Pick Home Dog Spread for Baylor vs. West Virginia NCAAF Betting

Ross Benjamin

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 7:08 PM GMT

Read this revealing NCAA football betting preview regarding Saturday’s Big 12 Conference showdown between Baylor/West Virginia, and turn the pertinent information into a winning wager.

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Mountaineers go Bear Hunting on Saturday
West Virginia will host the undefeated, and #4 nationally ranked Baylor Bears on Saturday at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown. The game will be televised by Fox Sports1 with the opening kickoff slated for Noon ET. According to college football odds, Baylor is a 8.5 point favorite, and there was no posted total at the time of this writing.

 

A Couple of Dynamic Offenses Collide
Since joining the Big 12 conference prior to the 2012 season, West Virginia has played in 2 absolute shootouts versus Baylor. They won at home 2 years ago 70-63, and then were a 73-42 loser in Waco, Texas last season. This year’s game between these clubs has all the earmarks of another wild shootout. Baylor ranks 1st nationally in total offense (622.5 yards per game), and leads all FBS teams by averaging 52.7 points per contest. West Virginia is darn good offensively themselves. The Mountaineers are 8th nationally in total offense averaging 552.2 yards per game.

Both teams starting quarterbacks are prolific passers. Baylor’s Bryce Petty has thrown for 1534 yards, tossed 15 touchdown passes, and has been intercepted just 3 times in 2014. The Mountaineers Clint Trickett has thrown for 2203 yards, completed a stellar 68.5% of his pass attempts, completed 12-passes for touchdowns, and threw only 4 interceptions this season.

 

Both Teams come off Dramatic Wins
The Baylor Bears received an absolute scare at home last week versus a very good TCU team. They were able to overcome a 58-37 deficit by scoring 24 unanswered points in the final 10:39 of the 4th quarter. The remarkable comeback was capped off with a 28-yard winning field goal as time expired on the clock.

West Virginia showed a ton of character, and resiliency, in their 37-34 win at Texas Tech last Saturday. The Mountaineers rallied from a 34-20 deficit by scoring 17 unanswered points in the final 5:55 of the 4th quarter. The scintillating rally was completed when Josh Lambert connected on a mammoth 55-yard field goal on the last play of the contest. The win improved the Mountaineers to 4-2 on the year.

 

Final Analysis
This looks to be a very tough spot for the Baylor Bears. They’re coming off a stirring comeback win at home versus a nationally ranked and undefeated opponent. They now must go on the road, versus an opponent playing with revenge, and who has the offensive firepower to match the Bears explosiveness. West Virginia won’t be intimidated, they’ve already faced the likes of Oklahoma in addition to Alabama this year, and were very competitive in each loss. This promises to be one of the more exciting games of the college football week, and may ultimately be decided on who has the ball last. For college football picks my small lean goes toward the home underdog.

College Football Pick: West Virginia +8.5 over Baylor at 5Dimes.

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