Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bears vs. Mountaineers CBB Odds
Looking for Baylor Bears vs. West Virginia Mountaineers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Bears taking on the Mountaineers on Tuesday March 2, 2021 at WVU Arena in Morgantown, West Virginia. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily basketball predictions like this Mountaineers Mountaineers matchup.
2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(18-1) #3 Baylor Bears vs. #10 West Virginia Mountaineers (17-6)
Date: Tuesday March 2, 2021
Time: 5:00 PM ET
Venue: WVU Arena in Morgantown, West Virginia
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Bears -4.5
CBB Betting Total: O/U 149.5
After their first several meetings were cancelled due to COVID-19 and rescheduling issues, the West Virginia Mountaineers and Baylor Bears will finally meet in a battle of top-10 teams Tuesday.
Baylor’s undefeated streak came to an end over the weekend when they fell short against Kansas. The Bears find themselves in the top five but have struggled following a pause. West Virginia looks to keep their momentum going and keep their winning streak alive.
Following a three week hiatus due to COVID-19, the Baylor Bears have not looked like the same team that was dominating opponents early in the season and in conference play. The Bears were outplayed against the Kansas Jayhawks and struggled to defeat an Iowa State team that was dead last in conference play.
The Bears will have to endure their toughest stretch of the year to end the season. On top of Kansas, the Bears will face West Virginia, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State to round out the regular season.
Jared Butler leads the team with 16.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists. Butler was also recently named to the nation’s top point guard award final five. Davion Mitchell, MaCio Teague and Adam Flagler all average double figures in points as well.
Baylor owns a top-10 offense in the nation, but their defense has struggled out of the pause. The Bears are the top 3-point shooting team in the country, hitting 3’s at a 44 percent rate. Baylor is the fourth best offensive rebounding team as well and own a 58.6 effective field goal percentage.
Defensively, the Bears force the third most turnovers in the country. Baylor allows opponents to shoot just 32.8 percent from deep and allows just 63.3 points per game.
West Virginia Mountaineers
West Virginia has been a hot streak of late. The Mountaineers look for their fourth straight win in this contest and have won six of their last seven. The Mountaineers range anywhere from a 2 to 3 seed.
WVU was expected to be a top-three team in a stacked Big 12, and that’s exactly where they find themselves as the tournament approaches. Miles McBride and Derek Culver make for the one of the best duos in college basketball, as the guard-center combo averages over 30 points per game.
West Virginia has been very efficient on the offensive end in a variety of ways. The Mountaineers are in the top 50 in the country in 3-point shooting, free throw percentage and offensive rebounding. The Mountaineers will have to limit 3-point shooting on Baylor’s part.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Mountaineers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Mountaineers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Mountaineers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Mountaineers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Tuesday games.
- Mountaineers are 26-9 ATS in their last 35 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Mountaineers are 21-8 ATS in their last 29 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600.
Free Baylor Bears vs. West Virginia Mountaineers NCAAB Prediction:
The Bears take this game, but the Mountaineers cover the 4.5 points. West Virginia presents a tough matchup for the Bears, and 4.5 points on the road against a red hot team is too much.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: West Virginia 75 Baylor 77
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