The West Virginia Mountaineers and the Baylor Bears are having a date for the second time this season. The Bears won the first meeting. Will they be able to score a win this Monday? Or will the Mountaineers steal a win in Waco? Check out our preview of this West Virginia vs Baylor matchup in the 2022-23 NCAA basketball season. There are more college basketball previews to read here at TopBet, so feel free to look around and make bets once you’re ready
Betting Preview for the West Virginia Mountaineers vs Baylor Bears NCAA College Basketball Game on February 13, 2023
Where: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, MI
When: Monday, February 13, 2023, 9:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the West Virginia Mountaineers (+7.0)
Record: 15-10 Overall/4-8 Conference
West Virginia absolutely bombed in its last game, as the Mountaineers got tossed in the losers’ pit by the Texas Longhorns in last Saturday’s 94-80 defeat in Austin. The Mountaineers were trying to extend a winning streak to three games when they faced off with the Longhorns, but here they can pick the pieces up right away this Monday. West Virginia lost to the Bears back in January in Morgantown, 83-78, as they shot just 38.3 percent from the floor in that game. Still, the Mountaineers got more shots (60-520 and more rebounds (34-32) plus had fewer turnovers (10-7) in that meeting with Baylor. The Mountaineers know their offense can keep up with Baylor’s, and it will just be up to their accuracy from the field on Monday. The Mountaineers are top-20 in the nation in adjusted offensive efficiency.
West Virginia is 5-5 against the spread in its last 10 games overall.
Betting on the Baylor Bears (-7.0)
Record: 19-6 Overall/8-4 Conference
In their most recent outing, the Bears handed the TCU Horned Frogs a 72-68 win on the road on Saturday. Baylor has won all its last three games and nine of their last 10. All told, the Bears are in very good shape heading into the rematch against West Virginia. Their offense is humming and they could still be hot from deep when they face off with the Mountaineers again. The Bears went 10/26 from deep versus TCU. In the first meeting with West Virginia, Baylor went 9/23 from behind the arc.
Baylor, which has hit at least nine 3-pointers in each of its last three games, is 7-2-1 against the spread in its last 10 games overall.
Baylor wins, 79-75.
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