West VirginiaMountaineers  14
18-7, 6-6 Conf
Sat 2/15, 9:00 PM - Ferrell Center
BAY -5, O/U 129.5
1  BaylorBears
23-1, 12-0 Conf
Sat 2/15, 9:00 PM - Ferrell Center
BAY -5, O/U 129.5
14 
Mountaineers
18-7, 6-6 Conf
1 
Bears
23-1, 12-0 Conf
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West Virginia vs Baylor Prediction

The best game on the college basketball schedule this weekend might be Saturday’s Big 12 showdown between the no. 1 Baylor Bears and no. 14 West Virginia Mountaineers. Neither team is worried about getting into the NCAA Tournament. However, the Bears are hoping to claim a regular-season Big 12 title for the first time since they joined the league while securing a no. 1 seed for the Big Dance. Meanwhile, the Mountaineers are hoping to improve their seed as much as possible over the next month. That should have both teams properly motivated in Saturday’s West Virginia vs Baylor showdown.

For the Mountaineers, this could be the worst possible time to be playing the best team in the country. West Virginia coming off back-to-back losses at the hands of Oklahoma and Kansas, including their first home loss of the season. They now have to make the long trip to Waco after dropping to 18-6 overall and a modest 6-5 in Big 12 play. Naturally, the Mountaineers will rely on their defense to do the heavy lifting. West Virginia is allowing just 61.5 points per game, which ranks 15th best in the country. However, based on the eye test, the Mountaineers might be even better than that at getting after opposing teams on the defensive end. West Virginia’s problem is that they leave a lot to be desired offensively. Point guard play is non-existent with every player on the roster averaging less than two assists per game. The Mountaineers also have just two players who average more than 10 points game while shooting just 30.1% from three-point range as a team.

As for Baylor, they didn’t get to 22-1 and 11-0 in conference play accidentally. The Bears are for real this season, not having lost since November 8. That being said, their last three wins have all come by single digits, so Big 12 teams are starting to figure them out and stay competitive. Much like West Virginia, the strength of Baylor is on the defensive end. The Bears are fourth nationally in defense, giving up just 58.3 points per game. They’ve allowed 55 points or fewer in seven of their 11 conference games. On the offensive end, Baylor is reliant on the backcourt tandem of Jared Butler, who averages 15 points per game, and MaCio Teague, who averages 14.4 points. Both players have made over 50 three-point shots on the season while shooting better than 35% from the outside. Outside of those two, the Bears don’t have a lot of consistent scorers. However, Davion Mitchell is a solid point guard who’s a capable scorer at times while Freddie Gillespie is a monster on the boards with 8.9 rebounds per game and provides occasional scoring inside the paint.

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Total Games: 30Record: 22-1 ATS Record: 14-9O/U Record: 9-14
Games: 30Record: 22-1 ATS: 14-9O/U: 9-14
DateOpponentScoreATSO/UB2BTue 11/5vs. UCAW 105-61
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Sat 11/9@ WASHL 64-67
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Sat 11/16vs. TXSTW 72-63
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Thu 11/21vs. OHIOW 76-53
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Fri 11/22@ LAGW 77-65
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Sun 11/24vs. NOVAW 87-78
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Wed 12/4vs. UMESW 78-46
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Sat 12/7vs. ARIZW 63-58
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Wed 12/11vs. BUTW 53-52
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Thu 12/19@ UTM--
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Mon 12/30vs. JKSTW 83-57
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Sun 1/5vs. TEXW 59-44
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Wed 1/8@ TTUW 57-52
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Sat 1/11@ KUW 67-55
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Thu 1/16vs. ISUW 68-55
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Sat 1/18@ OKSTW 75-68
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Tue 1/21vs. OKLAW 61-57
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Sun 1/26@ FLAW 72-61
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Thu 1/30@ ISUW 67-53
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Sat 2/1vs. TCUW 68-52
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Tue 2/4@ KSUW 73-67
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Sat 2/8vs. OKSTW 78-70
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Tue 2/11@ TEXW 52-45
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Sat 2/15vs. WVUW 70-59
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Wed 2/19@ OKLA--
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Sat 2/22vs. KU--
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Wed 2/26vs. KSU--
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Sat 2/29@ TCU--
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Tue 3/3vs. TTU--
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Sat 3/7@ WVU--
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