Free Week 14 Prediction: Bears vs Mountaineers Odds
Looking for Baylor Bears vs. West Virginia Mountaineers free picks? Week 14 College football betting sees the Bears taking on the Mountaineers Saturday December 3rd at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, West Virginia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
(6-5) Baylor Bears vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (9-2)
Date: Saturday, December 3rd
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Milan Puskar Stadium, Morgantown, West Virginia
NCAA Football Spread: West Virginia -17.5
NCAA Betting Total: 68
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Baylor travels to take on West Virginia on Saturday at 3:30 pm est. Since both teams are both bowl eligible, this is all about getting a better bowl game, and for West Virginia hoping to get a New Year’s day bowl.
On paper Baylor and West Virginia are a lot alike. They both play a high tempo offense, and both teams don’t seem to care about playing much defense.
They both won’t beat any teams with their defense, so they both need to score a lot of points.
The big difference between the Bears and the Mountaineers, is that the injury bug has hit the Bears, and has avoided the Mountaineers.
Baylor lost their starting QB Seth Russell a few weeks back, and now their new starting QB Zach Smith is questionable for Saturday’s game.
The Baylor Bears have had a hard year on and off the football field. Off the field they have been rocked by scandal that ultimately cost former head coach Art Briles his job.
Jim Grobe took over as the interim coach this year, and has led the team to a 6.5 record.
Seth Russell, who will probably be drafted in next years NFL draft, was lost this year to an ankle injury and that has proved very hard on the team.
After winning their first six games, Baylor has lost their last five games and have only scored over 35 points in that span once.
Defensively the Bears are bad, very bad. They give up 31 points and 435.5 yards per game. Over the last four games that have risen to 50.75 points per game.
Unless Baylor has magically fixed their defense the Mountaineers are going to have a field day.
West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia is led by Senior quarterback Skyler Howard. He has thrown for 3083 yards and 24 touchdowns on the season.
The Mountaineers are coming off a big win over Iowa State, in which they won 49-19. In that game Howard threw for 330 yards and 5 touchdowns.
On the season West Virginia averages 514.6 yards per game. Even with a high powered pass offense, their running game is just impressive.
Justin Howard leads the team with 959 yards rushing and 4 touchdowns. He also has an impressive 7.4 yards per carry.
Howard also has 374 rushing yards, and 8 touchdowns. On the defensive end the Mountaineers seem to do enough to win games. The defense gives up 23.6 points and 430.4 yards per game.
In the last three however those numbers have risen to 31.7 points and 527.3 yards per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Over is 34-16-2 in BAY last 52 games on fieldturf.
- BAY are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games in December.
- WVU are 4-12 ATS vs. a team with a winning record
In the last four meetings between the teams each team has won two games. In those four games the two teams have averaged a score of 104 points per game combined.
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The question in this game is if Baylor’s offense is good enough to keep with the Mountaineers? Both teams play little defense, so it all comes down to how good Baylor’s offense is.
It’s a big day for West Virginia as they need a win here to have any chance to make a New Year’s Six Bowl.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Baylor ATS
If Zach Smith starts at quarterback for Baylor, I think Baylor will have a shot to keep the game close.
I think West Virginia, on senior day will win the game, But I think Baylor will at least make it competitive.
Week 14 Free Score Prediction: West Virginia 42 – Baylor 28
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