record at 9-9 with an upset win over Kansas 65-64. The Mountaineers trailed by six points with just over two minutes remaining but went on a 7-0 run to end the game and win by one. The win was West Virginia’s fifth over Kansas in the last six visits by Kansas to Morgantown.
Makai Mason leads Baylor in scoring with an average of 14.7 points per game. The leading rebounder is Mark Vital with an average of 7.7 per game. Mason also leads the Bears in assists with an average of 2.8 per game. Baylor is shooting 43.8% from the field and 31.8% from 3-point territory.
Esa Ahmad is the leader in scoring and rebounding with averages of 12.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. James Bolden leads the Mountaineers in assists with an average of 2.7 per game. West Virginia is shooting 42.0% from the field and 32.1% from 3-point territory.
West Virginia has covered the number in 5 of the last 7 against Baylor. The Mountaineers are will be brimming with confidence following their upset win over Kansas. Baylor has covered just 4 of its last 13 following a win straight up which hints toward a lack of consistency for the Bears. Final Score Prediction, West Virginia Mountaineers win and cover ATS 73-70.