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(23-6) West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Baylor Bears (23-6)
2017 NCAA Basketball – Big 12
Date: Monday, February 27, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Ferrell Center, Waco, Texas
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Baylor -2.5
CBB Betting Total: 135.5
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It’s a Big 12 match up on Monday night in Waco.
The West Virginia takes takes their talents on the road to take on the Baylor Bears.
This is the second meeting between the two teams. West Virginia won the first match up 89-69.
West Virginia Mountaineers
The West Virginia Mountaineers look to be in good position to make a run in the NCAA Tournament.
They come into this game with a 23-6 record and sit in 2nd place in the Big 12. They have won five of the last six games. Their wins have not been as dominant as of late. In their last game they beat TCU, a team that is on the bubble to make the NCAA Tournament by a score of 61-60.
For West Virginia to be successful they need their press to be working and the home crowd usually helps that a lot, which will put them to a disadvantage in this game. They are 15-2 at home compared to 6-3 on the road.
One thing to watch in this game is Esa Ahmad.
He is officially questionable for this game with a lower back injury. If he is not able to go the Mountaineers need to find a way to replace his production. On the season he is averaging 11.7 points, and 4.1 rebounds per game.
The Baylor Bears ship is sinking and they need to plug it quick or this could be a disappointing end to what was a very successful season early on.
The Bears come into this game with a record of 23-6 and sit in 4th place in the Big 12. They however have been struggling as of late.
They have lost three of the last four and five of the last eight. A win against West Virginia on Monday night would give them some much needed confidence, and would give them some momentum going into the conference tournament.
The Bears strength is on the defensive side of the ball. They only give up 62.8 points per game, and opponents shoot only 39.5 percent from the field.
The Bears are led by Junior forward Johnathan Motley.
He is averaging 17.3 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. For the Bears to win this game he needs to have a big game. The Mountaineers don’t have someone to match up with his strength inside, so Motley should really be looking for his shot early on.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-2-1 in WVU last 8 road games.
- Over is 11-5-1 in WVU last 17 vs. Big 12.
- BAY are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games.
- Under is 6-2 in BAY last 8 overall.
Free West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Baylor Bears NCAAB Prediction:
This game is going to come down to what team plays better defense.
I think West Virginia’s press is going to be too much and cause the Bears a lot of problems.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: West Virginia ATS
The Bears ship will continue sinking in this game, West Virginia wins big.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: West Virginia 78 – Baylor 65
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