Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Saturday February 7, 2015. At 12:00 PM EST on the ESPN U Television Network.
The (17-5) and nineteenth ranked Baylor Bears of the Big-Twelve Conference make the trip from the Lone Star State to the Mountain State. Baylor will play the (18-4), and number twelve ranked West Virginia Mountaineers also of the Big-12 in 2015 College Basketball action. The teams will play at The WVU Coliseum on campus in Morgantown, West Virginia. This Sports Handicapper believes the Baylor Bears are better than experts predicted this season. West Virginia young players have grown up and are going to be a force in March. The betting line has Baylor as a four-point road underdog Against The Spread, and the betting odds total is not available for Saturday’s game.
The 2015 Baylor Bears have won four of five straight up, their latest win a 77-57 home victory against TCU. Baylor is 5-4 in Conference play, three-game behind Big-Twelve leader Kansas. Baylor Head Coach Scott Drew is doing a masterful job with a team that lost over thirty-six points per game from last season’s Sweet Sixteen team. Forward Taurean Prince and Guard Kenny Chery lead the Bears in scoring per game. Rico Gathers and Royce O’Neale are god players in the post and will be trouble for West Virginia. Baylor is 67th in the nation in scoring offense. The defense is among the best giving up an average of fifty-eight, which is 16th in the nation. Baylor is 3-1 ATS the last four between the teams. The Baylor Bears are 4-4-1 their last nine NCAA Basketball Expert Point Spread Betting Predictions overall going over the betting odds total six times and staying under the betting odds total three. Baylor has lost to Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Oklahoma on the road. The Bears must find a way to win away from Waco. Baylor lone Conference road win was against TCU in overtime on January 10th in overtime. The key to a Baylor win is to clamp down at the defensive end of the basketball court. The Bears don’t want to get into a track meet with the Mountaineers.
The 2015 West Virginia Mountaineers have won three of four, but lost at Oklahoma 71-522 on the third of this month. West Virginia is 6-3 in Big-Twelve play and second place. The Mountaineer’s best player is Senior Guard Juwan Staten an Ohio native, who scored fifteen in the loss at Oklahoma. Staten averages nearly fifteen points per contest and is a preseason All-Conference pick. West Virginia Head Coach Bob Huggins has the coaching experience to take the program to new heights. West Virginia scores a little over seventy-five points per contest; that’s 20th in College Basketball. The betting odds over the total are 10-4 West Virginia last fourteen on Saturday’s. The West Virginia Mountaineers are 6-4 their last ten Against The Spread, going over the betting odds total four times and staying under six. West Virginia opponents have started playing tough defense, not allowing the Mountaineers easy baskets. The Mountaineers want to get up and down the court fast in their friendly home environment.
Free Pick: West Virginia-4.