Free Week 7 Prediction: Mountaineers vs Bears Odds
Week 7 College football betting sees the West Virginia Mountaineers taking on the Baylor Bears Saturday October 17th at McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
West Virginia Mountaineers (3-2) vs. Baylor Bears (5-0)
Date: Saturday, October 17th
Venue: McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Baylor -21
NCAA Betting Total:76
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The #3 Baylor Bears welcome in the West Virginia Mountaineers for a Saturday afternoon clash.
The Bears have to be on high alert as West Virginia always tends to play them tough and these teams have had some epic battles in the past seasons.
Baylor comes in fresh off a route of Kansas as they rolled over them 66-7.
West Virginia suffered an absolute heart breaker to the Oklahoma State Cowboys 33-26 in overtime.
West Virginia had plenty of chances to put the game away, but on 4th down from the 2 yard line, the Mountaineers’ defense allowed JW Walsh to scramble into the end zone for the game deciding touchdown.
The loss pretty much eliminates West Virginia from any BCS Playoff chances, but they still have a lot to play for as they have the schedule to make a case for a BCS game itself.
West Virginia will have to look to take care of the ball much better this week as they simply cannot afford to give Baylor extra opportunities on offense. They turned the ball over 4 times, which turned into 17 Oklahoma State points.
QB Skyler Howard will also need a personal bounce back performance as he finished 18 of 35 for 188 yards to go along with a touchdown and an interception. Howard also fumbled twice in the contest.
West Virginia is 3-4 ATS in their last 7 road games.
The Bears are making a strong case for their spot in the BCS Playoff. While a win over Kansas won’t get the many points, they at least did it in style last week.
Baylor ran right through their 5th straight opponent as they have won all 5 games by an average of 42 points.
Baylor’s offense is averaging 64.2 points per game and is racking up 725 yards of total offense. Qb Seth Russell is the main reasoning behind all this as he’s thrown for 1527 yards to go along with 22 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.
Against Kansas, Russell finished 18 of 27 for 246 yards and three touchdowns. Corey Coleman caught 7 passes for 108 yards and had a pair of touchdowns to his credit.
This will be an interesting matchup to say the least as they face a West Virginia defense that is allowing just 20.0 points per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Mountaineers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass.
- Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss.
- Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass.
- Bears are 21-6-1 ATS in their last 28 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Bears are 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
Free Week 7 NCAA Football Prediction
West Virginia will offer one of the most difficult defenses Baylor has seen to this day. That being said, Baylor is just too prolific on the offensive side of ball. Seth Russell hasn’t been stopped and probably won’t be in this on.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Baylor ATS
Lay the 3 touchdowns here. Baylor should have no problem rolling over a struggling West Virginia team.
Week 7 Free Score Prediction: Baylor 58- West Virginia 17
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