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Baylor Opens as 3-Point Home Favorite over West Virginia

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So it is essentially a toss-up.

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Baylor will look to bounce back from this past week’s loss in Stillwater when West Virginia comes to town on Saturday, and according to VegasInsider.com, they are very slight favorites to do so at -3 (meaning that in reality this is essentially a pick ‘em because home field is typically worth about 3 points). I meant to post this yesterday, as is my custom, but thankfully the line has not changed, so it didn’t end up mattering. The O/U on the game is set at 44.5, reflecting what is probably a healthy amount of skepticism in two offenses that have not shown much in recent play, at least not since Baylor’s first half against Iowa State.

Hopefully I will get a chance tomorrow to get into this a little more in the First Look, but West Virginia is 2-3 (0-2) this season with wins over Long Island University and Virginia Tech (back when they were ranked) and losses to Maryland, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech. It’s worth noting that each of their three losses came by six points or fewer, the last two by just three points each.