West Virginia Mountaineers vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 1/31/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: West Virginia Mountaineers vs Baylor Bears
Date: Monday, January 31, 2022
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
Ferrell Center is where the Baylor Bears (18-2) will take on the West Virginia Mountaineers (13-6) on Monday.
The West Virginia Mountaineers faced Oklahoma and went home with a loss by a final score of 72-62 in their last contest. West Virginia walked away from the game with a 37.7% FG percentage (20 out of 53) and knocked down 4 out of their 16 three-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Mountaineers buried 18 of 23 shots for a rate of 78.3%. In relation to pulling down boards, they collected 26 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 7 dimes in this matchup in addition to creating 17 turnovers and earning 11 steals. When it comes to defense, West Virginia let their opponent shoot 51.1% from the floor on 23 of 45 shooting. Oklahoma recorded 11 dimes and had 11 steals for this game. Furthermore, Oklahoma collected 31 rebounds (6 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't have a block. Oklahoma went 95.5% from the free throw line by converting 21 of their 22 tries. They made 5 of 14 attempts from beyond the arc. When talking about fouls, the Mountaineers left the arena with 17 while Oklahoma totaled 20 fouls.
Gabe Osabuohien is a player who was a major factor in this matchup. He finished the contest at 83.3% from the field and also distributed 2 dimes. He played for 19 mins played and collected 4 rebounds. He scored 17 points on 5 out of 6 shooting.
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West Virginia will play this game with a win-loss mark of 13-6 for the season. They are averaging 68.4 points per game (263rd in college hoops) while hitting 42.3% from the field. The Mountaineers are connecting on 31.3% on shots from distance (107 of 342) and 68.9% from the free throw line. As a team, West Virginia is pulling down 33.8 rebounds per game and is sitting with 194 assists for the campaign, which is 320th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 12.6 times per game and as a unit they are committing 15.9 fouls per game.
When they are on defense, the Mountaineers are forcing 16.5 turnovers every game while drawing 19.3 personal fouls. They are 239th in the nation in giving up assists with 254 relinquished for the year. The Mountaineers defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 42.8% (455 of 1,062) and they relinquish 35.9 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 31.5% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 71st in the country in opponents PPG (64.8).
When they last played, the Baylor Bears got the win with a final of 74-49 when they faced Kansas State. The Bears corralled 26 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 for this game. They also gave up possession of the ball 15 times, while getting 7 steals in this contest. Kansas State was called for 15 personal fouls for the contest which took the Bears to the free throw line for a total of 14 tries. They were able to bury 9 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 64.3%. When talking about shots from distance, Baylor converted 7 of 21 tries (33.3%). Overall, the Bears finished the game shooting 29 out of 51 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 56.9%. The Bears allowed Kansas State to bury 19 of their 60 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 31.7% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 21.7% from 3-point land by connecting on 5 out of 23 and ended up going 6 out of 13 at the charity stripe (46.2%). When discussing how they cleaned up the glass, Baylor permitted Kansas State to collect 24 in total (12 offensive).
Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua ended up having an impact for the Bears in this matchup. He scored 13 points in his 22 mins on the court and had 1 assist in this matchup. He converted 6 out of 7 for this contest for a rate of 85.7%, and had 12 rebounds.
Baylor has a win-loss mark of 18-2 for the year. The Bears commit 15.2 personal fouls every game while shooting 67.9% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 17.6 times per contest (11th in the country) and they turn it over 13.1 times per game. Baylor has accounted for 1,574 points for the season (78.7 per contest) and they average 38.2 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Bears are hitting on 48.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 23rd in D-1.
The Bears are ranked 11th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 59.3. They have forced 17.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the field (90th in college hoops). The Baylor defense gives up 29.4% from downtown (113 of 384) and opponents are connecting on 69.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 11.9 assists and 30.4 boards per contest, which has them ranked 123rd and 18th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take West Virginia
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